Valarie Ross-Smith (she/her)

Valarie Ross-Smith (she/her)


Hello! I am Valarie, the owner of Sits n Wiggles Dog Training. I started SnW in 2015 when I had the opportunity to move from dogs being just my passion but my career. I have been involved in dog and cat rescue since I was in college. In early 2015 I started taking classes with Catch Canine Trainers Academy with the intention to offer volunteer training services to shelters and rescues. However, life had different plans and I was laid off from my software job. I took that time to finish my training classes and start Sits n Wiggles.

Since that time in 2015, I have focused my education and practice on dogs struggling with fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression issues. 


My Qualifications

  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2022)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed - Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2017)
  • Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator - The Pet Professional Guild (2018)
  • Aggression in Dogs Masterclass - 2021
  • The 2021 Virtual Dog Conference - Speaker (2021)
  • Up Your Business Game Conference - The Pet Professional Guild - Speaker (2022)

My work philosophy

I work hard. I really love my job. Helping people learn more about their dogs and how to be their best self. I try to encourage my human clients to work hard with their pup, this makes huge differences. Little changes and a little dedication to the process brings about big change. I want to inspire my human clients to provide their beloved pups their best life.

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