Dog Training

Based on your answers, we recommend:

Please note that these are basic recommendations, your local DogSmith might suggest more compatible services after an initial consultation.

Puppy Group Training

We could all use a little help with our manners, right? This 6-week puppy class for dogs less than 6 months old covers the essentials of family life, house-training, crate training, puppy biting, basic leash skills and simple obedience cues like sit, down, come, stay, no jumping and watch me.The classes are fun and help build your pup’s confidence while socializing it to different dogs and people. We incorporate games and lots of fun into these classes. Be proud of your well-mannered furry family member. In some DogSmith locations this class is taught by an AKC approved CGC Evaluator so when your puppy completes the program it is eligible to enroll in the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy® Program, an exciting incentive program designed to get you and your puppy off to the best start possible.

Virtual Training

While nothing can replace the value of an in-person session, these phone or video conference consultations can be invaluable, helping you meet your goals and providing long-lasting solutions by teaching you how to use science based, rewards based, force-free, positive dog training methods.  Our telephone, email or video conference consultations are an indispensable resource for clients who are not able to attend a class in person.

Your local DogSmith will meet with you and your dog, discuss your training concerns and build a training program around your goals. For each behavior we establish a training goal. That way we can measure how we are doing and how well your dog is progressing. Private training clients receive FREE copies of our DogSmith MTR® training cards.