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Smart canines


Smart Canines is my endeavor to enhance the lives of pet dogs and their parents. While in recent times there has been a growing supply of medical facilities, pet stores, grooming parlors in the city, there’s a big void when it comes to imparting sound modern methods of training or understanding and resolving behavior problems in dogs. Through my services I try to reach out to pet owners who are in need of fixing problem-behaviors in their dogs or who are on the look-out for non-aversive, force free, reward-based and humane methods of training. Whether you are a pet parent or simply a dog enthusiast, your search for understanding all things related to dog training, behavior and psychology ends here with Smart Canines.

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Dog Boarding

“Smart Canines has now started its dog boarding facilities. When you are away at work or on vacation, leave your furry babies with us and rest assured. Out guest doggies would be staying with ou[...]

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Individual Puppy/Adult Dog Training

If equipped with the proper methods, training your dog is not difficult. There’s no “one way” of teaching a dog to listen to you, however, you need to select the methods which are best suited to[...]

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Puppy Group Training and Socialization Sessions (pet parents and puppies)

Have a new puppy and know people around who are interested in getting their pups socialized and trained at the same time? Get together and have fun in my puppy group classes. a) Socialization period i[...]

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Owner’s orientation program (group and individual sessions)

If you are looking forward to learn about dogs, their evolution, domestication, natural behavior, breeds and how they learn , look no further. The best of dog-parenting can be imparted only with the s[...]

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Problem Behavior Counseling and Modification

If you have your dog jumping at people at the door, pulling at the leash during walks, growling over food or any problem which needs immediate attention and appropriate correction, Smart Canines is he[...]

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Pre-Puppy Counseling

Adopting a puppy into one’s household is more often than not a challenging task, especially for first-time parents. It involves numerous decision-making surrounding choice of breed, dog-proofing the[...]

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ABOUT ME


"Eight years back when I got my first dog, I discovered my true calling in the field of canine training and psychology while dabbling in the subject. I quickly got sucked in the vortex of interesting doggie-stuff like how the dog mind learns and works, how the species has evolved over time, how so many breeds have come into being and the like. Soon I was contemplating taking up canine-training as a profession. So I quit the comfort of a corporate job to work with dogs and their parents full time. Imparting correct knowledge about dogs and bringing in the best practices from the field of dog training into my practice has always been my motto and verity. I hope to reach out to maximum people and help them with all their dog-training needs. I currently operate in Thane West region. Upon numerous requests from my clients, and on witnessing the troubles dog parents go through to find a good boarding service for their dogs while they are away, we now have a dog day care and boarding service at Smart Canines. I took my education in the field of dog training and behavior from the Mumbai based Canines Can Care under the mentor-ship of Shirin Merchant. I have also trained under the internationally renowned John Rogerson of Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour UK, for Advanced Training and Behaviour Course in search and rescue, scent detection, tracking, assistance dog work etc."

A word about my method of Training


Dog training has evolved a lot over the last few decades. While previously a lot of force, coercion and fear were used to teach dogs to obey, these things are no more necessary now. Dog trainers and behaviorists all over the world have now come around to using more humane methods of training which motivates the dog to obey and strengthens their relationship with their humans. At Smart Canines I strictly use only positive force-free methods of training which includes treats, rewards, praises and which rules out aversive methods like, using threats, shouting at the dog, jerking at the leash, use of choke chains, physical punishment etc. Using force-free methods of training makes the whole exercise a lot of fun and is a great learning for both us and our dogs. It teaches our dogs to behave and helps him better understand what is expected of them. Most importantly, there need not be any justification given at all for treating our dogs respectfully.

Why Train Your Dog?


We have come a long way in our association with dogs. Believed to be the first species to be domesticated by humans, the dog has traveled with us through time and has been working with us, guarding our homes, helping us to hunt for food, herding our livestock and providing us the best companionship man could ever get from another species. Our interspecies connection and bonding has been incredibly deep and profound...…. even then, aren’t there times when we are at a complete loss over understanding what our dogs want or why they behave the way they do? Well, much of this gap can be abridged through training our canine friends. Through training, we build a line of communication with our dogs who otherwise are broadly separated from us in language, physiology, and psychology. To the dog it’s a matter of immense joy to have a job. Training him fulfills this need in her. And what better than being trained by her own parents in an environment conducive to learning? Training is the best gift we could give our dogs. It solidifies our relationship with them and makes them socially accepted – a very important consideration in an increasingly anti-dog society. Start training your dog today and become the proud parent of a wonderful canine kid! A dog socialized & trained early from puppy hood is a wonderful companion for life. Such dogs are less likely to develop behavioral issues later in life.

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