Welcome to TheSmarterDog

My name is Carrie Moskowitz.
I’ve been working with dogs for close to 20 years and recently added llamas, sheep, and cats to the list of species I like teaching.  My college major was Psychology with an emphasis on  20th century behavioral methodology (Remember B.F. Skinner from Psych 101?).  I ‘discovered ‘ clicker training about 15 years ago and never looked back. Same for positive reinforcement based training.  I have attended and participated in many training workshops over the years and continue to do this. This helps me to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.  
To me, dog training is all about effective communication with another species.  My ideas of fun:  Helping an out-of-control ‘crazy’ dog become a polite and cooperative family member; Helping a shy or fearful dog grow into a more confident and social companion.
I tailor my lessons to the levels of my clients (both canine and human).  Initially, we focus on learning basic foundation skills such as House-training, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Drop, Leave It and polite leash walking. I love working with shy and fearful dogs.  
In addition to my private l
essons, I volunteer at the Humane Society of Westchester and have been doing that for about 15 years.  I am one of the volunteer trainers at the shelter. I work with dogs, cats, other volunteers, and adopters.  I also volunteer weekly at the Farm and Wildlife Center of Green Chimneys school.   I have been a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers since 2009.

I provide training services to clients in Westchester, and the Northern Bronx.

Please contact me by phone: 914-393-7648 or email: carrie@thesmarterdog.com

My colleague, at Angel Paw Dog Training provides similar services to clients in Ulster County.