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Marla Hovey
Marla Hovey

Great place, my Gracie loves it..such nice people coordinating it all

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Janice McReynolds Lehmann
Janice McReynolds Lehmann

My dog went to Smarter than Your Dog for grooming services. I was nervous, since prior to that we had a very bad experience at another groomer. The stylist at Smarter was really great with my dog and fixed the incomplete haircut from the …

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Charissa Weaver
Charissa Weaver

Friendly staff and clean facility!

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Erin Rieger
Erin Rieger

Our dog has been going here once a week for almost 2 years! He is well treated and comes home exhausted and happy!

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Joy Daley
Joy Daley

I was at my wits end!! It's been exasperating, this year since March, to find a groomer willing to take my doggie grrls and give them the important basics to keep them healthy and comfortable!! I think I've found our salon at last!! The …

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Judy McAuley
Judy McAuley

They did a beautiful job on my golden doodle! She came home happy as well and not at all stressed. Highly recommend!!!

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Stephanie Kaufman
Stephanie Kaufman

These people really know dogs and my dog loves them!

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Crista Engom
Crista Engom

My dog absolutely loves going to “school” every week. The moment we pull into the parking lot she is so excited. I love the employees at smarter than your dog and have never been anything but thrilled with the quality of care. My dog has …

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Beryl S
Beryl S

Oh my gosh I'am thrilled with my chihuahua Jerry's grooming

He got his nails clipped & ears cleaned. He is ready for the holidays

Thank you 😊 ❤️

Chelsea Bennett
Chelsea Bennett

I took my Rough Coat Collie in to be groomed today. We have never been there before (our previous groomer passed away). She looks STUNNING! She needed quite a bit of work done- the staff was non judgmental, kind, caring, and compassionate. …

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Karen John
Karen John

My 2 shepherds are 5 1/2 years old and have never gone to a groomer. They were loving and patient with my dogs so they good have a good experience. They look great too

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Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

grooming was well done. Sunday appointment work well for us

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Shay Schual-Berke
Shay Schual-Berke

Dog’s first day at daycare. Staff seemed incrune and in touch. Dog had a great time!

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Becky Clifford
Becky Clifford

I highly recommend! Smarter than your dog is fantastic. My puppy is super excited to spend the day with “his pack”, I get piece of mind knowing he’s well taken care of and he’s all tuckered out at the end of the day. They do an exceptional …

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Kathy Donoho
Kathy Donoho

I had my dogs groomed there and things were great.

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Amy Clark
Amy Clark

This is the only place we leave our dog when we need a sitter. They make sure that he’s well taken care of and inform us if anything goes on that we should know about. They go above and beyond to make sure that everything is ok! We know our…

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Melodie Lee
Melodie Lee

Great personal service. Our toy poodle loved them and able to get a clean face...which no one else has been able to do. Highly recommend them!!!!

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Jon Franklin
Jon Franklin

Boarded my Golden Retriever here and could not ask for a better kennel. Staff are very professional and caring, facility is very nice. Would recommend without hesitation.

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Dale Parkins
Dale Parkins

Great job guys! He looks great. Thanks soo much

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Susan H. Magorien
Susan H. Magorien

These people are kind and capable!

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Marlene Kennerly
Marlene Kennerly

I was impressed with the facility of Smarter Than Your Dog.. quite a professional operation. I called to let them know I was bringing Kody in for his puppy grooming.. he came back gorgeous! Very well cut around his face.. we could see his …

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Lynda Harris
Lynda Harris

The groomer must have been very gentle, my dog does not like his hair touched and she said he was very calm.

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Marta McClintock
Marta McClintock

Thanks for taking great care of Brody! He looks super handsome!

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Samantha Burfield
Samantha Burfield

What a great experience for our new puppy! COVID made her very shy. The staff at STYD made our puppy feel very comfortable and loved. They eased her into class and eased her parents into class too. We are so happy to send our pup here. We …

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Libby Mills
Libby Mills

My puppy went in today for her second nail drummeling. She was eager to go in and fine coming out. It went quickly and she wont be injuring me inadvertently when she jumps up. At least until the nails grow out. I like this business near …

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Frank Lane
Frank Lane

Appreciate how well Luna was taken care of.

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Lora Stamper
Lora Stamper

Everyone was very friendly, and Kalen gave Jackson a beautiful cut for a good price. She was listened to everything I wanted and got it just right. Thanks Smarter Than Your Dog!

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Nicole Weeks
Nicole Weeks

My sister and I travel from Bellingham to Anacortes to take our puppies to this daycare. The entire staff is extremely professional, and make you feel at ease when leaving your dog there. They always give you a full report of your dog’s day…

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Becca Wetzel
Becca Wetzel

Quick and easy! Great customer service, great dog service!

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Nora Espino
Nora Espino

First time taking my puppy for a groom today at Smarter Than Your Dog and they did an EXCELLENT job. He looks sooo fluffy!!!

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Becca Mercier
Becca Mercier

My boys are my babies. I do not just trust anyone with Peterson and Rover so going on a all day trip to an island was a difficult decision to make because we know they would do best not on a few boats. We are from Florida and here for …

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Thomas Nichols
Thomas Nichols

Day care was great for my dog.

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Valerie Antoinette Gleeson
Valerie Antoinette Gleeson

My experience with Smarter Than Your Dog has always been super positive. My little Freya is a rescue who apparently had a very rough life as a breederdog in a puppy mill before being dumped on the streets in Bellingham. Hence she is very …

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Leah Courage
Leah Courage

Simply the best!! I feel SO lucky that my pups get be groomed at such an awesome establishment! The grooming is always amazing, customer service and communication is top notch, and price is totally reasonable for the overall experience. I …

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Meredith King
Meredith King

Nelly our yellow lab came home happy and smelling sooooo clean. Can’t wait to go back.

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Jayne Mardesich
Jayne Mardesich

Wonderful staff and beautiful facility.

They have it all—groomers, trainers and expert puppy minders.

They take wonderful care of Bodie and he loves to be there!

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shane spray
shane spray

we,ve used STYD since it has been open and would not consider using any other place as long as STYD is open. Shane,Roz and Whidbey Spray

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Deborah Hall, Dogs On Call
Deborah Hall, Dogs On Call

Nothing but positive things to say!

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Patrick Swapp
Patrick Swapp

Great service. They care about your dog. Owners and staff are way beyond the norm!!

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Barbara Mosher
Barbara Mosher

Jessie does a really nice job grooming Katie!

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Cheri Norris
Cheri Norris

Friendly & prompt service. My dog was a matted mess and they were able to get it all out without shaving! Wonderful job 😃

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Dorys DogMom
Dorys DogMom

Smarter Than Your Dog is fantastic! My dog

Loves it there! Their staff have great attention to detail and really give the dogs lots of love. My dog gets great play time and socialization with her buddies when she is there. So glad we have …

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Arron Schille
Arron Schille

With out a doubt the best boarding facility for our three dogs that I have ever encountered. The people are kind professional and very knowledgeable. Dylan is a wealth of knowledge and great with our pups.

I will and have 100% recommended “…

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Robert Cook
Robert Cook

This place is absolutely amazing! If you're like me and don't trust your dog with just anyone then you'll love smarter than your dog. You can tell that the dogs they groom are more then just work to them, they take the time and effort …

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Nancy Rytand
Nancy Rytand

I take both dogs twice a week and they know full well when it's a Monday or Thursday. I appreciate staff flexibility if needing to switch days and appreciate hearing the "report card" on details of the day. Confident with all staff members …

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Patricia Mae Jenkins
Patricia Mae Jenkins

the girls do an incredible job,and they love the dogs

my dogs are always excited to see them

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Sarah Coyne
Sarah Coyne

Kelly and the crew at Smarter Than Your Dog are the best. My dog is always well cared for, and their customer service is excellent. They take the time to understand my dogs’ needs and are really good and understanding dog behaviors. I know …

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Alison Hill
Alison Hill

Everyone at Smarter Than Your Dog Grooming is wonderful to work with. They truly love dogs and do an excellent job grooming my extra-furry Bernese Mt Dog. Ask for the special de-shedding treatment if you have a dog who's losing their coat …

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Wyatt Engom
Wyatt Engom

My dog loves Coming to “school.” She has so much fun with the other dogs and comes home happy and tired. She is always excited when we drop her off. I would highly recommend taking your Dog.

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DIANA ERMI
DIANA ERMI

My dog, Roadie, loves going to Smarter Than Your Dog. As soon as we get within eyeshot he starts his hound baying until he gets inside to run with his buddies. He comes home and pretty much sleeps the rest of the night because he’s had so …

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Lara Dunning
Lara Dunning

My dog loves going to Smarter Than Your Dog! Staff are wonderful and take great care of your pet.

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Barbara Carver
Barbara Carver

Love dropping my pup off at STYD for a day of play while I run errands. She's always eager to arrive and comes home tired but happy. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. Thanks, STYD!

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Monica Ochs
Monica Ochs

Bija loves to go play with her friends and always comes home happy and tired! She is well taken care of by the staff.

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Jeremy Hays
Jeremy Hays

Great service, my dog always comes back exhausted from playing with the other dogs

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Jody Engstrom
Jody Engstrom

Tootsie is so excited to go see her furry friends and comes home happy and tired. I also love that she can get her nails trimmed while shes there and a full grooming if needed!

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Connie Pangrazi
Connie Pangrazi

Best Daycare/Boarding EVER! My pup has been going to STYD since she was 4 months old. Now at 3 years, this is her home away from home. She is so well cared for and I am able to enjoy my time away from her knowing she is in the best of hands…

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Lennie Williams
Lennie Williams

This is an awesome doggie Haven. Total confidence in staff and facility, whether for daycare or boarding. They love on both my dogs as if they were their own. Could not imagine sending them anywhere else.

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Jody Engstrom
Jody Engstrom

Clean, well run facilities. Wonderful staff.

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Karen W
Karen W

My dog is very well cared for. He loves going to daycare. The staff cares greatly for the dogs in their care!

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Jeanne OConnor
Jeanne OConnor

My dog has been coming here for daycare since he was four months old, and he's five now.

He LOVES his time at STYD. He always races in and never looks back. At night he comes home relaxed and tired. :)

I know that he is having safe play …

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Sharon Dixon
Sharon Dixon

The staff was absolutely amazing. This was our first time attending the daycare for my 10yr old dog. We will definitely coming back. My dog was so wore out from playing she slept in the same spot all night. 🐕‍

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Diana Ermi
Diana Ermi

My dog, Roadie, loves going to Smarter Than Your Dog. As soon as we get within eyeshot he starts his hound baying until he gets inside to run with his buddies. He comes home and pretty much sleeps the rest of the night because he’s had so …

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Carrie Worra
Carrie Worra

This is a well run, professional, and clean daycare (and grooming). The owners have gone to great lengths to make sure all the dogs are safe and the staff is kind and respectful.

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Makayla Neiswander
Makayla Neiswander

I cannot say enough good things about this place. My dog loves it here and so do we!

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Joseph Maloney
Joseph Maloney

We've boarded our dog a handful of times now and they seem to take really good care of her. I especially like the report cards they do. In the report cards they talk about how she's doing and do a health check. Not sure how scientific the …

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Houston Foist
Houston Foist

The staff and owners treat the dogs as their own. Safe environment, clean and located in Anacortes. They also provide grooming services.

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Brad Elliott
Brad Elliott

My parents' dog loves this place, and so do my parents! The staff are always cheerful and clearly love their jobs.

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Jill and Erich Bailey-Nus
Jill and Erich Bailey-Nus

Fantastic! quiet, calm business.Tierra knows how to read a dog! She took her time with our nervous, shy dogs. and gave them amazing clips! They look great! I highly recommend her to groom anyone's dog! She was super accomodating to get all …

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Nate Carver
Nate Carver

It’s a great place to work!!

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Brenlyn Edelstein
Brenlyn Edelstein

our fur babies come home EXHAUSTED and so happy. Great staff and environment!

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Kristi Daniels
Kristi Daniels

A tired pup is a happy pup ❤️💙

If the work week is hard on your dog... this is the absolute best place to take them! They will play from 7:30am to 5:30pm and come home exhausted! My dog gets out of his head excited when he figures out …

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Rachelle Stunger
Rachelle Stunger

Mr. Finley’s home away from home! We feel at total peace when we need to leave our little boy (pug) behind. He’s always wagging his tail upon arrival, which says a lot! The staff are so friendly, and always great with the dogs. I enjoy…

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Makayla
Makayla

Was able to drop off my son went I had my baby unexpectedly. They took such good care of her. Will be back!

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Hannah Peter
Hannah Peter

We boarded our dog Abby for a long weekend. She is an anxious dog in general but seemed calm and happy when I picked her up. Drop off and check out were quick and easy. Abby does not do well with other dogs and the staff was careful to make…

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Stephanie Martino-Gonzales
Stephanie Martino-Gonzales

The boarding and daycare is great. The staff is very friendly and made me feel at ease leaving the boys in their care. They treated my fur babies as if they were their own. They groomed both of my Poms after a weeks stay. They were fluffy …

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Sandy Ridge
Sandy Ridge

Piper can’t wait to go to STYD!

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Elizabeth Mahoney-Niven
Elizabeth Mahoney-Niven

Bear is learning to socialize with other dogs! He comes home happy and tired. The staff sends report cards while Bear is boarding. Great place and people!

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Joan Mickelson
Joan Mickelson

My dog, Cayanne, is so happy here. It's peaceful. Not scary for her. Love it!

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Trish Jager
Trish Jager

Yes! Cheddar loves it, comes home happy and exhausted! 💜💜💜💜

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Lisa Allison Blohm
Lisa Allison Blohm

Ruby loves going for the day to see all her friends, furry and human! She comes home absolutely spent, and we are assured that she has been taken well care for the day.

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Anna Bruner
Anna Bruner

clean, staff is great with dogs and very caring

a staff member sleeps overnight with boarding pets! heated.

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Lennie Williams
Lennie Williams

So happy with this Canine Disneyland! Trixie is always eager to go and comes back tired and fulfilled. I recently had both my Labs boarded there for 11 days, and they were very well cared for. Satff kept me updated on their activities …

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Lisa Sheldon
Lisa Sheldon

Tierra worked on both of my dogs nails and did an amazing job! I will come back to her and refer her! �

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Karen Haeberlin
Karen Haeberlin

Not only is Opie happy (he can't wait to visit with his buddies on Tuesdays), but I'm happy too! I can now go for overnights and small trips guilt free, knowing that our little dog is happy and well cared for. Thank you for being there …

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Becky Fleming
Becky Fleming

We have been taking our pup, Arthur, to Smarter Than Your Dog for a month now. He absolutely loves it and so do we. A happy, tired boy at the end of the day who looks forward for his day at Doggy Day Care.

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Jilian George
Jilian George

Sooooo thankful for smarter then your dog!!! Odie is so happy and so are his pets�

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Houston Foist
Houston Foist

Great crew of people who live to love my and your dog. Rue us always happy to be there.

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Jenny Schimke
Jenny Schimke

Super amazing staff, and my little pup loves all her friends. I can’t even keep her together when I pull in the parking lot. She knows it’s a fun day ahead of her. Great place!!!

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Karen Works
Karen Works

Henry loves going to Smarter Thank Your Dog! He comes home tired and is a happy dog! The staff really does a nice job caring for all the dogs. Thank you!

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Laura Spehar
Laura Spehar

This is my pup's happy place, she goes once a week and cannot wait to get there. The staff are knowledgeable, caring and really enjoy working with the dogs. The space is always clean and the dogs are always busy playing and getting along …

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Laura Spehar
Laura Spehar

This is my pup's happy place, she goes once a week and cannot wait to get there. The staff are knowledgeable, caring and really enjoy working with the dogs. The space is always clean and the dogs are always busy playing and getting along …

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Laura Spehar
Laura Spehar

My pup absolutely loves it here. The owners and staff go beyond to make you and your pet cared for.

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Theresa McMickle
Theresa McMickle

My puppy loves going here once a week! She arrives very excited and leaves tired! The crew is very friendly, and they make sure that all the dogs are having fun. It's been great for Penny and her confidance around other dogs. I definitely…

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Carrie Grant Worra
Carrie Grant Worra

Everyone works as team to take care of every dog. It is amazing to watch them work with all the dogs and their temperament. Your dog is learning how to play well with others, take instruction, and is being cared for by a loving staff.

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Lara Dunning
Lara Dunning

The staff is great and best of all my very high-energy puppy loves to go and comes home tired.

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Ann Griffith Dubbel
Ann Griffith Dubbel

We love the wonderful folks at Smarter Than Your Dog! Our Dobby has been a regular there for 3 years now. He was afraid of dogs and people before we found Debby and Dan, and he's so much better now. He can't wait to join his friends on …

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Amanda Mustion
Amanda Mustion

We never actually used her services but the owner went above and beyond to find an area daycare for our dogs as we were just passing through.

Response from business owner

Thank you! I hope it worked out for you!

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Joannie Eelkema Ernst
Joannie Eelkema Ernst

The people at Smarter Than Your Dog are amazing. Brody LOVES his Wednesdays there and leaps out of our SUV the minute it stops at their door! He comes home a happy, exhausted dog from his day of play :-D A 5 star rating doesn't seem high…

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much!! Brody is such a gold star dog, we love having him!!

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Heather Burke
Heather Burke

Debbie, Dan, Michelle and crew play a very important role in my life with Lil' Bits! Fridays

are my escape days!

Response from business owner

Thank you so much, Heather!!

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Kimberly Christine
Kimberly Christine

We love smarter than your dog..Debbie& her staff are awesome!!

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