We are currently unable to provide group classes or 121 training services in-home or outdoors due to Level 5 restrictions .

We are offering Zoom consults for suitable cases, to find out more contact us on 0833260162 or

Dog Training Group Classes

Enquire about our group training classes on 0833260162

Why choose a group training class?  

A group class will cover all the necessary training foundations and lifeskills your dog needs to help them live a happy life in a human world. Classes are also a great way for your dog to be exposed to different people and dogs in a safe and controlled space. During class dogs don’t generally interact with each other much, which gives a shy dog the chance to be around other beings without worrying that they will approach, and the outgoing dog the chance to practice being calm and focused on you in a new and distracting environment!

That being said, if you think your dog might struggle in a group class environment (won’t take treats, hide or be over-excited) private training might be a better option at first. Please note that anything beyond the scope of the group training class curriculum (separation anxiety, alone training, resource guarding, etc.) should be worked on in a private session.

Our Classes at the Happy Dog House (Dublin 12)

group classes set up in our training centre in kimmage

Puppy School - €150

Six 45min classes - Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Limited spaces - booking is essential!

Puppy Training Group Class

Congratulations on your new puppy!

This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know about raising a confident and happy puppy.

You and your puppy will learn important skills such as:

  • comfort with handling
  • reading and listening to canine body language
  • self-calming and patience
  • introducing puppy to the outside world
  • walking on the lead foundations
  • recall foundations
  • crate training foundations
  • balancing mental & physical exercise
  • managing typical puppy behaviours
  • helping your puppy recover from spooky events
  • and much more!

The Puppy Foundations Course is for puppies who are under 5months of age on the first class so that you can complete the course before they enter adolescence. No prior training knowledge is required by owner or dog.

Our Puppy Foundations Students will also get a €5 discount for our Puppy Playgroups!

CanineTeenagers Course - €150

6 one-hour classes - Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Limited spaces - booking is essential!

Adolescent Dog Training Group Class

Adolescents dogscan find it difficult to concentrate and sometimes appear to have forgotten everything they learned as a puppy!  They may act more independently at times and then suddenly seem wary of things that used to be ok. Transitioning from puppyhood to adulthood can be a difficult time for dogs and they need you to guide them through that tricky stage!

This course is designed to help you understand your teenager dog and provide you and your dog with all the necessary skills to survive canine adolescence.

During classes, we will focus on strengthening your connection with your dog through engagement and teaching essential life skills such as:

  • focus
  • settling
  • patience and self-control
  • polite greetings
  • loose leash walking
  • recall
  • dealing with distractions

We will also cover mental stimulation & enrichment to teach you how to provide appropriate outlets for your canine companion's natural behaviours.

Our Teenagers Course is for dogs aged between 6 and 24 months, no prior training knowledge is required by owner or dog.

Classes are not suitable for 'reactive' dogs - if you think your dog will be too agitated or scared to participate around other dogs or strangers, we recommend that you start with private training sessions.

Puppy Playdates - €15/€10 for puppy training students

45min session - Saturdays at 3pm & 4pm

Limited spaces - booking is essential!

Puppy Playdates on Saturdays

Our puppy playdates are limited to 4 puppies per playgroup so that their interactions can be supervised appropriately, and to ensure that it's fun for all the puppies involved!

Playdates will include confidence courses, introducing your puppy safely to new objects, textures, sounds and obstacles to teach them how to interact with novel items and recover from odd and new sensations!

Puppies must be under 6 months of age to attend 

for safety reasons and to make it easier for you to supervise your puppy's interactions, only children over 12 years of age can accompany you to playdates.

Group Classes location:

The Happy Dog House

Unit B1, KCR Industrial Estate, Kimmage,Dublin 12


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