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.

Working with Mary and our two 6 year old miniature schnauzers has been an unbelievable, eye opening experience.  A few months ago we could not even take a walk without generalized chaos every time our girls encountered any people, or worse yet, another dog.  Two days ago, 8 construction workers gathered in the street didn’t even earn a second look! We now have one very confident learner who was once a timid little thing who didn’t like to eat, until Mary, in her very subtle way, suggested a new raw diet.  And her big sister, who was scared of her own shadow, is working on being a champion on …

Margaret ThieleFt. Smith, 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.