Life with Dogs

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

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

ALL BREEDS ~ ALL AGES ~ ALL BEHAVIOR SITUATIONS. If you are ready to learn, yes I can help you.  My 25+ years experience includes all things Dog, Behavior & Wellness. Examples include:

  • Early Puppy Development & Canine Socialization;
  • Canine Behavior – based in fact not fiction, science not folklore;
  • Prevention & Behavior Modification of Fear, Aggression, Anxiety and all other expressions of Stress;
  • Canine Communication – listen with your eyes;
  • developing Trust-based relationships between people & dogs – and cats and other animals, too;
  • Dog Sports (Agility, Freestyle, Hoopers, Obedience, Parkour, Rally, Tracking, Treibball) for Confidence, Communication, Connection, Focus, Fun and, yes, for Titles, too;
  • Canine Conditioning / Fitness, Nutrition & overall Wellness;
  • numerous Certifications & Human-Canine Activities, for example, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional, Dog Sport Judge, Canine Hoopers World Instructor, Certified Stress Management & Holistic Life Coach, Level 1 TAGteach Certified, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Therapy Dog Evaluator, Member of PPG AABP APDT, and more;
  • extensive & ongoing Continuing Education;
  • 100% commitment to effective, dog-friendly, force-free, fear-free, R+ methods, tools, teaching & lifestyle.
  • I can also help you and your cats, chickens, and other animals.


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 $425 includes 8 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 unlimited access to me by phone, text & email for additional coaching between our weekly in-person sessions.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN.  This class 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.

SESSIONS FOR SPRING 2022 ARE FULL

REGISTRATION IN PROGRESS FOR SUMMER

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

I look forward to teaching you & your dog and Bringing out YOUR BEST Behavior.

Mary A Gilbreth PhD CPDT CFFP
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Fear Free Certified Professional
Certified Stress Management & Holistic Life Coach

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