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How Do You Make a Puppy Part of Your Family?

Give us 14 days and we’ll show you how – guaranteed!

The DogSmith Puppy Pack Programs

Helping Dogs Become Family!

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Here at the DogSmith we recognize that getting a puppy can be exciting and frustrating. Puppies are delightful, cute, funny and highly entertaining. Unfortunately, they do not come with an owner’s manual. We are changing all of that. The DogSmith has developed Puppy Training Programs that provide you with everything you need to train your puppy from “cute and cuddly” through the ‘terrible twos” right to “best friend.” The Puppy Pack Puppy Training Programs are designed for puppies from 7 weeks to 6 months of age and establish the foundation for the puppy’s entire life.

The ‘Puppy Pack’ Puppy Training Goals include housetraining, crate training, bite inhibition (puppy nipping), doggie social skills with people and dogs and some key puppy obedience skills like, ‘Sit’, ‘Down’, ‘Stand’, ‘Come’, ‘Walk nicely’, ‘let’s go’, ‘leave it’, ‘name recognition’ and ‘stay’ behaviors.

Benefits of Running with the DogSmith Pack

Each person that enrolls a puppy (less than 6 months of age) into one of the DogSmith Puppy Pack Puppy Training Programs receives a lifetime membership into the DogSmith Puppy Pack, this membership includes:

  • The DogSmith Puppy Pack Membership Card
  • Monthly DogSmith Newsletter enrollment
  • 10% discount on all future DogSmith group dog or puppy training classes
  • 10% discount on DogSmith private dog or puppy training
  • 10% discount on The DogSmith In-home pet care services at any DogSmith location for the life of the puppy
  • The DogSmith Puppy Pack Member who refers 4 puppy friends into a DogSmith puppy pack puppy training program will receive a referral credit of $50.00.
  • A PAL® Tag and PAL® database registration
  • A DogSmith Puppy Pack graduation certificate
  • Wholesale pricing on The DogSmith’s retail line of Holistic Pet Food & Pet Care Products
  • 10% Discount on The DogSmith Weekly Pet waste Cleanup Program
  • 5% discount on DogSmith puppy training aids and puppy toys
  • AKC Puppy Star Registration & Assessment

Star Puppy

Start on the right paw

The DogSmith Puppy Pack Programs

See the DogSmith Puppy Puppy Training Skill card for a full list of the skills covered and the training goal for each skill. You can also review The DogSmith puppy socialization checklist.

1. Puppy Pack Board & Train 14 day package. The DogSmith ‘Puppy Pack’ Board and Train option is a 14 day puppy training program that takes place in the home of a certified DogSmith Dog Trainer. The DogSmith takes the puppy through a scheduled 14 day program that begins with puppy crate training & housetraining. Each day new training skills are introduced to the puppy. .

2. Puppy Pack Latch-Key 14 day training program.The DogSmith Puppy Pack Latch-Key puppy training program takes place in your home. The DogSmith visits your home 3 times each day. This package helps you, under the supervision of a DogSmith, ensure your puppy’s housetraining schedule is maintained with 2 visits to the home each day to exercise and ‘let out’ your puppy. The third visit each day is a puppy training visit. The DogSmith takes the puppy through a scheduled 14-day training program that begins with crate training & housetraining with new skills introduced to the puppy each day.

3. Puppy Pack In-home Private 14 day training package.The DogSmith Private In-Home 14 day puppy training package guides you through teaching your puppy all the necessary skills. The DogSmith makes a daily visit to your home to work with your dog and a family member. The DogSmith takes you and your puppy through a scheduled 14 day program that begins with puppy crate training & housetraining. Under the guidance of your DogSmith Dog Trainer a new skill is introduced to your puppy each day with a daily home work assignment for your family to work on.


So You Want To Be A Dog Trainer?

If you are thinking of becoming a pet care professional or opening your own pet care and dog training business it is important that you have a solid theoretical background and practical experience in a variety of subjects from learning theory to business practices. You will need many hours of hands-on skill training for both dogs and humans and you will need to align yourself with an organization which supports your continued growth and has an investment in your success. And if your plans include starting your own business, a strong business mentor is a huge asset. You will also need the business skills to support your operational skills. Marketing is a critical skill so you can strategically position your business and deliver your products and services to your clients. The best service business won’t succeed unless it is marketed effectively.  You will also need a basic understanding of business finances so you will be equipped to make sound financial decisions.

Initially, one of the most important questions you must answer is whether you want to be a dog trainer, a behavior counselor, a pet care provider or a pet care expert who can offer a wide number of services across all three disciplines.  As an  individual thinking of moving into the pet care business this is a critical question since a huge number of your clients will need dog training expertise and behavior counseling knowledge.

Dog Trainers focus on helping their clients build dog obedience behavior repertoires. The training involves teaching a dog new skills such as ‘sit/stay’ to prevent the dog from begging at the table or teaching the dog to ‘come’ when the owner wants the dog to return to them.  On the other hand behavior counseling involves working with a client to change an existing problematic behavior often requiring that you teach the dog an alternative response to a set of circumstances.

The results of a survey conducted by Goodloe and Borchelt showed that from a pool of 2018 dogs,: 38% said their dogs showed some fear toward loud noises, 22% reported fear toward unfamiliar adults, 33% were fearful toward unfamiliar children and 14% exhibited fear toward unfamiliar and non threatening dog. Because of this if you are considering a career in dog training you need to look at options that educate you and support your growth as a dog trainer and a behavior counselor. Your clients will appreciate it and your bottom line will benefit.