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Your Questions Answered

  • What tools do you use for training?
    Hope Gables is a balanced training center meaning that we use a variety of tools in our programs. These include high value treats, daily food as a reward, e-collars, prong collars, long leashes, slip leads, and beyond. While positive reinforcement plays a majority role in our training, we believe that dogs also need to understand what you don't want them to do. By using clear communicators such as an e-collar, we're able to teach dogs of all breeds that there are alternative behaviors they can do instead of the the problem behaviors you're struggling with on a daily basis. We acknowledge there's a certain stigma that surrounds some of these tools which will never be encountered in a real life scenario when they're used properly and fairly. In addition to that, our goal is to use these tools as communicators first and foremost and NOT by way of correcting the dog unreasonably.
  • How often will my dog be trained in your Board and Train program?
    The short answer is that we didn't start the company to churn out high numbers of dogs. We're very selective on the number of dogs we accept into our Board & Train programs so that we can ensure that your dog will get the level of attention he/she deserves. Your dog will be trained multiple hours each day throughout their time with us and always attended to, such as playing with puzzles when not in a training session or even just learning how to be calm in distracting environments!
  • What if I forgot something that you taught us during our handoff sessions?
    All material(s) that we cover in our hand-off sessions when you receive your dog back from a Board & Train or during a 1:1 Private Lesson will be e-mailed to you and always accessible 24/7 digitally.
  • Do you do private training nights and weekends?
    Yes, we understand that schedules are hectic and sometimes the only time that you're free are at night after work or on the weekends. We will make ourselves available provided that we don't have another client at the time requested. Contact us now for our timing and availability this month.
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