Dawn Lowery is owner and head trainer of One Smart Dog Training & Behavior. She has been training dogs since 2008 after graduating from Animal Behavior College.
Providing the most effective, helpful solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Dawn enthusiastically pursues ongoing continuing education and professional growth by attending several seminars and conferences per year and keeping current on all up-to-date information in the dog training industry.
When not helping families enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, Dawn likes to spend time with her husband Patrick, nephews and niece, and enjoys being in her kayak on the Long Island Sound. Dawn has been featured in the New Haven Register, the Connecticut Post, and has been a guest on the show Pet Talk with Lauren Collier, News Channel 12, and NBC CT Live. She lives with her husband Patrick, her rescue dog Carbo and new addition Mookie. Both brindle and white Boston Terriers. Dawn’s goal is to help families with dogs live a rewarding life together!
Dawn Lowery, Owner of One Smart Dog and her Boston Terrier Carbo.
Kim currently works full time in the health insurance industry and was a student at One Smart Dog with her youngest Lab Maui. She has put much work in with Maui, passing the CGC exam and currently prepping to take the therapy dog test. Maui and Kim visit the residents at Maplewood in Orange once a month as part of a therapy dog training group team at One Smart Dog. She owns three labs Murphy, Maui, and Maverick. She is married to husband Gregg and has two daughters. One who is an aspiring hair dresser and one a is school teacher. With both girls grown Kim had some free time on her hands and decided that she would like to pursue a part-time career in training dogs.
Kim started an apprenticeship with Dawn in the Fall of 2015 in hopes to learn more about dog behavior and the science behind the methods used at One Smart Dog. Kim completed her apprenticeship at the end of 2016 and is a head trainer teaching puppy and basic manners classes. She most recently passed the CPDT-KA exam.
Kim Wisniewski, Head Trainer and her Labs Murphy and Maui
After watching Sarah work in classes with her Standard Poodle Archie and seeing the huge amount of progress she has made with him, we offered Sarah an apprentice position which she officially accepted.
You will be seeing Sarah around OSD more often as she will be shadowing Dawn in classes until she is ready to teach on her own.
During the week days you’ll find Sarah working in healthcare at a local hospital but in her spare time you can find her and both of her dogs on local hiking trails, camping under the stars, and bike-packing the rugged terrain of New England. Beau is Sarah's sweet rescue dog and Archie is her standard poodle puppy. Beau is a biking pro and together they have tackled the Cross New Hampshire Trail and biking routes across 5 states. Sarah is eagerly awaiting adding Archie to these adventures!
Sarah Lipecz, Apprentice Trainer with her dogs Beau and Archie.
One Smart Dog uses reward-based methods that are backed by science to modify your dog's behavior. Because a reward makes your dog more likely to repeat the behavior, positive reinforcement is one of your most powerful tools for shaping or changing your dog’s behavior.
Methods we use:
We do not use the following methods:
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Position Statement on Humane Dog Training
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