The following list presents to you 9 of the best dog trainers in Richmond, VA. Continue reading to learn about them!
1. Calm K9 Training
The team at Calm K9 Training specializes in dealing with any specific behavioral issues your dog may have. Founder and head trainer David is passionate about dogs and has many years of professional training experience – he would love to meet your dog and teach them a few new tricks.
Calm K9 Training offers basic bootcamp that is tailored specifically to the needs of your dog, and rehabilitation bootcamp is also available for dogs that have prior behavioral issues. They offer special services for dogs who have trouble walking on a leash, and off-leash training where your dog can learn recall commands and becomes familiar with an E-Collar. Contact Calm K9 Training to learn more.
2. Impawsible Pups
Impawsible Pups offers boarding, daycare, and training for dogs throughout the Richmond, VA area. Master trainer and owner Valerie has many years of professional training experience and has worked with a range of dogs including protection dogs and police K-9 dogs throughout her career.
Both basic and advanced one-on-one obedience lessons are offered – your dog can learn everything from basic verbal commands to reliable walking off-leash. Board-and-train services are also available, covering basic, intermediate, and advanced training stages. Contact Impawsible Pups for more details.
3. All Dog Adventures
Your pup will love a visit to All Dog Adventures and the results of their training will speak for themselves. Owner Cindy has been working with dogs for four decades and has competed with dogs in agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. She also offers basic obedience training, behavioral modification, and much more.
Manners classes are available for $150 for six weekly sessions, with a class size limit of 6 students. Advanced training classes are available for $150 for six weekly classes, covering agility, rally obedience, tricks/stunt dog glasses, and more. 30-minute private lessons are available for $35 or $70 for one hour. Contact All Dog Adventures for more information.
4. James River Dog Training
James River Dog Training offers training for dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. Expert trainer Pat is certified through the Canine Trade Group school for professional dog trainers and has highly proven training methods that have been correcting behavioral issues in dogs for over 20 years.
In-home training is available and can help address aggression, hyperactivity, barking/chewing, separation anxiety, leash pulling, poor manners, and more. Puppy training and specific services for aggressive dogs are also available. Contact James River Dog Training to learn more about what they can do for your pup.
5. Richmond Dog Obedience Club
Richmond Dog Obedience Club is a volunteer organization that strives to bring out the best in your pet. The trainers volunteer their time and focus on using positive, humane training techniques on your dog. The club was founded in 1959 and is the only obedience organization in Richmond that has a license from the American Kennel Club.
Classes are available for basic and advanced obedience, hand signals, puppy training, and more. A focus is placed on competitions and shows, and a variety of trainings are available to facilitate this, including agility, competition classes, canine freestyle, rally obedience, rally master, and more. Contact Richmond Dog Obedience Club to learn more.
6. Sit Means Sit RVA Dog Training
Sit Means Sit has locations all over the country and is trying to revolutionize how dogs are trained. An emphasis is placed on personal attention and using individual training methods that suit the needs and temperament of each pup. Trainer JP is passionate about dogs and has the skills to bring out the best in your pup.
Sit Means Sit offers 10 and 15-day boarding training packages, where your dog enjoys extensive time with a trainer to reinforce their training. If you complete the 10 or 15-day package, your pup will also have access to a lifetime of group training classes, meaning you can come back in if you feel your dog needs a bit of a refresher. Contact Sit Means Sit to learn more.
7. Dog Lovers Obedience School
The team at Dog Lovers Obedience School won’t just train your dog, they will also give you the skills to communicate more effectively with your dog. Trainer Emily has been professionally training for over a decade and has owned Dog Lovers Obedience School for eight years. She regularly attends seminars and workshops to further her knowledge and expertise.
The basic puppy package costs $395 and includes 2 x 60-minute private sessions in your home, as well as six group classes at the dog school. Basic obedience classes are available for dogs older than 4-months and include an orientation and six group sessions for $185. Other services are also available – contact Dog Lovers Obedience School to learn more.
8. Sit Happens RVA
Sit Happens RVA uses advanced techniques and training methods to get the most out of your pup. Trainer Nicole has apprenticed under the founder of Sit Happens and is now ready to share her expertise with all the pups and owners of Richmond, VA.
A 3-class in-home puppy training covers potty training, crate training, discouraging chewing/biting, building strong training foundations, and addressing unwanted behaviors. In-home dog training packages include learning verbal commands, leash walking, waiting at the door, and addressing any behavioral issues. Contact the team at Sit Happens RVA to see what they can do for your pup.
9. Off Leash K9 Training, Richmond
Off Leash K9 Training cares so much about training your dog that they offer free phone consultations, strive to provide results that last and use the most effective training methods they can. Owner Joe has a strong background in dog training and he and the team will deliver results that will change you and your pup for good.
A basic obedience program includes 4 x private lessons and costs $625. The 100% obedience program ($2800) includes 2 weeks of immersive training as your dog boards with a professional trainer. Upon completion, your dog is eligible for a lifetime of refresher courses. Contact Off Leash K9 Training to learn more and see what they can do for you and your pup.
“Emily is an avid writer and dog lover who usually prefers the company of pets over people. Based in Los Angeles, when not stuck in traffic she spends her days reading in the sunshine, relaxing at the beach, or planning her next adventure.”