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Hope on WSLS Channel 10!

Hope Cogen, owner of High Hopes Dog Training, has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts. She taught Elementary School for five years in South Florida before starting her own dog training business in 2000. Hope uses positive reinforcement methods for the training and behavior modification of dogs. She strives to make training fun for both dogs and humans and is dedicated to educating dog owners and their families about the effectiveness of positive training methods.

In addition to training her own rescued dogs, Hope works with local rescue groups. She assists in transitioning rescued puppies and dogs into their new homes, which can often be a challenging experience for both dogs and humans. Hope has also prepared many puppies and dogs to become certified therapy dogs, doing extensive socialization and training.

With her background in Elementary Education and as a mother of a nine year old, Hope is uniquely qualified to assist families in training their dogs. She encourages children to be an active part of the training process as well as in the daily care of their dog. Hope emphasizes proactive dog training in order to avoid problems in the future as well as to keep puppies and dogs in their homes and out of shelters.

Hope is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.com), a national organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT encourages its members to make use of training methods that use reinforcement and rewards, not punishment, to achieve desired behaviors.

I would recommend High Hopes Dog Training to anyone looking for help with their dog's behavior. I participated in one of her group obedience courses. My dog, Isabella, was very shy and fearful of new situations and people. I say "was" because after working with Hope, she's like a completely different dog. Not only is she more comfortable in her environment, but working with Hope helped strengthen the bond we have. Hope is always very patient, has a wealth of information, and always available (both during class and outside of it) to answer questions and address issues. She is absolutely wonderful to work with.

James Lovecraft
Owner of Isabella, Pit Bull mix

Hope on WSLS Channel 10!

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