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

  • 03/12/2015


  • 02/09/2015

    Have you recently rescued a dog? We would love to help you and your new furry friend become a positive part of the community.  We are offering our Basic Obedience Class and KinderPuppy Class (for dogs under 6 months) at 50% of the normal price for our adopted friends. 

    Check out our class schedule to find the time that works best for you, go ahead and register yourself and your dog but don't pay for your class yet!  Give us a call at 702-396-8501 and we will add you to the class.  Bring your adoption papers and come to class a few minutes early so that we can give you your discount.  The price will be $75.00 per dog.  

  • 12/28/2014

    SmartyPaws Trainers are some of the best in the country . Here are just a few accomplishments that some of the trainers from SmartyPaws have done this year. Our trainers are continually attending seminars and workshops at their own expense to learn and improve their training skills. The dogs and people in their classes benefit from all that education. Many are members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, an international dog training organization.

    Timmarie Putti - Agility Trainer and Competition Obedience trainer has had a great year. 

    2014 was very kind to me and the kids!

    ** Sofia, my Spinone Italiano, earned her PACH 4, PACH 5 and PAX 6. She went to NAC in Harrisburg, PA last March and will be attending NAC in Reno in March 2015. She attended AKC Invitationals in Florida in December 2014 and finished 4th in the finals round out of 136 dogs in her class!! A true first for her breed and an absolute dream for her handler, ME!

    ** Mitzie, my Shih Tzu got her MACH 2. she qualified for NAC in Harrisburg, PA, but did not attend. she will be attending NAC in Reno in March 2015. She also went to AKC Invitationals in Florida in December 2014. She was invited as the 4th placed Shih Tzu and left with the Top in her Breed Medallion in 1st place!! She finished 23rd out of 113 dogs in her class.

    **Desi, my Doberman, earned his Beginner Novice and Rally Novice titles at just 9 1/2 months old. He has since finished his Rally Advanced title and has one leg toward his Novice Obedience title.

    I am SOOOOOOO proud of my canine partners! They continue to make me a better and more thoughtful handler and trainer.

    Sandra Nelson - Basic Obedience, Kinder Puppy Trainer, Competition Obedience trainer:

    Trio was invited to show in Open  at the AKC Obedience Classic this December in Florida.  He wasn't able to attend but he had qualified with two first places with a 196 and 198 in Open B.  He also showed for the first time in Utility in September and got  two 1st places and 2 HIT .  He then went on to win another 1st place and his UD title at the Poode Club show here in Las Vegas in November.  He will now go on to try to win his UDX title and work toward an OTCH.  I am very proud of this dog.  He always gives me 110% effort in whatever I  ask him to do.  He also helps me with demonstrations when I teach class .  He loves to come to classes with me.

    Carol Riback - Basic Obedience and AKC Judge and Competition Obedience trainer:

    Casper (Janco’s White Magic) got his TDAA Intermediate Standard Agility title (TIAD) and his AKC JWW Open Preferred Agility title this year.

    Donna Mullin- KinderPuppy, and Senior Dogs Trainer:

    I'm really proud of the KinderPuppy classes. Every pup just clicked right thru - all leaving with sits, downs, go to mat, back up and touch to come. Proud of a job I took on with four dogs - one blind (who comes to clicks), one who bit many and wouldn't crate (who now runs into a crate on command with no biting) and a big chubby bully (with the help of our Boot Camp and trainers) lost 22 lbs and plays ball with a young boy now. I continue my online class/seminars with Susan Garrett - Puppy Peaks and Recalls. I'm looking forward to all the seminars and labs at Clicker Expo at the end of January.

    Jan Jenkins - K-9 Nosework Instructor: Teaches K-9 Nosework at Rancho:

    Ebby earned her CGC, Rally Novice, and Beginner Novice titles this year. More importantly....she earned her (nose work) NW1 and NW2 titles within the last two months. At her NW2 trial last weekend, not only did she title, but she earned ribbons for second fastest time for the exterior search and fastest time for the vehicle search. 

    Kimm Bonecutter- Puppy Agility Trainer, Basic and KinderPuppy Trainer:

    I've got two amazing furkids! Although my girl Zoot at almost 3 years old has great agility talent she also has a huge attitude, so is taking a break.  She has completed all three odors for Nose Work but we haven't been to a trial yet.  She showed promise at Dock Diving before the Las Vegas Club lost our pool.

    Twist my little boy wants to please and try everything.  He turned 2 December 12 and earned his AKC Excellent level Standard title the next day; and his Excellent level Jumpers title a week later.  Also has his Beginner Novice title and 2 legs of his Novice title in Obedience; and his Rally Advanced title and 2 legs of Rally Excellent.  He has completed two of the odors in Nose Work.  We don't do much Conformation but he took Best of Winners in the two shows he was in.

    Todd Holt- Agility Trainer: Agility Trainer:

    My dog Pocket:

    Began agility training at 5 months old (in Boot Camp)

    Started competing at 20 months old

    First trial was this year on Feb 8, 14

    AKC results:

    58% Q rate - has 15 first places in 6 trails

    Currently competing in Excellent Std & Excellent JWW

    CPE results:

    1 trial had 6 first places

    70% Q rate

    One of only two dogs to get a true Snooker in the trial.

    Many thanks to Jen Dawson and Kim Driskall in Boot Camp for teaching Pocket all the basics.  And to Afton Bauer in boot camp for the obedience and focus training.

    Frances Mistler - Agility Trainer and Rally Obedience trainer:
    * Ryker, our Boxer, completed his MACH (Master Agility Champion) in May with his Dad. For the bulk of 2014, however, Ryker and I trialed together and earned his AKC T2B, MJS, MXS and USDAA SPG titles. We are now just 2 double Qs and 100 points shy of earning his MACH2. Ryker will also be attending the AKC National Agility Championship (NAC) trials in Reno in March 2015. He is a goofy and fun boy and he really enjoys playing the agility game.

    * Gracie, my Rottweiler, and I also had a wonderful and productive, albeit short, performance year. After earning her AKC Obedience UD (Utility Dog) title in September 2013, Gracie carried that momentum forward to earn her AKC agility PACH3 (Preferred Master Agility Champion) and PAX4 (Preferred Agility Excellent) titles in Febraury and March 2014.  We also completed her AKC T2B2, MJP10, MJPC, MXP11, MXP12, MJP11, MXPB2, MXP13, MJP12, and MJPB2 titles.  In May 2014, we qualified for the AKC National Agility Championship trials, which we will be attending in Reno in March 2015.  As of July 1 2014, Gracie was ranked the #1 "AKC TopDog in Agility PACH Competition for Rottweilers". The brakes were put on our trialing schedule in August, however, when she was diagnosed with an Iliopsoas muscle tear, which is a common injury in agility canine athletes. After PRP/stem cell therapy and 5 months of rehab, we were recently given the thumbs up to return to training and competition. Gracie is thrilled to be jumping and playing again. I am thrilled to have my partner healthy again. I am very proud of this Rottweiler girl, my "heart dog". Many of you know her as my "demo dog" in Rally classes. Gracie has an incredible work ethic. In fact she LOVES to work and at 9 years old, she continues to challenge me to be a better trainer and handler.

    Many other trainers qualified for National AKC events and were invited to AKC invitationals.

    They were also recognized for their outstanding contributions in the area of Service Dog work, Rescues and contributions to Veterans in our community.

    Channel 13 featured SmartyPaws for our work with Veterans and the work we do to help train Service Dogs.

    We are honored and proud to train dogs and help dog owners have that forever home for their dogs.

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