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At first we signed up for group lessons that were strict and ineffective, and then we luckily found Hope. Nala, our nine-week-old Golden Retriever, was soon housebroken and let us know she needed to go out by ringing a bell at the door. Hope's style was so gentle for Nala and so easy for us to learn (even our four year old would help). With the guidance and training from Hope, our beautiful 66-pound puppy is the perfect addition to our family. We cannot thank Hope enough. She is truly amazing at what she does.

Sandra Davis
Owner of Nala,
Golden Retriever

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in your home. These provide us with the flexibility to tailor the lessons to your dog’s training needs and your personal goals.

The trainer will develop an individualized training program designed to meet your goals as well as the specific needs of your dog. The length of the program is determined by what your goals are in addition to any specific behavior problems you wish to address. Appointments are available both days and evenings as well as during the weekend.

At High Hopes Dog Training, we provide services to the greater Roanoke, VA area including Vinton, Riverdale, Cave Spring, Salem, Hanging Rock, Hollins, Cloverdale, Bonsack, Smith Mountain Lake, and Franklin County.

Contact us for more information.

Group Classes

Our six week training courses are designed to help you better understand your puppy or dog while teaching them to be well-mannered members of your family. Information will include instruction on how dogs learn and how to communicate with other dogs in a way that they will naturally understand. This will provide you with a better understanding of why your dog does what he or she does. You will learn the most effective way to become a loving but fair and consistent leader through using positive reinforcement training methods and relationship building exercises. Dog obedience training is an ongoing process. Plan on spending 15-20 minutes each day working with your dog to gain the maximum benefit from these classes.


Horton Graduates!
Horton Graduates!

Puppy Kindergarten

Probably the single most important thing you can do to help your puppy grow up to be a friendly, confident, reliable, and happy family member, is to socialize your puppy now.” Patricia McConnell, Ph. D., Puppy Primer

This six week course is designed for puppies aged 10-24 weeks old. Your puppy will socialize off-leash with other puppies and people. Exercises include Name Recognition, Eye Contact, Touch, Sit, Drop it, Down, Crate Time, Up/Off, Parent Separation, Agility, and Pass the Puppy. Discussion topics include puppy development, house-training, chewing, grooming, play-biting, reading puppies’ body language, building confidence, and extensive socialization outside of the class.

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 1:15 - 2:15 PM
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14
at Brambleton Center
(Course #26691)

Cost: $130.00

Location:
Brambleton Rec Center
3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018 (Map it)

Dog Registration:
Visit www.roanokecountyparks.com, select "Register Online", and use course numbers as shown above for Puppy Kindergarten. All dogs must register through Roanoke County.

For more information on upcoming classes, please contact us at hope@high-hopes.net.

 
 

NEW CLASS!

Beginner Obedience

This six week beginner course is designed for dogs over six months old.  Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs.  Exercises include Sit, Down, Off, Touch, Look, Take it, Drop it, Come, Duration Stay, Settle, Wait, Stand, Loose Leash Walking, Parent Separation, Tricks, Agility and more. Discussion topics include Canine Personality Test, reading dog’s body cues, getting your dog to focus on you around distractions, impulse control, use of no-pull harnesses and reinforcing good manners.

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 10:45 - 11:45 AM
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14
at Brambleton Center
(Course #26693)

Tuesdays - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
February 3, 10, 24 (no class 17th)
March 3, 10, 17
at Green Ridge Rec. Center
(Course #26678)

Cost: $130.00

Locations:
Green Ridge Rec Center
7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 (Map it)

Brambleton Rec Center

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018 (Map it)

Dog Registration:
Visit www.roanokecountyparks.com, select "Register Online", and use course numbers as shown above for Puppy Kindergarten. All dogs must register through Roanoke County.

For more information on upcoming classes, please contact us at hope@high-hopes.net.

 
 

Puppy Kindergarten Graduating Class
March 2009

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Charlie doing "Leave it" with a hamburger!
Charlie doing “Leave it” with a hamburger!

Intermediate Obedience

 

This six week intermediate course emphasizes the essential obedience commands needed for your dog to be a well-mannered companion. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement. We also cover proper diet, leadership, exercise, confidence-building exercises and more. Verbal commands and hand signals include Sit, Down, Touch, Distance Stay, Look with Distractions, Leave it, Come, Heel, Place, Release, Tricks, & Agility. Pre-requisite:  Dogs must have graduated from Beginner Obedience.

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14
at Brambleton Center
(Course #26687)

Tuesdays - 7:15 - 8:15 PM
February 3, 10, 24 (no class 17th)
March 3, 10, 17
(Course #26683)

Cost: $130.00

Locations:
Green Ridge Rec Center
7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 (Map it)

Brambleton Rec Center

3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018 (Map it)

Dog Registration:
Visit www.roanokecountyparks.com, select "Register Online", and use course numbers as shown above for Obedience 101. All dogs must register through Roanoke County.

For more information on upcoming classes, please contact us at hope@high-hopes.net.


Graduating Class of October '08
Obedience 101 Graduating Class
Summer 2012


Graduating Class of October '08
Obedience 101 Graduating Class
October 2012

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Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

This seven week advanced course focuses on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the Canine Good Citizen Program. It is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home & in the community. The CGC Program is a two part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Pre-requisite:  Dogs must have graduated from Intermediate Obedience or have had private lessons with High Hopes to register.

View a video of a CGC test - click here.
For more information about the CGC test - click here.

Please note: Graduation from Intermediate Obedience or permission from the trainer is required to participate in the Advanced Obedience class.

Classes will be held:
Thursdays - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
February 5, 12 (no class 19th)
March 5, 12, 19, 26
(Course #26685)

Cost: $150.00

Location:
Green Ridge Rec Center
7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 (Map it)

Dog Registration:
Visit www.roanokecountyparks.com, select "Register Online", and use Course Number 23374 for Advanced Obedience. All dogs must register through Roanoke County.

For more information on upcoming classes, please contact us at hope@high-hopes.net.

 
 
 

 

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