Coaching Methodology

Welfare first. Training second.

At Hopefordogs Canine Training, we put the welfare of dogs first and foremost in our coaching philosophy. Our approach to dog training is grounded in compassion and the use of force-free methods. Because it is proven that positive reinforcement and humane techniques are the most effective means to achieve training and behaviour objectives.

Research has shown that positive reinforcement training produces results and creates a healthy dog and guardian relationship.

We are committed to helping dogs and their guardians achieve their training goals while respecting and meeting the needs and well-being of our wonderful furkids! 

Started with PUPSingapore, a  campaign to raise awareness about the horrific breeding and welfare conditions of puppy farms in Singapore, my passion to help dogs has not stopped ever since. Being a regular volunteer at SOSD has motivated me to become a professional dog trainer with the aim to help other volunteers alike, dog guardians and of course, the dogs.

Hi! I’m Jacky, a certified canine behaviour practitioner (ISCP, UK). 

Because each animal is different, I’ll work with you to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new dog, or need help with one, I am here for you!

Professional Certifications

Certified Canine Behaviour Practitioner

International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour

Aggression in Dogs Trainer

Aggression in Dogs Master Course

Fear Free Certified Professional

Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program

Accredited Certified Dog Trainer

Animal & Veterinary Service

Canine First Aid Responder

MJ First Aid Training

Fear Free Shelter Graduate

Fear Free Shelter Program

Accredited Dog Trainer

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

Family Dog Mediator

L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional

Continuing Education

Animal Assisted Intervention

May 2021

Finesse the Chin Rest: The Basics and Beyond for Cooperative Care

Feb 2022

Helping Dogs with Separation Related Behaviours

Mar 2022

A Close Look at Canine Enrichment: What, Why, and How?

Mar 2022

Behavioral Considerations to Trim Away the Terror

Apr 2022

Genetics of Aggression

Sep 2022

An In-Depth Look at Fear Free Bathing

Sep 2022

An In-Depth Look at Fear Free Bathing

Sep 2022

Animal Trainer Proactive and Preventive Training

Sep 2022

Advanced Canine Body Language

Oct 2022

Loose Leash Walking

Feb 2023

MJ First Aid Training

Mar 2023

Fundamentals of Animal Behavior

Mar 2023

Puppy Development, Care and Coaching Accredited Diploma

Jun 2023

Canine Reactive Behaviour

Sep 2023

Creating Desirable Behavior Around Distractions

Nov 2023

Canine Pharmacology Accredited Advanced Certificate

Jan 2024