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Training Philosophy

Here at Hope Dog Training we utilize balanced dog training methods. Our team of professional dog trainers' goal is to create communication between owners and their dogs in real world settings. Dog training in not a one-size-fits-all. We use balanced dog training methods, and focus on working with your particular dog. We take all the aspects of your life into consideration when making a training plan. We use the four quadrants of operant conditioning, as well as other training methods and training tools, to create a unique plan based on your dog’s needs. As part of the proofing process we like to take our dogs out on pack walks and field trips! We also believe in fading away rewards. We want to arrive to a point where the dog is happy to perform in all situations! Your dog will be calmer, happier, more relaxed, and balanced.


At the end of our training programs, you will learn how to read your dog’s body language and really be able to “listen” to what they are telling you. During our exit plan we teach you hands on how to be a better handler for your dog. We help you understand the dog that you have: their unique temperament and drives. Our goal is to motivate your dog to learn, and improve the bond between you and your canine. There is always HOPE! 

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