Beginner Obedience & Good Manners

Want a dog who listens better?  In this basic training course, dog parents will learn how to best communicate with their dogs in order to teach them good manners.  Positive reinforcement training methods are used to teach the following behaviors: touch, look, sit, down, stand, come, settle, wait, take it, loose-leash walking, plus more.  Other topics include parent separation, agility exercises, impulse control, and canine communication. To participate, dogs must be at least six months old or graduates of our Puppy Kindergarten class.


Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20
(No class on Jan. 16)
Green Ridge Recreation Center**
Course #28390, $150.00

Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 AM
Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15
Brambleton Recreation Center*
Course #28395 $150.00

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Feb. 4, 11, 18, Mar. 3, 10, 17
(No class on Feb. 25)
Green Ridge Recreation Center**
Course #28388, $150.00

Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 AM
Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4
(No class on Nov. 30)
Brambleton Recreation Center*
Course #28398, $150.00

*Brambleton Recreation Center, 540.772.7529
3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018 (Map it)

**Green Ridge Recreation Center, 540.777.6300
7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 (Map it)

Pre-registration is required!  To register for Brambleton or Green Ridge classes, call or go online to, select “Register Online”, and use course numbers as shown above.  All classes are open to both Roanoke County and City residents as well as those from other localities.

Puppy KindergartenBeginner Obedience & Good MannersIntermediate Obedience & Problem-Solving