Puppy Training in Salem & Albany

Salem,    Keizer,    Aumsville,    Stayton,    Silverton,    Jefferson,    Independence,    Monmouth,    Dallas

Our puppy trainers and adult dog trainers come to your home and provide a personalized training plan that ensures you and your dog succeeds now and in the future with force-free positive reinforcement training.

We want you to begin learning how to communicating with your puppy or dog through understanding what they are are trying to tell you, though body language, dog sounds and behavior triggers.

Helping your puppy or dog with proper potty training, crate training, jumping, nipping and biting, ignoring, how to focus on cue, and waiting at the door are all just a beginning of what we want to help you teach your dog.

Once all vaccinations are completed, let’s take a tour outside. Proper leash training, reduce reactivity, and nailing down a good recall at local parks, pet stores and Home Depot is always fun and educational for you and your dog.

We believe successful puppy training and adult dog training requires:

  • Communication and understanding behaviors
  • Positive reinforcement training
  • Building a bond with your dog
  • Stress free
Puppy training in Salem & Albany

Glen K.

Hi my name is Glen, owner and professional Dog Trainer for Smart Dog Pet Training LLC.

My story evolves around my love for all pets from an early childhood, growing up, training and beginning to understand how to communicate with them in a special way.

My partner you see there with me is my beloved Black Labrador Brandi who was rescued at 12-weeks and became part of my life when most needed. I am currently an AKC Evaluator and working towards receiving my CPDT-KA very soon.

Customized Puppy Training

Starting in-home private puppy training as early as possible will give your puppy a “Smart Start” without the stress of other dogs and people. Our puppy training classes in Salem and Albany Oregon are personalized for puppies starting at 8-weeks up to 6-months old.

Our In-home private puppy classes eliminates the worry of having to expose your puppy to unsafe environments and in the presence of other dog’s prior to your puppy getting all the proper vaccinations.

Is In-Home Puppy Training Right for You?

For older dogs, senior dogs and adopted and rescued dogs, group sessions may or may not be the right choice for your dog. Does your dog have a calm nature and gets along with other dogs?

If you dog does not do well with other dogs, on or off leash, is very excitable, or may have behavior issues due to a variety of reason, an adopted dog or rescued dog probably will not do well in groups sessions.

Salem Dog Trainer

Suzee D.

Hi! I’m Suzie & the gorgeous standard parti-poodle looking up at me is the light of my life, Hela. Hela is why I became a positive-reinforcement/science-based dog trainer. When we first began her training, I kept running into trainers that were traditional trainers & used methods that caused my very sensitive poodle puppy to shut down. I knew that is not what I wanted for her & that there was a better way. I began doing as much research as possible to be the best I could be for her. This led me to Victoria Stillwell’s Academy for Dog Trainers where I’m currently enrolled & on-track to complete that program within the next year. It also led me to an opening at Petco & their Positive Dog Trainer program where I’ve worked since the beginning of the year. That experience taught me firsthand that after 3yrs of the people in lockdown, so many dogs need the benefits of positive-reinforcement training, but it’s too much for them to get into large box stores to do group class. I felt called to help dogs in their own homes & environments where they would be using these life-skills. That led me to Glenn & Smart Dog Pet Training LLC. I’m so happy to be here! I can’t wait to meet you & your doggo/s!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy & CGC (Canine Good Citizen)

All of our dog training is taught by AKC evaluators offering the S.T.A.R. Puppy program, the AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) program, and the Urban Canine Community program.

Aggressive Dog Training with Experienced Trainers

Our Salem dog trainers have specialized training experience, certifications and knowledge in working specifically with all breeds and behaviors with shy or fearful aggression dog behaviors.

Many times these dogs have had a rough start to life, who come from shelters or rescue organizations that have saved these dogs from abuse, abandonment, and terrible life on the streets.

If you recently adopted or rescued a puppy or adult dog who may have some unwanted behaviors, our Salem dog trainers can help. Shy or fearful of people or dogs, show signs of aggression on or off leash, and lack of proper socialization skills.


As a member of Fear-Free Oregon and PPG (Pet Professional Guild), we only offer force-free, science based positive reinforcement puppy training and adult dog obedience training with no pinch collars or e-collar training.

With dogs that have experienced abuse, lack of socialization or just shy in nature, it is crucial to understand their behavior, how to communicate with them, and regain their trust.

We teach you how to understand and communicate with your dog to regain their trust and respect. It does NOT happen overnight in most cases. It takes time.

With a Love-Train-Protect philosophy, you can learn how to help your puppy or adult dog overcome any negative behaviors your dog may be experiencing with diligence, love and patience.

Puppy training in the comfort of your home can include potty training, crate training, nipping & biting, chewing, in addition to basic commands such as sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, and come. All training is completely customized based on your puppies training needs.

Give your puppy a “Smart Start” with one of our Salem dog trainers.

Albany Puppy Training
South Salem Puppy Training
Keizer Puppy Training

In-Home Dedicated Attention

  • Stress free potty training, crate training, jumping, nipping and biting is just the beginning
  • Eliminates having to transport your pet to training
  • Improved results and better learning environment

We Come to Your Home

Being able to provide a stress free environment, in your home, your puppy or adult dog will learn faster, and the training is personalized and customized. Stress free, fun, and educational in the comfort of your home.

Puppy Training That is Affordable for Everyone

Finding the right dog trainer for you and your dog, yet affordable should be your first objective when looking for a dog trainer.

Our programs are specifically designed to be affordable to everyone, provide the best training available, and have the opportunity to continue your dog’s education for improved skills and obedience dog training.

Smart Dog Pet Training LLC may not be your least expensive option when comparing in-home dog training with all puppy training classes and adult dog training such as group classes or board-train classes.

We call this “apples and oranges”. On the other hand, look at what you may be sacrificing; a better dog training experience.

We want to ensure you choose the best dog trainers for you and your dog’s specific needs, but your trainers are educated, experienced, and qualified to work with any age, breed or behavior.

What Our Customers Are Saying.


We just finished our Salem puppy beginning classes and i couldn’t be happier. They were amazing. What I like best is that the training is personalized to fit your needs in your home.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We did just finish our puppy training and were very happy with.  They did an amazing job and taught both us and our puppy.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Our Old English Bulldog Lucy is almost 11 months old. We really needed help with training, as Lucy is our first dog. We are VERY happy with Smart Dog Pet Training. They were a tremendous help! Lucy has learned A LOT in just a few sessions. I think it really helps that they come to your home. It is really convenient. Also, their rates are affordable. What else can I say? We are just so happy with Lucy’s progress. Even our friends and family are amazed with how much Lucy has learned. She sits, stays, will “leave it”, and doesn’t jump on visitors like she used to. She is also walking on a leash without pulling like she used to. All this and we’re only about half way through our six week course! Thanks! You do an EXCELLENT JOB!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Meet Your Trainer Before Having to Sign Up for Training

We want to make sure you are choosing the best trainer for you and your dogs puppy training or aggressive dog training. That’s why we offer the option for a trainers consultation to meet your trainer first.

If you decide our Salem dog trainers are not a good fit, no hard feelings. Wasn’t it nice to know that before you signed up for training?

Your Home-Your Time Schedule

Smart Dog Pet Training LLC can customize the training plan and schedules based on your time frame such as evenings and weekends. Having to transport your dog to training may not always be on a schedule that works for you.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Are you ready to take the next step and meet one of our awesome Salem Dog Trainers for a personalized experience with you and your dog?

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