Event Center

The DogSmith Canine Event Center

The DogSmith Canine Event Center, affectionately termed The “Force-Free Zone” is located at 9122 Kenton Road in Wesley Chapel, Fl. 25 minutes from downtown Tampa and just minutes away from strip malls and all the conveniences of a large city. Set on 23 acres of fully-fenced training areas against the backdrop of Kings Lake, a 390-acre inland water feature hosting some of Florida’s richest bird species, yet only minutes away from restaurants, malls and interstate facilities, the location is a paradise for both canines and humans. We host both seminars and rent out our facility to presenters who are interested in planning and marketing their own event.



If you are interested in using our facility. Click here. Please be reminded we are a Force-Free Zone. All seminars, workshops, presenters and students must abide by our Guiding Principles. Our facility can only be rented to a third party who is a Pet Professional Guild Member. The Force-Free Zone is the corporate headquarters to The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center. The DogSmith and Doggone Safe


The Force-Free Facility

The Welcome Center.

The 900 square foot welcome center includes two restrooms, an office and an on-site guest room for presenters who wish to reside on property. The small lounge area is great for short breaks, coffee time and evening chats. The welcome center is available at a small daily fee when The Smith House In-door Training Room is rented.

The In-door Training Room.

2000 square feet of Indoor, air-conditioned meeting space. This area can be used for workshops, seminars, presentations or meeting space. Daily rental includes; meeting chairs, presenter podium, ceiling mounted projector, wall mounted screen, wireless microphones and internal speaker system.

Additional Sports Fields. The Fetch & Agility Fields. Both are 17,000 square feet of beautiful flat grass covered field fully fenced area for sport events. 

Relaxation and Recreation Areas

The DogSmith Canine Event Center has a selection of relaxation and recreation activities. Students can relax after a hard day of work by a camp fire, play with their dogs off leash or Kayak on the lake. 

Pet Professional Guild

The Pet Professional Guild is a membership association representing pet industry professionals who are committed to force-free training and pet care philosophies practices and methods. Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Compulsion Based Methods are employed to train or care for a pet. Join us today and support our cause. 

DogNostics eLearning

The leader in providing online academic pet industry career programs supported by MBA inspired business education.  We have combined self-paced learning programs that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with the full faculty support, encouragement and mentoring you would normally expect to receive from attending a hands on program.  Learn more by visiting DogNostics e Learning