Coronavirus Notice: During the outbreak, we are running remote webcam-based courses to accommodate your training needs. Please contact us by email or on 081 270 4672 for course scheduling enquiries.

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

Our Puppy school was accredited by both Hills and Eukanuba brands.

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

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

Dog Classes:

  • Puppy School
  • Home Obedience
  • Fun Agility
  • Scent Work
  • CD Companion Dog-Working Trials
  • Canine Good Citizen Testing
  • Protection work

Courses

  • First Aid Dogs/ Cats
  • Basic Animal Behaviour 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.

ONLINE COURSE

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

We have affiliations with Dr. Ian Dunbar of The Dunbar Academy who is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley.

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.

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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TESTIMONIALS

Tammy Smart Erasmus

Proud MOM
I took my 10 week old bulldog to training, thinking that I would be wasting my time because he is so bull headed and is over socialable. Grant assured me that I am not. Well after 2 training sessions I noticed a large improvement in Butler, he is still a bit rude and talks while Grant is talking but he doesn't use his weight to squash any dog near him (that is how he plays with other dogs). I have found Grant very accommodating and patient, he gives general tips and then helps the individual with tips and ideas for their particular breed of dog, as they are different in many ways. Very impressed, will definitely recommend this puppy school

Dave Driedericks

Proud Dad
The knowledge shown and passion for the training at hand is on another level. The training provided shows care and determination. I just say thank you and will continue to show my support

Amy Vanheldsing-en

We highly recommend Smart Dog. Thank you Grant for all your advise.

Tammy

Dog Trainer
I attended the Dog First Aid Course and Care of the Service dog Course in nov 2019. Wow what an amzing courses, well presented and Grant has such knowledge. Thanks Can't wait for Level 2 First Aid.