Positive Residential 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 dog's environment or at Metro East Vet in Belleville. Our trainers are 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 Residential Boarding and a Board and Train option. 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 primary philosophy is that dogs live in homes and should be trained and boarded in homes whenever possible. 


SmartyPaws was founded in 2010 and has successfully worked with hundreds of dogs. We are located 35 minutes from St. Louis and 15 minutes from Scott Air Force Base in a peaceful country setting north of Lebanon, IL. We offer pick up and drop off service.


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. First classes will start in mid May and 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. 

Pick up and drop off service is available.

Credentials and Affiliations


11261 Pleasant Valley School Rd.

Trenton, IL 62293


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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