About the Trainer

Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

Meet the Trainer

Doris Wood is the owner and operator of Smiling Tails Dog Training. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, Certified Dog Trainer and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

After a long and successful career in public service and the corporate business environment, Doris turned a lifelong passion for animals into a second calling. She returned to school and received a degree in veterinary technology and became a certified veterinary technician (aka veterinary nurse). While working in animal hospitals and spending volunteer hours at a local shelter, Doris became even more aware of the need for good quality dog training to help families and their companion animals live happily together. Although Doris has trained dogs for friends and family for more than 25 years, she pursued additional education and spent countless hours to develop the additional abilities and experience necessary to become a skilled, certified dog trainer.   Doris is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and the Animal Behavior College. 

In addition to offering top notch dog training, Doris strives to provide well organized, thoughtful and professional services to her clients. These services include a thorough history, veterinary follow up reporting as needed and comprehensive training plans for your dog.