Life is busy, hectic and very worrying for all of us right now. Maybe you are working from home, have the kids with you all day away from school or are super busy supporting and caring for others. At the DogSmith we are committed to helping you make the most of your time and successfully navigating a new and sometimes confusing schedule. We want to assure all of our clients that your local DogSmith is monitoring the Coronavirus situation very closely, as well as the recommendations made by health authorities, and local, state and federal governments. Whether you are at home, working on the front-line or supporting others, if your family have pets, we are here to help ease your burden.
Get Virtual! Train From Home – It’s Fun, Effective and Safe!
To make sure your furry family members are not overlooked and remain mentally enriched and physically active consider Virtual Training & Behavior Consulting – Many of our clients already take advantage of our Virtual Training Service and, while nothing can replace the value of an in-person session, these phone or video conference consultations can be invaluable, especially during the current crisis and is in keeping with current medical advice regarding social distancing. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, your DogSmith is on standby waiting to assist you. Services such as Puppy Training, Pet Manners, House Training and other areas of training and behavior can be supported through Virtual Training.
When you choose the DogSmith you can be assured you are getting a trustworthy, ethical, highly trained pet professional who will provide you with unrivaled training and care for your four legged family members. All DogSmith services are completely customized to fit your busy schedule, goals and budget so your pets are never a burden, always a joy. Your DogSmith is bonded, insured, current with industry best practices, part of a huge support network and passionate about helping your pets become the best family possible!
The DogSmith stands alone as the only national pet care and dog training service that offers force-free, learning-theory based dog training programs coupled with professional pet-sitting and dog-walking services. You will never have to worry about the well-being of your pet. Whether you’re a dog owner looking to solve a specific behavioral problem, a dog lover simply wanting to strengthen and broaden your relationship with your dog, or a family wanting the best care possible for your pets while you’re away from home, the DogSmith is the only call you’ll ever need to make
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Wesley Chapel, FLA – October 15, 2017. DogSmith Founder Niki Tudge launches much welcomed new book aimed at keeping future generations safe. A Kids Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dogs is an interactive book for kids and parents to enjoy together!