About us

Shirley Smoker is the owner of SPOT (Smiling Pets Obedience Training) since 2015. Shirley is a breeder, champion in conformation and trainer of obedience title holders. She also trains in the sport of Schutzhund and has been an obedience trainer since 2001.

Mentored and trained with Evelyn Rossi for 10 years and graduated from Anthony Jerone's School of Dog Training.

Assistant trainers are experienced in areas of obedience training. Also, they are actively involved in American Kennel Club competition.

SPOT is dedicated to helping people and dogs learn to live together in harmony.

We train with a building block method. We have found teaching step by step ensures maximum comprehension on the part of the handler and minimizes the stress of learning on the dog.

Group and private lessons are available. Even though you may take private lessons we would recommend group lessons if you continue to advance training.

The Advanced classes may be run separately or combined depending on the enrollment.

Other beginning classes are offered for scent work and beginning rally.

"Shirley helped me to train my German Shepard Maxx. She was amazing with her patience and knowledge of training him to listen on command. I highly recommend her.”​

Annette Wagenhofer, Maxx's owner

"I had my dog Chase trained in the Advance Obedience Class. He graduated and is an amazing dog.

I would recommend SPOT to anyone who has a dog. The team is outstanding."

Stefani Martin, Chase's owner