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
- The LAB System – A Suitable Humane Approach Without A Hierarchy for Force-Free Pet Trainers - There are several versions of the Humane Hierarchy around and available for dog trainers and behavior consultants to use and reference. Some of these humane hierarchy models are accompanied by pages of explanation, detail and academic citations. Others are wonderfully graphic and detail each level of the hierarchy and the progression direction. For me constructing
- Type – Delete – Reset. Manage your social media activity. Your friendships, business and mental health deserve it! - I spend about an hour each day, broken down into short time periods, on social Media. Most of my postings are on Facebook and Twitter as I prefer these two platforms. Many of my business posts are done remotely through a social media software and are scheduled in advance. But, each AM, mid-day and PM,
- A Dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards - In 2014, I published a blog post entitled Jambo’s Hierarchy of Rewards in which I discussed the different reinforcers I use when training and the ‘value’ they have for my learner. In my article entitled Rewards and Positive Reinforcement Consequences, I discussed the meaning of rewards versus reinforcement. In this article I would like to
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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!