About Us: Meet Donna Foreman, Owner
My experience with dogs goes back 50 years. I was always outside teaching my dogs, and cats tricks as a child. When I started my own family I wished my children to learn to love and respect animals as much as I did. My love for Shelties and herding dogs grew to a point where I started showing them on the East Coast and breeding them on our horse farm in Maryland. I continued to train them in obedience and watched them naturally herd the horses.
I have a B.S. degree in education and bring a love for both children and dogs to Smarty Paws. I now own three Border Collies, one of which is a trained service and therapy dog.Two of my Border Collies have earned several agility titles. My oldest dog, Hemi, was voted Las Vegas' most talented dog a few years ago. I am active in the national volunteer team for Canine Assistants that train service dogs for the disabled and am a member of Las Vegas K-9 Therapist. I am also a member of APDT and Therapy Dog Inc. and attended training at Canine Asssitants for Service Dogs.
My goal is to make sure that both dogs and owners are always enjoying their training experience and make the environment a positive one.
- B.S. in Education, Youngstown State University
- 50 years experience with dogs
- Las Vegas K-9 Therapist
- Actively competes in AKC, NADAC Agility
- Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
- Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluator
- Dog Massage Therapy
- Association of Pet Dog Trainers
- K-9 Therapy Inc
Las Vegas Noah’s Team Leader for Canine Assistants
- National Service Dog for the Disabled Organization