Smart Dogs Canine Training takes the approach that no two dogs are a like and different dogs may require different techniques to help them during training or to fix any issues that they are experiencing.
We take a balanced approach to training, meaning, we give your dog the FULL picture, not just PART of it. In order to learn, retain and become reliable, dogs need both positive reinforcement and corrections to teach them in a clear, fair, efficient and appropriate manner.
1. We start by teaching your dog what is required of him or her in a gentle and fair way. We use both luring and placement techniques to teach your dog what is being asked. Lots of positive reinforcement here!
2. We then teach the dog that what is being asked is required in all situations. If we asked the dog to sit, and he doesn't, we help him into the required position.
3. Finally we enforce training with appropriate corrections to help the dog understand that he needs to respond to what we are asking, EVEN UNDER DISTRACTION.
Throughout these steps, we reward the dog for good behaviour with positive reinforcements in the form of food, praise, touch and play (food being faded out so that it does not become relied upon for the responses from your dog). Our methods are quick, effective and results oriented.
Julie Deans - Head Trainer
Julie is well versed in the world of dog training, and her knowledge of canines, and natural ability with them, as well as her outgoing, approachable personality is a great asset in running her dog obedience programs and dealing with her clients.
Her main focus is training canines to become well adjusted pets and members of society. Julie has a passion for teaching and helping others obtain the well trained dog they always dreamed of having.
Julie is a proud member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Canada, and was the former Editor for the Terrier Times, the Club's quarterly newsletter. Julie is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers. She has undertaken a training and behaviour course through North State Canine Academy in the USA and holds a certificate in this course. She has also participated in many different obedience and agility courses under many different trainers, so she has a wide array of "tricks" up her sleeve. Julie has been competing in agility, rally-o and Jack Russell Terrier events for over 7 years.
Julie knows what her clients are looking for and strives to keep her lessons pertinent to real life situations. She works with clients to help achieve results in the real world by utilizing environments that dogs will see on a daily basis. Julie keeps an open mind when training, she isn't afraid to try a different technique if something isn't working and doesn't limit herself with one single style of training, which is of great benefit to you and your dog. This means you will be taught techniques that will work, not just taught techniques because they are popular or the "in" thing to do.
When time is available Julie competes with her dogs in Agility (AAC, CPE & JRTCC), Rally-Obedience (CARO), Jack Russell events (JRTCC) and Conformation (RBCSWO).
Julie is constantly educating herself and keeps up with all new and relevant information in regards to training and dogs in general. She is the official trainer of the Jack Russell Rescue of Ontario.
To find out more, contact her firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving Milton and Burlington Ontario and the surrounding areas.
Check out Julie's article on "Choosing the Right Trainer" for some pertinent information you should know before signing up with any trainer.
Chris Turpin - Trainer (specializing in difficult dogs)
Chirs has had dogs most of his life, and shares Julie's passion for helping others obtaining the obedient dog that they always dreamed of having. He has many years of experience working with difficult to handle dogs and specializes in bully and working breeds.
He has a way with dogs that is evident upon the first meeting and has been known to control any dog in any situation. Chris is not afraid to apply different techniques in his training and utilizes his knowledge and experience to help his clients obtain control and discipline all while providing real world experience with a common sense approach.
Chris has also been through a number of training classes under different trainers, picking up information, tips and techniques to enhance his own training.
Chris' experience in management greatly enhances his communication and training skills, offering his clients an excellent resource for training.
Chris is a member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Canada
To find out more, contact him email@example.com
Serving Milton, Ontario and the surrounding areas.
Meet the dogs...
Our dogs help us work with and rehabilitate dogs with behavioural issues. Our dogs are also available for film work, TV work and still photography work.
Brandy, the B-Hive
Call Name: Brandy
Height: 10 3/4"
Date of Birth: Aug. 13, 2002
AAC: ADC, SGDC, AADC
CPE: CL2-H, CL2-R, CL2-F, CL2-S, CL3-R, CL3-F, CL3-S, CL3-H, CL4-R
CARO: RN MCL
JRTCC: HIT Agility 2009 JRTRO Trial, JRTCC SGD, JRTCC AAD, JRTCC Nationals Reserve Agility Champion 2011
JRTCC Rescue Trial Reserve Agility Champion June 2012, JRTCC Nationals Reserve Agility Champion 2012, JRTCC Nationals 2012 Steeplechase Challenge Small Dog Winner
EMPLOYMENT - Works with us to help rehabilitate dogs with leash aggression and anxiety issues. Demo's motivational obedience and teaches puppies how to behave around small dogs.
"This little dog has been my greatest teacher and gives me her all in everything that I ask of her. She is unbelievably versatile - going from family pet, a little hunter, to a very adept agility competitor and being a best friend whenever I need her. She is my #1 dog, and always will be. She puts up with my mistakes, my crazy photo sessions and whatever else I throw at her. She is excellent with people of all ages, men, women, children, it doesn't matter, she loves them all, and gets along with other dogs (as long as they know what she says goes) - a true testament to the JRT breed!" - Julie Deans
TITLES & ACHIEVEMENTS:
*Master Level Agility Training
*Advanced Level Obedience Training
*1st Place On-Leash Agility 2005 Niagara Group Terrier Trial
*Agility Dog of Canada Title (ADC) with the AAC 10/27/06
*Starters Games Dog of Canada Title (SGDC) with the AAC 2/9/07
*4th Place 10" Division Royackers Canada Cup 2007 ($78.50) 7/21/07
*Retrieval Proficiency Test (RPT) 8/18/07 with the Canadian Disc Dog Association
*JRTCC Nationals 2007 - 1st Place Agility II, 2nd Place Jumpers, 2nd Place Tunnelers, 3rd Place Gamble
*CARO Novice Rally Obedience Title (RN MCL) - 3 rounds, 197pts each 11/10/07
*CPE Level 2 Standard Title - CL2-R - 03/09/08
*CPE Level 2 Handler Games Title - CL2-H - 04/05/08
*CPE Level 2 Fun Games Title - CL2-F - 07/05/08
*7th Place 10" Division Royackers Canada Cup 2008 07/19/08
*CPE Level 3 Standard Title - CL3-R - 08/02/08
*JRTCC Nationals 2008 - 1st Place Agility II, 1st Place Jumpers, 1st Place Gambler, 1st Place Tunnelers
*CPE Level 2 Strategy Title - CL2-S
*JRTCC Nationals 2008 - 1st Place Agility II, 1st Place Jumpers, 1st Place Gamble, 1st Place Tunnelers
*Advanced Agility Dog of Canada Title (AADC) with the AAC 11/29/08
*JRTCC/JRTRO June 2009 Twin Trials - JRTRO Trial June 6/09 - AGILITY TRIAL CHAMPION, 1st Overall - 1st Place Agility II, 2nd Place Gamble, 3rd Place Jumpers
*JRTCC Nationals 2009 - Small Terrier Steeplechase Challenge WINNER, 2nd Place Agility II , 5th
Place Gamblers, 4th Place Jumpers
*JRTCC Nationals 2011 - Small Terrier Steeplechase Challenge WINNER, AGILITY RESERVE CHAMPION (2nd overall)
*JRTRO June 2012 - RESERVE Agility II & III Champion, 2nd Place Agility III, 1st Place Gamble, 1st Place Jumpers, 2nd Place and Reserve Pet/Rescue Conformation
*JRTCC Sept 2012 - RESERVE Agility II & III Champion, 1st Place Agility III, 1st Place Gamble, 1st Place Jumpers, Small Terrier Steeplechase Challenge WINNER
RIP - June 2004 - November 2012
Call Name: Mack
Date of Birth: June 2004
*Rock solid recall
*Intensive behaviour modification
You don't always get the dog you want, but you always get the dog you need. Mack has been one of our greatest teachers in regards to behaviour modification and training difficult dogs. Being a bully doesn't make him stupid, but does present it's own unique challenge during training.