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Socializing an Older Dog

Socializing an Older Dog

Is your Dog Too Aggressive? Do you have an older dog that aggressively barks at other dogs and people?  Does your older dog try to attack other dogs?  Do you wish that you could take your older dog to a dog park or doggy day care to play with other dogs?   If the answer is yes to any of those questions, Smith Farms can help!  Can Older Dogs be Trained?   Have you heard the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?”  Well, at Smith Farms, we know that’s not true!  Our expert dog trainers...

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Best Holiday Kennel Reservation Located at Smith Farms Boarding

Best Holiday Kennel Reservation Located at Smith Farms Boarding

Early Holiday Reservations for Your Fur Baby Smith Farms is now taking reservations for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  We recommend that you make your reservations early to ensure that your pup has a spot at Smith Farms Boarding and will be well-cared-for while you are away.   Smith Farms Provides the Best Dog Care At Smith Farms, we know how much you love your fur baby.  We know that you will worry about his/her wellbeing while you’re away for the holidays.  Smith Farms helps...

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Smith Farms Fall Grooming for Puppies and Dogs

Smith Farms Fall Grooming for Puppies and Dogs

Summer is just about over and the cooler air is about to blow in.  This time of year is a favorite time for people and their pets to spend time outdoors.  And the more time you spend outside with your dogs, the more issues your dog may encounter with his or her coat.   Things Stuck in Your Dog’s Fur Once the temperatures cool off, your dog will experience additional growth of its coat in preparation for winter temperatures.  However, fall is the time of year when there are leaves, sticks, gum...

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Best Dog Care for When You are Away

Best Dog Care for When You are Away

We understand that your dog is a special member of your family, so when you go on vacation, a business trip, or other out-of-town excursion, you want nothing more than to him/her along. However, that is not always a choice when you are flying, the place you are staying does not allow pets, or your schedule does not permit. So, what do you do? Some people will inconvenience a neighbor, asking them to feed their dog and let him/her out a few times a day. While your pup would be home and fed,...

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Summer Grooming

Summer Grooming

Georgia summers are hot and humid.  Can you imagine how your dog feels being covered in fur, especially thick, long fur?  Smith Farms Kennels dog grooming service is a simple and affordable way to help bring your dog some relief from the heat. Dogs have a natural ability to cool down through panting and sweating; however, often that is not enough. Dogs can overheat quickly causing a heat stroke which is more common than you think. Dogs with thick long fur or an undercoat are especially prone...

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The Importance of Socialization for Your Dog

The Importance of Socialization for Your Dog

If you want a well-mannered dog who behaves around other animals and people, then you should begin socializing your puppy. The best time to start is during the first three months of his life. Your pup will quickly learn to behave in a variety of situations and interact with different people and animals. The world is a new and exciting place for a puppy. The best way to acclimate your pup to the world is to introduce him to as many different types of people and environments as possible. A good...

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Smith Farms – Top Dog Groomer in Metro Atlanta

Smith Farms – Top Dog Groomer in Metro Atlanta

Smith Farms Professional Groomers Smith Farms Kennels is your best dog kennel, but we offer so much more! We also provide professional dog grooming services.  Our groomers are fully trained and have many years of experience with countless dog breeds and personalities. Smith Farms believes that regular professional grooming is a necessary part of maintaining your dog’s health and hygiene.   Regular grooming helps to maintain your dog’s physical appearance and good health. When you maintain your...

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Tips for a Smooth Dog Adoption Transition

Tips for a Smooth Dog Adoption Transition

The first few days of having a new dog in your home are critical for both you, your family and your pet. Ensuring that the dog quickly becomes comfortable with unfamiliar surroundings, while learning the new rules depends upon immediately setting up a clear structure for your family and dog. Do your research. Make sure that you and your family want a pet. Discuss the conditions and responsibilities of each member of your household. Explore different dog breeds and try to identify which breed...

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Benefits of Dog Training

Benefits of Dog Training

Whether you have an older dog or young pup that is ready to learn new manners, obedience training can achieve those goals and make life for you, your family and your dog. In young puppies, early training prevents them from picking up bad habits that would be difficult to break. In older dogs, training can help curb any undesirable habits. Importantly, teaching dogs to drop items when you instruct them to or making sure they come when called are vital skills that could keep them out of harm’s...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our dear friends, clients and furry guests! We are looking forward to all your pet’s visits in the coming year. If you or your pet has any training-related New Year’s Resolutions, don’t forget that we offer both board-and-train https://smithfarmskennels.com/board-train-program/ and private training sessions https://smithfarmskennels.com/doggie-day-school-2/.  We are excited to continue to make you and your dog’s experiences at Smith Farms the best possible in the coming...

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Tips for Planning Your Pet’s Holiday Boarding Stay

Tips for Planning Your Pet’s Holiday Boarding Stay

The holiday season is an exciting one - but it can mean a lot of changes in schedule and increased travelling. At Smith Farms, we want to take the worry away. Here are some tips for planning your dog’s boarding stay: Ask for referrals Check with trusted fellow pet-owners about their boarding experiences with us. Please keep in mind that kennels fill up quickly around holiday seasons so don’t wait until the last second. Check out the facility before booking You are welcome to take a tour of our...

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Plants Dangerous to Your Dog

Plants Dangerous to Your Dog

A Few Common Plants That Can Be Dangerous to Your Dog Daffodils. If consumed by a dog, a daffodil bulb can cause diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions, other awful symptoms, and in serious cases, even death. Tulips. Tulips are another flower with a bulb poisonous to dogs. A dog that eats a tulip bulb may experience severe mouth irritation, drooling, and nausea. Mums. Mums, like any other plant in the chrysanthemum family, can be dangerous for your dogs. They can cause drooling, incoordination,...

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Smith Farms Dog Training Philosophy

Smith Farms Dog Training Philosophy

Training Philosophy:  Smith Farms Boarding Kennels focuses on balance training methods.  We believe that all dogs can be trained and each individual dog has a unique potential they can be reached.  With a supportive handler/owner that is willing to team up and build the training foundation in your furry friend, we know that your dog partner will impress you at the end of our training program.  Dogs that are 5-months to 1 year are the perfect age to learn as they tend to achieve more in...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  You may have heard that your pup sweats through his tongue. That's not true! Dogs actually sweat through merocrine sweat glands located on their paw pads. You may have also heard that dogs are colorblind. That's also not completely true. Dogs can see in color, but in a more limited spectrum than humans. Most scientists agree that dogs do experience dreams, with puppies and senior dogs dreaming more often than adult dogs. A dog's whiskers sense minute changes in the air surrounding them...

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Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

The heat of Georgia summers can be brutal. It's important to understand the seriousness and be aware of how that heat can affect your furry friends. Cardiac arrest and heat stroke are some of the more serious effects of heat exhaustion in dogs. We would like to offer a few hints to help you detect whether your pet is overheating and how to prevent it to keep your dog safe and cool during the summer. Remember dogs do not sweat out excess body heat the way humans do. Instead, they pant. But...

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When To Start Training My Dog?

When To Start Training My Dog?

It’s never too late to train a dog, but the most ideal age to train your fur-baby is during his adolescence phase - primarily between 5 and 12 months. It is commonly the time when serious behavioral issues will start to emerge. The longer you allow inappropriate behavior, the more time and effort that will be required to correct these problems. Socializing your puppy is also a very important part of their development. At Smith Farms we offer board and train programs to turn your exuberant,...

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Reason to use Smith Farms Boarding

Smith Farms Boarding is ready to help you with your pets daycare needs.  Here are just some of the reasons that you may want to consider daycare for your pet: You don't want to leave your pet at home while you are at work.  We are here to keep your pet entertained and make sure you don't find mischief at home! You need to run errands and need extra time without worrying about walking or feeding your dog. You have guests visiting and some are not comfortable around dogs. You have your house on...

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Labor Day

Going out of town for Labor Day? Your pet deserves a luxurious vacation too! It’s never too early to make a reservation for boarding your fur-babies especially for holidays. Let us pamper your pet while you enjoy your time off! Make your reservation today, call 770-918-9808

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Address: 3436 Irwin Bridge Rd
                 Conyers, GA
Phone:    770-918-9808
Fax:         770-679-9359
Email:    smithfarmsboarding@gmail.com

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