Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Smiling Dog trained puppy?
A Smiling Dog trained puppy is a new puppy that has completed our Puppy PHD training program. During four weeks of training, we work to get your pup crated trained and on a regular housebreaking schedule. We also teach pup basic on-leash obedience commands and maintain all age-appropriate shots/vaccines. It’s a huge head start in adding a new family member.
Where do you get….
We have a select group of breeders that we use. We only offer puppies from breeders we know and have vetted; we personally visit every breeder we work with.
How much can I expect to pay….
The cost of a Smiling Dog puppy varies depending on the breed and the breeder we are using. There are two costs. The first cost is the cost of the puppy from the breeder. This can range from $1500 - $5000. The second cost is the Training Fee for all we do. This includes four weeks of training, Vet care, Access to our online Puppy PHD and more. The training fee is $2950. We also offer an extended double-training session for $4950.
Are your dogs guaranteed?
Smiling Dog’s breeders have agreed to pass on their health and medical guarantees to anyone who acquires a Smiling Dog puppy. Copies of these guarantees are available to prospective puppy owners.
I already have a puppy…
Contact us to discuss. We mainly offer pups from breeders we’ve worked with.
Do you deliver or ship….
We regularly deliver pups in the United States for an additional fee.
Will puppy be housebroken?
Your new puppy will be crate-trained and have a well-established housebreaking routine. I encourage owners to keep their new puppy’s universe small in the beginning. When the puppy shows you they can be trusted, you can start giving them more freedom. Make them earn it. If you have any accidents, that’s the puppy telling you you’re giving him/her too much freedom.
How do you support the transition…
We have a number of video tutorials online and we’re always available via phone or video conferencing.
What will my first week….
Each situation is different. During the first week the puppy is getting used to his new environment. It’s not uncommon for your new puppy to be a little nervous. This passes quickly. You might also experience some whining in the crate the first night or two. This, too, passes quickly.
How do I get started?
Call or email us.