Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover.

We are Happy Days Dog and Puppy Training, and these are just a few characteristics that describe us. We know each animal is different, and we will work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new pet, or already own a dog with behavioural problems, We are here to help.


Having grown up around animals, we have a passion for animals of all kinds. As a business we have two major passions, one is the conservation of African wildlife and the other is DOGS! These two passions is what Happy Days Dog and Puppy Training revolves around. We strive to do our best in helping every dog and wild animal we encounter and now we are overlapping them!


There is nothing more important than patience when training dogs and teaching humans. We are lucky enough to have bucket loads of patience.


Getting the desired behaviour and responses you want, takes a lot of persistence. This goes hand in hand with patience, and these two factors contribute enormous amounts to the success of dog and Puppy Training.


We have both grown up with animals our whole lives and have welcomed so many lovely pets into our homes. We have interacted with large and small, wild and domesticated. We take pride in the love and care we show for all pets.
dog training off leash

About Your Next Favourite Dog Trainer

I am Jarred Hodgson, owner and trainer at Happy Days Dog and Puppy Training. I was born in South Africa and moved over to the UK in 2016. I have grown up with dogs and absolutely love having them in my life. I started training dogs professionally in 2018. The use of positive reinforcement training is what I am all about, it is such an awesome way to bond with dogs and get them to enjoy being with you!

I love to see happy owners with happy dogs and that is why we started Happy Days! A well behaved dog and a happy owner is what I strive for and it shows! We are one of the best dog training businesses in Cardiff.

I am currently in South Africa doing work with my dog Sam, a Belgian Malinois. I am  extremely passionate about conservation and helping wildlife and so we are training to track poachers in the African bush. Along with other fun work like truffle hunting and training other pups we are making good changes to the way people treat and think of dogs in South Africa.


Our services are worth every penny, we will always try to adapt as much as possible to your schedule and get the best out of your dog.

One-to-One Training

From pups to adult dogs, we cater for all

Helping you train and correct issues in your home.

Training assessment and guidance 

This training consultation will be conducted by the trainer with the dog and the owner. This type of training is specifically for dogs that need to be assessed on their behaviours and their owners given guidance on how to address issues. We will give a written report after the assessment with recommendations and guidance for further training.

£50 for 1 hour 

Training consultation

This is an initial visit and assessment with the view to further training with us. We will assess your dog and duscuss with you what is the best training for you both moving forward. We consider the dogs temprament as well as your availability for training.

£35 for 1 hour 

One to One 6 week course

Perfect for you and your dog or puppy if you are more comfortable at home or have certain training focuses. This course will focus on all the basic training that a dog should have. We will focus on things like sit, stay, down, walking nicely on leash, recall and more. In addition to this we will be able to focus on specific areas that the dog may be battling with.

£150 for 6 one hour sessions over six weeks [Older dogs will be charged on an individual basis.]

Exclusive Package

This is our premium package and offers you and your family exceptional service. We will meet where you and your family feel comfortable whether it is at your home or local park. Meeting times can be arranged around your busy schedule at any time that suites you. This package will focus on all obedience training like sit, stay, down, recall, lead walking, wait, heel, and some more advanced training for the clever pups, as well as addressing anything that you might want your dog to know or learn.

£400 for 6 hour sessions over 6 weeks


We love animals, especially spending time training dogs which is always a pleasure!


We have worked and lived with animals for a long time. We have varying experience with a variety of animals. From wild animals in South Africa to shows dogs in the UK. This gives us a wealth of knowledge about animals and their behaviour that is a huge advantage over our competitors.

Good Manners

Coming from good backgrounds, we know how to talk, and act with respect. We work closely with owners to training their dogs and pour our passion and experience into our work.


We have an understanding of animals that not many people can claim. We have studied animal behaviour, body language and dog obedience training. This helps us to evaluate and help most dogs we work with. We are able to get the best out of dogs and create happy family environments.

Moral Compass

Being involved in conservation in South Africa is a major part of what we stand for. Jarred grew up, studied and worked in the African bush. He loved the bush so much that he has returned to train dogs to help with conservation of African wildlife. From Happy Days Dog and Puppy Training we do our best to contribute towards conservation in South Africa by making regular donations and raising funds for conservation work.


Take a look at photos & videos from some of my clients’ dogs.



If you have any queries about training or would like to chat about your dog,
We are always available at:

+27 730434421

Monday – Friday: 3 PM to 7 PM

Weekends: 12 PM to 5 PM