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

BUMAS Biothane Muzzle – An Honest Review

BUMAS Biothane Muzzle – An Honest Review

When it comes to muzzles, it can be hard to know where to start or where to invest money, so I'm here to help with some insight into the BUMAS muzzle. The first thing to note i that the BUMAS muzzle is entirely custom made, and it's made from Biothane. The parts are...

8 Signs Your Dog Has Eaten Something Poisonous or Toxic

8 Signs Your Dog Has Eaten Something Poisonous or Toxic

There's nothing worse than noticing your dog is "off", and if they've eaten something poisonous or toxic, it's often the reason. It's so worrying when our dogs get sick, or are appearing unwell, and one of the first things I do is panic, google, over analyse and then...

Max & Molly H-Harness – An Honest Review

The Max & Molly H-Harness must be the most full range of colours and designs I've ever seen on a harness. But is the Max & Molly H-harness more than just a pretty harness? Does it work for bigger dogs? Stronger Dogs? Dogs who pull? Dogs who react? The Max...

Ladder of Canine Aggression (Or Communication)

Ladder of Canine Aggression (Or Communication)

Aggression has an escalation process, and it's something we call the ladder of canine aggression, or ladder of canine communication. Canine communication isn't the easiest things for us humans to get our heads around. A lot of the time we ask our dogs to speak more...

All About Soft Muzzles For Dogs (Aka Emergency Muzzles)

All About Soft Muzzles For Dogs (Aka Emergency Muzzles)

When you have an aggressive dog, one of the first things you think of to help you manage them are soft muzzles. Of course, aggression (or reactivity) is not the only reason that you might be looking to secure your dog’s mouth, perhaps it's vet visits, groomers...

Prong Collars: Everything you need to know (2023)

Prong Collars: Everything you need to know (2023)

As subjects go, Prong collars are pretty divisive in the dog world.  When the parents of a large dog (particularly, though small breeds are not exempt) raise the question of loose leash walking or stopping their dog from pulling on their leash, the subject gets...