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Testimonials

a month ago
Carola has been a wonderful teacher to me and a pleasure to work with. She has a sharp canine acumen along with a substantial amount of patience. She has helped me understand how to read my rescues behaviors, the proper techniques to use to communicate, redirect, and reinforce good behavior in a very patient and loving manner. Carola also reinforces the importance of the owners responsibility to practice in between sessions. You cannot expect you dog, nor you, to miraculously improve by just a once a week class without reinforcing and practicing the techniques between sessions. Most importantly, she has helped me build confidence working with my amazing 80lbs pitty. I highly recommend Carola with any training or dog behavioral improvements you may need.
- Derry D
a month ago
Training with Carola is 100% a worthwhile investment! She has made life so much more enjoyable for both myself and my dog Wesson. She is clear with directions and patient and my dog loves her. She has helped me be a confident, balanced handler with my high drive field lab. She has helped me address reactivity, bad leash manners and work on many more skills. We’re so thankful for her guidance and knowledge :)
- Allison M
2 months ago
Carola is amazing!! Top notch customer service, so nice, responsive and helpful. I was feeling very hopeless when my two dogs were getting into it often, but Carola guided all three of us in the right direction. She’s very kind and most importantly.. REAL. Now we’re in such a better place, and I’m so thankful for her!
- Taylor H

Happy 4 Paws, LLC

Dogs are my passion. I believe that only a well-behaved dog will have its own freedom and happiness. I have been training almost all breeds of dogs for over 13 years including the last year here in the North Tampa Bay area. I have specific experience training working dogs such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans, etc. 

We train dogs together with their owners in basic obedience. Please call us for any problems that you may have with your dog's obedience. Sometimes you need only a translation between your dog and you.

"I think a life without a dog is possible but not worth it." - Anonymous

Puppy Training
-Potty Training
-Leash Training
-Basic Obedience (sit, down, come)

Behavioral Training
-Food Aggression
-Leash Aggression 
-Impulse Control

Advanced Obedience
-Off Leash 
-Sit/Stay 
-Down/Stay
-Door Manners

Certified AKC Evaluator
-Get the training with us and pass the exam together with your dog

   Standard Rates for In-Home Training​

  •  Standard Rates for In-Home Training​

    • 1:1 in-home basic obedience session (45 - 60 minutes)  $80 per session
    • Basic obedience 6-pack in-home session, $400  total(4 sessions in and around your home - neighborhood, 2 sessions in a public setting)
    • Advanced obedience 1:1 in-home session, $100 per session
    • Advanced obedience 6-pack in-home session, $500 total
    • Behavioral Training (biting, nipping, aggressive behavior, impulse control etc.) in-home session, $120 per session
    • Behavioral Training (biting, nipping, aggressive behavior, impulse control etc.) 4 in-home sessions, $400 total

    Our Policy: Any cancellation or rescheduling made less than 24 hours prior to the agreed upon appointment time will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be not more than the fee for the original appointment

Carola's first experience training her own German Shepherds in Germany in the SV Club in the Schutzhund (protection work) discipline. Her focus was always on Obedience and Advanced Obedience. Her 3 dogs were always her favorite partners.

After she came to the United States in late 2018, she adopted a Shar Pei mix from local shelter. Sally was just a year old and according to the shelter we were her 3rd family. Sally didn't know anything about living together with people inside of a house, walking on a leash or behaving with other pets in the house. As she brought her home Sally was behaving like, "Yummie! Cats for dinner and cat food for dessert". She needed to learn that we see cats and dogs as part of the family. It has always been Carola's goal for them to live with them together with the cats not feeling like they need to run for their lives. Sally now peacefully coexists with the cats in harmony.

In early 2020, Carola imported a German Shepherd, Luca, from Germany. Luca is always eager to please and he quickly adapted into his own position position in the family as a pack.  Currently he is going through some advanced specialized training in obedience and protection.
Carola possesses strong skills in training centering on her ability to interpret a dog's thoughts through their body language, emotions and behavior.  She strongly believes in personal 1 on 1 training with a dog and their owner together. She further believes that the owner of the dog needs to learn how they can continue training their own dog further. Most importantly her experience shows that this type of training can make the bond between the dog and their owner amazingly strong. Because of this philosophy, Happy 4 Paws, LLC doesn't offer any extended board and train programs. Instead we offer affordable and customized in-home training as the preferred alternative.

If you are looking for a very experienced and passionate trainer with heart who will work with you together, call or text (727) 272-8326. 

So what will you be expecting? Our first session will always be in your home. I need to see how the dog(s) is/are with you and also with me as the stranger in their home environment. I will be able quickly gather and idea about the issue(s) and how to train your dog and of course also you. I will communicate with you directly about all issues. You will know about how and why we go this or that way. As the owner it will be always on you which way we go; no secrets and nothing hidden. As we finish the first evaluation session  I will provide you instructions on what you can do until I am there the next time. In the meantime I am always available for questions between the sessions. If you are bringing new pets into the home I can help with those issues too.  Getting a new cat and the dog would love to have it for dinner? Getting a new puppy and not sure how it will settle in with the older dog? I have dealt with these kinds of issues many times before.If you are having problems with behavior issues like food possession aggression or other similar problems I can help you with them too. Let me know what your issues are and we can deal with them together.  For dogs with anti-social behavior around other dogs or strangers in a public setting we can work with those in common spots like pet stores and so forth. 

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1300 Halapa Way
Trinity, FL 34655
USA

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Mon:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sat:8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sun:Closed
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