Dog Training Roanoke VA

Professional Dog Training Programs in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Providing Effective Dog Training Solutions in Southwest Virginia

Proven, trusted solutions to build relationships between dogs and their owners

Highland Canine Training, LLC provides a wide range of dog training services in Roanoke, VA and the surrounding areas. Our certified, professional dog trainer, David Hamblin, has the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve your dog training goals.

Over several years, Highland Canine Training has developed a reputation for diagnosing and resolving troublesome dog behaviors. Our goal is to provide our clients in Roanoke with the dog training solutions they require to effectively deal with every type of issue, covering everything from simple obedience training, to more troublesome aggression and behavioral problems. 

We work with all types of dogs – old or young, big or small – and specialize in dogs which other trainers consider “hard to train”. We have successfully rehabilitated hundreds of dogs which others have suggested should be euthanized.

For our clients in Roanoke, we offer private lessons, group classes and board and train programs. Specialized training is available on request – contact David for more details.

Highland Canine Training offers professional, proven dog training services based on humane and motivational techniques. We treat all dogs and their owners with respect, courtesy and humility, all with the aim of achieving the best possible results for everyone we work with – humans and animals alike.

Questions? Speak with David today at (540) 494-4450 and find out how he can help!

David Hamblin

Your Roanoke, VA Dog Trainer

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Each of our professional dog trainers has their own story which led them into the world of dog training. They are often motiviated by a number of factors – for example, their love for animals; their desire to improve human-canine relationships; or simply their enjoyment of dog training itself. Often, it is a combination of some or all of these factors.

For David, there is a personal story that drives his ambition to help dog owners in Roanoke, as he explains:

“When I was a teenager, my mom had to surrender the only dog we ever had to a shelter. We got her as a puppy from a litter in the neighborhood. 

Candy was a true mutt and I adored her, but she barked a lot. I was the only child of a single mom who worked really hard to provide the essentials for us. We didn’t have a car and required housing on the bus line. My mom feared we would be evicted because of Candy’s barking, and eventually chose to take her to the shelter. It was the worst day of my life.

As I got older, I often dreamed that when I got a car, I would be able to drive over to the shelter and Candy would still be there waiting for me. 

Music helped me through my grief, and led to a long career in radio broadcasting. My second dog came when I was just starting out in radio. I went back to that same shelter and adopted a mutt named Records, and haven’t been without a dog since. My wife and I now have a large adopted family of four dogs, a horse, and a cat who runs the show. 

As a Master Dog Trainer, my goal is to help you strengthen your relationship with your dog and improve the quality of your lives. In the bigger picture, my hope is to keep pet dogs out of shelters, sparing other families the grief of surrendering a beloved dog because they don’t have the knowledge or resources to change behaviors.”

Dog Training Locations

David proudly serves the following areas of Virginia:

  • Roanoke
  • Salem
  • Vinton
  • Botetourt
  • Bedford
  • Smith Mountain Lake
  • Blacksburg
  • Christiansburg

FREE evaluations are available. Contact David for details!

Dog Training Programs

David offers the following services to our clients in Roanoke:

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David offers a variety of dog training services in Roanoke. These include:

Private Lessons & Behavior Modification

Our private lessons and behavior modification programs help you to achieve the results you need with your dog. 

With private lessons, our trainers come to your home once per week. Following an initial evaluation, our trainers use their knowledge and experience to develop an action plan to help you achieve your goals. We place importance on teaching owners the best way to maintain these behaviors for the future. 

All of our training programs are guaranteed and include free follow-up training for the life of the dog. Contact David for more information today!

Group Classes

Our trainers offer a wide variety of group dog training classes. This is perfect for socializing your dog in a safe environment. Meeting other pups and different people in a group class setting helps your dog to adapt to new environments and learn new skills.

Our curriculum includes basic obedience, advanced obedience, foundational search and rescue, scent work and puppy classes among others. These classes typically run for six weeks, with classes taking place once a week.  

For more information on upcoming group dog training classes, take a look at our calendar, or contact David today!

We are proud to offer Board & Train programs for our clients in Roanoke, VA.

Our Board & Train programs allow you to leave your dog with our professional dog trainer for three or six weeks. During that time, we will work with your dog on a daily basis to resolve problematic behaviors. When you pick up your dog, we’ll show you how to maintain your dog’s new behaviors.

Contact David for more information on our Board and Train programs. Our evaluations are free and our training programs are guaranteed for the life of the dog. 

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Dog Training Programs and Pricing in Roanoke

Board and Train Programs

Deposit: $100

Board and Train (Basic): $2,175
Board and Train (Advanced): $2,675
Board and Train (Bootcamp): $3,975

Private Lessons

Deposit: N/A

Private Lessons (Basic): $879
Private Lessons (Advanced): $1,449
Behavior Modification: $1,479
Owner’s Choice: $579
Reactive Dog: $699

In-Home Training

Deposit: N/A

In-Home (Basic): $1,199
In-Home (Advanced):
In-Home (Total): $2,399
In-Home (Behavior Modification): $1,899


Group Classes

Deposit: $50

Basic Obedience: $229
Intermediate Obedience: $229
Advanced Obedience: $259
Puppy Class: $259

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