The Sophisticated Dog

Professional, Positive, Personalized
Canine Services

Sit. Smile. Wag.

The Sophisticated Dog provides fully-insured pet care services to the Sarnia, Ontario area. Private dog walking, dog training, food and water drop-ins—we’ve got you covered!

We believe that pet care services should be affordable and provided by qualified professionals.  Can just about anyone who loves dogs pop by once in awhile to put some food in the dish? Of course. But are they reliable enough to show up consistently and on short notice when you’re in a jam? We are!  And what if something goes wrong, are they covered by insurance?  We are!

We believe the pet care industry should be about more than just animal lovers.  A love of pets does not always translate into professional responsibility. We are part of an important movement that asks pet owners to take a closer look at those who are taking care of your dog while you are away.  We don’t just love dogs and have years of experience having our own—we’re dog smart!  Tracy L. Wood is a modern, fear-free dog trainer with a decade of professional training experience and is academically educated in animal behaviour.  We are qualified and experienced to know exactly how to keep your dog happy, engaged and stress-free while under our care.

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Currently, The Sophisticated Dog serves an area covering Mooretown to Lake Huron, including Corunna, Point Edward and Brights Grove, and the St. Clair River to Blackwell Side Rd—and all places in between!

Sit. Smile. Wag.

When it comes to dogs and pet care, experience isn’t always enough, education matters too.  A professional isn’t a true professional unless they have both experience and education, this includes the pet care industry and dog walkers.

A passion for education and learning is what helps sets us apart.  We aren’t just experienced with dogs, we are educated and actively engaged in the wide world of canines.  That is why we are affiliated with many of the leading dog training and animal behaviour organizations to ensure that our clients know that they are hiring a true professional to care for their beloved pets.

Our Current Memberships
Professional Animal Care Certification Council
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Pet Professional Guild
Animal Behavior Society
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Canadian Kennel Club

Education and knowing your pets are in the care of a true professional matters.  Learn more about about Tracy L. Wood’s education, experience and credentials that will help ensure you pet will be in qualified hands here.

Want to hear what our clients have to say about us?  You can read many testimonials from our human clients here.