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Positive Dog Training Solutions

In-Home Dog Training for busy people who want results fast.


Pet Nutrition Solutions

Comprehensive and thorough to make sure your pet has the best possible diet

Pet Care/Health Coaching

Knowledge and experience to help you address common issues

Pawtastic In-Home Dog Training

We Train Your Dog For You

In-Home Day Training Programs for busy people who want the fastest most convenient path to polite well-behaved dog.

Cyndi comes to your home and trains your dog(s) for you, even while you’re at work (we’re insured with references). Then she trains you to maintain/reinforce the new behaviors. It’s much faster and easier than doing it by yourself, because both you and your dog get the ideal learning experience. Your dog learns from an expert dog trainer, and you get to learn with a dog who is already trained. Cyndi’s training and expertise allows her to teach your dog in 3 weeks what a traditional obedience class covers in 3 months.


or We Teach You to Train Your Dog

In-Home Dog Coaching/Training Lessons for busy people who want help learning to train their dog in a real-world setting.

Cyndi comes to your home, office, dog park or anywhere that your dog misbehaves to help you gain control in a real-world setting. She gives you personalized coaching/training lessons on a weekly basis at a time that is convenient for you. She will design a custom training plan and provide intensive support between lessons. This is best for people who want to learn about dog training with time to devote to daily training sessions.


If You Want to Come Home to a Well Behaved Dog But Don't Know Where To Start

Some Interesting Facts About Me

Dogs Trained

Years Experience

Books Written

Dogs Helped


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Pet Nutrition Specialist
  • Pet Expert on
  • BS Computer Science
Who Is Cyndi Smasal

Cyndi Smasal is the author of “Hope for Healing Liver Disease in Your Dog” and “Help Me! My Dog Won’t Eat” and a Pet Care/Health Coach, Pet Nutrition Specialist, Pet Communicator and Positive Dog Trainer.

Cyndi was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. She has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and had a 25 year career in the computer industry. Her love of saving dogs led her to leave the computer world and embark on a new journey to help pet parents take the best care of their dogs through nutrition, holistic healing and dog training.

For the past 14 years, Cyndi Smasal has turned her love of one dog Norman (the subject of her first book), into a passion for all dogs. She’s helped thousands of dog lovers through her book and hundreds have spoken with her about their own dogs with liver disease. Cyndi has studied canine nutrition, animal naturopathy, natural and holistic animal care, animal communication and positive dog training.

She has cared for 6 of her own dogs and 3 cats through liver disease, arthritis, thunderstorm phobias, sensitive skin and stomachs, food allergies, heart murmurs, old age, behavior issues and all of the other normal challenges of owning dogs and cats.

She has also coached many other pet parents in all areas of caring for their dogs and cats and she teaches positive dog training classes (from beginner to AKC Canine Good Citizen).

Cyndi uses her God given ability to research, sort, analyze, and consolidate so you can cut through the often overwhelming and conflicting information that is out there and go straight to what you need to know to help your dog. She tests the theories; she looks at trends and sorts through the fads. She also stays up-to-date with the expert people and organizations so she can compile the best of the best resources so you don’t have to do the work yourself.

Cyndi is the founder and Chief Dog Lover of Pawtastic Pet Solutions. This is the fulfillment of Cyndi’s vision of a pet service provider where everyday people can find out what they need to know to take the best care of their pets. Cyndi continues to be a beacon of HOPE. So many times we feel powerless to help our dogs or to care for our dogs or train them properly. So when the traditional vet’s offer no hope, Cyndi is there to give you hope and options.

Who Do You Work With

I work with people who love their pets and who are interested in what’s best for their pets…good nutrition, positive training and alternative health care options.

I provide solutions to:

  • Give your dog the best diet for their health and longevity
  • Deal with the challenges that come with caring for a dog at different stages of their life
  • Care for a pet with a chronic illness and making end of life decisions
  • Train your dog, while sprinkling in a little fun and good information
  • Give you access to your pet’s perspective on his or her needs and wishes
How I Got Here

The path to being an Integrated Pet Specialist started in 2003 when my dog Norman was sick with arthritis and healing from past liver damage. I always had a strong connection with him but spending 2 years healing him from liver disease had created an even stronger bond. When his arthritis got too bad and he had trouble getting up and down stairs and going outside I decided to talk to a Pet Communicator to see if it was time to let him go.

I worked with a Pet Communicator and had the best experience hearing a specific message from Norman to me and then a message for others that came for a book I wrote about healing Norman from liver disease. That experience changed my life and planted the seed for becoming a Pet Communicator myself.

I published my first book in 2003 – Hope for Healing Liver Disease in Your Dog. In 2005 I started doing Liver Disease Consultations with people about their dogs with liver disease. I am so proud that this book and my consultations have now helped thousands of dogs and their pet parents.

In 2012 I finally accepted the calling for being a Pet Communicator and began my training. I’ve been professionally trained and certified as a Pet Communicator and I continue working with and learning from several Master Animal Communicators and Healers. It is a lifelong training program that I will continue to enjoy.

I started by talking to my own pets and then I offered to talk to my friends and families animals. With every conversation I learn more about the craft and I learn more about the beauty and intelligence of our companion animals.

In 2013 while still training and practicing pet communication, I got a job as a Pet Nutrition Specialist and worked in big pet stores. I helped people find the best food for their dogs’ health needs.

I have had an interest in canine nutrition and home-cooked diets since I started cooking for my dog Norman back in 2003. After learning more about commercial diets I decided to take further courses in canine nutrition and diet formulation. I also started using Pet Diet Designer Software to create custom diets for for my own dogs and for dogs with liver disease.

In 2014 I founded the Hope for Healing Dog Resource Center and wrote my second book, “Help Me! My Dog Won’t Eat” after dealing with my own picky dog eater and another sick dog who wouldn’t eat.

In 2015 I completed my training to be a Dog Trainer and worked in large pet store as dog trainer. Working with over 300 dogs and their owners…

In 2016, my skills and passion for animal well-being came together in a new business – Pawtastic Pet Solutions…

Training and Expertise

Canine Nutrition Training:

I have been feeding home cooked diets for my healthy and sick dogs for 14 years.

I studied canine nutrition at American Council of Animal Naturopathy and other online nutrition training courses for 2 years (species appropriate home-prepared raw and cooked diets).

I have been using the Pet Diet Designer software for 2 years to create custom diets for my own dogs and clients with dogs with liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, IBD, allergies and cancer. (Following NRC guidelines and Small Animal Clinical Nutrition guidelines)

I worked as a pet food representative at pet store for a year. In that position, I learned all the pet food industry jargon and marketing techniques along with their formal pet food industry “nutrition training”.

I worked at big pet store and smaller “natural” pet store for 2 years as Pet Nutrition Specialist. In that position, I completed pet nutrition training (commercial diets) and spoke with pet food representatives from all major brands and learned all their specialties and what each formula is recommended for specific needs.

Dog Training:

I’ve been training my own dogs since the ‘90’s.

I completed a dog trainer instructor program (private certification) and taught group dog training classes at pet store for 2 years. I’ve been doing in-home dog training since 2016. I’ve worked with over 300 dogs and their people.

Animal Communication Training:

In 2012 I began my Animal Communication training. I spent 2 years in professional training classes and I am certified as a Pet Communicator. I continue to work with and learn from several Master Animal Communicators and Healers. It is a lifelong training program that I continue to enjoy.

Pet Coach Training:

I completed Personal and Business Coach Training in 2003.

I have been coaching/consulting with people about their dogs with liver disease since 2005.

I studied animal natropathy at American Council of Animal Naturopathy in 2013.

I participated in professional training and development courses and education for 6 years with Landmark Education.

I became a Pet Expert on in 2014.

Positive In-Home Dog Training

If you are struggling with an out of control dog or puppy, WE CAN HELP! Real world solutions that work for you and your families’ real lives. We’ll train your dog with you or for you in your home on your schedule.

Pet Nutrition Services

Personalized nutrition consultation for choosing commercial diet or formulating home-prepared raw or cooked (fresh food) diets/recipes and toppers for dogs and puppies.

Pet Care/Health Coaching

Knowledge and experience to help you make informed decisions about your pet’s care and health.

Does not replace the services of a Vet but helps you keep your dog healthy and care for your pet during times of illness.

How It Works

#1 - Contact Cyndi

  • Start by contacting Cyndi in whichever way works best for you… (Email, chat, phone or facebook).
  • Tell us about your problem or what you need help with.

#2 - Pay for Service

  • Once you and Cyndi have come up with the best solution, she will send you to the appropriate product or service.
  • Then go ahead and pay for the service.
  • Once you’ve paid, you may need to provide further information.
  • Follow further instructions for specific service…

#3 - Services Provided

  • Once you have made your payment, Cyndi will provide the service.

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

by Roger Caras

See What Our Customers Have To Say!

Cyndi is the Real Deal!

Cyndi has truly been a life saver on several occasions for our family.  She talked to our beloved Cat Bailey several times and gave us the incredible peace of mind by knowing how we could help ease her discomfort in the last months of her life and by knowing when it was the right time for us to let her go.  She also talked to our beloved dog Dudley on several occasions and guided us around behavioral issues and also let us know in the end that he was suffering and ready to go but was willing to hang on for us a little longer so we could say goodbye to him. We had never done anything like this before and frankly we were not sure if we believed it was possible to talk to our pets.  But now we are convinced that Cyndi is the real deal and we are so incredibly grateful to her.

Carolyn Geil

Pet Parent to Bailey the cat and Dudley

Get In Touch With Cyndi To Discuss Your Specific Needs

Thank you for considering me to be your Dog Trainer/Pet Coach, and thank you even more, for being a HUGE pet lover! People like you, who are willing to go the extra mile for their pets really inspire me.

Please feel free to contact me. I'd love to help you by answering your question and sharing my knowledge with you so your pet can live a long, happy, healthy life.

Cyndi Smasal

Cyndi Smasal

Integrative Pet Specialist

Author, Positive Dog Trainer, Pet Nutrition Specialist and Pet Care/Health Coach

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Common Questions

How Much Does It Cost?

Prices vary per service

This is similar to how things work when going to see your Vet. You pay a visit fee and then pay for each additional service provided.

Initial consultation over the phone/skype/chat to discuss your dog/cat and see if we can help, is always FREE.

Pet Coaching/Nutrition Phone consultation fee is $25 for half hour or $47 for an hour (phone/skype).

During the consultation I will listen to all of your concerns and develop an integrative solution customized to
meet your specific needs and give you specific prices for your personalized solution.

Initial Dog Training Evaluation and Consultation fee is $97 for 1.5-2 hours performed in your home.

In-Home Day Training Packages vary between $337-$477 per week (3 dog training sessions + 1 transfer session + 1 follow-up + support)

In-Home Dog Training/Coaching Lessons are $77 each, or package of 4 lessons for $267.

(Prices are subject to change. Discounts and payment options are available for preferred customers and referrals from partnering independent pet stores.)

How Long Does It Take?

This depends on the service.

  • In-Home Day Training Programs are usually 2-3 weeks.
  • In-Home Dog Training/Coaching is usually done once a week over 4 weeks.
  • Pet Communication Sessions are usually done within same week with exceptions for urgent cases.
  • Custom diets usually take 5-7 days.

There is currently a 1 week waiting period for new dog training clients and custom diets. Please contact Cyndi right away to get on the schedule.


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