Lauren Van Duzer, ACDBC, AKC CGC Evaluator


With over 8 years of training professionally, Lauren’s specialty is helping fearful and reactive dogs gain useful skills and helping clients get their lives back! She trains with mindfulness, kindness and dedication to each dog’s behavior change. Knowing each dog has brilliance beneath the issues they’re facing, she uses empathy and compassion to find the right solution for each individual. Of course, her training skills include efficient timing, effective reinforcement delivery, motivational techniques and more. She is certified through the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC CGC) and as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC.org). Continuing education is a quintessential part of being an effective trainer.

Amy Van Duzer, CTDI, AKC CGC Evaluator

Amy Van Duzer

Training professionally since 2016, Amy is certified through the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC CGC) and DMWYD (www.domorewithyourdog.com) as a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). She is fluent in dog body language, as well as how to prevent problem behaviors from ever developing! She is quick to teach a new cue to prevent and discourage issues such as jumping, nipping and chewing. Ask her what the best approach is to prevent boredom behaviors and she’ll give you great options that can adapt to your lifestyle. Amy is often found with her Golden Retriever, Rylee- either fishing, playing corn hole, dock diving or watching Live PD. 

Our Philosophy


A well mannered dog that fits into your lifestyle is a win for the entire family. 

At Happy Hounds And Beyond, our positive and gentle approach allows clients to experience real relief and concrete results with up to date modern methods. The key essentials to every training session are- kindness, compassion and fun! 

We do not use or promote any aversive type training methods, such as pinch/choke/prong collars, electric shock or remote collars. These types of training methods are associated with compulsive training techniques. We believe every animal deserves freedom from fear and we’d love to show you how to effectively communicate with your dog without the use of coercion.