S.M.A.R.T. Dog School
(859) 916-2256





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What We Do


Behavioral Consultation

This professional, 30 minute consultation, is designed to accomplish 3 goals. 1. For you to meet a trainer at SDS and ask them any questions you might have. 2. For you to come in to SDS during a typical live school day to view our operation. 3. For our trainer to interact with your pet and create a customized approach in order for you to reach your goals in a realistic amount of time. This consultation fee of $149 will be applied to any program if one is selected. 😎🐾

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S.M.A.R.T. Way FREEDOM (7 Days Board & Train)

Smart Dog School has perfected a process that will allow you to establish a unique and unforgettable bond with your dog that few ever get to experience. This process focuses on our 3 core concepts of training as well as our “freedom” approach that will enable you and your dog to finally be able to go anywhere you’d like…together!! Your dog will spend one week (7 Days) in our custom Board and Train Program with a certified professional trainer of your choice as well as UNLIMITED Private Lessons for the life of your pet. You are investing a lifetime of training your furry companion with a proven and established dog training facility. 🐾 Included is your Training Book, Leadership Book, Training Collar (Prong), Custom SDS Place Board, and a Smart Dog School Remote Collar ($350 Value). We have hundreds of references available upon request!! We can't wait to meet you! (Shelby - Hanna - Randy). Enroll Now for $1,250 (1/2 down 1/2 at graduation)

Smart Way UNLEASHED (14 Days Board & Train)

In our Smart Way Unleashed program our trainers will exceed your expectations. Your pet will be live with our trainers for 14 days & nights. Following training, you and your pet have UNLIMITED access to our Private Lesson calendar for the remainder of your pets life absolutely FREE!! By working your pet around multiple outdoor and public distractions, our certified trainers will be able to guarantee your pets ability to relax in any given environment. Additionally, in the evenings, they maintain their training in various family situations, along with other balanced family pets. We have hundreds of references available upon request! 🐾 Included is your Training Book, Leadership Book, Training Collar (Prong), Custom SDS Place Board, and a Smart Dog School Remote Collar ($350 Value) Enrollment Fee - $1,999 (1/2 down 1/2 at graduation)

Smart Way Reset (30 Day Board & Train)

Our 4 Week Boot Camp (Reset) Program is designed to provide a complete rehabilitation for your furry friend. This program will address issues from anxiety to aggression. Let the professionals at Smart Dog School “Reset” your Best Friend. Hundreds of References Available! 😎🐾 Included is your Training Book, Leadership Book, Training Collar (Prong), Custom SDS Place Board, and a Smart Dog School Remote Collar ($350 Value). Enrollment Fee - $3,500 (1/2 down 1/2 at graduation)

S.M.A.R.T. Dog Solutions

Here is your chance to work one on one with Randy and see immediate results. Dog training doesn’t have to take weeks, months or even years to establish real world solutions to very common unwanted behaviors. This four week program was designed for one purpose….To help people enjoy their dogs in every day life. If you can’t visit an outdoor cafe with your dog and enjoy your meal stress free then this program was designed for you. Let me show you how you can enjoy your dog anywhere you’d like to go. We will provide Real Solutions for: *Anxiety *Fear *Stress *Pulling *Jumping *Barking *Digging *Biting *Chewing *Door Dashing *Counter Surfing - 4 Weeks---Only $699 Free Equipment---Guaranteed Results---Hundreds of References---Tested & Proven Program---Unlimited Lifetime Support!!



Randy Byrd

Professional Trainer and Founder of SMART Dog School. Randy believes that trainers from diverse backgrounds and educations can work together to provide the best training possible.

Shelby Vannarsdall

Certified Trainer and Vet Tech. Shelby focuses on training that allows people to enjoy their dogs at home as well as behavior rehabilitation for dogs that have been deemed “untrainable”.


SMART Dog School was founded on the idea that trainers from all backgrounds could team up to provide the best in dog training solutions for our clients.  All of our trainers are full time and certified professionals with over decades worth of experience.

So what do we do?  That’s simple….  We specialize in solutions.  Clients never enter our door because their dog won’t sit.  They need our help because their dog is:

  • Biting them or guests
  • Pulling them on walks
  • Barking incessantly 
  • Digging up the yard
  • Jumping on everyone
  • Guarding food & toys
  • Refusing to come back
  • Uncontrollably excited

Our trainers at SMART Dog School have a proven track record of providing practical solutions to all of these challenging unwanted behaviors

S.M.A.R.T. is our acronym that stands for See Mark And Reward Training.  This continually reminds us to recognize good behaviors instead of taking them for granted.  

“We control consequences to change the probability of future behavior.  Thats the SMART Way.”

SMART Dog School focuses on acquiring 3 training abilities which are achievable through 3 educational program formats.

Training: (Encompassing ALL obedience behaviors)

  1. Restraint (Ability to behave politely on leash)
  2. Recall (Ability to come when called every time)
  3. Relax (Ability to stay calm in all environments)

We are here to help you get the “Perfect Dog” for your family.  We are looking forward to working with you and your furry friend.


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