High Hopes Dog Training

High Hopes Dog Training At High Hopes Dog Training, we give you the proper training tools you will need for a happy future with your dog.There's HOPE for every dog!
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02/09/2020

Pass the Puppy is everyone's favorite game 'cause they get to work with all of the puppies!

#puppiesofinstagram #puppiesofig #lovepuppies #puppylove #puppies #puppytraining #puppy #positivereinforcement #positivereinforcementdogtraining #forcefree #forcefreedogtraining #highhopesdogsrhappydogs #games #learningisfun

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Silas, a one year old Great Dane/Doberman mix. When people approach Silas's yard an...
02/08/2020

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Silas, a one year old Great Dane/Doberman mix. When people approach Silas's yard and house, he looks and sounds aggressive, but he is really just scared. We will help Silas feel more secure when meeting new people by socializing him in a slow, safe manner. At 88 lbs, Silas is a very big puppy and needs to learn impulse control when interacting with his human, canine, and feline family members. Silas and his mom worked hard with me at their first lesson. When his brain had had enough, Silas fell to the floor, rolled belly up, and that was that! :)

02/08/2020

What would you rather have from High Hopes, a static cling or a sticker?

"When people use aversive methods to train dogs, it is associated with risks to the dog’s welfare, including fear, stres...
02/08/2020
Dog Training Methods Affect Attachment to the Owner

"When people use aversive methods to train dogs, it is associated with risks to the dog’s welfare, including fear, stress, and aggression. Research published last year in Applied Animal Behaviour Science suggests it also affects the dog’s relationship with their owner."

Dogs trained with aversive methods are less likely to show a ‘secure base’ effect.

Finding out that Angus had tuna fish juice before I arrived!
02/07/2020

Finding out that Angus had tuna fish juice before I arrived!

Our Saturday Intermediate Obedience & Problem-Solving students are practicing "Leave it". The humans students have  trea...
02/07/2020

Our Saturday Intermediate Obedience & Problem-Solving students are practicing "Leave it". The humans students have treats in their hands, and the canine students are leaving the treats alone and focusing on their parents instead. "Leave it" can be used for a squirrel running by you and your dog during a walk. Or for a pill that you drop on the kitchen floor. Or for snacks on the coffee table during game night. When teaching "Leave it", always reward your dog with treats from your other hand and never end the exercise by giving your dog the leave it piece. Try it!

Yup.
02/07/2020

Yup.

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Rusty, an 8 month old Goldendoodle. Rusty is big and fluffy and soooo cute! However...
02/07/2020

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Rusty, an 8 month old Goldendoodle. Rusty is big and fluffy and soooo cute! However, when he jumps on guests...not so cute. :(
When he sits on his Corgi sister...not so cute. :(
When he jumps on the kitchen counters...not so cute. :( Impulse control and good manners are what it is all about for adolescent dogs. Rusty and his mom did awesome at their first lesson today. I am hoping that they continue all the way through Therapy Dog training, since Rusty has a very sweet disposition, loves people, and his Muppet looks are totally adorable!

A few weeks ago, I had to drive my son to Charlottesville for a youth group event. I was happy to have the opportunity t...
02/05/2020

A few weeks ago, I had to drive my son to Charlottesville for a youth group event. I was happy to have the opportunity to work with a friend's daughter-in-law while I was there. We only had an hour and a half to work with their rescued dog, Louise. Louise was stunning and intelligent but was not happy with people coming into her space. She lunged and barked and took a long time to warm up to people. I got to know Louise quickly and discovered (like most aggressive dogs) that she was frightened and felt like it was her job to protect herself and her family from the scary people. I explained to Louise's mom what her behavior meant and how we could change her perception of visitors and redirect her attention to doing a different job. Here is an update I recently received from Louise's dad:

"Hey Hope. Thanks so much for working with Elizabeth and Louise. So far so good with the homework. We've been working on the place command with the door and people knocking and entering. Also, we just had some folks over for dinner on Saturday who were new to Louise. We worked on slowly introducing people first by letting Louise play with some toy and then with the touch tag game. It worked great. I can't think of any questions we have at the moment, but if we do I'll let you know! Thanks again."

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Joy, a 2 year old mixed breed. Joy's original family was not taking care of her, so...
02/05/2020

A High Hopes Dog Training welcome to Joy, a 2 year old mixed breed. Joy's original family was not taking care of her, so the neighbors offered to buy Joy from them. Now, a year later, those neighbors are Joy's parents who adore her and spoil her! We LOVE stories like this! Joy is super-smart, and her parents have done a lot of training on their own. We are fine-tuning their skills and working on Joy's social skills around other dogs. Look for updates about this pretty girl!

Field trip to Tractor Supply with Stori and her "Uncle" Knox was a success!🚜 Knox is getting more and more comfortable t...
02/05/2020

Field trip to Tractor Supply with Stori and her "Uncle" Knox was a success!
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Knox is getting more and more comfortable taking treats from and interacting with strangers. He is less reactive to people coming into the office where he spends his days. He isn't charging and biting anymore and is much happier.
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Counter-conditioning and positive reinforcement for the win!

02/04/2020

Joy and her mom are weaving around cups that have treats in them. This is a more challenging way to practice "Leave it." Way to go!

From Judy Parsons:In this photo you see two species, a human and a canine. The human has approximately 1 billion neurons...
02/04/2020

From Judy Parsons:
In this photo you see two species, a human and a canine. The human has approximately 1 billion neurons in their brain while the canine has approximately 500 million. Now let me explain why all of us in the dog industry [are challenged by our human students.] This is a comparison of the two species and the silly expectations people place on canines.

1) Human- Given two plus years to accomplish potty training.
1) Canine- Human wants canine potty trained in two weeks or they will have to rehome the dog....Please take the diaper off your eight month old human and let them crawl around your floor, lets just see the results....

2) Human- Gives human babies pain relievers and various numbing agents to help appease the pain of teething.
2) Canine- Demands Dog Trainer tells them how to reprimand their dog for chewing.

3) Human- Encourages young humans to run and play with endless forms of mental and physical stimulation.
3) Canine- “I have got to teach this dog to calm down!!!”

4) Human- Given 20 plus years to complete an education and become a productive member of society.
4) Canine- Expected to behave flawlessly after 6 weeks of training.

5) Human- Given sick and personal days from work and endless excuses for poor performance.
5) Canine- Expects to perform perfectly 365 days a year with no questions asked. Canines are also not allowed to feel bad or forget.

6) Human- Expects a pay raise annually for the job they perform.
6) Canine- Humans demand their dog perform more every year and don’t believe they should reward the dog for the work they perform.

Dear human....If you don’t train, don’t complain!

Update: Only THREE spots available for tomorrow's Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class. We have FUN while teaching yo...
02/03/2020

Update: Only THREE spots available for tomorrow's Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class. We have FUN while teaching you and your pups sit, come, down, off, wait, take it, look, loose-leash walking, touch, and more!

Only FIVE SPOTS LEFT in this recently added Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class starting this Tuesday. Join us!
02/01/2020

Only FIVE SPOTS LEFT in this recently added Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class starting this Tuesday.
Join us!

Toby and Luke took a field trip to the #salemfiredepartment today. They both practiced *not jumping* while being pet by ...
01/31/2020

Toby and Luke took a field trip to the #salemfiredepartment today. They both practiced *not jumping* while being pet by the #firefighters .
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Toby has been working on his #leashreactivity and is now calm and playful around #helperdog , Luke.
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Next, we will be introducing Toby to new #dogs .

01/31/2020

Snow isn't going to keep us from our training today!
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Lincoln is learning to sit-stay when another dog passes by him. (He usually lunges and barks.) His parents are learning how to use their bodies and voices to communicate clearly to Lincoln--what they WANT him to do and what they don't want him to do. Look and Leave it are also helpful cues to use in this situation.
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SO MUCH of our training is actually more about training the humans! What energy we bring with us, what we say and how we say it, how we use the leash, how we stand, etc. It's all so very important as we work together with our dogs as a team.

Baylee (front) is gaining confidence around people and dogs. She is greeting people and other dogs more calmly now. Good...
01/31/2020

Baylee (front) is gaining confidence around people and dogs. She is greeting people and other dogs more calmly now. Good girl!

Another satisfied customer!This is Ty, a 2 yr old chocolate lab, while I'm packing up to leave.#brainwork #brainworkout ...
01/30/2020

Another satisfied customer!
This is Ty, a 2 yr old chocolate lab, while I'm packing up to leave.
#brainwork #brainworkout #positivereinforcement #positivereinforcementdogtraining #forcefree #forcefreedogtraining #behaviormodification #highhopesdogsrhappydogs #chocolatelab #chocolatelabs #chocolatelabsofinstagram

💚BIG puppy, Aria, is learning how to listen well, use good manners, and control her giant Great Pyrenees self! 💚
01/29/2020

💚BIG puppy, Aria, is learning how to listen well, use good manners, and control her giant Great Pyrenees self! 💚

Wind? What wind?!#windyday #outforawalk #frenchie#frenchies #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchielove #frenchbulldog #frenchbu...
01/28/2020

Wind? What wind?!

#windyday #outforawalk #frenchie
#frenchies #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchielove #frenchbulldog #frenchbulldogsofinstagram #frenchbulldoglife #dogsofworld #dogselfiesofinstaworld #doglover #dogtrainer

Who could resist this velvety hippo face?! I sure can't!💛 Gracie 💛Genesis Garcia#velvethippo #velvethippos #pittie #pitb...
01/28/2020

Who could resist this velvety hippo face?! I sure can't!
💛 Gracie 💛
Genesis Garcia
#velvethippo #velvethippos #pittie #pitbullsoninstagram #pitbullsofinstagram #rescuedogs #rescuedog #pitbulllover #positivereinforcement #positivereinforcementdogtraining #forcefree #forcefreedogtraining #learningshouldbefun #learningshouldnthurt #highhopesdogsrhappydogs #loveabully

Congratulations to our Tuesday night Beginner Obedience & Good Manners graduates!
01/28/2020

Congratulations to our Tuesday night Beginner Obedience & Good Manners graduates!

Congratulations to our Tuesday night Puppy Kindergarten graduates!
01/28/2020

Congratulations to our Tuesday night Puppy Kindergarten graduates!

More opportunities to vote for your favorite, local businesses. The Best of Virginia 2020 Readers' Survey closes this Fr...
01/28/2020
Best of Virginia 2020

More opportunities to vote for your favorite, local businesses. The Best of Virginia 2020 Readers' Survey closes this Friday at 11:59 p.m. Remember to click on High Hopes Dog Training for Best Dog Trainer!

The polls are open!

Shuggie!Penni Mullins
01/27/2020

Shuggie!
Penni Mullins

I'm so thrilled to see how much JoJo (right) has settled in since our last visit. She just needed some patience, structu...
01/27/2020

I'm so thrilled to see how much JoJo (right) has settled in since our last visit. She just needed some patience, structure, and time. ♥️

Tazz (left) working around distractions  with helper dog, Luke. This helps Tazz with his focus and confidence.
01/26/2020

Tazz (left) working around distractions with helper dog, Luke. This helps Tazz with his focus and confidence.

This is what puppies look like after a High Hopes Dog Training Puppy Kindergarten class!Kevin Henesy Megan Gedney Cronis...
01/26/2020

This is what puppies look like after a High Hopes Dog Training Puppy Kindergarten class!
Kevin Henesy Megan Gedney Cronise Natalie DiFusco-Funk Jennifer Davis Dove Jen Spencer Leah Henesy

01/25/2020

Socializing after Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class

Introducing High Hopes Dog Training's Thursday night Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class! Two of them are rescued do...
01/25/2020

Introducing High Hopes Dog Training's Thursday night Beginner Obedience & Good Manners class! Two of them are rescued dogs, and we LOVE that!
Hope Penrod Brown Jeff Brunk Cheyenne Jaime Bryant Kyle Hedrick Elizabeth Hess Joe Kettelson Stephanie Autumn Ashley Nader Matt Nader Sherri Padgett Larry Brookshier

Need help with a dog who pulls on the leash? Call us! We can help!540.343.3849
01/24/2020

Need help with a dog who pulls on the leash? Call us!
We can help!
540.343.3849

Timeline Photos
01/24/2020

Timeline Photos

Two exhausted puppers and a proud dad. My job here is done!
01/22/2020

Two exhausted puppers and a proud dad. My job here is done!

Our Dog & Cat First Aid & CPR class this Sunday, 1/26 has been moved to 11-3:30. Class will be held at Canine Cottage on...
01/22/2020

Our Dog & Cat First Aid & CPR class this Sunday, 1/26 has been moved to 11-3:30. Class will be held at Canine Cottage on Liberty Road in Roanoke. Cost is $75. Learn lifesaving skills to help you protect your furry family members. You will be certified at the end of the class! We have a few spots available. Message us for more information or if you would like to join us.

Enough said.
01/22/2020

Enough said.

Baylee the rescued pup had a rough start in life, but she's making up for that now! We are socializing and using good ma...
01/21/2020

Baylee the rescued pup had a rough start in life, but she's making up for that now! We are socializing and using good manners! Thank you for helping us, Urban Gypsy!

♥️Maci's got a heart on her tushy!♥️
01/21/2020

♥️Maci's got a heart on her tushy!♥️

Read this!
01/20/2020

Read this!

Our first GObedience class at Lowe's today was fun and challenging. Bailey, Luna, and Obi practiced their social skills ...
01/20/2020

Our first GObedience class at Lowe's today was fun and challenging. Bailey, Luna, and Obi practiced their social skills with each other and people we met. Sitting politely for petting, leave it, heel, come around distractions, up & off, and more! Learning can be challenging but should always be fun!

01/20/2020

We have a lot of fun while training. Learning should be a fun, relaxed process!
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Here's 6 month old Sheila doing "leave it". There are pieces of beef lung on the edges of the opened dishwasher doors!

01/20/2020

Obi and his mom loose-leash walking around some Lowe's buckets! Nice job!

#looseleashwalking #heel #payattention #learningisfun #challenges #rescuedogs #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #positivereinforcement #positivereinforcementdogtraining #roanokevirginia #roanokedogtrainer #forcefreedogtraining #highhopesdogsrhappydogs

Our second GObedience class today was fabulous! Yuri, Tipper, Zoey, Sheila, and Billy worked on heel, sit-stay, come, no...
01/20/2020

Our second GObedience class today was fabulous! Yuri, Tipper, Zoey, Sheila, and Billy worked on heel, sit-stay, come, not jumping when people (including kids!) pet them, and physical challenges, too. I'm so proud of them all!

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Hope "got" Louise (our sweet fear-aggressive pup) from the moment she walked in the door. She taught me so much in just one visit. Louise and I both benefited from her encouragement and knowledge. Thanks Hope!
I want to commend the High Hopes for all their training, my Finley went through 4 classes, beginning in puppy kinder garden and graduating from obedience class. Thanks to Sandy for always having an answer to help me gain control of my puppy, every suggestion was superior. Sandy and Candice were great, can't say enough about the training. Again Thanks David .
Sandy is great! Had a really good experience in puppy training and was signed up for second class but my dog had a leg injury. Sandy helped me and gave me great advice and even sent me exercises my dog could do in the crate. Really helpful and was greatly appreciated!!
Hope, is Merrick no longer making the bite size lamb lung? I usually order 10 bags at a time from Chewy. I can't find them anywhere now!
We’ve been through two programs with High Hopes and they’ve both produced excellent results with our dog Ragnar. Plus, they’re fun! Ragnar absolutely adores Hope and Candice. They provide upbeat instruction while correcting students’ weaknesses with helpful encouragement. Can’t speak highly enough of High Hopes!
Very personable, knowledgeable, and caring instructors. They want you and your dog to succeed and it shows through their actions
It's time for our annual Best of Roanoke Reader Poll! Your business was a 2018 winner, and we encourage you to share our ballots and get your fans voting for you to keep your hard-earned title! Voting ends 1/27. Winners will be announced in our May/June issue! Good luck!
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Congratulations on your Best of Roanoke 2018 award! With 139 categories and 437 winners, our readers awarded you Platinum in Best Dog Trainer. Don't forget to share the great news with your fans! See a preview of our award winners and view our digital guide here, or grab a copy on newsstands now! https://theroanoker.com/magazine/features/best-of-roanoke-2018/
When do you have another puppy kindergarten ???? My baby girl is 3 months old.
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