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High Five Dog Training LLC

Serving Montgomery  & Prince George's counties, NOVA & The District of Columbia

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ABOUT

GABRIELA HUBBARD, CPDT-KA

Offering in-home force-free positive dog training from puppy I to adult reactive "aggressive" dogs. I work with ALL ages, sizes and breeds and tailor classes to promote demonstrable  learning,  real life skills and a happy dog.  All classes include a written follow-up report and scheduling is flexible, no need to "lock-in" a weekly class time, evening and weekend hours are available in addition to regular business hours.

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2019 FAMILY PAWS PARENT EDUCATOR

I work with expectant families and their dogs to pro-actively prepare for baby's arrival and beyond, focusing on successful strategies and proofed behaviors for an uneventful and smooth homecoming.  Likewise for families with toddlers, that may need coaching and training to maintain and promote a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.


 

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TRAINING WALKS

 

SPRING SPECIAL FOR 20901  offering training walks for those pooches that may be perfect angels in the home, but struggle a bit navigating the wilds of suburbia. Does your dog need help with reactivity to dogs/people/the UPS truck? Is he pulling you down the street to greet everyone or warning all others to stay away? Training walks may help! Each walk will be on-on-one, tailored to meet your dog's needs and include a brief email follow-up. Dogs will need to have proof of current rabies cert, have a harness & 6' leash (no retractables, please) and are weather dependent. Happy trails!

 

FEAR FREE

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Most dogs are not wild about going to the vet, groomer or having their teeth brushed and their nails trimmed. The Fear Free movement aims to reduce fear, anxiety & stress with husbandry and veterinary procedures, and as a Certified Fear Free Professional, I'm here to help. Let's develop a plan that prepares your dog and encourages both active & passive participation and sets up everyone for success! Training can be geared entirely towards this important goal and it's never too late to start.

Training Principles

FORCE-FREE TRAINING

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No shock, prong or pinch collars! No leash pops, "alpha rolls" shake cans or spray bottles. Let's work together to teach your dog desirable behaviors and maintain and build a  trusting and affectionate relationship.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT (R+)

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What motivates your dog and inspires discretionary effort?  Is it food, a game of tug, an opportunity to sniff?  Positive reinforcement training rewards the behaviors that are appropriate and increases the likelihood that the behavior will occur  in the future.

EACH DOG, A STUDY OF ONE

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Dog breed, epigenetics  prior training history , and a host of other variables may affect a dog's temperament, ability to focus and train and behavior as a companion animal. Nevertheless, it is vital  to work with each dog as an individual and tailor sessions as such.

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gabriela@highfivedogtraining.com

High Five Dog Training LLC

Silver Spring, MD 20901,

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