Where people and their pets learn good behavior through fun, love and understanding.
Sniff University (Sniff U!) offers a wide range of educational courses and workshops for you and your pet! Four-legged students will learn the fundamentals of good canine and feline behavior, and much more. Owners will gain a better understanding of their pet’s needs and find new ways to improve an array of unwanted habits.
At Sniff U we believe in positive reinforcement, confidence building training methods, and with the help of our certified instructors you will have the knowledge to continue your pet’s education and training at home!
Enjoy classes in the spacious climate-controlled Ike & Libby Einherst Education Center located on our beautiful 10-acre campus.
“Sniff University’s mission is to keep pets in their homes by providing resources for training and behavioral issues in order to reduce the number of surrenders to our shelter.”
January 22, 2014
"As a professional dog trainer you probably see transformations everyday, but for the common dog lover they are hard earned. Yesterday Maggie and I got to the park for her 2 hour play date with Hanzel. I looked down the parking lot and saw Fran and Hanzel coming our way. The first thing I noticed was that both of them were walking straight without her leaning, pulling to one side and Hanzel to the other. He looked like a new dog and Fran had the biggest smile I've ever seen on her face. She had just walked him through the park with the gentle leader and said he was wonderful. Your tips and advice helped Hanzel turn the corner. And Maggie...well I call her my little pony! She prances and trots along like she isn't on a leash at all! She walks naturally without pulling or dragging me and her sister Daisy down the street. We are so grateful to you. Our health issues have put a damper on so many things we love and love to do. I was determined that having a loving pet wasn't going to be one of them. Fran adores that silly happy boy and I have seen her do wonders with dogs that most people wouldn't even consider loving. I've never needed a trainer for my dogs. Usually the standard obedience classes took care of the basics and I was strong enough to do the rest. Most trainers I've encountered want dogs to resemble little four legged robots with none of the joy of chasing a squirrel up a tree, or hopping behind a frog. The SPCA has a wonderful trainer in you and all the new classes and events you're creating. Keep up the good work and thank you so much for all your help with Hanzel and Maggie."
Pam L. - Largo, FL
January 19, 2014
"Hi Thamzen, Radar and I would like to thank you for letting us join your class. Radar is a handful but he is coming along and I do believe he would gain a lot by continuing on with classes. ... Thank you for your professionalism and patients with both Radar and I as we are both in the learning process."
Kari C. - St. Petersburg, FL
January 5, 2014
"Thanks so much for the pics and more importantly for the help!!! We will definitely look into those other classes. You are an amazing teacher and SPCA is lucky to have you!!"
Leann S. - Palm Harbor, FL
November 19, 2013
"Hi Thamzen - many thanks for all your hard work. You have helped us to have a wonderful family member in Mr. B... just need to practice. See you in the CGC course."
Mark N. - Largo, FL
November 17, 2013
"Thank you! We went to petsmart after class and walked the entire store. We had a few people that wanted to say hi and i said as long as you ask him to sit first and he did great! We met greeted a pup and then he just laid down and let the pup crawl on him and they played while we talked. I shopped an 1 hr picking out fishtank, fish and decor and he did fabulous! Thank you for all your help - you rock ! We will see you in January for cgc."
Sandra C. - Dunedin, FL
November 14, 2013
"Hi Thamzen, Thanks so much for the pictures and the wonderful words! You are certainly a very special person, not just because of the attention you give the dogs but, also because you know how to handle the owners! Pet owners don’t see their pets as pets but as family/kids they wish or didn’t have. ... I am SOOOO grateful to have you as an instructor! I look forward to future classes. :-D Today was fun and a work out!"
Janet R. - Largo, FL