Absolutely 💯 hands down fantastic!Valerie is so sweet and super patient. She is one of a kind, and very knowledgeable. My Luna (5 month Boxer), is quite sassy, and she's easily distracted. But Valerie was so calm, and was able to work with Luna great. We did Paw Camp and Valerie came to our home (while we weren't home, so no distractions), and very trustworthy. Luna felt comfortable and learned manners, all kinds of fun tricks. (Bang dead is my fave!) Paw Camp worked well for us! Look no further... Smarty Paws 🐾 is who you need to call for good reliable service and trustworthy training.
Valerie seemed like the perfect fit for our needs. I bought a puppy for my niece at my sister’s suggestion and she lives with my mom. I liked the idea of the trainer coming to their house and me coming over to help them everyone packing up to go to training, especially with Covid still among us. Valerie was always professional, always prompt, always cheerful, always loving and a wealth of knowledge and patience! We were amazed at how responsive our puppy Shadow was!! Shadow performed every command - now comes the hard part - it’s up to us to maintain his behavior! Lol. We always felt comfortable when she came she was very thorough doing a summary of the training at the end to ensure we understood our homework for the week. Shadow even had a graduation photo with a mortarboard and diploma compliments of her! I would absolutely use her again if Shadow needed some reinforcement outside of our scope! Thanks again Valerie!
Professional, knowledgeable, highly recommend!We did a short course with Valerie for our two rescue dogs, one who is a fearful dog. Valerie gave us the tools and guidance we needed to help both dogs build confidence and have better manners. Months prior to booking our training sessions, Valerie was extremely helpful and generous with her time and spoke to me over the phone about how to help our fearful dog from the shelter. She has a wealth of knowledge and really helped us navigate new territory with our two new dogs. Thank you Valerie!
As a new dog mom, I had alot of questions/concerns of how to even begin with training and setting reasonable expectations for my maltipoo (Sonny). I knew I was looking for more of a personalized experience with someone coming to my own home/space— and that person was Valerie with Smarty Paws! Her experience spoke volumes on how patient she was Sonny in teaching basic commands. She even gave me the tools and the confidence to live out a well trained environment for my Sonny and family. I would absolutely recommend Valerie to anyone seeking training services—you will not be disappointed!!
Ms Valarie was very understanding and gave good pointers for us to use. Not only she taught Oreo but she also taught us. Gave us a lot of information .She is a very personable Lady. She definitely knows what she is doing. Highly recommend her to others.Unfortunately she is moving .We wish you the best and thank you.The Santos and Oreo.
Loved working with Valerie, she was very patient with my pet. She provided tips and great information to train our pets. As soon as she stepped in to our house she knew what we needed to work with and I can say we succeeded. It requires work and we are not finished but I Must say that I am very happy.