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Dog Training

Smartypaws practices the most successful, scientifically proven, positive reinforcement dog training methods.

Kids & Canines

Kids & Canines

Smartypaws offers training packages that include the whole family! Customized sessions for parents, pups and children (ages 4+).


Pups & Parenthood

Smartypaws prepares expecting families with dogs, and those that support them, for life with baby.


  • Come When Called Reconsidered

    06 July 2023

    What does your dog do when you call them to come to you? If they think about it a while or veer off to something else on their way, you may want to rethink your recall. There are several layers to building a cue that teaches your dog there is nothing better in the world that could happen than you calling them to get to you. One layer that often needs reconsideration with rescue dogs and family pets is the end or completion.

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  • Three Practical Skills for Family Dogs

    17 January 2022

    There is no doubt that dogs bring a great deal of joy to many homes. When it comes to families with children, adding dogs to the mix can also bring some unique and even unexpected challenges. Basic cues like sit, down, wait, come, and leave-it are tremendously helpful for any pup trying to meet their people’s expectations as a well-mannered companion. Yet, when kids and furry friends are expected to cohabitate peacefully, training a few more skills should be added to the list of polite puppy “tricks”. In addition to basic obedience and contentment while kenneled, Smartypaws encourages families to teach dogs these three practical cues:

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  • Positive reinforcement training
  • Certified AKC CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator
  • Over 15 years experience
  • Works with all breeds and sizes
  • Experienced with blind and deaf dogs
  • Convenient, customized, and personalized training
  • Licensed Educator for Family Paws Parent Education
  • Registered, licensed and insured