About Us

Nora Hayes MSW has owned and trained Golden Retrievers for 27 years.  Her dogs are titled in: obedience, agility, field, tracking and therapy. After spending most of her working career as a health care executive, Nora moved to the Berkshires in 2004 and decided to pursue her life long hobby of caring for and training dogs as a full time career.


  • Hayes HappyDog DayCare & Training Center opened in 2004
  • Boarding Services added in 2009