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Private Lessons


Private lessons may be the way to go. These lessons are best suited for those who want one-on-one attention or those with hectic schedules who cannot make it to our group class times. Private lessons can follow the basic group class outlines or be tailored to the canine student’s needs and the family’s goals for their dog

Here are some considerations for private lessons:

  • Your schedule is different each week or you are not available during the group class times.
  • You have specific goals not targeted in our class outlines – we assess what your current situation is, find out what you want from your dog, formulate a plan to help you reach your goal, and then work with you to achieve your idea of a family dog.
  • Your dog is aggressive, nervous, or scared when outside your home or around other dogs.
  • You would like a coach’s undivided attention for the entire lesson, which means that both you and your dog have a better chance of progressing fairly quickly.

Group Classes

Let’s start with some fun training with your puppy! Getting a puppy is exciting but it can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect or it’s been a while since you have had a puppy.

Smart Dog Dallas classes take the time to teach you about dog ownership and ensure you are prepared to be one-step ahead of your new four-legged family member. Our training focuses on how to teach YOU to train your puppy in the fundamentals. You will have useful training information that can be put in place immediately. Training and working with your dog is a lifetime commitment. You’ll come out of our classes with many motivating training tips that you’ll use today, tomorrow and many years to come.

Smart Dog Dallas’ training philosophy of persistence, insistence and consistency encourages good behaviors and helps you establish a strong bond with your newest BFF!

  • For puppies starting at 8 weeks of age, having completed their first round of vaccinations
  • Graduation Goals: Smart Dog Dallas Puppy Kindergarten Certificate AND AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification
  • Course length: 10 Sessions. Class meets 2 evenings a week for the first 4 weeks, then once a week for the 5th and 6th week.
  • Cost: $220

Key topics include:

  • Understanding and developing your training communication with your puppy
  • Molding and shaping behaviors into cues for Here, Heel, Sit, Down, Place
  • Socialization with people, places and other dogs in their brave new world
  • Tips on puppy health, grooming and recognizing developmental stages
  • Problem prevention such as: house training, puppy mouthing, jumping on people, digging… the list goes on!

Contact Us Today and Enroll Your new BFF!

Smart Dog Dallas’ basic obedience class is geared towards dogs 6 months or older with little to no experience with formal obedience training. In class, you will learn how to communicate, motivate, and bond with your BFF.

The goal of The Basics is to teach YOU how to teach your dog to focus on you and become the life partner you want and need!

We will cover the basics of dog behavior and communication, as well as Here, Heel, Sit, Down, Place, and Back

  • For adult dogs 6 months of age and older
  • Graduation Goals: Smart Dog Dallas “The Basics” Certificate and APDT BA Certification
  • Course length: 6 weeks, meets once a week in the evenings

To find out more or to schedule private lessons, please contact us!

“I have been to an obedience class and my dog sits and does all that stuff but she won’t stop barking and pulls on the leash and jumps on people and won’t come when there is another dog around and…”
If you have said any part of this sentence, or something similar, you are going to love Rover Review classes! At Smart Dog Dallas, we have met many dogs and owners who have gone to obedience classes and all that “knowledge” is just not connecting into real life situations. This class retrieves the basics and wakes up the inner Lassie of your dog’s true self. Well… we at least get his true character directed with good results. In class, you will re-establish basic obedience and then move into more distractive situations, achieving complete attention on you. Rover Review is not a beginner’s class; it’s for the dog that knows the basics but is not responding better each day or (amazingly) getting worse. Training is a lifelong communication and this is a great course to revamp both of you. To find out more about our group class schedule, please contact us!

This is a great class, not only because you and your dog will have fun, but there are several secondary beneficial results that come from teaching your dog to perform tricks and to play with you in an educational and structured setting:

  • The more time you spend with your dog, the greater the bond becomes between the two of you while you’re doing fun things together.
  • Performing tricks gives your dog self confidence because of all the praises she gets when she does something well.
  • Training any cue always gives your dog a job to do, and he becomes more attentive to you and better behaved as a result.
  • Trick training also teaches your clever dog “how to learn” and to think how to problem solve.

But the best reward in a trick training class is having some good ol’ fashion fun with your dawg.

Smart Dog Dallas’ Trick Training class will teach a minimum of one stationary trick and one moving trick per week. This is a fast-paced class, and you will be moving around! Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes that permit athletic movement. Pre-requisite to this class is that your dog can be cued to “Name” (looks at you when you call their name), ” Here”, “Heel”, “Sit”, Down”, “Stand” and “Wait

Here is the current curriculum of tricks to be taught:

  • Touch and Tap
  • Sit Up or Sit Pretty
  • Head Up and Head Down
  • Jump through your Arms and over your Leg
  • Wiping the Face
  • Circle to the right and Circle to the Left
  • Take a Bow
  • Go Backwards
  • Play Dead
  • Shake his Head
  • Through, between and around your legs
  • Creeping crawl

To find out more about our group class schedule, please contact us!


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We request you make a reservation for daycare as well as boarding to ensure we have a safe and manageable number of dogs. Asking at least 24 hours ahead is the best way to guarantee your spot. We understand that last minute needs occur and will do our best to work w/ “day of” reservations. In those situations, there may be a $10 fee assessed.

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