The DogSmith  Company Information

The DogSmith is the unrivaled Dog Training, Dog Walking & Pet Care Licensing company in the United States. Established by Niki Tudge, a Certified Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Consultant with extensive corporate experience in Executive Management, Leadership, People Training Skills and Customer Service.

 Niki is also the Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, the only force-free pet professional association in the United States and DogNostics Career College the educational arm of The DogSmith system. In 2015 Niki was also appointed as the President for Doggone Safe, a non profit organization advocating for dog bite safety.

Niki has combined her “people” teaching and dog training skills with her commitment to animal rescue and substantial business knowledge to create a proprietary system of education known as ARRF® supported by an operational implementation process called MTR®.

Niki is equipped with a unique combination of business experience, dog training and dog behavior expertise, a background in exceptional customer service, certification as a trainer of trainers and many years consulting to animal rescue groups. She has combined these essential skills and experience to create an unrivaled business opportunity that is designed to provide pet owners with the absolutely most effective method to train and care for their pets while giving back to the community in real and measurable ways while providing a dream life for DogSmith business owners.

“Absolutely, without exception, I oppose, will not recommend, and generally spend large amounts of time telling people why I oppose the use of shock collars, prong collars,
choke collars, and any other type of device that is rooted in an adversarial, confrontational interaction with the dog.”
~Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVB, CAAB

The DogSmith Training Philosophy

The DogSmith was founded specifically to answer these questions for you, once and for all.

1. Can I train my own dog to be a great pet dog?
2. Do I have to use harsh and punishing methods?
3. Can my children have the same control over our pet dog as my 180 pound husband?
4. Will I enjoy training and will it enhance the relationship we have with our pet dog?
5. Will I have to carry food and treats around for the life of the dog to persuade them to work for me?
6. Can i fit a dog training schedule into my very busy life?

Today, The DogSmith stands alone as the only national licensing company that offers both Force Free, learning-theory based dog training services coupled with professional pet-sitting and dog-walking services. Whether you’re a dog owner looking to solve a specific behavioral problem, a dog lover simply wanting to gain more control and clarity in your relationship with your dog, or a family burdened by the question of how to take care of your pets while you’re away from home, The DogSmith is the only call you’ll ever need to make.With Niki’s extensive credentials leading the way, we established a dog training and pet care company that would completely redefine what you can expect from your relationship with your pet dog.