Dog and Puppy Training in Milton

First I would like to say a warm welcome back to all of our current and coming Smart Dogs Canine Training students! Thanks for hanging in over the lockdown, and we hope everyone is well. We are back on schedule with classes and privates, and I thought I would just remind everyone what is available.Continue reading “Dog and Puppy Training in Milton”

Does Class Time Equal Play Time?

Those whom have taken our classes know that we are pretty strict on our rules that dogs are not to meet or play during, right before, or right after class time, and there is good reason for this. First off, unfortunately, we are never more exciting to our dogs, than the dogs standing next toContinue reading “Does Class Time Equal Play Time?”

Don’t Let Them

I often find people listing off the issues that they are having with their dogs, but not understanding why they are happening, even though the base of the issues is fairly obvious. Of course, we as trainers are here to help them understand and break down any issues, but sorting these truly does, many times,Continue reading “Don’t Let Them”

It’s never too late or too early to train your dog

There are those out there that will tell you to wait until after a certain age to begin training your puppy, and there are also those out there that still believe that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. How very wrong they are!! The best time to start training your dog is fromContinue reading “It’s never too late or too early to train your dog”

Dogs Want to Have Fun Too

I’ll start by saying dogs want to have fun too. Yes, many of them enjoy their strolls in the park, or hikes in the woods, but why not spice it up a bit for them? Utilize what’s around you to give them a challenge on their walks. Rocks, benches, trees, curbs, playground equipment and moreContinue reading “Dogs Want to Have Fun Too”

Top 10 Relationship Enhancing Tips for you and Your Dog

1. Set Some Rules/Boundaries Get your family, friends and all those who interact with your dog to have a clear, black and white set of rules for your dog to follow. Those who live with the dog especially should be on the same page as it makes it much easier for your dog to understandContinue reading “Top 10 Relationship Enhancing Tips for you and Your Dog”

Of Children and Dogs

NOTE: this is an article from 2018 that I thought would be good to rehash. Note, things are now grossly different from 2018 to 2020, but the sentiment remains the same. If you’ve never watched the movie My Dog Skip, I recommend that you do. If you’ve ever owned a Jack Russell Terrier (or lostContinue reading “Of Children and Dogs”

Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus

Teaching focus, or engagement, is an enormously beneficial skill to include in your dogs education, and can help with certain behavioural issues, leash skills, working around distraction etc. You can use food, toys or play to achieve focus and increase your value in your dogs eyes. I’ve included a couple videos below to help getContinue reading “Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus”

Puppy and Dog Training is for Life Not Just for 6 Weeks

Every moment of every day is a learning experience for your new puppy or dog. They are learning from their environment, through their actions and from you. They are learning what makes things work, how to problem solve, how to push buttons and how to navigate life. In order for us to have a wellContinue reading “Puppy and Dog Training is for Life Not Just for 6 Weeks”

Smart Dogs Basic Skillz Now Available Dog Training Milton

We want all dogs to get training, and we want training to be accessible to everyone. That is why we have made our popular Smart Dogs Basic Skillz class available in an online format starting Saturday June 13th! We’ve revamped our program to serve you better, added more skillz and kept it easy to followContinue reading “Smart Dogs Basic Skillz Now Available Dog Training Milton”