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5 ways to learn more about our science-based proprietary training methodology and why it works…

1) Read “Why We Train

2) Read more of our training articles on our unique approach in our website’s “Articles” section.

3) Visit our “Getting Started” page to learn more about the steps to a better-behaving dog.

4) Submit a private Behavioral Evaluation form directly to our staff by clicking on the CLIPBOARD image (on our Getting Started page),

5) Schedule a BEHAVIORAL EVALUATION today for your dog with our in-house behaviorist and receive a free Canine Personality Test for your dog – send us a text: “I’m ready to get started!”

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Based on 8 reviews
Yvette Bohanan
Yvette Bohanan
August 13, 2022.
Erik and Anthony are wonderful! Erik has been an immense help in training our pup, Enzo. Enzo is calm, well behaved on walks with us - and has developed strong recall skills. Both Erik and Anthony are super-dependable, which has been incredibly helpful when we are working from home.
Natalie Vaughn
Natalie Vaughn
July 19, 2022.
Erik and Anthony are wonderful with my dogs. They show compassion and kindness with their dog training.
Jenn Sull
Jenn Sull
June 14, 2022.
I highly recommend Erik at Dog Gone Smarter! I got a sweet Mastiff/Pitbull rescue dog named Tucker almost three years ago and I had taken him to training classes and worked with him a lot. He was good, but still had a lot of anxiety around walks, the doorbell, riding in the car and meeting other dogs. I saw Erik's sign near Tanasbourne and called. I was a little frustrated with how my dog, Tucker, was behaving and Erik could tell. Erik took the lead (pun intended) and really started working with Tucker and I noticed improvements right away. There were steps forward and then back, but Tucker is such a different dog now and it's only been a few months. Erik is kind, calm, a good leader, he is a great teacher and explains how my dog is thinking to help me understand how to be a better pack leader for my dog. We are working on Tucker in the car now and lowering his stress (and my stress) so that Tuck can enjoy going places. I can't say enough good things about Erik. He is punctual, a good communicator, and most importantly he understands dogs and their humans and is able to help them both. I might have been more of a mess when I first met Erik than my dog was, but Erik helped Tucker and gave great, kind, helpful guidance to me, too. You can't find a better dog trainer out there.
Michelle Deazley
Michelle Deazley
June 14, 2022.
I have a wonderful rescue dog that needs to learn to trust strangers. The training she has received has been gentle and kind. She has already started showing a level of trust and calm I wasn't sure I'd ever see in her after only a few lessons. Highly recommend!
Natalie Vaughn
Natalie Vaughn
June 11, 2022.
Anthony and Erik are great with the dogs. They are very helpful.
Minda S
Minda S
June 10, 2022.
I have a 6 month standard poodle /Malinois mix who is super smart playful and full of energy. We needed some help with training I was referred to DonegoneSmarter. Anthony and Eric are awesome trainers they provided our pup with the training that will shape him into an amazing dog. We have seen so much improvement in the last few weeks it is helping our daily walks easier and more enjoyable. I would highly recommend!!!
Jenn Ruth
Jenn Ruth
March 24, 2022.
Erik is fantastic with my dog. He has helped me so much in training my dog, Colt and I wish I had used his services much sooner. Erik has made both of us more more confident and strengthened our bond. It doesn't feel like a chore to walk him anymore. I would definitely suggest Erik to anyone out there. Thank you Erik!!!
Anthony Rivas
Anthony Rivas
March 20, 2022.
I’ve watched Erik take a large Rottweiler from a state of fear and aggression barely restrained by his owner - to a calm, relaxed on-his-back puppy in less then 15 minutes. The owner - Erik, is a true dog whisper! And he does it all with a look, a whisper and few soft spoken gestures. Dog Gone Smarter is truly amazing!

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Articles on Dog Training Science

PiRT Dog Training

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Dog Behavioral Training Deep Dive #2 PiRT: Posture-induced Relaxation Technique Welcome to another installment in a new series of Dog Gone Smarter LLC training articles, each a deep dive into a foundational dog training exercise. Each dog…

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Why We Train

Why we train

The forces of nature and nurture have been at work for thousands of years, underwriting an evolutionary process of mutual benefit and opportunity between humans and dogs. This evolutionary process, perhaps even a co-evolutionary process, provides an…

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