SmartDog Training Works!
With over a decade of training experience, Sherry has worked in many training styles and witnessed fads come and go. In 2004 she opened SmartDog Training—a business that prides itself on improving the lives of dogs and their owners through force-free, science-based training and behaviour modification methods. Sherry and her skilled staff offer a full range of training for you and your dog, and we spice it up with video tutorials, real life examples and practice!
Head trainer Sherry earned a certificate in Dog Training and Counselling from the San Francisco SPCA in 2004. She was CPDT-KA certified (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed) in 2005 with the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. To obtain this certification she completed the required 300 hours of lead training experience and passed an independent, science-based exam.
SmartDog Training adheres to the CPDT’s mandate for professional behaviour, including:
- Having all trainers pursue ongoing education and professional development.
- Providing quality, sound, science-based services to help you with your training goals for your dog.
- Providing accurate, truthful advertising and representations concerning qualifications, experience, services, costs, and expected results.
- Acting honestly and ethically.
- Organizing classes and private sessions to ensure maximum safety of dogs and their owners.
- Complying with laws, regulations and ethical standards governing professional practices.
- Maintaing and respecting confidentiality of information.
To learn more, check out the CPDT Brochure.
SmartDog specializes in foundation training for puppies or older rescues and in urban dog enrichment. We have an excellent track record helping puppies and shy dogs be braver, helping impulsive dogs achieve self control, and giving owners the tools they need to train as professionals would, all in a respectful, fun, and challenging environment. Our staff have expertise both in teaching dogs and in coaching people; no question is too silly, no puppy too zoomy, no rescue too shy or too rowdy!
We at Smart Dog Training are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.
Information we collect
Smart Dog Training. collects personal information from our clients and prospects from time to time. This information is used strictly for internal customer service and marketing purposes.
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you information based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
How we protect your privacy
We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by any of our systems.