Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wishing You the Best Holiday Season Ever!

Smart Dogs Canine Training would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! All the best in 2013!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Obedience vs Intelligence? Dog Training in Milton & Burlington

The smartest dogs are not necessarily the ones that are willing to do everything that you ask. Though every dog is unique and intelligent (there are no stupid dogs), they are not all created equal.

There are breeds, mixes and individuals who excel in obedience and tasks created by us humans, who are driven to work for us and and happy doing our biddinig. Then there are breeds, mixes and individuals that excel at thinking on their feet and using their own minds to accomplish the task at hand (what ever they think it might be), sometimes saying screw the owner, I'm going to do what I feel is right.

Often times these latter types are labled as less bright than the foregoing group, which is very far from the truth.  I have found that the dogs who push the limits, who cause frustration, who are "more difficult to train" and who have a mind of their own are amoungst some of the smartest canines. Again, not all dogs are created equal, and not all dogs are ready to follow us around, hanging on our every word.

If you have that type, rest assured that the intelligence is present and alive with in your companion, you just need to learn how to bring it to the surface in the best, most effective way.

Which brings us to the next issue. If you are dead set in your ways of training, have one single method with rigid boudaries, you may end up at a road block when training these types of dogs. Willingness to use what works for each individual will get you much further. All dogs are different and no one method will work the same on every dog. Variences in motivations, drives, temperament and breed will all have an affect on training and learning rates as will variences in owner confidence, patience and consistency.

If you are at a road black with your dog, feel free to contact us and we can help you break through that road block - and visit the website for training details

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dog Training - Obedience Classes - Agility Classes in Milton and Burlington

New class schedule below! Check the website for details on the classes and feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to sign up.
We are conveniently located on First Line between Milton and Burlington.
Get your dog behaving for the Holiday Season!!!


Smart Puppy

Friday Evenings Dec. 21st Start
7:00-8:00pm Milton/Burlington (Indoor)

Smart Dog Basic Classes

Sunday Morning Dec. 23rd Start
10:00am-11:00pm Milton/Burlington (Indoor)

Wednesday Evenings Dec. 19th Start
7:00-8:00pm Milton/Burlington (Indoor)

Smart Dogs Refresher

Saturday Mornings TBA 10:00-11:00am Milton/Burlington (Indoor)

Smart Dogs Agility

Saturday Mornings Dec. 22nd Start
11:30am-12:30 pm Milton/Burlington (Indoor)

To get a hold of us quickly - email us to sign up!

or give us a call