About Us

Who is behind Happy Hounds?
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Jenny Sandiford.
I live in Corbridge with my partner and my Labrador Moona.
I got my first dog at 12 years old and he was a big Rhodesian Ridgeback called Leo.
At college i studied countryside management then went on to be falconer for 7 years, training the public to handle and fly birds of prey.
I set up Happy Hounds in 2007, i set the business up to spend more time with my dog at the time Kira as i hated leaving her.
I started to studying dog training in 2012 and qualified as a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) in 2014. The founder of the IMDT is Steve Mann the writer of best selling puppy book Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy.
I have worked with hundreds of dogs and owners.
I travelled thousands of miles round the country to listen to different trainers to learn more about dogs. Now i learn online.
I have a helper now called Joy who is helping walk the dogs so i can train more dogs.
The business is called Happy Hounds because i want to make more dogs happy, nearly 14 years on we are still on that mission!


Myself and Moona my current dog

Jenny with group of dog walking dogs