How Do You Make a Puppy Part of Your Family?

Give us 14 days and we’ll show you how – guaranteed!

The DogSmith ‘Puppy Pack’ Puppy Training Programs

Helping Dogs Become Family!



Here at the DogSmith we recognize that getting a puppy can be exciting and frustrating.  Puppies are delightful, cute, funny and highly entertaining.  Unfortunately, they do not come with an owner’s manual. We are changing all of that.  The DogSmith has developed Puppy Training Programs that provide you with everything you need to train your puppy from “cute and cuddly” through the ‘terrible twos” right to “best friend.”  The Puppy Pack Puppy Training Programs are designed for puppies from 7 weeks to 6 months of age and establish the foundation for the puppy’s entire life.


The ‘Puppy Pack’ Puppy Training Goals include housetraining, crate training, bite inhibition (puppy nipping), doggie social skills with people and dogs and some key puppy obedience skills like,  ‘Sit’, ‘Down’, ‘Stand’, ‘Come’, ‘Walk nicely’, ‘let’s go’, ‘leave it’, ‘name recognition’ and ‘stay’ behaviors.

Benefits of Running with the DogSmith Pack


Each person that enrolls a puppy (less than 6 months of age) into one of the DogSmith Puppy Pack Puppy Training Programs receives a lifetime membership into the DogSmith Puppy Pack, this membership includes:

  • The DogSmith Puppy Pack Membership Card
  • Monthly DogSmith Newsletter enrollment
  • 10% discount on all future  DogSmith group dog or puppy training classes
  • 10% discount on DogSmith private dog or puppy training
  • 10% discount on The DogSmith In-home pet care services at any DogSmith location for the life of the puppy
  • The DogSmith Puppy Pack Member who refers 4 puppy friends into a DogSmith puppy pack puppy training program will receive a referral credit of $50.00.
  • A PAL® Tag and PAL® database registration
  • A DogSmith Puppy Pack graduation certificate
  • Wholesale pricing on The DogSmith’s retail line of Holistic Pet Food & Pet Care Products
  • 10% Discount on The DogSmith Weekly Pet waste Cleanup Program
  • 5% discount on DogSmith puppy training aids and puppy toys
  • AKC Puppy Star Registration & Assessment


Let’s start off on the right paw!


DogSmith Puppy Pack Programs


See the DogSmith Puppy Training Skill card for a full list of the skills covered and the training goal for each skill. You can also review The DogSmith puppy socialization checklist.


  1. Puppy Pack Board & Train 14 day package.

The DogSmith ‘Puppy Pack’ Board and Train option is a 14 day puppy training program that takes place in the home of a certified DogSmith Dog Trainer. The DogSmith takes the puppy through a scheduled 14 day program that begins with puppy crate training & housetraining.  Each day new training skills are introduced to the puppy.


  1. Puppy Pack Latch-Key 14 day training program.

The DogSmith Puppy Pack Latch-Key puppy training program takes place in your home. The DogSmith visits your home 3 times each day. This package helps you, under the supervision of a DogSmith, ensure your puppy’s housetraining schedule is maintained with 2 visits to the home each day to exercise and ‘let out’ your puppy. The third visit each day is a puppy training visit. The DogSmith takes the puppy through a scheduled 14-day training program that begins with crate training & housetraining with new skills introduced to the puppy each day.


  1. Puppy Pack In-home Private 14 day training package.

The DogSmith Private In-Home 14 day puppy training package guides you through teaching your puppy all the necessary skills. The DogSmith makes a daily visit to your home to work with your dog and a family member. The DogSmith takes you and your puppy through a scheduled 14 day program that begins with puppy crate training & housetraining.  Under the guidance of your DogSmith Dog Trainer a new skill is introduced to your puppy each day with a daily home work assignment for your family to work on.


© Niki Tudge is the founder and owner of DogSmith Franchise Services, a Dog Training and Pet Care company based on positive learning theory with a commitment to socially responsible business practices.  Niki’s rare combination of skills, coupled with her passion to improve the pet-human relationship, leaves her uniquely qualified to help others improve their relationship with their pets or develop their own pet business.  Niki is widely published on topics of dog training and animal behavior.  She also holds business degrees from Oxford University and is a Certified Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Counselor.

Niki Tudge

President & Founder

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