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Inmates Give Dogs a Second Chance
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Arizona's first class of inmate-trained service dogs will graduate
Wednesday from the Second Chance Prison Canine Program.
Second Chance - one of about 100 similar programs nationwide - pairs
dogs with prison inmates who train the dogs as service animals...
For more information on the Second
Chance Prison Canine Program or to volunteer, or to help or volunteer,
-Former copper miner trains service animals
By Kimberly Matas
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
SAN MANUEL - With just a word from Jay Smith, chocolate Labrador
Chance trots to the refrigerator, opens the door, grabs a can of beer
and brings it to his owner.
No, it's not a Super Bowl commercial. It's the training of displaced
San Manuel miner Smith, who teaches his clients' canin...
Jay V. Smith, Trainer
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Read a few testimonials from some of my students
See what people are saying about my dog training classes and methods!
"It is my great
pleasure to recommend Jay Smith as a dog obedience and agility
trainer. I have known Jay for nearly a decade and I have always been
impressed by his innovative and enthusiastic approach to working with
dogs and the people they own.
I first met Jay
when he approached me and asked to work with me through my capacity as
a professional dog trainer so that he might learn more about working
with dogs. Jay is always dependable and conscientious and always gives
more than 100% to the task at hand. I can always depend on Jay to
conduct himself in a professional and thorough manner.
Recently, I have
observed Jay conducting his own dog obedience classes. Jay connects
well with people, and to a person, his clients have been enthusiastic
and motivated. The same can be said of their pets, because Jay is
first and foremost a lover of dogs.
It gives me
pleasure to see Jay bringing his skills to a broader audience, and I
am sure that any organization or entity would greatly benefit from his
skills and involvement."
- Web Parton,
Professional Bird Dog Trainer Oracle, AZ
"We are taking 2
of our dogs to obedience training right now. I think they are having
fun learning new things. Jay makes dog training look easy. There are
always new things to learn (even though I thought I knew it all,
because we have 7 dogs!).
recommend Jay to anyone who's interested and dedicated enough to get
their dog trained."
- Sabine and Paul
recommendation we can give for Community Dog Training is in Polly's
As we turn the corner near the park, Polly perks up, gets an excited
expression on her face and starts whining. She can't wait to get to
class, hops out of the car, and rushes up to greet the other dogs.
After much running around, jumping on each other and generally being
very happy dogs class is ready to start.
Jay's calm demeanor is translated to the dogs. He takes time to
individually instruct each owner and dog, gives great hints on how to
handle problems at home, and is always available to owners and their
dogs. Clicker training appears to be enjoyable to everyone and is
something that can allow for individual creativity.
Polly is often "sad" when class ends. She'll sometimes cry for a bit
on the way home and then succumbs to sleeping all the way home. She
has especially enjoyed the "Play Group" time, the trip to the Cow Pond
and meeting new dog friends."
- The Wadley
Family (Jeff, Marcia and Polly) Oro Valley AZ
"My dog Schatzi
and I benefited greatly from Jay's obedience and agility training. The
socialization and instruction was excellent. Because Jay instructed me
as well as my dog, I have been able to make great improvements with
her away from class. I highly recommend his positive reinforcement
training methods and I have a manageable and enthusiastic large dog to