Welcome to SMART DOGS!

Life with Dogs

Beginner to Advanced Foundation Training for People, Puppies & Dogs. It All Starts Here!

Therapy Dog

Training & Testing for Therapy Dog Certification. Share your Dog's Happiness & Love!

Dog Sports

Agility, Dance, Freestyle, Obedience, Parkour, Rally, Treibball & More. Beginner to Advanced. Join Us!

Behavior Modification

Aggressive, Anxious, Fearful, or other Stress-Induced Behavior? We can Help.

Online Learning

Reading, Video Tutorials, Discussions. Further your Learning in our Online Classrooms, Forums & Training Groups!

and More!

Canine Conditioning & Body Awareness, Nutrition & Wellness, Trick Training, Workshops, Seminars, Movie Nights, Field Trips & More!

Committed to Education & Excellence

Professional Dog Trainer & Life Coach

Located in Van Buren, Arkansas, SMART DOGS is the creation of owner Mary A. Gilbreth, Ph.D., Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC).  Committed to education & excellence, Mary was the first trainer in the state of Arkansas to earn a CPDT and has brought numerous other firsts to the people & dogs of AR.  A Specialist in modifying & preventing aggressive and fearful behavior, Mary is well-versed in canine and human behavior, relationships, training, wellness & nutrition.  Mary is an avid clicker and positive reinforcement trainer and teaches a wide range of topics, activities & dog sports to her students  and the Plumwood Posse – her dogs and cat.  Through education, behavior change and a whole lot of fun, Mary promotes better behavior at both ends of the leash.

Training at SMART DOGS has been an enjoyable experience.  The positive approach has been a true bond building time between Scout and myself.  But the most important thing is how Mary has opened my mind to seeing dogs and even life in a different light.  We will keep attending classes so long as there is a class for us.

Sarah BuckalewVan Buren, AR

347 W. Plumwood Road Van Buren, AR - 72956

*By Appointment

479 - 474 - 1825

*NOTE* due to family medical, *EMAIL* is the way to reach me at this time. Thanks for your support & understanding.