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Welcome to the SMART DOGS website! 



We want to help you have a Successful, Motivated And Reliably Trained DOG!


FOXMESA LIVE AT REDROCKS ("Rocky") CD RA
(Rescue Dog, Clicker Trained, entered his first AKC Trial at age of ~8 yrs)


Proud to be the First.  Proud to bring you the Best.  SMART DOGS  is pleased to announce owner/trainer Mary A Gilbreth PhD, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) is also an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT).  


Mary is the 1st CPDT in the Ft Smith/Van Buren region (the 2nd CPDT
in the state of AR), and is the only OSCT in AR (and west of the Mississippi River) Mary's CPDT and OSCT reflect SMART DOGS' continued committment to high standards, education, positive reinforcement, and bringing you only the best information for your Canine Companions.


Certification with Operation Socialization and Membership in this excellent Organization reflects Mary's Expertise in Puppy Development, Socialization & Puppy Training.   The OS mission is in keeping with SMART DOGS' and that is to help educate Dog Owners and the Community about the importance of Early Puppy Development in order to help Prevent Behavior Problems and help raise Safe, Happy Dogs.


For more details on how SMART DOGS' Puppy Program can help you with your Puppy, call 479.474.1825 or email mary@mysmartdogs.com.


Mary is also a Therapy Dog Evaluator for K9 to 5 National Therapy Dog Registry.  For infomation on our Therapy Dog Program, see our Therapy Dogs page.



AGILITY is Here!  SMART DOGS' launched 2013 with the start of our AGILITY PROGRAM!  We are now an approved VALOR Agilty Facility - earn your VALOR Titles at SMART DOGS!  Join us for this fun Dog Sport!  

Transition and Expansion.
  SMART DOGS kicked off 2011 with the January opening of SMART DOGS Training Center - the only facility in the area dedicated 100% to Professional Dog Training & Behavior.  We are pleased to now offer you and your dogs our Professional Dog Training Services in the form of Group Classes, Workshops and Seminars.  Yes, we still offer our Private Sessions for Behavioral Issues and special assistance in dog training, now held on-site at our Training Center

 

* ~SPECIAL EVENT  * ~ *

SMART DOGS hosted Kay Laurence for a 2 day Clicker Revolution Workshop
Tues & Wed, March 25-26, 2014!  

Click here for more info...





SMART DOGS' Training Center is the only facility in the Ft Smith / Van Buren area to SPECIALIZE in Dog Training & Behavior Modification
If you are searching for effective, fun, and dog-friendly PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING SERVICES, you've come to the right place.  If you need assistance with Grooming or Boarding, we are happy to refer you to one of our excellent and dog-friendly connections who specializes in these services. 


Yes!  We carry a selection of high quality Treats, Toys & positive-reinforcement based Training Supplies (all of which we use with our own dogs!), but we are not a "pet supply store" nor are we a franchise - SMART DOGS is a unique, locally owned and operated Learning & Training Center for People & their Dogs.

The first to bring "real" Clicker Training to the Ft Smith/Van Buren area, SMART DOGS is also the first Clicker Training Center in Arkansas!

 
  We appreciate your continued support, your many kind referrals, and your sharing in our
love of Dogs & Dog Training! 


Open by Appointment Only 
   
347 W. Plumwood Road, Van Buren, AR -72956


Tel. 479-474-1825
 

mary@mysmartdogs.com




  



 

SMART DOGS provides Professional Dog Training & Behavior Modification services in a wide range of areas for All Types of Dogs. 


We have the Knowledge and the Hands-On, Dog-Training Experience to help you with your Dog.



Whether your Dog is a Purebreed or Mixed Breed, a Puppy, an Adolescent, an Adult, or a Senior, we can assist you with his training.  Whether your Dog needs help with Basic Manners, Walking Nicely on LeashHouse-Training, or preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test, a Therapy Dog test, or preparing for an AKC Rally or Obedience Competition, we can Help You with Your Training Goals. 


Perhaps your Dog is sometimes a Fiesty Fido, a Reactive Rover, or a Cautious Canine.  We can help with that, too - Mary has 14 years of experience in the Modification of Aggressive and/or Fearful Behavior.

 

SMART DOGS promotes Responsible Dog Ownership and uses Force-Free, Dog-Friendly, Positive Reinforcement-based methods with an emphasis on real Clicker Training.   





SMART DOGS is located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley in Van Buren, Arkansas, and we are proud to serve the Residents of Van Buren, Fort Smith, Alma, Greenwood, Ozark, and numerous surrounding Communities in NW and Central Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. 


We're honored to have students from Batesville,
Bentonville, Booneville, Clarksville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, Little Rock AR, Poteau, Sallisaw, Talequah, Vian, Wister and Wilburton OK, and appreciate them making the commute in order to learn dog-friendly methods and enjoy SMART DOGS' Training Center!

Open by Appointment Only 
   
347 W. Plumwood Road, Van Buren, AR -72956


Tel. 479-474-1825
 

mary@mysmartdogs.com



SMART DOGS' Owner & Trainer is Mary A. Gilbreth, PhD, CPDT, OSCT, CAP1


Member:
   Association of Animal Behavior Professionals
   Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Professional Member, Greeter for State of Arkansas)
   Operation Socialization (Certified Trainer)
   TAGteach International (Primary Certification)

   Truly Dog-Friendly (TDF-approved Trainer)
   Evaluator, K9 to 5 National Therapy Dog Registry 
   Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club 
   Doggone Safe
   Dog Scouts of America, Troop #191 (Troop Leader)
   Evaluator, AKC Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy Programs



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~  Trust ~ Leadership ~ Positive Reinforcement ~ Happy Owners ~ Happy Dogs ~ Click! ~ 

 

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