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
- To Teach or To Train? - By Niki Tudge Whether we train, teach, or both, what are we ultimately impacting? Buckingham and Coffman (1999) differentiate between skills, knowledge and talent and propose that, together, they form the three elements of any one person’s performance. The dissimilarity between the three is that, while skills can be trained and knowledge taught, talent
- Dog Training or Behavior Consulting – What’s the difference? - Listen to a five minute podcast about the DogSmith and our training and behavior services. There is a difference between the two. Alternatively you can contact your DogSmith who will help guide you in your choice of services. So What Is The Difference? Dog Training is about building up new and appropriate skills and helping
- So You Want To Become A Dog Trainer? - by Niki Tudge Many people working professionally in the pet care industry have different letters or alphabet soup as I term it behind their names, in their email signature and on their business cards. There is a selection of colleges, online schools and professional workshops that will issue credentials to pet care professionals. These credentials
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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!