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A Wealth of Knowledge

Louise offers really great training through a reward based programme. Our dog responded well to the positive reinforcement. Her love and passion for dogs is obvious. Louise, has a wealth of knowledge about dog behaviour and is able to differentiate the behaviour of various dogs in the group and knows how to help each owner in carrying out the training tasks. Her knowledge is also demonstrated in providing useful tips to enhance good behaviour in dogs. The class summaries together with the suggested homework are invaluable. 

Mike and Mary GrechGibraltar

Positive and Driven!

Louise Stapleton is a very positive and driven dogtrainer and it’s nice to see she loves all dogs, little of big, young or older. The dogs really like her and within a few minutes dogs are naturally coming to her. We are very happy to visit Louise regularly with our little dog because he is learning but also having a great time!

Inge Van kemenadeOud-Turnhout, Antwerpen

Highly Recommend

Our dogs love to train with Louise. They are happier and more motivated to work with us than before the training sessions with Louise. We will absolutely continue with group classes and can highly recommend also private classes. We love how well Louise works with different kind of dogs and are happy that she always has time for questions.


Janina TainioNueva Andalucía, Málaga

Anne Masters

A Kind Method of Training

Lottie loved Louise and the private lessons. Lottie is 8 months old and has gotten off to a great start. Found her treat which was surprisingly balls. A very kind method of training and it works. Will be joining the group classes for tricks and then agility. Now it is practice practice and more practice.

Anne MastersManilva, Málaga

Phil Heathcote
Looking Forward to the Next Course

It was a pleasure not just for me but I know Caesar looks forward to his manners class every Saturday. It has helped me to learn to teach Caesar in the correct way.I look forward to the next course. Thank you, Louise.




Phil HeathcoteMarbella, Málaga


Kamar MezouriLouise is a fantastic trainer. We did loads of classes and my puppy absolutely loves going and so do I.  Very friendly environment.  I would recommend Louise 100%…




Kamar MezouriEstepona, Málaga


So much fun!Adrienne Clarke

For a good, fun way of learning to train your dog I can thoroughly recommend Louise, who has chosen to share her professionalism and knowledge with us! I have attended many dog training courses over the years but of course there is always a different approach from different people and also the approach to training has changed over the years.I can say that Skye has come on so well and of course the best part of it all is she had so much fun doing it, as did I. Every week when we set off she would become excited and so happy to be attending her ‘classes’, all the dogs just love Louise and let’s face it – they are the best judge of character!

Adrienne ClarkeCasares, Málaga

Sheelagh Williams1Happy Dogs

When attending classes at Happy dogs Estepona, I’ve found that happy dogs is exactly what you come away with, they are happy to arrive, happy to take part and so happy to learn and I couldn’t ask for more!  My dogs have never loved anything as much as they love these classes.

When I attended my first course, Louise had her worked cut out with me! But she was so kind and didn’t mind constantly having to repeat herself and not because of the dogs it was just for me! Having attended other training classes, that I had thought were ok, from my first day I thought I had gone from Primary school straight to university! I’ve been taught so much; I just can’t believe how it’s changed mine and my dogs’ lives.

Sheelagh WilliamsEstepona, Málaga

You Will Learn So Much! Debbie Durante

I booked a private class with Louise for me and my friend Sarah together with our dogs, Lollie & Diva.  It was great to meet Louise and feel at ease with her amazing knowledge and friendly attitude to us and the dogs. The class was a great success in teaching us basic cues and really being able to communicate with our dogs. From this class I knew I wanted to continue with one of the classes Louise was offering at this time! At present Diva & myself are nearly at the end of a six week “Tricks, Manners & Fun Scent Games” course (Sarah could not make it due to work commitments). It has been a great 6 weeks training, working with Louise.  She is very straight, honest, very professional and has amazing knowledge in dealing with dogs (and people – as we are normally the problem). I feel I have learnt so much, not only from Louise but also in handling Diva and I shall keep practicing this.  It’s great being in a class with other people and dogs but, because of the level of teaching & knowledge that Louise offers, you feel like you are having a private lesson.  Also, every time we have gone overtime, Louise does not seem to worry – that tells me that she loves her job and everything that she is doing! I would highly recommend Louise to anyone with a dog … As you will be in very good professional hands and learn so much about yourself and your dog. Thank you again Louise xx 

Debbie DuranteGibraltar

Yvette PotterAwesome classes

I’ve been taking my dogs Skye and Bella to Happy Dogs Estepona for a while now as they both thoroughly enjoy it. The classes are both fun and informative plus Louise takes a lot of time addressing any issues we might have individually which I think is fantastic. I have attended her scent and tricks classes and found my dogs to really enjoy them and be suitably tired at the end which is always a plus. The area is quite big which helps spacing out between dogs and owners too which makes it perfect.

Yvette PotterGibraltar

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