Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

We are a dog coaching/training and canine behavioural consultation business. The business also offers walks, behavioural plans, and online courses and resources. The services we offer are within this website and any correspondence we release under the name Happy Hounds Canine Coaching.


Data are collected when visitors leave comments within the comment form on the site. The IP address and browser user agent string of the visitor are also collected to assist with spam detection.

The Gravatar service (Gravatar privacy policy is available via: may receive an anonymised string created from your email address (AKA a hash) to see if you are using the function. Following comment approval, the public is able to see your profile picture in the context of your comment.


If you choose to upload images to this website, you should avoid uploads that have the location data (EXIF GPS) embedded. Website visitors are able to download and extract any location data from images on the website.


There is an opt-in function to saving your name, email address and website in cookies when you choose to leave a comment on our site. The cookies last for 1 year. This is designed for your convenience, so when you fill in any further comments, you do not have to fill in your details again.

A temporary cookie will be set up if you visit our log in page. This is to establish if your browser accepts cookies. No personal data is contained within this cookie and the cookie is discarded when your browser is closed.

Several cookies are also set up when you log in, these are set up to save your log in information and screen display choice. The screen options cookies remain for a year and login cookies for 2 days. Your login will continue for 2 week if you choose to select “Remember Me” is selected.

An extra cookie is saved within your browser if you edit or publish an article, which expires after 1 day. No personal data is contained within this cookie. The only data contained is an indication of the post ID of the edited article.

Embedded content from other websites

There may be embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) within articles on this website. This content from behaves in the same way within other websites as it would if the visitor visited the other website.

Please note that these websites can collect your data, use your cookies, monitor your interaction with the immersed content and immerse 3rd party tracking. Your interaction with this immersed content can be tracked if you hold a website account and are logged in to the website.

Who we share your data with?

If you need to reset your password, when you make this request your IP address will be contained within the reset email.

With your consent, pictures and videos of you and your dog associated with Happy Hounds Canine Coaching services may be posted on Happy Hounds Canine Coaching social media platforms for educational purposes only.

Your information is only retained for the purposes of the service that is provided. Any data about you or your dog that is provided to Happy Hounds Canine Coaching, but not sent within this website may be held within or on electronic devices belonging to Happy Hounds Canine Coaching staff. The data that are held away from this website are not shared without the you (the client’s) consent.

How long we retain your data?

Metadata, such as a comment is retained indefinitely within the website data. This is because this allows us to automatically accept and approve follow-up comments.

Personal information is stored when it is provided by users who register on the website within the user profile. This information can be seen, edited or deleted by the user at any time, with the exception of usernames that cannot be altered. Anyone who administrates the website is able to see and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data?

If you hold an account on this website or have left comments, it is your right to request to obtain an exported file of the personal data held about you on this website (data you have provided to us or held about you). Please notes, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent?

An automated spam detection service within the website may check visitor comments.

Other notes

***Please note that some wording regarding the data held within this website has been included, as suggested by