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3119 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA, 94116

415 730 5149

SmartyPup! is a puppy training school located in San Francisco, California




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Hey, Don't touch, eat, or pee on that!

  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training and playpen - home alone training; sleeping through the night, extinguishing distress vocalization.
  • Furniture Rules-are you ON or are you OFF? Tethering - Safety first, I can't catch my puppy!
  • Chewing - toy training (entertaining self/settling down).
  • The Blink Factor – never let your pup run free in the house.

Relaxed Puppy - I can settle on my own and dont mind being on my own

  • Food puzzle toys
  • Games
  • Chewies
  • Mental & Physical Challenges for a smart, happy tired puppy
  • I can entertain myself and am ok being alon



OUCH! Hey that hurts! Don't do that!

  • Soft Mouth before 12 weeks!
  • Play time with pup - schedule time for play and practice Mouthing during play - use toy exercise for teaching proper play with feedback for illegal bites.
  • Hand feeding meals and treats - Taking food and items gingerly (self control)
  • Feedback for hard bites – “Time Outs” and verbal feedback, etc.
  • Taking things only on request

I CAN be friendly with You, Your Friends, the Vet and the Groomer

  • Aggression Prevention and Handling is
  • Object exchanges (aggression prevention)
  • Food bowl
  • People items - kleenex, underwear,
  • Handling – examining, vet visit,
  • Different positions- you will have to remove a flea, tick or burr from your dogs body one day...learn how to do it stress free!
  • Food around other dogs - dog/dog aggression prevention



I Like surprises, new people and new adventures! .**

  • Socialization — I am confident in my surrounding
  • People
  • Sounds
  • Sights
  • On leash
  • Outside walks (when possible)
  • I have good manners and can say Please and thank you

Basic Training Impulse Control — I can wait for the things I want

  • Teach me what I should not touch.
  • I wont run from you if you need to catch me.
  • Give/drop it
  • Waiting for what I want – (food, toys, attention, access, release…)
  • Don’t touch (management-do not give puppy access to the things you do not want him to have)