The past two months have been nothing but unknowns. It is so great to get back to something I love, and some sort of normalcy. This week I am back at work, in the homes and working with the dogs. This is one of the beautiful dogs I had the pleasure to work with. Coincidently, […]
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As everyone adjusts to the new norm of life that we are experiencing. A few things have crossed my mind. Our dogs live a life of quarantine every day. Think about it, we get up and go about our busy days…. work, play, errands, etc. When we are home, we get locked on technology….tv, phones, […]
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Nori Smith has successfully achieved a professional certification by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). CCPDT requires each candidate to provide references that attest to their work, they must pass a rigorous written exam that focuses on the science behind dog behavior and the […]
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It is always an honor to be acknowledged for your work, especially when you love what you do. I have the privilege to be a part of the Best of Forsyth 2020, but need your support. Voting is open until October 31. You can only vote once a day, but you can vote everyday! Please […]
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Our dogs bring us such unconditional love every day. They are the light on a dark day; they are the joy in our sorrow; they are the giggles when we can’t find anything to laugh at. We always know that one day they will no longer be with us in the physical. When that day […]
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It is such a privilege to be apart of this amazing litter of German Shorthaired Pointers I have seen them grow from delivery to becoming happy, playful puppies. The mom is one of the best dogs I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Tucker is a family dog. She is calm, intelligent & hard working. She […]
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I have posted links in the past for dog friendly hiking, and ask you to comment on your experience with trails also. This past weekend I went to the Vickory Creek Trail in Roswell. It is almost 5 miles of all dog friendly nature trails. What I liked about it was, although there are areas […]
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Last week we talked about how cold was too cold. When our crazy weather in Georgia is not ideal conditions in order for you to get outside and take your dog for a walk, here are few indoor activities. Hide n seek. Your dog must have a strong out-of-sight ‘stay’ to play this game. Don’t […]
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We have all asked ourselves that question when it comes time to take our dog for a walk. With our crazy winters in Atlanta, where one day will be 50 degrees and 15 the next. I always advocate exercise but sometimes we have to find alternatives to the walk. Please refer to the PetPlan chart […]
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It’s the start of a new year, and what better time to make a commitment to yourself, and your dog. A trained dog doesn’t mean your dog can do tricks. It means a lot more. I feel trained behaviors are life skills that your dog needs. What are some of the benefits of a trained […]
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