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

Why Does My Puppy Hump? And How Do I Stop It?

Has your tranquil afternoon ever turned into a comedy scene when your adorable little puppy started humping on a visitor's leg, a favorite pillow, or even its toys? All chuckles aside, as dog owners you might have found yourself drowning in a sea of questions: "Why is...

Will Playing Tug With Your Dog Make Them Aggressive? 2023

A rumour went around the dog world, and you might be asking "will playing tug make my dog aggressive?"  It's a fair concern, given the competitive nature of the game and the seemingly aggressive tugging involved - especially if you start getting a growl out of...

How To Properly Puppy Proof Your Home And Yard 2023

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time, filled with joy, adventure, and tons of snuggles. However, as adorable and playful as they may be, puppies can also be quite mischievous and curious, often exploring their surroundings in ways that could pose a...

Potty Training 101: How to Teach Your Puppy to Use Potty Pads

If the idea of housebreaking your new puppy feels overwhelming, don’t worry, you’re not alone! Puppy potty training is an important task that often comes with its own set of challenges, especially for first-time pet parents. But take heart, successful training is...

Unleashing the Benefits of CBD in Dog Training

You've probably heard whispers at the dog park from other dog owners or caught a few headlines about CBD and its potential benefits for our four-legged friends. If you're like me, your ears perk up whenever there's a chance to make life better for your fur baby. And...

All the Sighthounds! Your guide to sighthound dog breeds

Welcome to our latest barktastic blog post all about... you guessed it, sighthounds! For those who might be wondering, "What makes a dog a sighthound?" and "Is my Arnie a sighthound? He really loves that laser pointer!" - sit, stay, and read on! We're about to go on a...