According to Roanoke County Economic Development, a popular spot for dog training in the New River Valley is opening a Roanoke County location. Off-Leash K9 Training is in the process of opening a new facility at 2445 E. Washington Avenue in Vinton.
Owner Crystal Armes, who also owns the Christiansburg Off-Leash, expects the new location to be open in early December. Armes is a native of Southwest Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Tech. She says that Off Leash K9 Training is one of the most reputable dog training businesses in the nation.
The facility is designed to teach police and military precision obedience and behavior modification to household dogs. The trainers will teach all dogs, and the company’s motto is “Any Size, Any Age, Any Breed.”
Off-Leash has more than 80 locations and is headquartered in Virginia, according to the business’s website. They specialize in private lessons, dog behavior consultations, and teaching the owners to understand why their dogs do the things they do. This helps create a strong bond between the owner and dog– without the restriction of a leash. They assert that 98 percent of all dogs can be trained to “have amazing obedience, regardless of breed, size, shape, or age.”