Positive Dog Training and Boarding  



Board & Train

SmartyPaws provides positive dog training that effectively trains your dog while developing a stronger bond between you and your pet. Training can take place at your home in your environment, in my home or we can meet at a mutually agreed upon location. Our trainers are Karen Pryor certified and have years of hands on experience.  

We offer a variety of one on one and group training options including: puppy kindergarten, Jr. Puppy, basic manners, tricks, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), socialization, nose work, and behavior modification.Training sessions can be customized based on your specific needs.  


SmartyPaws also offers limited Residential Boarding, Board and Train and Doggy Day Care options. When your pet stays with us, they are treated like one of the family. We offer free roaming with plenty of space to explore inside and out, within the safety of a large fenced in area. If your dog requires his own space, we can also provide private rooms. We provide updates so you can travel worry-free. Our core philosophy is that dogs live in homes and should be trained and boarded in homes whenever possible. We always limit the number of dogs staying with us; therefore advanced reservations are required.  


SmartyPaws was founded in 2010 and has successfully worked with hundreds of dogs. We are located in St. Louis County and service the St Louis and Metro East areas by offering convenient pick up and drop off services. 


Click here to download a description of our new positive group training classes or go to the Group Class page. Call today to reserve your spot as class size is limited. 

Whether you are off to enjoy a weekend trip, away for the holidays or working out of town, our staff is happy to watch your furry family members. Give us a call to make a reservation for boarding or discuss your training needs.


You are welcome to set up a time to visit us before hand to check out your pet's home away from home and to meet our trainers. Appointments are required so that we can maintain a safe and peaceful space for your pet and our trainers.  

Pick up and drop off service is available.

Credentials and Affiliations


New St. Louis County Location

Call to set up a training appointment, make a boarding reservation or schedule a tour. 

Call or text anytime 618-303-6868


Professional Dog Training and boarding using

the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Contact us for Training and Boarding

Call or Text (618)303-6868

Email us at jerri@smartypaws.biz

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