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Traveling with dogs in Decatur GA

Traveling with dogs in Decatur GA

Traveling with dogs may be difficult sometimes. The City of Decatur in DeKalb County Georgia is dog-friendly. In Decatur, dog owners (even those on "staycations"), can easily enjoy their time. Here are a few restaurants that welcome your pet: The Grove, Decatur, GA Universal Joint, Decatur, GA The Marley House, Decatur, GA Leon's Full Service, Decatur, GA Oak Grove Market, Decatur, GA Sushi Avenue, Decatur, GA Mojo Pizza, Decatur, GA Other dog fun activities in Decatur, DeKalb County GA Little...

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Training your Dog

Training your Dog

Training your dog can be a daunting task.  You will have to dedicate a lot of your time to train your pup properly and know what you are doing. If you are a first time dog owner, you probably have a lot to learn about dog training.  Smith Farms believes that obedience training is essential to having a positive relationship with your dog.  The sooner you begin training your dog, the better. Hiring professionals like us with the knowledge to do the job will save your valuable time and energy. ...

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Dog Training in Covington, Georgia

Dog Training in Covington, Georgia

Smith Farms Kennels’ professionals are top dog trainers in Covington, Georgia Smith Farm’s Board and Kennels offers two options for dog training in East Metro Atlanta including Covington and the cities in and near Newton County.   Our Dog Board and Train Program, and Private Dog Training Sessions. Our large existing facility, conveniently located close to parts in the area and East Metro Atlanta, allows us to work with many scenarios of training required. Smith Farm’s is able to train dogs to...

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Dog Training in East Metro Atlanta Area Dekalb County, Decatur, Stone Mountain

Dog Training in East Metro Atlanta Area Dekalb County, Decatur, Stone Mountain

Smith Farms Kennels’ professionals are top dog trainers in East Metro Atlanta Area. Smith Farm’s Board and Kennels offers two options for dog training in East Metro Atlanta including the cities in and near Dekalb county such as Stone Mountain, Decatur, Lithonia and more.   Our Dog Board and Train Program, and Private Dog Training Sessions. Our large existing facility, conveniently located close to parts in the area and East Metro Atlanta, allows us to work with many scenarios of training...

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Fun at Dog Parks or Doggie Daycare

Fun at Dog Parks or Doggie Daycare

The benefits of Atlanta area dog parks are many! You and your pup have been stuck indoors during the cold winter. The warmth of Spring draws us back outdoors.  What better time is there to check out your community dog park?  Outdoor activities can contribute to better dog health and behavior.  Not only could the dog park make your furry friend excited, but it could also bring joy to you as well. Less Worry about Pedestrians while you are out with your dog Your community dog park provides an...

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Smith Farms Boarding Kennels – Group Training for Dogs in Metro Atlanta

Smith Farms Boarding Kennels – Group Training for Dogs in Metro Atlanta

Best Group Training for Dogs in Atlanta Group dog training on January 29, 2021! Thanks for all that joined us. Dogs may need reinforcement for previous dog obedience training, or just to meet up for fun with other dogs they trained with previously. We hope to see more dog teams check back in with us!Experienced dog trainers available near you in the Atlanta Metro area. For Private Training Sessions and group dog training please contact Smith Farms Boarding and Kennels at (770) 918-9808

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Holiday Fun with Your Dog

Holiday Fun with Your Dog

HOLIDAY FUN WITH YOUR DOG When we humans are busy during the holidays, our furry family members may be feeling a little left out.  There are plenty of fun things you can do to include your dog in the festivities of this holiday season!  Here are a few of Smith Farms' favorite holiday activities that are enjoyable for everyone in the family:             Say cheese!  Make special memories by including your pup in your family Christmas photos; Naughty or nice?  Have your dog’s picture taken with...

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

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