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Puppy Classes


 To register call 479.474.1825 or email mary@mysmartdogs.com

~ Our Classes fill quickly, please plan ahead ~


SMART DOGS' owner/trainer Mary A Gilbreth PhD, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) is also an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT).

Certification with OS and Membership in this excellent Organization reflects Mary's Expertise in Puppy Socialization and  Puppy Training and reflects SMART DOGS' continued committment to bringing you only the best information for your Canine Companions.  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.


     PUPPY SOCIALIZATION & FOUNDATION    (Your Puppy's "Behavioral Vaccination")
     Who:             Puppies 8 - 20 weeks old at the start of class

The CRITICAL period for a dog's Social & Emotional Development is the
*first* 12 WEEKS of life.  Help your pup develop into a STABLE, WELL-ADJUSTED DOG, enroll him in SMART DOGS' Puppy Program for Socialization and Puppy Basics, Your Puppy's "Behavioral Vaccination".

     Requirements:        No previous training required.  Must have first set of vaccinations from Vet at least 10 days before attending class, and must stay current on vaccinations during the 8 week class.

     Duration:                Classes meet for 8 weeks, once a week on

     Tuition:                       $325 includes:
                                            a) SMART DOGS Training Manual,
                                        b) 24/7 Online Access to SD's Online Classroom
                                            c) Operation Socialization Program,
                                            d) Karen Pryor Clicker Training i-click Clicker; and
                                            e) AKC STAR Puppy Test.

     Topics Include:        Life in the SMART Zone Training Program - Behavior, Learning, Stress,
House-training, Bite Inhibition, Socialization (Safe
& Early Exposure
                                 to New Things),
Body Handling, Preventing Aggression and Fear, much more.       

     Behaviors Include:    Name, Attention, Sit, Down, Wait & Stay, On Your Mat/Bed/Pillow,
Walking Together
                                   on Leash, Polite Greetings,
Come, Targeting, Give, Leave it, and more.

      Mon Oct 24, 2016      6:45 PM   *REGISTRATION CLOSED*

Next Puppy Class begins late / early Feb Jan 2017, dates TBA
To be placed on a waiting list or FMI, 479.474.1825 or email




We look forward to working with you and your Puppy!
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