Smart Dogs Training and Lodging
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I have had dogs my entire life and never had an issue training them. We decided to rescue a dog figuring she would follow the other two and there would be no issues. I discovered after we adopted her that she would not potty. She would go 24-36 hours of not going potty. I thought she was holding it since she probably lived in a crate but then she started to only go on the carpet and not outside. She was ruining my carpet and it became a huge stressor. I would take her out for hours a day with no success. I was seriously contemplating giving her back because after 3 months I just couldn’t see dealing with this for the rest of her life when she is only 3. I decided I would give it one last try and I called Smart Dogs. Kristy came out and taught me so much about all of the cues she was giving me that she thought she was in charge and how important it was to show her I was in charge. Kristy taught me some tools on how to turn this around. I was skeptical that anything could work but I had no other options. I did what Kristy said, consistently, and my dog now goes outside without a leash, when I open the door. She is going potty 3-4 a day and no accidents in the house. It’s so much less stress on everyone and I’m so thrilled that she has learned the manners she was lacking. Thank you so much Smart Dogs for loving my dog enough to teach me how to save her, check up on us to see how she was and encourage me to keep going. Who would have thought that ONE HOUR would change our situation with this dog forever?! It will be the BEST money you ever spend, well worth it! I would hire them again without a second thought.Oct 12, 2016
Kristy and Ian at Smart Dogs trained our 4 year old teacup poodle, and we couldnt be happier! We sent Meesha to doggie boot camp, and the results were wonderful. She was a stubborn little 4 lb. spitfire, but with consistency, knowledge, and a firm but gentle touch, Meesha is a calmer, happier, and better dog! Kristy and Ian also provided us with guidance as we transitioned Meesha back home. If you are contemplating dog training, Smart Dogs will undoubtedly provide you with the results you are looking for! ~ Missy & Nick PattiMay 27, 2014
Used Smart Dogs to help get my dog, Fitch, to obey and finally stop barking ALL day long. Ian was great in helping get so much done in just one visit. I finally have my sanity back and I really appreciate the professionalism and knowledge of Smart Dogs.Aug 6, 2013
Smart Dogs came to our rescue when we rescued Baron, our 1 ½ year old German Shepard. Baron was very stubborn, and reluctant to our methods of training. We had tried other dog trainers with no luck and contemplated the possibility of sending him back to the foster family. That is when we came across Smart Dogs and they have forever changed our lives along with Barons. He spent two weeks with Ian and Kristy at their home, where they trained him daily and gave him unconditional love. He is now home with us where we enjoy seeing the progress he continues to make and being part of our family. We cant thank Ian and Kristy enough. Bill and LeslieApr 29, 2013
Thank you Ian and Kristy! Our first experience ever with a dog brought us to Oscar, an very lively and strong willed puppy. We were facing quite a difficult decision on how to proceed with Oscar and his aggressive/alpha dog behavior when we came across Smart Dogs. After the 10 day "Boot Camp", we saw a dog with great potential to be a member of our family, You trained Oscar, but more importantly, you taught and trained us 2 legged creatures how to interact with him. Your willingness to answer any questions, follow up with additional training tools has proven to be invaluable. We give Smart Dogs 4 Paws Up!Feb 22, 2013
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?We have been working with and caring for dogs our entire lives in different capacities. Dog training is something we are most passionate about since it brings the biggest change for people and dogs to their lives.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look at their references and track record. Make sure they are friendly on the phone and truly wanting to help you.