“I’d give 10 stars if I could! We met Leslie and Argil during their time in Maryland (initially for dog-training). Leslie has a wealth of experience with dogs and training – and I can attest that she knows her stuff! When they begain board & train, we knew we’d hit the jackpot. Leslie and Argil always provided a safe haven for our girls, Ella (a spunky boxer mix with socialization/fear aggressive issues) and Vada (senior pug, RIP). With the special needs for our pups, we really needed the personal touch of a “home” for the girls to stay, not the typical boarding facility you find with multiple dogs, kennels, etc. Leslie & Argil went above and beyond for each stay to make sure Ella & Vada were comfortable and happy. We knew we could trust them to care our girls as if they were their own – what more can you ask for?? We received daily updates and photos during their stay – something I found invaluable, especially during the trips where we were miles away. I have yet to find anyone who comes close to what Leslie & Argil provided during their time in Maryland. If you need someone to watch over your fur-family, DogSmith of Putnam County is the best there is!”

Amanda Bergstrom, Dover, DE


“Both my dogs took obedience classes from Leslie when they were puppies, and they boarded with her numerous times for ongoing learning. They both benefited so much from Leslie’s training during their critical formation years! And I, too, learned so much from Leslie that I continue to use with them to this day. They are happy, fun, and well behaved dogs!”

Elizabeth Lowe, Newark, DE


“My dog, Rascal, loves Leslie. She makes him feel secure around much larger dogs. She texted me up dates and pictures while we were gone. Rascal always walks in with his tail up and lots of enthusiasm.”

Kathy Cunningham, Newark, DE


“Leslie is an amazing trainer and I would highly recommend her. If you are looking for the perfect combination of compassion, talent, and science-based knowledge, you have found it in Leslie.”

Tara Houser, North Orlando, FL


“Excellent and knowledgeable!! Leslie is a fantastic trainer”

Mandy Burger, Orlando, FL


“Leslie is knowledgeable and patient, very professional and kind. If I lived near her, I’d happily trust my dog to her care.”

Patricia Valdata, Crisfield, MD


“If you’re looking for a talented and knowledgeable trainer, you’ve come to the right place! Leslie is great and I would highly recommend her!”

Tiffany Aytes Lovell, Space Coast, FL


“Leslie has been an invaluable resource for us as new “parents.” She has taught us many techniques for training our rescue beagle.

We are very pleased to have had this resource for boarding during our recent trip. Not only did Faith receive a loving environment, but she also continued to learn to socialize and trust.

We are thrilled to have Leslie as our DogSmith, and Faith appreciates her as well!”

Pat Markley, North East, MD


“Dog Smith did a great job instilling confidence in their services by coming to meet my dog prior to sitting. I loved that they sent photos of my dog with cute messages each day I was away. I will definitely use them again.”

“If you’re looking for a talented and knowledgeable trainer, you’ve come to the right place! Leslie is great and I would highly recommend her!”

Susan, Chesapeake City, Maryland


“My husband and I could not be happier with the service we received from Leslie. Our young rescue dogs needed a lot help and Leslie was incredibly patient and offered lots of suggestions for how to deal with their impulse issues and general issues with manners. We feel like we have a solid set of tools to continue to work with them outside of the formal training they received. We highly recommend DogSmith to anyone!”

Kim Wells, Middletown, Delaware


“I contacted the DogSmith because my recently rescued adult dog was fearful of any new people and dogs. I had extreme anxiety that my dog’s fear would turn into aggression. My DogSmith gave me the tools and confidence I needed to begin the behavior modification process with my dog. It has been about 3 months since I first contacted the DogSmith and I have already seen great progress. I’m so grateful the DogSmith was there to help!”

Erin, Port  Deposit, MD


“Leslie is an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly trainer. From the moment I first reached out to her three years ago, I knew my dog would be in very capable hands. My dog’s anxiety and behavior has greatly improved through her training and instruction. However none of this would not be possible without her endless patience and thoroughness ensuring that we (the owners) are educated and understanding of what our dog needed to thrive. Leslie gave us the tools we needed to effectively communicate with our rescue. We cannot possibly thank her enough for the wonderful work she does. Our dog is so much happier and healthier and only continues to improve because of the lasting effect of her guidance and training.”

Jessica Port Deposit, Maryland


“Leslie is a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. She is patient, cautious (I have an aggressive dog), and resourceful. Behavior plans are individualized specifically for each pet. Leslie has an abundance of extremely helpful

videos/documents/websites that she shares with her clients. I have learned so much that has helped me become a better pet owner”

Barbara, Havre De Grace, Maryland