Smarty Paws Canine Coaching

Smarty Paws Canine Coaching

Welcome to the Best Dog Training in Las Vegas!

Smarty Paws Canine Coaching, Las Vegas NVWhile some things have changed at Smarty Paws, some things remain the same.  Our commitment to the belief that our canine companions deserve to live a stress free, stimulating life that we can enjoy with them.  Smarty Paws continues to provide the map to put you and your dog on the correct path!!!

Smarty Paws Canine Coaching is a licensed and insured business in Northwest Las Vegas and now at 4544 W. Russell Rd. in the SouthWest. We provide service dog training for owner-and-dog companionships. We have been in business for over 10 years in the Las Vegas Valley and have provided training to thousands of dogs in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Obedience
  • Agility
  • Therapy Dog Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Doggie Day Care/Training

The training facility is conveniently located  at 4161 N Rancho Dr.  Ste 120, Las Vegas, NV and is easily accessible from both I-95 and I-215.

Our New Southwest location at 4544 W. Russell Rd. is 1 block East of Decauter Rd and 1 mile West of  I-15. We are located in the Diablo Industrial Center. You will find us on Google Maps.


  • Mon. to Thurs. 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Fri. 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sat. 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Closed on Sunday

At Smarty Paws both owners and dogs will learn new skills to use throughout life, keeping the dog active, and choosing correct activities for its energy! Our goal for all training — whether agility, behavior or obedience — is still to provide training tools in a fun environment so both dog and owner bond through a positive training experience.

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What's Happenin': News & Announcements

  • 12/17/2014

    PetTech -  Pet Saver Training is going to be offered at the Russell Rd. SmartyPaws on Sunday January 18, 2015. The class will be held from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The class will be taught by Kimm Bonecutter of Can Do K9's, a certified CPR and First Aid instructor. 

    This class is perfect for Pet Parents and Pet Care professionals. The training is taught by lecture, demonstration and hands-on skill practice. The class includes a handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate

    You will learn Pet CPR

    Rescue Breathing

    How to help a pet in a medical emergency

    Choking Management

    Bleeding Protocols and Bandaging 

    How to put together a pet first aid kit


    Cost is $125


  • 12/09/2014

    SmartyPaws Training will be closed December 24-25 and December 31, January 1. We will be spending some quality time with our families and dogs. Please contact us if you are interested in our Boot Camp and Day Care hours on December 24 and December 31.                                      

                                     Have a wagging Happy Holiday season. 




  • 12/09/2014

    Carol Riback is an AKC Open judge with over 25 years training dogs for competition obedience. She has trained 4 dogs to CD titles, 2 dogs to CDX titles, 1 dog to UD title and was working on his UDX title when she had to retire him due to a back injury. She has also trained 2 dogs to AKC Rally Advanced titles and her current dog, Casper, to a Rally Excellent title. She also does tracking and agility with Casper.

    Carol has trained with several top trainers and attended seminars to keep current on training methods. Her method is to create a relationship between the dog and handler with positive praise and reward. She does not believe there is only one way to train and is creative in achieving the desired result for the dog and handler. Carol believes dogs are capable of learning new skills and need "a job" to keep their minds busy to avoid being bored. Training your dog not only makes him a Canine Good Citizen but it develops a bond between the dog and the handler that is priceless.

Training Classes

I invite you to join us in a positive training experience in a fun environment.

Check out our Class Schedule

Sign up for Classes and Training in the K9 Activity Center