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As dog parents, we consider our dogs to be family members.  We love our dogs and our dogs love us.  We play and exercise together, socialize together, and often times, even sleep together.  This companionship does not, however, guarantee that our cherished dogs will be well-behaved.  We are different creatures, humans and dogs, and in order for our partnership to work, we humans need a clear understanding of how our canine companions think and communicate.  As dog parents, we must value the learning process and be committed to becoming effective communicators.  This can all be accomplished through reward-based training, emphasizing teaching our dogs what we want them to do rather than simply punishing behaviors we do not like.  Once dogs understand what it is we want them to do, they are quite happy to comply and are grateful for the guidance.  At High Hopes Dog Training, we educate family members and dogs together, providing both with the proper tools needed to ensure a lifetime of wonderful moments with our furry best friends.


High Hopes Dog Training group classes, including Puppy Kindergarten, Beginner Obedience & Good Manners, Intermediate Obedience & Problem-Solving, Canine Good Citizen Certification Course, and Therapy Dog Course, are designed to help you better understand your puppy or dog while teaching him or her to be a well-mannered member of your family.  Participants will learn the most effective way to become loving, but clear and consistent, dog parents through use of positive reinforcement training methods.


Our private training provides you with a personalized training program specifically designed for you and your dog. We offer private training in your home, at our training facility, and on Zoom. Training goals are discussed and a schedule is created in order for you and your dog to get the very best education while at home and in the community.

Dog trainer with three happy puppies

"High Hopes Dogs are Happy Dogs"


11 consecutive years by the
readers of The Roanoker Magazine!

Best Dog Trainer in Roanoke VA awards
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