Happy Trails Animal Rescue offers free and low cost dog training assistance programs to anyone in Orange, Osceola or Seminole County who has adopted a dog from any rescue or shelter and is struggling with behavioral issues. Our mission with this program is to help rescue and shelter dogs successfully transition into new homes and reduce the number of adopted dogs being returned due to behavioral concerns. We partner with local trainers in Central Florida to provide a variety of training options for different behavioral needs and situations. The type of training and specific trainer you receive are based on the type of behaviors and area in which you are located.

To apply for training assistance please call 407-270-7074

Group Classes

Our group obedience classes are held at our facility in an indoor, climate controlled environment. These classes are designed to give dogs and handlers a good foundation of obedience and manners. Each class runs for six weeks and covers a loose leash heel, sit, down, stay and recall as well as basic socialization and etiquette. Registration required. Call 407-270-7074 for more information on upcoming class schedules and how to register.

Puppy Manners/Socialization – Six week course$20 with proof of adoption from shelter or rescue.$60 without proof of adoption
Adult Basic Obedience – Six week course$20 with proof of adoption from shelter or rescue$60 without proof of adoption
Advanced Obedience – Six week course*$40 with proof of adoption from shelter or rescue$80 without proof of adoption
AKC CGC – Six week course and certification*$95 with proof of adoption from shelter or rescue$135 without proof of adoption
Specialized classes including classes for confidence building or little dog socializationCost variesCost varies
*Advanced Obedience and CGC only available to graduates of our basic obedience classes

Private Lessons

Private training sessions at the facility allow us to use a controlled environment to trouble shoot a variety of problem behaviors your dog is experiencing out in public and on walks. These sessions are available by appointment only to qualified families in Central Florida. To register for training assistance please call 407-270-7074.


One Private Session – one hour of one on one training

First Session: $20 with proof of adoption from a shelter or rescue.

Follow up sessions: $5/each with proof of adoption.

First Session: $40 for those without proof of adoption.

Follow up sessions: $10/each without proof of adoption.


In Home Training

In home training to trouble shoot environmental behaviors going on inside of your home is also available at no charge to qualified families in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. These sessions are suited for a variety of behaviors including aggression – there is hope! In home training assistance is ALWAYS FREE and only available to those with proof of adoption from a shelter or rescue. The need for in home sessions is determined by trainer evaluation.

Call 407-270-7074 to apply for training assistance

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