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Join The DogSmith® Team and become:

A Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Counselor,

plus learn the skills to be:

A Professional Pet Care Provider

A Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

A Certified Dog Trainer

An AKC "CGC" Evaluator

A Business Owner

A Pet Nutrition Expert

The DogSmith ® Offers Unrivaled Pet Care!

We Provide:

On-site training in learning theory

One-on-one training & business support

The Dogsmith® proprietary marketing program

Weekly marketing support and accountability calls

Weekly financial training and support

Peer group support from the DogSmith team

Purchasing system

Website, toll free call access & business management


Continuing educational units for DogSmiths

Web seminars

Media and Public Relations support

Practical Dog Training Skills

About The DogSmith

The DogSmith is the nation’s only Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Franchise.  The DogSmith provides customers with all of the necessary professional services and support to enhance the lives of our four legged partners and take the burden and worry out of pet ownership.

Master DogSmith, Niki Tudge, is a certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Counselor recognized by the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers and the National Association of Dog Obedience Trainers.

At The DogSmith Training Center our methods are revolutionizing the dog training and pet care world because we systematically research the most current scientific breakthroughs from the field of Learning Theory and specifically apply them to Pet Dog Training.  The DogSmith developed a philosophy and proprietary approach to training, termed ARRF©, to ensure that your dog's learning (and your learning too!) will be humane, effective, reliable, fun and easy.

Each DogSmith is a fully certified pet care provider using a holistic approach to pet care focusing on the animal's physical, mental and environmental wellbeing.

The DogSmith's training philosophy is based on a dog’s need to live in a well managed environment, be trained on how to comfortably coexist with people and have a relationship of trust and respect with its owners. In short, DogSmiths believe in managing for reliability, training for skill and building a solid relationship for trust.  This is the DogSmith’s MTR© approach.

Each DogSmith also offers many support services to local rescue and shelter organizations. Each month local DogSmiths donate a minimum of 8 hours to a shelter of their choosing and offer complimentary seminars and workshops to rescue group employees and free dog training seminars to adopting families.