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Dog Training



 

  Operation Socialization                Puppy Classes                             Basic Foundation       
     

            Intermed & Advanced Foundation             AKC Canine Good Citizen 




                   Agility                           Rally Obedience        



                                Formal Obedience             Therapy Dogs           and Much More



Whether you’d like to develop your Basic Foundation Skills, want to Advance your Dog’s Skills to the next level, need assistance with a Stress & Behavioral Issue like Aggression or Shyness, need help House-training your Puppy or Dog, need Coaching for Agility, Rally or Obedience Competitions, or want to teach your dog Fun Tricks, SMART DOGS can help.  We also provide Training and Testing for AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Certification.


Select a Link at the right of this page for details on each of our Training Services.


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It has long been known that intimidation, pain and force are not required in order to train a dog, regardless of whether the dog is a Pet dog, a Performance dog, a Canine Athlete, a Show dog, a Police/K9 dog, a Therapy Dog, or a Service/Assistance dog. 


In addition, intimidation, pain and force based methods far too often create more problems than they solve; problems such as anxiety, fearfulness, aggression, shutting down, inability to learn, and fear of owner and/or environment. 


These are just a few of the reasons SMART DOGS prefers to use and teach only Dog-Friendly, Positive Reinforcement-based training, in particular "real" Clicker Training.  We create a pain-free Learning Environment where Dog Training is Fun for the Humans AND the Dogs.  CLICK!





 

SMART DOGS offers Professional Dog Training and Behavior Modification to assist you with a wide range of topics including: 

        
~ Puppy Development (Early / Critical Socialization and Puppy Basics)
         ~ Basic Manners, Rally & Obedience (for Perfect Pets and also Competitive Dog Sports), 
         ~ Focus/Attention, 
         ~ Walking on Leash, 
         ~ Establishing Leadership, 
         ~ Recall (Coming when Called),
         ~ Crate training, 
         ~ House training,
         ~ Modification of Aggressive and/or Shy Behavior
         ~ Training and Testing for Therapy Dog Certification,
         ~ Training and Testing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Puppy Programs,
         ~ Conditioning Dog to enjoy Nail Trimming, Bathing, Brushing, Grooming & Handling,
         ~ Managing a Multi-Dog household,
         ~ Kids, Dogs & Safety and Dog Bite Prevention, 
         ~ Selecting a New Dog & Introducing him to the Family,
         ~ Stress in Dogs,
         ~ Understanding Canine Body Language,

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Discussion of Popular Misconceptions and Myths in Dog Training (Fact vs Fiction),
         ~ Understanding How Dogs Learn and How to Maximize Your Training,
         ~ Games & Clever Tricks,                                               
         ~ and More.


Select a Link at the right of this page for details on each of our Training Services.
Puppy Classes
Foundation Training
Therapy Dogs
Agility, Rally & Obedience
Behavior Modification
Seminars & Special Events
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