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I am a professional dog trainer with a very simple philosophy: I believe that training the dogs and puppies of Las Vegas should be fun, innovative, and positive. I do NOT use e-collars! I’ve been helping both dogs and their owners understand each other better and live together in perfect harmony for several years.
SPECIALIZING IN PUPPIES!
Puppy lessons can start as early as 8 weeks old. I can even come to your home before you get your pup to help you prepare!
A common schedule for training a new puppy:
8 and 9 weeks: adjust to new family, how to start forming a bond, potty/crate training
10 weeks: begin basic obedience (sit etc) and socialization. Yes, socialization! There is a way to do it safely!
Training starts in your home because (a) it's safe as the pup isn't vaxxed yet and (b) no distractions.
Basically, puppies need basic obedience (communication, like sit and come); manners (like no jumping or biting), and socialization to be well-adjusted and happy. These are imperative foundations which must start before 16 weeks of age.
My approach is positive reinforcement. No pain, no collars, force-free. I teach YOU how and why the dog behaves how he does, how they learn, and how to best understand and communicate with your puppy so your bond becomes strong. I teach you both a mutual language. You are very involved in the training.
I need to repeat this: I AM NOT TRAINING YOUR DOG FOR YOU...I AM TRAINING YOU!
Private lessons start in your home, then on location once vaxxed. It's important that your puppy doesn't only respond to basic commands in the house. Lessons are customized to your needs and goals.
OTHER SERVICES AND CREDENTIALS:
Service Dog Tasks
"Pandemic Puppies": Dogs who have become fearful or reactive due to isolation during the pandemic, or who experience separation anxiety as a result of becoming accustomed to being around their humans 24/7.
Member APDT, LIMA compliant
Certified, Licensed, Insured
Director of Training, Silver State Service Dogs
Founder and organizer, West Side Walkers
Proud Partner, CNS Golden Retrievers, Las Vegas, Nevada
Member of Board of Advisors, Pawesome Prefessionals Masterminds
2500+ dogs (humans) trained
Contact me for peace of mind for you and your animals. Put your best paw forward and let’s get started today!
Sabrina Smilor, CPDT, APDT