December 2011
The DogSmith Offers Free Educational Resources in 2012!

The DogSmith Joins with The Association of Pet Dog Trainer's in January promoting “National Train Your Dog Month," emphasizing the benefits of positive training and socialization for pets.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of pets are turned into animal shelters because their owners could not find reliable resources to help them with their pets' behavior problems. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training for all pets. January was selected as the perfect month because so many animals are adopted and brought home during the winter holidays. In support of the APDT, The DogSmith National Dog Training and Pet Care Franchises offer a variety of free resources including puppy classes, clicker training classes, eBooks, training cards and telephone consultations. The APDT and The DogSmith hope to help families and their pets start the New Year off right with information on the behavior needs and training of their pets. The APDT provides free webinars, a full schedule of information and other resources at Free DogSmith resources are available at

The mission of The DogSmith is to help new pet dog owners start the New Year with their newest pet family member in the best way possible. Niki Tudge, The DogSmith founder, says, “We provide a variety of free resources from puppy socialization and crate training to telephone consultations so new pet owners can learn more about how easy and fun training can be. We also offer new pet dog owners and animal shelters our ‘Canine Rescue Resources Program’ (CRRP). Our CRRP includes monthly puppy socialization programs, dog training podcasts and telephone consultations, all at no cost. It is a two tiered approach which provides support, education and assistance to animal rescue groups plus educational seminars and discounted training services to animal adopters in addition to our free services. We believe by doing this we help increase the adoptability of dogs and cats from a shelter environment, help reduce the number of animals that are returned to the rescue organization and help prevent animals being surrendered in the first place.”

The APDT and The DogSmith believe that a better understanding of dog behavior can lead to happier, healthier and more harmonious households for humans and dogs.

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 become a DogSmith Dog Trainer, visit or call 1-888-364-7648.