We are Durban’s number # 1 Animal Behaviour  and Training Centre since 2011.

In 2016 we became an independent training school and started focusing not only on Puppy and Home Obedience Training, but very importantly training The Handler and Owner as well as Dog Trainers .

Our courses at present include, but are not limited to the following (as we also design courses for client’s individual needs).


Dog Classes:

  • Puppy School
  • Home Obedience
  • Fun Agility – Canine Hoopers World Accredited.
  • Scent Work- TDS accredited
  • Animal Behaviour Training
  • CD Companion Dog-Working Trials
  • Canine Good Citizen Testing
  • Protection Work
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Rally Obedience Class


  • First Aid Dogs/ Cats
  • Basic Animal Behavior Course
  • Dog Trainers Course
  • Kennel Assistant/ Supervisor / Management

Note that all our courses are accredited  with various bodies, not only here in South Africa but also in the United Kingdom and USA, thus giving you International Accreditation for your courses.


We offer various blended and online courses . You then only have to do the practical side after the completion of the e-learning version.

Please visit our online training school by clicking on this link, The Smart Dog Online

We are also affiliated with First Aid for Dogs  Author Susan Holdsworth in Cape Town, as well as with Emma Hammett of First Aid for Life in UK.

  • Dog First Aid
  • Cat First Aid
  • Horse First Aid
  • Work Place Courses
  • Health and Safety Courses.
  • Online Obedience and Puppy Schools
  • Come join our online school. Try the Introduction to the Puppy Course its free, many more courses to follow soon. Click here to go to the online school.  

    Should you have any queries please contact us via either the contact form on the website, email info@thesmartdog.co.za or mobile 081 270 4672.

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