My Services

The DogSmith training programs enhance and improve the relationship you share with your family pet. Our methods are grounded in science, lots of fun to use and do not need pain, fear or intimidation. At the DogSmith we believe that training should be fun, educational and it must enhance the relationships we have with our pets.

Our pet care program is specifically designed to give you the peace of mind that comes from having the best of all worlds. If you are leaving town for a few days or just a few hours your DogSmith can help you. If you have extended hours at work or miss the chance to get home at lunchtime, then we have just the service for you.

About Sally Saxton, KPA CTP and CTDI

DogSmith of Ocala

Your local Ocala DogSmith, Sally Saxton, is all about sports. Agility, shutzhund, flyball, dock-jumping, disc-dog, competitive obedience or lure-coursing, Sally loves them all. She especially loves the unique bond you develop with your dog when participating in dog-sports together. And it is this special bond that Sally helps you establish and strengthen with your fur-kids, whether you come to Sally for her unrivaled training and behavior programs or any of her many customized pet care services.

Sally discovered the advantages of positive-only dog training and pet care through dog sports. Her success in the dog-athlete arena, particularly flyball, attracted a lot of attention from her friends and colleagues. They would often ask Sally for help with their dogs and with dog training. Because she admired the attitude and abilities of dogs trained using positive means Sally would only refer her friends to trainers she knew who used positive methods. The incredible results she witnessed, both on and off the sports arena, inspired Sally to become a “positive-only” trainer. Now with several decades of formal training and real-world experience, Sally continues to be on the forefront of positive, science-based dog-training methods and pet care techniques. It is this wealth of training and skills that Sally brings to you and the care of your pets.

When you choose Sally and the DogSmith you are selecting a highly skilled, ethical, pet professional to train and care for your four-legged family member. Sally is bonded and insured and constantly stays up-to-date on industry best practices through continuing education. She provides you with everything you need to help your pet’s become family!

As a dog owner looking to solve a specific behavioral problem, a dog lover simply wanting to gain more control and clarity in your relationship with your dog, or a family burdened by the question of how to take care of your pets while you’re away from home, Sally and the DogSmith is the only call you’ll ever need to make.

My promise to you

As a DogSmith professional, I pledge to use my knowledge and skills for the benefit of pet owners and their pets.

I will practice my profession conscientiously with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of The DogSmith ethics, mission, vision and values.

I accept as a lifelong obligation, the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

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