Joe Hague - SmartyPup! Trainer
We love Joe and you will too!
Joe "Cool" Hague has been working professionally with dogs and their people since 1998 when he founded The Grateful Dog, a dog walking and training service. In 2002 he received his training and behavioral certification from the AIAS (American Institute of Animal Sciences) and then... in 2009--the highlight of his career happened (at least we say so) he started teaching for SmartyPup! Joe never stops learning and is currently attending the world famous Academy for Dog Trainers. Joe revels in helping people connect with their dogs through reward based training and a great sense of humour. Joe is on a federal commission representing professional dog walkers supporting the continued use of off-leash activities on GGNRA lands.
Joe was born and raised on New York's Long Island, and moved to San Francisco, by way of Milwaukee and Chicago, in 1995. He spent 20 years in retail operations management before starting his own business working with people and their dogs. His other love is music - check out his band The Blue Swamis!