Welcome to Happy Hound K9 Care

We specialise in separation anxiety and puppy training run by Jacqui Laycock who loves all things K9.

Why Work with us

We believe in a fun and effective reward-based training so your dog can be the best friend possible to your family. This is why, the Superstardog community was created-all dogs are Superstars in our eyes.

Whether you want advice on separation anxiety, puppy training or a dog walker you can trust, Jacqui takes great pride in using ethical and positive training methods to set your dog up for success.

Jacqui is a qualified Separation Anxiety Pro, a Dog Training College inner circle member currently doing further study with the British College of Canine Studies and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

All the training sessions can be delivered either online or in person, please contact us for a free 15-minute discovery call.

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About Happy Hound K9 Care

Hi, I’m Jacqui, owner and trainer at Happy Hound K9 Care based in Huddersfield with my two rescue beagles Alfie and Bo who are the reason I started my dog business.

After adopting Alfie, a scared shut down beagle 10 years ago, we worked with tirelessly to restore his faith in humankind and become his best self. But it was when he developed separation anxiety that I started to learn about dog behaviour, training methods and class structure and finally making my passion a business.

I believe in positive and reward-based training to build relationships with your dog, by learning through fun games to get good basics. I am now running my dream doggy business and I’m constantly learning as dog behaviour is such a big and fascinating topic and there is so much more to discover.

I am a member of the Pet Professional Network, DBS checked and first Aid Qualified and fully insured and happy to share this information with you for extra reassurance.

Let me help you with your dog's separation anxiety

Living with a dog that cannot manage being home alone can be limiting, stressful and frustrating-I know I did but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Are you having trouble leaving the house, feel as though you’re not going to get your life back?
  • Is your dog distressed when you try to leave the house even to go to the bins?
  • Is your dog causing destruction when on its own?
  • Are your neighbours complaining of barking?

You love your dog but didn’t expect to have to be with them 24/7 and leaving them makes you feel guilty, even though it’s not your fault. I can help by following a structured approach teaching the dog over time that being alone is ok, you have come to the right place. As my goal as a separation anxiety trainer is to change your dog's behaviour to being left alone by giving it confidence using kind and patient training.

Why online training?

Tackling separation anxiety works better online as there is no need to add extra stress into the dog's life and by doing the sessions remotely works perfectly. After all, your dog needs to cope with you leaving and not me so having a trainer in person only adds more stress and does replicate normal life.

Our goal is to change the dog's fearful response to being home alone by offering simple and effective solutions that work.

What you get from working with me

  • Choice of packages available
  • A Trainer who understands what you are going through.
  • 5 easy to follow personalised training plans to follow per week with simple step by step instructions.
  • Support in the Facebook group with other like-minded owners
  • Access to me via WhatsApp for added support and encouragement.
  • Plus, access to additional training tools

Superstar Puppy classes

(ages 12 weeks to 6 months)

Superstar Puppy classes are designed to get you and your puppy off to the best possible start by creating good foundations, positive training creates great bonds between you and your pup and not to mention fun!

Join my six week plan to have a calm and well-behaved puppy and set you up for success and learn to speak the same language.
Learn about body language, puppy development and critical learning periods and puppy etiquette.

Class Structure

Classes 1-5 are currently taught by zoom which has its advantages as your pup will not be distracted by all its new friends and you can concentrate on getting the most out of the lessons in the comfort of your own home. Plus, the entire family can get involved.

Skills covered include:

  • Body language
  • Focus,
  • Puppy recall
  • Hand touch
  • As well as sit, stay and down

All training is designed to promote positive behaviour and play through games-based training.

Week six is a social adventure walk (only one person per puppy at the moment), to practice our new skills and take part in your pup's graduation ceremony.


The Superstar Puppy Class

This class is £80.00, contact us for our availability


Puppy 1:1s

One to One training sessions are tailored to your individual needs are priced at six sessions from £175.00

Dog Walking

Our dog walking service covers Mirfield, Lepton, Grange Moor and Upper and Lower Hopton I will collect and drop off your dog and take them for a good walk to stretch their legs and meet new friends. I will only walk up to four dogs at a time, so rest assured they have my full attention.

Before joining me on a walk I will come to your home so we can all meet and discuss any questions you may have and go through the paperwork to make sure we all get off to the best start.

I live just outside Mirfield, surrounded by countryside with lots of amazing walks on our doorstep and I will send you lots of videos and photos of your dog's having a whale of a time with their new dog friends, giving them the chance to blow off cobwebs, socialise, and most importantly have fun. I am fully insured, and DBS checked.


Pack walks

I offer group walks of up to a maximum of four dogs, the dogs get up to one hours walk - Price £10.00 per walk.
All walks will be in a safe area and sensitive of the weather especially hot sunshine.


Lone Wolf Walks

I can offer solo walk for those dogs that are not as sociable or anxious and I can help to add training whilst on the walk and happy to help the owner with some top tips, owners are welcome to join us, in fact I encourage we go for a walk together on the meet and greet. Price £15.00 per walk.

Contact us

If you would like help with your dog then please get in touch by filling out the form or contacting us on:

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Frequently asked questions

We understand how important it is to have all the information you need when it comes to your furry friend, we've outlined our answers to the most frequently asked questions but please feel free to contact us if you have any questions of your own.

Are you insured

Yes! I hold a full public liability insurance and all new clients can request to see a copy of the liability insurance at the initial consultation.

Are you DBS checked?

Yes! All team members have been DBS checked and again clients can request to see a copy.

What happens at the consultation?

The consultation is when we all get to meet and greet each other and most importantly I get to meet your dog on its own tuff and we get to run through all the health and safety aspects of the walk so we are all comfortable. This is free of charge and carries no obligation.

Do you walk off the lead?

Yes, but only with your consent.

How many dogs do you walk at once?

I only walk up to four at once, to make sure all the dogs are safe and enjoying their walk in a controlled environment.

What happens in case of emergency?

We will call you first to discuss an action plan, I will already have your vet’s details as discussed in the consultation, if you can’t be reached then I will take your dog to my vet.