Without hesitation we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Hope Verra and her dog training services. We began looking for dog training for our new Black Lab / Chesapeake Lab mix puppy (Sky) just after she got to our home at approximately 12 weeks old. We considered several large, well known board & train programs in and around the Barrie area but felt the services were more generic and not personalized for our new puppy and their prices were outrageous. We continued to look and stumbled upon Hope’s webpage about her dog training services. We chatted via text where she explained her services and training philosophy to us and we arranged to meet her with Sky. We had immediate comfort with Hope personally and felt confident that Sky was not only in good hands for training, but with a caring and loving person who would treat Sky as if she was her own. We received timely pictures and brief updates over the 2 week Board & Train program to see her progress and physical growth and when we picked her up, were stunned by how much she had learned, how obedient she was and how clearly well she was cared for. Hope is professional and to the point with a great attitude and attention to detail. She provided us with a full hour to debrief us on what she had taught Sky with demonstrations and also provided extensive notes on commands and training notes to continue at home. Hope is the real deal and was amazing to deal with. Sky learned so much and we feel we have jump started her training by leaps and bounds through Hope’s services. Hands down highly recommended for dog training services in the Barrie and North Toronto regions. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks again Hope – you’re the best!