Happy Dog welcomes new trainer

Happy Dog welcomes new trainer

CARLINVILLE (May 10, 2018) – Alyssa Martin, dog trainer, has joined the staff at Happy Dog Stay-n-Play Daycare and Learning Center in Carlinville Plaza.

Martin began as an accredited PetSmart trainer in 2013. Inspired by the difference she saw in both the dogs and their owners’ ability to enjoy their pets, she decided to turn the part-time job into a career and has spent the last three years in the United Kingdom earning a bachelor’s degree in animal behavior and welfare at the University of Lincoln, as well as working closely alongside a trainer who specializes in dogs with socialization and aggression issues. She believes that creating a positive relationship and partnership between owner and dog is the best way to help both parties enjoy each other more, and her methods are centered around keeping dogs as calm and relaxed as possible.

Martin will offer puppy obedience classes beginning Tuesday, May 15, and adult dog classes beginning Wednesday, May 16. All classes start at 7 p.m. and last for four weeks, for a cost of $125. Owners must provide proof of their dogs’ up-to-date vaccinations. Martin will also offer private lessons and other events for dogs and their owners. For more information or to sign up, call (309) 839-3900 or (217) 854-3647.