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  I started Happy Tails Dog Training in 1980, and I have been teaching classes for over 40 years. I have competed in obedience, conformation, herding, agility and nosework.

 I have raised English and Irish Setters, Border Collies, and now enjoy breeding, training, and trialing with Papillons. My dogs and I have acquired trophies, championships, titles and have enjoyed the ride; but the relationship with my dogs is my most valuable accomplishment!


Young Puppy Pre-School

 I have been an animal lover since birth!  Dog and horse crazy. I became interested in dog training while in High School, attending the local Kennel Club’s annual dog show and obedience trial.  It wasn’t until one summer break in college that I took our family Labrador cross, Hudson, through an obedience training class.  I was hooked!  I continued taking classes at Happy Tails and training Hudson to eventually show her in obedience, agility and rally obedience.  During that time, I fell in love with another breed – the Spinone Italiano.  I’ve had the privilege of owning 5 of them and in addition to obedience, we’ve ventured into the conformation ring and bird field. 


 I started assisting a good friend and fantastic trainer with Puppy Kindergarten classes at Happy Tails over 15 years ago.  When she moved away, I took over and other than a couple breaks to have my kids, I’ve been teaching the puppy classes since then.  I always say, puppy class is the best of both worlds – I get to play with puppies every week, but I don’t have to potty train them!


 In addition to my husband and our 2 boys that keep me busy, I have 3 Spinoni, 2 barn cats and a few chickens.  I am a Registered Veterinary Technician at a local vet clinic and have additional training in Canine Massage.

Heather Schuller

CGC, Rally and Advanced Obedience

Bio and picture coming soon!