Meet the trainers

Monique Smith

Monique Smith is the Head Trainer at Pawsitive Canine Academy. Monique attended Veterinary Technician School and completed her Internship with Jerry Ponti of Ponti Veterinary Hospital. Monique also attended Washington State University studying Animal Sciences. Monique completed Dog Obedience and Training from Penn Foster and furthered her education by becoming a Certified Master K9 Trainer from Canada West Canine Center.

Monique has also trained with world renowned trainers and experts, which has expanded on her already existing education in dog physchology and behaviors. Monique has a love for German Shepherds, she currently has 7 german shepherds ranging from 12 months to 5 years. Monique and her husband Dave have had German Shepherds their entire relationship together, going on 18 years. All of Monique's German Shepherds have one or more specialties in Protection, Tracking, Scent Detection (Narcotics and Explosives), Obedience, Agility, and Conformation.

David Smith

David is an Assistant Trainer, and is also in charge of the website and our upcoming mobile application. He also helps with pickups and deliveries. His passion is training working dogs.