Happy Tails Dog Training

How would you like to have a puppy that LOVES to listen to you and obey your commands?

What if you could leave your puppy home alone and know that NOTHING would go wrong?

Do you stress about your puppy’s naughty behavior and manners?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.  And I’m so happy you’re here!

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My name is Natalie Allred Buckley. 

I am a profession, certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College and I’m AKC certified to perform CGC tests and offer classes for Canine Good Citizen and AKC Puppy Star.  I founded Happy Tails Dog Training and I’ve been training dogs and working with their owners for almost a decade (wow, time sure flies!).  I’m based in Santaquin, Utah and I offer my dog training services to everyone in the USA. 

I specialize in puppies and young dogs, using tested and proven dog training methods that make training fun, stress-free, and enjoyable – for the owner AND their puppy.

Here are some of the services I offer:

Puppy School (Board & Train)

In my Puppy School programs, I will train your puppy FOR you, from my home in Santaquin, Utah. 

Whether you’re just down the road or in another state entirely, I will train your puppy to give them the manners, skills, and behaviors you want to make them a joyful addition to your family.

As a baseline, every puppy that goes through Puppy School learns the following:

  • How to ring a bell on command, to be paired with pottying outside, 
  • How to enter and exit a crate on command and relax in a kennel peacefully, both during the day and during the night, 
  • How to greet strangers and family appropriately in the home (no jumping, nipping, or barking)
  • How to react around dogs, cats, and various neighborhood sights and sounds,
  • How to behave around children of all ages (no jumping, nipping, or barking) and how to play in a way that is enjoyable for everyone involved,
  • How to sit, lay down, and come on command.
In my more advanced programs, puppies can also learn:
  • How to walk on a leash
  • How to come when called off-leash in distracting environments
  • How to behave in public around distractions
  • How to leave objects and food alone on command,
  • How to settle and relax on command, around strangers and family alike,
  • More advanced commands such as place, drop-it, heel, boundaries, and more.

To learn more about my Puppy School programs, click here.

Puppy Camp (Day Train)

With Puppy Camp, you can send your puppy to training for the day!  This option is great for owners who want to play a large part in their puppy’s training and development, while working closely with a dog trainer.

In Puppy Camp, your puppy will enjoy a full day of training, play, and exercise at my home in Santaquin, Utah.  Drop off your puppy in the morning and come pick them up in the evening.  When you come to pick up your puppy, I will show you everything they learned and get you set up for success at home with easy-to-follow homework and guidelines. 

Whether you’d like to send your puppy for one day a week, or for several days, I will help you train your puppy to turn them into the best dog you could hope for.

Learn more about Puppy Camp, or find out how you can enroll your puppy by contacting our trainer’s here.

Online Puppy School (Virtual Puppy Training)

Learn how to train your puppy in the comfort of your home!

With Online Puppy School, I will teach you how to train your puppy from your computer screen.  All you need for this option is a web cam, iPad, or smart phone…oh, and a puppy.  Online programs are custom-built with your needs and goals in mind, covering topics such as potty training troubles, leash manners, obedience, problem behaviors, and more.

To learn more about Online Puppy School, reach out to us here.

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Tell me a little bit about your dog and the issues you’re having!  If you don’t have a dog, that’s great, too!  Just tell me what you’d like help with.

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Why Hire A Dog Trainer?

There are a lot of reasons why you’d might want to hire a dog trainer.  The most common ones are:

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You have a new puppy and you want to start off on the right paw

Bringing home a new puppy is so much fun!  It’s an experience many of us dream of as kids, and finally having the chance to make it happen for real feels pretty great.

But sometimes it’s not all butterflies and rainbows… Sometimes life has other plans. 

If you have a new puppy and you’d like some help getting past the tough stuff, you’ve come to the right place!  I specialize in puppies and early development and I have several programs that should fit what you’re looking for.

Your puppy is doing things, and you don’t know how to make them stop.

When you first brought your puppy home, it was pretty great. 

Lots of cuddles, fun games of fetch, loads of kisses and loves, and all the puppy cuteness you could possibly hope for.  But now that the cute phase has worn off, your puppy is starting to act like…a puppy. 

Maybe you’d like some help teaching your puppy some good manners and skills that will make them a JOY to live with.  So you can return to that puppy bliss and enjoy your new life-long companion.

Find out how we can help you and your puppy!

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Corgi puppy held by smiling man, sable corgi female smiling happily

You’re dreaming of bringing home your perfect puppy 

Puppies are amazing and you deserve an amazing puppy. 

If you are dreaming of that perfect puppy, I can help you find them, and even train them for you before they come home!  Enjoy the excitement and fun of the puppy phase, and skip the tough stuff.

Whether you’d like help finding your new best friend, or you’d like to welcome home a pre-trained best freind, you’ve come to the right place!

Check our our Perfect Puppy Programs by clicking the button below.


Happy Dogs = Happy Owners! 

Hear what our people have to say about us:

We love Happy Tails Dog Training!  Natalie helped teach my family and I how to handle my puppy's bad behavior and how to effectively train and reward him!  Being consistent with what she taught us has really improved my puppy's behavior!

Natalie & Chumley

We've always wanted a puppy, but with 3 rambunctious children we just didn't feel like we could handle it until we found Natalie. We love our puppy and Natalie is just a call or text away to provide us with help and encouragement when we need it.

Becky & Lillypup

I’m so grateful to Natalie and her training program! She was so supportive and kind with me as a first time dog owner and my shy puppy. We both learned so much from Happy Tails Dog Training!  I highly recommend Happy Tails Dog training to anyone who needs help with her puppy/dog!

Shaley & Shylah

Natalie was very helpful with my dog's behaviors and my concerns.  Natalie gave us clear instruction and advice that worked immediately and Mercy responded very well.  I was hesitant to get a dog trainer after seeing people like Cesar Millan on TV but I would recommend Natalie every time!

Henry & Mercy

We loved Happy Tails!!! They were a great price, and so so good with our puppy! We learned so much and are so happy to have a well trained puppy now 🙂 Natalie is very experienced with all different types of dogs and knows so much! I would recommend happy tails to anyone and everyone!

Melissa & Walter

I was very nervous at first, as my breed of puppy can be challenging and is often viewed as aggressive or dangerous but the initial consultation sold me.  She helped me build a loving and loyal relationship with my puppy, and better yet helped me to feel more confident.  I would recommend Natalie to everyone!

Chelsea & Sansa