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
- 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.