Meet Our Team!

WELCOME!

Welcome! We are so glad you found our dog training website. We’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves and our dog training services to you. You’ll find that our services include not only puppy development for young pups, but customized training programs for dogs of any age to help enrich their life and build a better relationship with the whole family built on mutual trust and respect.  Our goal is to help you open the line of communication between you and your dog so it becomes easier to set expectations.  We want to clearly communicate what acceptable behaviors are as well as what is unacceptable.

Kate and her husband Mike moved to the Detroit area from Rochester, New York in 2009 to purchase another local dog business.  In 2012, Kate opened Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs.  She prides her success and her client happiness on her amazing team of trainers, kennels assistants and client service coordinators.  Her team truly is everything to her.

Every year, more than 10 million dogs are euthanized or surrendered to animal shelters due to behavior problems. It is our mission at Happy Tails to give owners and their dogs all the tools necessary to have a happy, well-mannered dog, all the time… We look forward to changing your life!

MEET OUR TEAM

Kate - since 2010

Owner & Certified Obedience Trainer

Kate is the owner of Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs.  She was born in Michigan and her family moved to Syracuse, New York when she was 8 years old.  In New York, she was the known dog-sitter in the neighborhood.  Little did she know that the rest of her life, she’d be taking care of dogs!

Chris - since 2016

Certified Obedience Trainer & TEAM LEADER

Chris has always had a lot of passions in his life but never really knew where he’d end up. One thing he’s always loved was animals.  Chris was the kid always bringing home stray dogs whenever he found them running loose.

AMY - since 2018

CERTIFIED OBEDIENCE TRAINER

DIANA - Since 2021

ASSISTANT TRAINER

Lindsey - since 2022

ASSISTANT TRAINER & FIT DOG COACH

DANIELLE - since 2018

Weekend Kennel Manager & Kennel Assistant

SARA - since 2022

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

RANDI - SINCE 2023

KENNEL SUPERVISOR

CLAIRE - SINCE 2023

GABRIELLA - since 2022

KENNEL ASSISTANT

Meet Gabriella, "the future owner of Happy Tails."

Emily - Since 2021

KENNEL ASSISTANT

ROSE - since 2016

KENNEL ASSISTANT

OUR MISSION & TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

THE HAPPY TAILS SOUL PREMISE IS TO PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT COMBINE UNPARALLELED SERVICE, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION TO BUILD MUTUAL TRUST AND RESPECT BETWEEN OWNERS AND THEIR DOGS.

Our mission at Happy Tails is to help owners become strong leaders for their dogs. Our goal to to help people open the lines of communication between family members and their dogs so they can effectively communicate what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. With the ability to communicate with your dog, you can manage and control them in any situation. Our training philosophy combines a balance of praise, motivation and fair & effective correction. This balanced scale of training adjusts throughout each individual program and is designed to build mutual trust and respect between you and your dog.

Call 586.580.3684 to schedule your consultation or fill out the request form below