about us

HOW IT STARTED

Happy Hounds for Life was founded in 2019 over our love for dogs and the sheer frustration at numbers of dogs being re-homed each year due to undesirable behaviours that could easily be avoided with the right help. We are two families who love working together to bring you practical, convenient and online help to give you all that you need to bring out the best in your dog!

OUR PASSION

We are passionate about making the world a better place for dogs.            We want to show you how to give your puppy the very best start in life or how to get the best out of your dog so they grow up to be happy, confident, well-mannered and obedient.                            

what we offer

Happy Hounds for Life is an online dog training platform where we provide real life educational dog training videos to help you and your dog.                                                           We use positive reward training as dogs learn by association. All our videos are unique, easy to follow and replicate at home and family friendly, showing you how to involve your children too so they can stay safe and have lots of fun with your dog!

The happy hounds
for life team.

RACHEL COOK

FOUNDER

Rachel is a huge horse and dog lover and loves training them to bring out the best in them. She qualified from Nottingham Trent University in 2006 with a BSc (hons) degree in Equine Sport Science.  She is wife and mum to two lovely girls and they have two amazing labradors. It has been her joy to train them and integrate them into their family over the last 9 years and to teach their girls how to look after them too. Through Happy Hounds for Life, Rachel wants to share her love of dogs with you and show you how they can be the best family pets. Although making an appearance in some of the videos, Rachel is the creative and technical expertise behind the scenes taking care of all the filming, editing, website and course creation.

Louise Jackson

CO-FOUNDER

Louise qualified in 1997 as a veterinary nurse and through running nurse clinics soon identified a huge need to help pet owners resolve basic and sometimes more complex canine behaviour problems. This desire inspired her to study applied animal behaviour at Southampton University, achieving a Certificate in Applies Animal Behaviour. This resulted in her becoming the “go to” person for all pet behaviour problems within the veterinary practice. She later took on the privileged role of Puppy Coordinator for Canine Partners, for 4 years, providing her with invaluable practical experience on how to train these amazing puppies to become a fully graduated canine partner for people with disabilities. This knowledge and experience enabled her to run her own puppy socialisation classes at the vets; Kennel Club Good Citizen training classes and be the official Hull training centre for Canine Partners.

 

 

After a Maternity break, Louise took on the role as HR manager for the veterinary practice and successfully completed the CIPD Level 5 Human Resource Qualification (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and is now very proud to be in the position of Practice Director. 

 

 

 

 

 

Her first passion is spending time with her two girls Hattie and Elsie, and when not working or being a mum, her new passion is the new little man in her life “Albert” (Bedlington-whippet puppy). Albert is the inspiration behind the Happy Hounds concept, providing Louise with the opportunity to apply her knowledge, passion and experience and to share this expertise with you too.