DOG TRAINING

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

Kids & Canines

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

PUPS & PARENTHOOD

Pups & Parenthood

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

Blog

  • Is your dog friendly?

    12 June 2018

    Yes? No? Maybe so? Oh, let me count the ways this question could be answered.

    If you’re lucky enough to have hit the jackpot with one of those amazing pups who has the disposition and temperament of a Saint (my Emma was like that), then you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. It’s a simple question for you because your dog is a friend to everyone and everything. You can promptly answer with a resounding, “Yes! He’s friendly!”.

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  • Great Expectations: The Reality of Getting A Dog (that no one talks about)

    18 May 2018

    Expectations are normal. We all have them, in almost every area of our lives. When we meet someone that might become a new friend, we subconsciously assess them. We make assumptions how they might be, what their likes are, what we might have in common. Sometimes we are right, sometimes we are not. We learn about them, about each other, and we adjust our communication styles as needed to be able to pursue that friendship. Common ground is established, and we start from there. We change our expectations as we go. There’s no difference really, when dealing with a new pet. Except that sometimes, it seems, we get too wrapped up in our expectations.

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WHY US

  • 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