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The DogSmith Services
Pet Sitting, Dog Walking & Dog Day Care Services
Voted #1 Pets’ Favorite Caretaker by Dogs & Cats
The DogSmith Pet Care Program gives you the flexibility to care
for your pet and reclaim your freedom. Yes you CAN leave home without
them! All our pet care providers are certified Pet Care Technicians and
are fully insured and bonded.
Why you should use The DogSmith - View a comparison chart of pet care services
With the DogSmith’s Pet Care Program you’re never torn between the
demands of your job, social life or family and the needs of your pets.
- Busy with work or family? DogSmith Pet Care Programs offer a wide range of solutions for your busy life.
- Away from Home? Choose the Pet Care you need, whenever you need it.
- Need extra care? We offer additional V.I.P treats to pets and their owners
See a full list of all our DogSmith Pet Care Services or View the DogSmith Pet Care Brochure.
|DogSmiths Out & About
January 27-30 Annual
Come see The DogSmith at the Historic District of DeFuniak Springs during this
annual 4-day event. The Annual Chautauqua Assembly combines history, theater, music, arts &
crafts and more. Featured
Keynote Speaker will be Celine Cousteau, Filmaker and Granddaughter of Jacques
Cousteau. For details, click the link above or call the Florida Chautauqua Center
office at 850-892-7613.
Welcome to 2011 and a Happy New Year from The DogSmith team.
The first quarter of the year is a busy time for DogSmiths. Many of our clients have new four legged family members and are looking for us to "help dogs become family!" We thought this would be a good opportunity to also encourage those of you with older dogs to attend a training class, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. It is never too late to teach your best friend some new tricks or tweak your dog's obedience skills.
Check out our group training page that shows all the open dog training classes and if you have a puppy then get them signed up for one of our FREE puppy socialization classes. Happy Training!
Reinforcements in Dog Training
Like humans, reinforcement is something a dog values and will work for. This could be a toy, petting or a piece of food. Reinforcers that animals naturally like and don't have to learn to enjoy, are called primary reinforcers. Reinforcers that
dogs are conditioned (learn) to enjoy, like toys and balls, are called secondary
reinforcers. Dogs are natural predators and are energy efficient and like most
animals, will do things (exhibit behaviors) to get what they value. Contrary to popular belief a dog's primary reason for existing is not to simply please us. When teaching any student, human or animal, we first need to
understand how to motivate them and make their learning worth their while. Not
all behaviors are worth the same reinforcement. When teaching a dog complex behaviors you need to
pull out the big guns; the really yummy treats. Whereas a simple 'sit' may only warrant
a small treat.read more
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We are happy to spend a few minutes with you on the phone so you can
learn more about The DogSmith® and we can learn more about you and your
pets. We can create a dog training program or a personalized pet care
program tailored to meet the needs of you and your pets.
Fill out the form here and a DogSmith® will contact you.
The DogSmith of Palm Beach County is
To meet the growing demand for her unrivaled dog training
and pet care, Rachel Williams, owner of The DogSmith of Palm Beach County, has
partnered with Susan Barton, Certified DogSmith Dog Trainer, to expand her operations
into Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, and Stuart, Florida. Effective February 1, 2011, the animal lovers
in these cities will have access to the same exceptional customer service and
professional expertise that Palm Beach County has enjoyed since The DogSmith opened.