High Hopes for Dogs is the single best dog training resource in the Roanoke Valley! I adopted an older Boxer who had problems with dominant behavior and challenging dog-dog aggression issues that I had little hope of solving. At her worst, I couldn't even walk her on-leash in the presence of other dogs and after several dog fights, I was nervous every time I took her out, fearing she would hurt another dog or herself trying to get to the dog. Hope took the time to listen to my concerns and used positive training methods to help reduce my dog's instincts toward dominance where other trainers might have recommended harsh, punitive training methods to 'control' my 'alpha.' Hope also worked with me on noticing my dog's body language cues which helped me recognize when she was getting over stimulated or nervous in a situation, and helped me learn how to get my dog's attention in order to help my dog learn to look to me for leadership. Hope also suggested I take my dog to the vet to have a complete evaluation. We discovered she was suffering with hypothyroidism, which can cause aggression in dogs, and began treatment right away to bring her back to health. I'm so thankful we found Hope!