Learn How to Train Common Trauma Responses in Dogs

The Happy Rescue Dogs Online Course helps resolve hyperactivity, fearfulness, aggression, reactivity, inability to settle and anxiety.

Our course helps you resolve the root cause of a dog’s behavioral issues by following our step-by-step self paced online dog training course. Start living your happiest life today from the comforts of your home!

Hi! I’m Rhonda Bilodeau

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I’ll be your dog trainer here at Happy Rescue Dogs!

I’m a certified professional dog trainer in Vermont that focuses on psychology, behavior and physiology in a high spirited, playful but practical way! I’m also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Life Coach.

I’ve been training rescue dogs and their people since 2007 and mentor other aspiring dog trainers. I train using methods that change how a dog thinks and feels about the world, creating a more permanent and positive impact on your rescue dog.

I’m a big advocate of meditation, yoga and love studying neuroscience. I believe understanding how to turn-off a dog’s reactionary and pessimistic survival brain and create a new default way of responding to the world in an optimistic and relaxed way is the #1 key in rescue dog training. You’ll make quantum leaps in your dog training by focusing on this!

Thanks for coming by and I can’t wait to hear about all the changes you make through our training specifically designed for rescue dogs!

💛 Rhonda

Jake’s Mom says!

“Six weeks ago when we rescued Jake our vet said she thought he would need anxiety meds at his next visit… after 4 weeks of following your training, Jake had another vet visit. Our vet said he was like a different dog and asked if we had given him anxiety meds!”

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This course is for you if…

you’re a rescue dog parent struggling with a dog that barks excessively, is reactive, anxious or fearful. You’ve been searching for a therapeutic, mindful and proven dog training system that will rebalance your dog’s parasympathetic nervous system and change how they think about life.

Lastly, this course is for you if you are looking for something more affordable than in-person private lessons, more effective and works easily over the internet to help relieve your rescue dog’s stress.

This course is not for you if…

you want a quick fix that stops your dog temporarily from barking or becoming reactive. This course is not for you if you’re not interested in learning how your dog developed stress and how that leads to your dog’s issues. We’re looking for dog parents that have empathy for their dogs and want a training system that reflects this.

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Online Dog Training Course for Rescue Dogs

Our online dog training course teaches relaxation as a skill and an optimistic mindset through exercises that are similiar to…

Meditation - Yoga - Positive Affirmations - NLP Therapy
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We believe our dog training minimizes and often times eliminates the need for anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications. Our dog training approach includes dog training exercises that help re-wire a dog’s brain, creating new belief systems and teaching relaxation techniques.

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We believe conflict free dog training can incorporate various tools including food, a squirt bottle and a leash to build confidence, teach resilience and communicate clear boundaries. This gives a dog more freedom, provides less micro-management for the owner and creates less frustration for the dog.