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The basis for a good trainer stems from knowledge, experience, effectiveness and attitude. The Trainer actively looks for new ideas and implements positive changes for the better. A good trainer will learn from experience, have an open mind, be kind, patient, friendly, and involved.

LET'S GO!! Dog Training is Fun

(Positive Reinforcement Dog Training) LLC

Owner: Bobbye J. Smith, Owner, Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Member

Bobbye brings a lifetime of experience with pets of all kinds having grown up with a variety of dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, gerbils, and hamsters. She's an accomplished Dog Trainer and Educator. Teaching Basic Obedience, AKC Socialization. Training. Activity. Responsibility (S.T.A.R) Puppy Program, AKC Canine Good Citizen Preparation Classes, Agility, Rally-Obedience, Off-Leash Obedience, Fun and Games, Clicker Training and Therapy Dog Preparation. She's also a full member in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

Bobbye shares her story:

After a successful twenty plus year career with Baylor College of Medicine (Texas Medical Center - Houston, Texas), Bobbye retired to an old country home on five acres. Her plan was to train her personal and foster dogs. Also, on her list of things to do was planting vegetable, herb and flower gardens.  A main goal was to learn to make homemade bread and butter pickles. With each day of fun and training, her dogs began to excel in obedience and agility. A number of them going on to "dock diving" competition in their family pond. Her "Big Boy" tomatoes were award winning and her bread and butter pickles took FIRST PRIZE at a local County Fair.

These things accomplished - she began to feel the pull of "doing more" and giving back. Bobbye's foster dogs are all obedience trained prior to being adopted into their forever homes. So, she reasoned, if she wanted a retirement career - she wanted to do something she deeply believes in. Bobbye deeply believes in dog training. It was natural to move into the dog training field.

To bring her training  skills up to date and to practice her craft under the eyes of experts. She accepted an extensive apprenticeship with a successful animal trainer. Bobbye began training dogs in basic obedience, intermediate and advance classes. Eventually, she was instructing more than 20 obedience training classes a week, developing training relationships with literally hundreds of people and their dogs. It wasn't long before LET'S GO!! (Positive Reinforcement Dog Training) LLC was born. LET'S GO!!'s PetParents were asking for more. Soon  LET'S GO!!'s training program was expanded to include - Agility, Rally-O, Fun and Games and Famous Doggie Tricks.

LET'S GO!!'s driving force, in dog training, is to keep the family dog in the family, happy, healthy and well trained. This is accomplished by educating the PetParent. Teaching them to "think like a dog". It's impossible to say how many times I heard - "this is the last stop before the pound". Proudly, we've never "lost" a dog and we're happy to say even the most difficult dog cases are now living life happily, in the home, as a loving member of the family. It's no secret that our hearts belong to the adopted and/or rescued dog. Training discounts are available for dogs adopted from rescue groups or shelters. One of the things we like best is starting the family and new puppy off on the right track.

For more than 20 years Bobbye has been foster mother to many abandoned, homeless dogs. In 2004 St. Jude Safe Haven for Little Paws, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization was established to find permanent loving homes for these dogs.

In addition to training dogs, Bobbye has spent many years working with and mentoring individuals wanting to be dog trainers. Bobbye has been mentor to many successful dog trainers.

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