In 2007 Nathalie entered the dog industry as a professional dog hiker by setting up her business "The Dog Hikers". The business was unique in the SF South Bay. There was no other business offering a service where a group of dogs would go on a hike in one of the local Parks and Preserves. The business grew fast and became one of the most successful dog businesses in the South Bay. The combination of force free methods and hiking multiple dogs by a knowledgeable professional were a sought after service.


Nathalie continued her education in the dog training and behavior field before starting K9 Consultant now Smith Dog Training. She continues to offer her knowledge and skills to non-profit rescue groups such as Love & Second Chances. Her specialities are puppies, fearful dogs and leash reactivity.

Most other cases she will often refer to other professional colleagues in the business. 


Please find an overview of Nathalie's education, experience and accreditation in the dog training and behavior field. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact her.


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  • Dog Evaluator for VTP Companion Dog Program with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

  • Volunteer Trail Patrol (VTP) with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

  • Field trainer for VTP with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

  • Former Dog and Cat Foster Parents for San Jose Animal Shelter, Town Cats, Santa Clara County Animal Shelter Puppy Pound Rescue and HSSV

  • Other volunteer activities for Santa Clara County Animal Shelter, San Jose Animal Shelter and HSSV

  • Foster parent for Love & Second Chances and NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue.​

  • Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant for Love & Second Chances Rescue


Members of:


Nathalie's other ventures:


Interview with This is Paw Print:





  • Penn Foster Dog Training Program

  • Red Cross Pet First Aid & CPR


  • Dog Evaluator for Volunteer Dog Companion Program Mid Peninsula Open Space District


  • Certified Dog Walker ( San Francisco


  • Advanced Certified Dog Walker ( San Francisco


  • Dog Aggression to the next level with Jean Donaldson: Milpitas

  • Co-Founder of Award winning dog social network group: Dog Connect SF Bay Area

  • Dog to Dog Aggression Seminar with Sue Sternberg: Los Angeles


  • Academy for Dog Trainers

  • BAT with Grisha Stewart: Dublin

  • Get Smart about Training with Kathy Sdao: Petaluma


  • John Rogerson: Dog to Dog Aggression

  • Jean Donaldson 4 day seminar

  • Founder of Dog Bite Law & Prevention & Advocacy Group


  • Academy for Dog Trainers



  • CATCH Academy Mentor

  • AKC CGC Evaluator, AKC Star Puppy Instructor, AKC Community Canine and Urban CGC Evaluator. 


  • Certified Fear-Free Professional (


  • Behavior Event at Best Friends in Kanab Utah with Janis Bradley, Chirag Patel, Emily Larlham, Jacqueline Munera, Emily Cassell and Lara Joseph.

  • David Mills: The Emotional World of Dogs: New Insights into Behavior and Training


  • Clicker Expo 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

  • Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan: Aggression in Dogs Workshop

  • CPDT-KA certification (

  • Aggression in Dogs Online Course


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​Specializing in family dog training, including puppy rearing (potty training, crate training, basic foundation skills, play training with household children, grooming, diet, loose leash walking and socializing with strangers and other animals) and rescue adult dog integration. I also have experience with behavior modification and management plans for human and dog aggressive cases.


Members of:



  • Dog Aggression: Positive Solutions with Pat Miller

  • Growl Class - A workshop for Reactive Dogs with Ian Dunbar

  • Reliability and Games Workshop - Ian Dunbar

  • Canine Science Symposium- SF SPCA

  • Michele Pouliot Clicker Seminar

  • Michael Shikashio and Trish McMillan: Aggression in Dogs Workshop




2005 - now

Fur Kid Fancy Dog Training 

  • Private one on one dog training for families with problem behavior needs and family dog integration.

  • Pack and private dog walking to facilitate better social skills and loose leash walking.

  • Social play dates to encourage safe play and proper social cues.


Town & Country Dog Training Club

  • Lead group trainer for Beginning foundation obedience skills for dogs 4 months and up. Foundation skills include: basic obedience commands, proper greeting, leash work, mat work, intro to tricks.

  • Lead group trainer for Intermediate obedience classes. Skills covered: advanced obedience commands, dropped leash stays and recall, CGC readiness, tricks.

  • CGC Evaluator: Currently have tested over 100 teams.

2019 - now

Smith Dog Training





Peggy McCarty is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She earned a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. Graduating from the Academy (considered the "Harvard for dog trainers") under the instruction of Jean Donaldson.

She also studied with Malena DeMartini, an expert in the field of Separation Anxiety. Peggy completed the intensive program to become a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT).

Peggy also attended the Karen Pryor Academy. Through KPA she furthered her skills working not only with dogs but other species. The emphasis on using clickers (marker trianing) is an intigral piece of KPA.


Peggy is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a professional member of the  Pet Professional Guild (PPG), a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and a graduate of the DogTec Dog Walking Academy.

Members of:




  • Academy for Dog Trainers – Jean Donaldson, SFSPCA 2007

  • Dog Walking Certification – DogTec


  • APDT Conference – Oakland Ca



  • Fixing the Unfixable: A New Look At Separation Anxiety – Malena DeMartini



  • Clicker Expo – San Francisco Ca



  • Fearful Dog Seminar – Debbie Jacobs 

  • Pet Technology Conference, Humane Society Silicon Valley 



  • Separation Anxiety Training Certificate (CSAT) – Malena DeMartini

  • Canine Science Symposium – SF SPCA

  • PPG Summit – Tampa Florida




  • Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional (KPA-CTP)

  • LLA (Living and Learning with Animals) – Dr. Susan Friedman (online)

  • Advance Animal Training Seminar with Ken McCort, Wolf Park, Battle Ground Indiana 

  • Summit – Tampa Florida November 



  • Clicker Expo – Portland Oregon

  • IAABC conference – Culver City

  • PPG Summit – Orlando Florida

  • Aggression in dogs Mentorship with Michael Shikashio



  • Clicker Expo – Irvine Ca

  • PPG Behavior and Training Workshop – Best Friends, Kanab Ut

  • Training and Technology Seminar with Dr. Susan Friedman, Wolf Park, Battleground Indiana

  • Deep Dive, An Advanced Training Course, The KPA Ranch – Graham, Wa

  • Animal Training and Behavioral Wellness Event with Terrie Hayward, Lori Stevens, Dr. Susan Friedman, Rincon Puerto Rico


  • Canine Science Symposium – San Francisco

  • Clicker Expo – Portland Oregon

  • Contemporary Animal Training and Management - Natural Encounters Workshop with Dr Susan Friedman and Steve Martin, Winter Haven Fl



  • Lemonade Conference – IAABC and FDSA (Online)

2007 - now

The Hound Haven ​​

2020 - now

Smith Dog Training



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