The Positive Puppy Expert

 

Ali Smith is the Positive Puppy Expert, and the founder of Rebarkable. She is multi-award winning puppy trainer who uses positive reinforcement techniques.

 

Ali, 32, is passionate about helping new puppy parents get it right, right from the start. Not just training them, but also helping puppy parents understand their growing pup and so enabling the new puppy parents to become their pup’s best advocates. To help create a puppy capable of being a confident and adaptable family member and keep puppies out of shelters. She has helped over 1300 dogs and their families to date.

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About Rebarkable

Once upon a time, Ali was a new dog mum. She brought home Indie and was pretty overwhelmed – she struggled with the puppy blues – and found the experience of having a puppy wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. 
Ali trained herself to train her dog, Indie, and found a new passion for dog training.
This then culminated into Rebarkable! Where Ali aims to help new puppy parents learn & train to become the best puppy parents they can be in order to help create more considered dog owners and keep puppies out of shelters.

Recent Blog Posts

Whistle Switch: Dog Tracker or Health Monitor? – An Honest Review

Whistle Switch: Dog Tracker or Health Monitor? – An Honest Review

Dog trackers are becoming increasingly popular among dog parents, but how does the Whistle Switch compare? Having already written a comprehensive review on the Fi tracker already done, I wanted to see how whistle compared. I know when we looked into trackers for...

Is There A Difference Between Reactivity & Aggression?

Is There A Difference Between Reactivity & Aggression?

Aggression. Reactivity. They're all words that get banded around when a dog acts in a certain way. That way? Is usually barking, lunging, growling or "Picking fights" with other dogs, which can sometimes escalate into full fights. Which is totally understandable why...

Using Labels With Your Dog

Using Labels With Your Dog

Labels are a necessary thing within this world so that we can find resources within them. However, I want to talk to you today about the importance of using the correct label, and why sometimes - if you don't know how to label your dog, why it's best that we don't....

Fearful Friday: Neo The Reactive Rescue Pup!

Fearful Friday: Neo The Reactive Rescue Pup!

We're launching Fearful Fridays, to give you insight into the lives of reactive dogs, and today's reactive woof sharing their story is Neo (aka @neo_therescuepup!). What Is Fearful Friday? Fearful Friday is the one day of the week that we here at rebarkable are here...

Cortisol Breaks: How To Decrease Stress After A Dog Fight

Cortisol Breaks: How To Decrease Stress After A Dog Fight

Cortisol is the stress hormone, and after a dog fight, the thing that your dog needs the most? Is a cortisol break. A "cortisol break" is trainer talk for taking time off and allowing your dogs stress levels to come down. What Is Cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone, it is...