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CONTACT :             Rick Ingram

DogSmith Franchise Services

1-888-Dog-Smith (364-7648)

The DogSmith of East Pensacola and Santa Rosa County Animal Services have teamed up to offer free dog training classes in an effort to help reduce the number of homeless pets.

Santa Rosa County, Florida, August 2, 2010 – The DogSmith of East Pensacola has teamed up with Santa Rosa County Animal Services to help more cats and dogs find their ‘forever homes.’  The DogSmith, a national dog training and pet care company, will provide free 1-hour dog obedience classes beginning August 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM and then held on the first Saturday of each month thereafter.  Santa Rosa County Animal services are hosting these classes at their facility located at 4451 Pine Forest Rd, Milton, FL 32583.  The DogSmith will also provide free dog bite safety and spay/neuter workshops for facility staff.

According to Christina Horne, Certified Dog Trainer and owner of the local DogSmith, “One of our priorities is to help make dogs more adoptable by providing some of the basic skills dogs need to live happily with their family.  Too often dogs are given up to shelters because of easily corrected behavioral problems.”

Social Responsibility is at the heart of The DogSmith’s Corporate Mission, Vision and Values, which include their commitment to help ‘significantly reduce the number of unwanted pets by supporting animal shelters and rescue organizations, through their deeds, efforts and sponsorship.’

“We encourage anyone who wants a new dog to visit their local shelter or breed rescue group to give a forever home to a dog in need,” says Horne.  The DogSmith also offers a program designed to help families choose the right dog based on their lifestyle and personal preferences.  “And once you’ve adopted your dog we have many programs to help your new pet become family, even free puppy classes,” said Horne.

For more information on Santa Rosa County Animal Services, visit  To get your free booklets on housetraining, crate training, and puppy socialization visit or contact your local DogSmith Certified Pet Care Expert and ask for a free “What breed is right for me?” consultation.

About The DogSmith - The DogSmith Franchise Services Inc. is a Florida based company whose mission is to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship, and the quality of the life they share, through providing professional support and training to pet dog owners, supporting and assisting animal shelters and rescue organizations to minimize the number of unwanted animals and offering affordable and professional care to family pets so that pet ownership is never a burden. To learn more about The DogSmith or to become a DogSmith Dog Trainer, visit or call 1-888-364-7648.