Life is busy, period. But at the DogSmith we are committed to helping you make the most of your time and successfully navigate your busy schedule while making sure that those who depend on you get the care and attention they need. Whether we help you train your pets to become the well-behaved, happy family members you know they can be or by providing the unrivaled care your pets deserve, you can rest easy that your precious pets are being taken care of while you take care of family, career or that well-earned vacation. Peace of mind, hassle-free, convenient and affordable – the DogSmith is your solution to your dog training and pet care needs.
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
- What is Non-Associative Learning? – Sensitization and Habituation - by Niki Tudge Non Associative learning is when you are not pairing a stimulus with a behavior. Non-associative learning can be either habituation or sensitization. It is the simplest form of learning. Your reflexes are the relationship between a specific event and specific response. By nature, reflexes are stereotypic, but the strength of a reflex
- You CAN’T Reinforce Fear, But You CAN Help Take It Away. - Is your dog afraid of thunder and lightning? I have heard and seen people advising pet guardians to ignore their dogs when they are frightened. They are warned that paying attention to the dog will make them worse and lead to the dog being more fearful in future. This is nonsensical. As long as you
- Help – My Puppy is a Land Shark! - Why Do Puppies Nip? Since puppies are born without hands, the only way they have to explore the world is with their mouths. And you may have noticed that your puppy is quite the explorer. Everything goes into those little mouths, including your fingers, and those baby teeth are like little needles. Ouch! It’s completely
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The DogSmith Mission
The DogSmith exists to enhance the lives of pets and their owners by improving their relationship and the quality of the life they share, through;
The DogSmith Latest News
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!