Fawn Pierre - SmartyPup! Founder
Fawn Pierre began her professional dog-training career with Sirius® puppy training in 1995. In September 2008 she launched her own puppy and dog training program.
Fawn is a proud third generation San Franciscan, well known for her exceptional teaching abilities, her excellent training skills, her informative and entertaining classes, her approachable attitude, and her talent for cultivating the human-canine bond. She has mentored and trained other dog professionals in a variety of pet care industries here at home and from all over the world.
Most importantly Fawn believes each dog and person is unique and deserves simply the best and most intelligent guidance possible.
Fawn was San Francisco Sirius® Puppy Training's instructor for 14 years working exclussively with puppies and their people. In that time she worked as a trainer in the Behavior and Training Department at the SFSPCA where she helped develop numerous shelter programs including treatment programs and evaluation guidelines. After graduating with honors from the San Francisco SPCA Dog Training Academy in 2000, she went on to teach clicker training and obedience training progressions to the SFSPCA dog training academy students. In addition, she taught the unit on puppy class instruction for 7 years to academy students. In 1999, she created the first structured puppy daycare in the country, emphasizing the importance of early socialization, in home management and basic training for puppies.
A member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers since 1995, Fawn continues her studies in the area of dog (and people) learning and behavior.
In a letter to San Francisco Veterinarians, Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of Sirius® Puppy Training wrote “ […], without a doubt Fawn is the most experienced and the most talented puppy trainer in San Francisco. She is a natural teacher — utterly conscientious, creative, fast-paced, funny and extremely engaging. When you entrust your puppy clients to Fawn, you may rest assured that they are going to receive the very best education.”
Fawn Pierre believes training a dog should be a happy experience — both for the dog as well as the human. She is a gifted storyteller and has unique abilities to diagnose and resolve issues creatively and to communicate solutions affably and clearly — resulting in smiles and wags all around. Fawn brings a wealth of experience as well as an easygoing and caring approach to training.
Two out of three dogs (and their people) in San Francisco recommend Fawn Pierre!
She and her first dog Bebop (1994-2009) spent 15 years together learning and teaching people and their pups. Each day her soul dog, Bebop, guides and reminds her that each dog and person is unique and deserves simply the best and most intelligent guidance possible.
Fawn has lived and studied in Paris, Bayonne, and Rome and still thinks San Francisco is the best place on earth! In her spare time, Fawn surfs, hikes Nor Cal, spends alot of time with her dogs BigE and Smarty and... simply enjoys a good life. She speaks French, Italian, and Dog!