Training

Thanks for your interest in SMART DOGS.  We teach Better Behavior to BOTH Ends of the Leash.

ALL BREEDS ~ ALL AGES ~ ALL BEHAVIOR SITUATIONS

NO PAIN.  NO FEAR. NO FORCE.  NO BULLYING.  NO NONSENSE.

TRUST-BASED ~ FEAR-FEAR

If you are ready to learn, yes I can help you!  My 25+ years experience includes all things Dog, Cat, Behavior & Wellness. Examples include:

  • Tailored to you Constructional, Reinforcement Training Programs;
  • Force-free, Fear-free, Science-based Reinforcement Training;
  • Constructing & Maintaining Social Interaction Skills (dog-human, dog-dog, dog-cat);
  • Prevention & Modification of Fear, Aggression, Anxiety and all other expressions of Stress;
  • Assent-based Cooperative Care (grooming, nail trims, preparing for Vet exams, blood draws, etc.);
  • Early Puppy Development & Socialization;
  • Canine & Feline Communication;
  • Teaching animal care-givers to understand, create, maintain and assess for assent
  • Dog Sports for Confidence, Connection, Communication, Fun and, yes, for Titles, too (Rally, Hoopers, Freestyle, Treibball, Obedience, Agility,┬áParkour, Tracking);
  • Canine Fitness for Puppies through Seniors;
  • Nutrition & Wellness;
  • numerous Certifications & Human-Canine Activities including Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional, Dog Sport Judge, Canine Hoopers World Instructor, Level 2 TAGteach Certified, CAP-1, Certified Stress Management & Holistic Life Coach, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Therapy Dog Evaluator, Member of PPG AABP APDT;
  • extensive & ongoing Continuing Education;
  • 100% commitment to effective, force-free, fear-free, constructional and reinforcement methods, tools, teaching & lifestyle.
  • Training for your cats, chickens, and other animals, too!


FALL 2023 IS FULL

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LIFE WITH DOGS

All new students begin in Life With Dogs, no exception. This comprehensive small group class meets once a week for 1 hour and runs 8 weeks. Current Tuition $450 includes weekly in-person sessions as well as 24/7 access to student only content in SD’s Online Classroom & Private Blog (i.e, video tutorials, articles). Tuition also includes access to me by phone, text & email for additional coaching between our weekly in-person sessions.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

LIFE WITH DOGS teaches crucial Life Skills to both ends of the leash. More importantly, LIFE WITH DOGS teaches you, the human end of the leash, to understand & communicate with your dog; how learning & behavior really work; and how to maximize the power of positive reinforcement. We’ll sort fact from fiction, truth from folklore, sense from nonsense, remove labels & stereotypes.  

NO PAIN.  NO FEAR. NO FORCE.  NO BULLYING.  NO NONSENSE.

WHY? 

So you can maximize progress and maintain a safe, happy home. So you can avoid the all too common errors which create stress & fallout (emotional, psychological & physical), and which damage the human-canine bond. So you can instead build strong, desired behavior, balanced & confident dogs, and healthy trust-based relationships.

If you have questions not answered above let me know. *Be sure your email settings allow email from “@mysmartdogs.com”

While waiting for training to begin you may visit SMART DOGS facebook page, youtubeVimeo, or WordPress. Though social media not a priority I do post as time allows.

I look forward to teaching you & your dog and Bringing out Your BEST Behavior!

Mary A Gilbreth PhD CPDT FFCP CHWI
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Fear Free Certified Professional
Canine Hoopers World Instructor

Holistic Life & Stress Management Coach

SMART DOGS Training & Behavior
Better Behavior at BOTH Ends of the Leash