Welcome to SMART DOGS!

Life with Dogs

Life Skills & Relationship Building 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. Force-free, pain-free.

Online Learning

Reading, Video Tutorials, Discussions. Grow your knowledge in our Online Classrooms, Workshops & Learning Groups!

and More!

Conditioning, Body Awareness, Nutrition & Wellness, Trick Training, 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.

Off-leash heeling, outside, with unfamiliar people and dogs all around and the lake in full view. This time last year I never would have believed I could do this with Bella. Thank you Mary/SMART DOGS for all your help getting Bella where she is now in her training!

Stacy Anderson Downs & Bella RN WRDCamden, TN

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.