DogSmith of Hunterdon owner and lead trainer Kelly Fahey delights in helping fellow dog lovers enjoy the best in their dogs, through force free training.

Kelly’s focus on puppy training stems from her desire to help dogs and their people get off on the right paw together, avoiding the need for more serious training efforts later in life. That said, she also relishes the opportunity to help put problems to rights by providing the peace of mind of a peaceful household.

Kelly is a native of Hunterdon County and, of course, a lifelong dog lover. You might say her “career” started as an exceptionally active member of her local 4-H Club, though formally it began with the creation of her first business, Release the Hounds LLC, providing professional dog walking services.

As her interest and education in dog behavior advanced, Kelly eventually opened the DogSmith of Hunterdon to add force-free puppy and dog training to her pet care services in an effort to provide busy dog lovers with positive, practical solutions to all their dog care and behavior needs.

Speaking of busy, Kelly and her family have raised 24 seeing eye puppies for The Seeing Eye of Morristown, NJ!

Level 1 Pat Miller Certified Professional Dog Trainer (basic manners training)
Level 2 Pat Miller Certified Professional Dog Trainer (behavior modification)
Level 3 Pat Miller Certified Professional Dog Trainer (canine aggression)
Level 3 Pat Miller Certified Professional Dog Trainer (advanced behavior & studies)
dogbiz University Dog Walking Academy certified dog walker
Family Dog Trainer
Family Paws Parent Educator
Peaceable Paws Dog Training Affiliate
Professional member, steering committee member, and event coordinator for the Pet Professional Guild
Canine 1st aid and CPR certification