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Partnering with dog owners to improve relationships with their dogs

The name "Smarten Up Dog!" projects our passion for partnering with dog owners to improve relationships with their dogs. Dogs are wonderful, loving creatures that interact with us in diverse, unexpected and sacred  ways. Like us, they grow through stages of development and bond deeply and meaningfully with humans and other dogs. Our mission is to ensure that your dog makes your home happier!

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  • Level up your training by adding duration, distractions, and clarity.

    400 US dollars
  • This is a 7 session course where we cover the essentials for new puppy...

    350 US dollars
  • Are you thinking of getting a dog? There's a lot to consider, let's ch...

    300 US dollars
  • This is our most popular product. Training progressions are individual...

    100 US dollars
  • Does your dog have some habits that are straining your relationship? P...

    100 US dollars

Does your furry friend need some guidance in becoming the best version of themselves? Look no further! Our expert dog training sessions are designed to bring out the best in your beloved canine companion.

Our certified and experienced dog trainer is passionate about fostering a strong bond between you and your dog. 


Hi, my name is Memphis - I’m a 6 year old Standard Poodle who, if I’m telling the truth, needed some leash manners and some obedience training. I’m really a nice pup so I was willing to change my ways.  My friend Toby, another Standard Poodle, told me about Greg and Smarten Up Dog Training. And boy that was a great recommendation! Greg is one of my best friends now and I’m learning so much from him. He’s also introduced me to some fun pup pals. I think I might have a crush on his Sadie.

I love my private sessions, Greg makes me feel so special and we do so much in so many different places. I don’t even realize I’m learning all the time. And now I’m taking an Obedience Class with Greg and some other terrific dogs.

I’ve never been a happier Poodle and my parents are thrilled with my behavior and progress. I know they always loved me but since working with Greg I think they love me even more.


P.S. I’ve been so good I might even get a brother.  Puppy class here we come.

Memphis Blue

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"...I am learning to listen better with my friend Greg. He has taught me to sit, lay down, and we are working really hard on stay and come. They are much happier with my behavior in my house.  I still have accidents and it’s because I forget to tell my mom and dad I have to go out.  I am working really hard at that.  Greg says when I go potty outside, I should get plenty of treats.  I love that. Thank you mom and Dad for introducing me to my friend Greg and his buddy Otto!!! Everyone seems to be happier in my house!!!"

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"Now my favorite time of the week is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when Greg comes to see me. I’m probably not the best student he has but I really look forward to all the things he teaches me. He is incredibly kind and patient and I get lots of treats while he is with me. I know I give him a hard time but I am learning so much and my parents are really becoming proud of me. Thank you Greg. You’re the best teacher I could ever have!!! 🙏🐾🥰"

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Woof!  My name is Wynne and I am a 1 year old yorkie weighing in at a whopping 4.8 pounds.  I met Greg when I was just a wee little pup.  At first, oh my was he big and intimidating and wow he made me do all of the craziest things, like walk on a leash and sit and stay.  Thank goodness he does bring the most delicious, healthiest and freshest's a BIG incentive for me to work hard with him.  Since we met, I have had sessions with Greg about 3 hours each week.  Now, check out what I can do after all of our hard work together...walk on a leash and listen to commands, such as up, down, in and out.  I also sit and stay even while Greg is holding a treat out in front of that's control on my part!  When I do a great job, I love hearing "good girl".  It's the positive reinforcement words that tell me I'm doing the right thing.  What's also so special about my relationship with Greg is that he's helping me to become a therapy dog.  Often, we go on special outings to see people in our community.  Sometimes they are healthcare workers and other times it may be a child or adult working hard through physical therapy to get stronger.  With commands, I've learned how to "say hello", let other people pet me and I just love sitting on laps because it makes them feel happy!  Greg also makes me look, feel and smell beautiful and clean.  When I was just a little girl he had to slowly touch my feet, hair and nails to help desensitize me because I didn't like being held and groomed.  Now, I let him bathe me, cut my hair and grind my nails all while listening to calming music in the background and his soft voice.  I have great trust in Greg and recommend that any dog out there that wants to have fun, learn lots, love others and be happy to reach out to Greg for sessions!  Dog, you will sure learn to SMARTEN UP


Don't wait to unlock your dog's true potential! Book a professional dog training session now and set them on the path to becoming the well-mannered, joyful companion you've always dreamed of.


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