Our bathing service includes a warm bath, brushing and ear cleaning. On request, we can also trim nails and/or hair around the paws (ideal for our hiking dogs in foxtail season). To make your vacation return easy, we suggest scheduling a bath the last day of your dog's boarding stay with us. Baths cost between $25 and $35 depending on the size and temperament of your dog. Nails cost between $20 and $25. On request, we can also provide special services such as a "skunk bath". We do not provide a full grooming service at this time.
Smilin Dogs uses positive (R+) training methods.
We currently offer 3 options:
- Individual training working with you and your dog together
- Individual training with your dog during daycare or boarding and then transfer his/her new skills to you later
- Group Classes Classes Start:
In this 1 hour class you will learn how to teach your dog basic behaviors such as : sit, down, stand, stay, loose leash walking, wait at the door, come when call, hand targeting and leave it. Also you will learn about dog language and how dogs learn. This class is meant for all sizes and ages of dogs.
When: 9:00 AM, Saturdays (6 sessions)
Obedience Level 2
In this class you and your pup will go from knowing the basic commands to being able to implement them in real life. This class is appropriate for dogs that have previously completed a basic obedience class.
When: 10:15 AM, Saturdays (6 sessions)
From Growls to Smiles
Does your dog lunge on leash? Or otherwise act aggressively when he/she sees other dogs? In our safe environment you will get a toolbox for handling your dog. After this class you will feel more confident when walking your dog and your dog will learn to behave better near others.
When: 1:00 PM, Saturdays (6 sessions)
Hounds on the Town
Do you want to have a well mannered pup while walking downtown or while sitting and enjoying your coffee at a local coffee shop? In this class you and your pup will go on field trips to practice real life behaviors that are necessary for polite public interactions out on the town. This class is appropriate for dogs that have previously completed a basic obedience level two class.
When: 2:30 PM, Saturdays (6 sessions)
- Seth Fox joined Smilin Dogs in March of 2010. He has completed the Marin County Humane Society Canine Behavior Acedemy(CBA) Seth has also volunteered at the Peninsula Humane Society, assisting in their dog training classes. Seth teaches our training classes, works with individual clients and in addition he works with the staff and dogs of Smilin Dogs to help us maintain a high quality and safe service. Currently, he is attempting to convince his three-year-old Dachschund, Jack, that he is not, in fact, a German Shepherd.