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Alongside her expertise in animal behavior, Jenn has over 10 years of professional experience teaching both kids and adults, so you can rest assured that she will successfully teach YOU how to be the trainer! Her most recent years in education were spent teaching environmental science and wildlife programming for the University of Colorado.

As an environmental enthusiast and native to Colorado, Jenn spends her free time hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and camping in the great outdoors with her Newfoundland, Trooper, and her husband, Ryan. She'll forever be grateful for the lessons she learned with her first dog, a loyal Saint Bernard named Bailey.


Jenn Fantasia is the owner and senior trainer of Happy Hounds Dog Training, LLC. She began her professional animal training career in 2009 as a marine mammal trainer at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, where she trained dolphins, seals, and sea lions. After moving back to Colorado, Jenn accrued valuable experience educating humans and training exotic animals at renowned animal-centered organizations including the Denver Zoo, the Downtown Denver Aquarium, The Wildlife Experience, and the Rocky Mountain Raptor Center.

Wanting to help animals in need, Jenn spent several years working at the Denver Dumb Friends League as an Animal Behavior Specialist and Behavior Evaluation Coordinator where she provided behavioral assessments and training for hundreds of dogs in-need of homes. Her passion for dogs and desire to work more closely with owners inspired her to pursue private dog training by founding Happy Hounds Dog Training in 2014. 

Jenn has a Bachelors degree in Zoology from Colorado State University and a Master's degree in Biology from Miami University of Oxford. Her master's capstone was themed around how dogs can be used as teaching tools to enhance and improve outdoor education experiences for kids and adults.


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