Happy Tails K9 Training and Agility Center

Our Tails are a waggin' because we are behavin' Where classes are a learning and enjoyable teaching experience for you and your dog!

Gale is an experienced professional dog trainer, certified service dog trainer, and canine competition judge, with over forty years of dog training experience. In 2002, Gale founded Happy Tails K9 Training and Agility Center, as well as the Happy Tails K9 Dog Park.

Finding something that you love to do and make a living at it, has been Gale’s dream since she entered and won her first dog show in 1971. With her adopted pound puppy, a cocker spaniel mix, appropriately named Lucky, Gale went on to win numerous New York State Canine Obedience shows.

Not only is Gale a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) trainer, she is also one of the prestigious few AKC Approved CGC Evaluators in Oswego County. She teaches classes in all aspects of AKC CGC program, including advanced classes that ready a canine and handler to become a certified AKC Therapy dog.

Gale [Mills] Waas

Founder and Head Trainer

Gale and Mark  work with  local organizations:: The Oswego County Animal Welfare League, local Human Societies, Search and Rescue groups, Seeing Eyes for the Blind, and others.

Gale is a skilled service dog trainer. One of her greatest accomplishments was training a disabled man’s Rottweiler to become his service dog.


Gale has taught thousands of dogs, and their humans, that learning to behave is an enjoyable teaching experience for all involved. Within the "dog community" of Upstate New York, Gale is known as... the East Coast Dog Whisperer.

Mark is co-owner of Happy Tails K9 Training Center and one of the center's Head Trainers. Although he does not have as many years experience as his wife, Gale, he does have an intrinsic connection with both dogs and their owners.


With the ability to calm, even the most guy-shy dog, Mark is an invaluable asset to the training team, especially when working with dogs in the Socialization Classes. His gentle manner and calm demure, coupled with a never-ending amount of patience, makes Mark one of the up-an-coming canine trainers in Upstate New York.


Mark Waas:

Co-Owner and  Trainer

The majority of Gale and Mark's time is spent teaching classes in canine socialization, obedience and agility training, and working  with individual  on specific dog training and behavioral issues.

Three Stooges

Honani, Sakari,

and Yuma


Gale and Mark are not only dog trainers , they are also dog  lovers, and are owned by the Three Stooges: Honani, Sakari, Yuma.


Happy Tails K9 Training  and Agility  Center  (and Dog Park)

invites you to give us a call, contact us on Facebook, or send us an email . Come by and check out our facilities, you can even sit in on a class to see if what we do meets  and hopefully exceeds your expectation.


Remember at Happy Tails, classes are a learning and an enjoyable teaching experience for you and your dog!


Gale and Mark  Waas

Owners and Head Trainers



Gale Waas - Head Trainer

Phone: 315-592-5447

Happy Tails K9 Training and Agility Center

1500 County Route 8

Fulton, New York, 13069