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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 class is for puppies aged 10-24 weeks. You and your puppy will socialize with other puppies and their humans as well as have experiences that will enable all puppies to become confident and even-tempered dogs.  We will cover:

  • Socialization
  • House-Training tips
  • Sit, down, come, drop it
  • Stealing
  • Grooming
  • Play biting and chewing
  • Jumping
  • Confidence-building exercises
  • Play

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 10:45 - 11:45 PM
Starting September 13, 2014
(no class October 4th)
at Brambleton Center
(Course #25887)

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.

 
 

NEW CLASS!

Adventures in Adolescence

This class is designed for dogs aged 7-18 months or have graduated from Puppy Kindergarten. Your dog will socialize on-leash with other dogs and people. Exercises include Sit, Down, Stay, Settle, Kennel, Wait, Stand, Leash Walking, Agility and more. Discussion topics include how to read your dog’s body cues, how to get your dog to focus on you around distractions, and how to reinforce good manners.

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Starting September 13, 2014
(no class October 4th)
at Brambleton Center
(Course #25890)

Tuesdays - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Starting September 13, 2014
(no class October 4th)
at Green Ridge Rec. Center
(Course #26057)

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!

Obedience 101

 

This six week beginner class is for dogs six months and older. We will introduce you to the use of positive reinforcement to train your dog in a fun, easy way. Classes also include educating dog owners about canine diet and nutrition, exercise, and enrichment activities. Throughout Obedience 101, you and your dog will work together as a team learning both verbal commands and hand signals for the following behaviors:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Off
  • Look
  • Heel
  • Release

Classes will be held:
Saturdays - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Starting September 13, 2014
(no class October 4th)
at Brambleton Center
(Course #25864)

Tuesdays - 7:15 - 8:15 PM
Starting September 13, 2014
at Green Ridge Rec Center
(Course #26057)

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

This seven week advanced class focuses on the ten skills needed by all well-mannered dogs as outlined in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. It is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and 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 at the end of this class may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

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

Please note: Graduation from Obedience 101 or permission from the trainer is required to participate in the Advanced Obedience class.

Classes will be held:
Thursdays - 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Starting date - to be announced

Cost: $150.00

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



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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