Companionship with a dog is a lifelong process that starts as soon as you get your pup. Through conscientious care, training and love, the relationship will mature into something far exceeding your expectations.


Why Us

At Hopefordogs Canine Training, we believe in using compassionate and force-free methods in our coaching. Because humane and positive reinforcement is far more likely to succeed in achieving a training or behaviour change objective. Welfare first, training second.


Certified behaviour practitioner


Force-free and science-based


Affordable pricing for every dog


Post-training support

Professional Certifications

"Beneath every behaviour there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need, rather than focus on the behaviour, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom."

Training For Every Dog

What We Do


Suitable for puppies 8 weeks up.
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Force-free teaching method
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Suitable for dogs of all ages
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Why you should let them sniff

Mental stimulation: Sniffing engages a dog’s brain, and provides mental stimulation and enrichment. 

Behavioural outlet: Sniffing is a natural behavior for dogs, and allowing them to do so can help prevent boredom and reduce the likelihood of destructive behaviours at home.

Sensory exploration: Dogs experience the world primarily through their sense of smell. They explore their world and surroundings by sniffing.

Improved mood and reduced stress: Sniffing can have a calming effect and may help regulate cortisol levels, reducing overall stress.

What Pawrents Say

Our Testimonials

After my 2nd senior Shih Tzu passed, I got another 3 month puppy. I was a bit overwhelmed, having to teach & adjust to puppyhood after 17 years 😅. Lucky I came across Hope For Dogs & signed up for the Kinder Puppy Program. Jacky is knowledgeable & very clear in his lessons. Though the lessons were once a week & only 4 times, I felt I already learnt a lot 😊😊. His positive teachings are very effective & practical. I would definitely recommend Jacky to any pawrent. 👍👍
We did the kinder puppy program as a private class and it was very helpful. Jacky gave lots of useful tips in handling our puppy. He was also able to adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of our puppy. Highly recommended for new puppy owners!
Thankful to Jacky for giving Tommy and me such a positive training experience 🙏 Tommy’s behaviour and willingness to cooperate have improved so much since he began training. Jacky was patient and understanding throughout, even though Tommy gets distracted easily. Highly recommended trainer
Jacky was very helpful and knowledgeable for the basic manners course. Our corgi tofu couldn't do anything but sit before the course and now he can do other basic commands more reliably and we are more confident about taking Tofu in public.
I engaged Jacky to help with my corgi puppy's aggressive behavior towards his older brother. Jacky taught me valuable skills to manage the situation and, more importantly, provided insights into understanding dog behavior and communication. He helped me correct my perspective, emphasizing not to impose human expectations on dogs. I appreciate Jacky's philosophy of not punishing dogs but instead focusing on rewarding good behavior. Punishment can often confuse and scare dogs, making things worse. Thank you, Jacky, for your guidance and expertise.