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a month ago
A Happy Pet Tail is the only place I trust to care for my dog. I did the board and train program with A Happy Pet Tail and Akina K9 and would highly recommend it. My dog came home with foundational skills that allowed us to move on to more complicated training that I hadn't been able to do with previous pets. Suzana is always available to answer questions and coordinate stays. There is something very comforting about a responsive business when it comes to taking care of your fur baby. I could not recommend this company more!
- Marina C
4 months ago
“Happy Training! Play with your Dog!” Rich and Suzana’s hard work and dedication to you as their clients is unmatched from my experiences with various other places. Not only did I learn how to train a dog properly, I learned how to handle two dogs with two separate learning methods. I came in with my cousin and her two dogs, my cousin has difficulty hearing so I was there as a note taker and a second handler for their sessions from start to end. One dog was more prey driven and her other dog was more food oriented, learning two different methods was mind blowing at first but once you retain the information and start seeing the small details, it’s those small steps that set you and your dog up for success. Seeing the difference in the dogs behavior from the beginning of this year to nearly the end of this year has been nothing short of incredible. Putting in the time and effort in the right direction with the best methods of training instead of a generalized approach is what makes t...
- Mary S
4 months ago
I have had nothing but great experiences with Akina K9 and Ahappypettail. I took my energetic and feisty Jack Russell Terrier and wanted to be able to find a path for her energy and turn it into a positive outlet through training. Rich is not only very knowledgable about dog psychology and training techniques, he also is a natural teacher and genuinely cares about you and your dog's progress. He was able to explain the training techniques and theory behind them in an easy to understand way. Private classes are an excellent place to learn and group classes are very well organized and a great place to continue to work on training. Both me and my dog went through such a transformation during our time at Akina K9. Not only does Akina K9 provide a great space for your dog training needs, Ahappypettail also provides excellent board and train services.
- Timothy S

Bringing happiness to all pets!

At A Happy Pet Tail we offer private sessions, group classes, evaluations, boarding and board & train. 

We specialize in working with dogs with special needs such as aggression, anxiety, vision and hearing problems. 
We also offer service, companion and 
therapy dog training.  

We are also AKC Certified for CGC testing.  

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  • (408) 430-9849
  • (408) 628-8096


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6904 Automall Parkway
Gilroy, CA 95020

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Mon:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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