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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Pet Training Classes

We invite you to enroll yourself and your pet in one of the many classes and workshops offered by our expert instructors. Registration fees are per dog and multiple handlers can attend per dog.

Please use the drop-down to change the calendar to view the next month's classes. Click on the class title to see class details and to register onlinePlease note: The classes listed on the calendar only represent the start date and most class sessions are 7 weeks long. If you would like to register by phone or would prefer to pay by check, please call 804-521-1332. 


New classes and workshops now enrolling in April, May, and June!

  • Puppy Classes – Begin May 3 
  • May 6 – Sunday Canine Manners and Agility Classes 
  • Workshops – Dealing with Distractions (April 30), Reading Canine Body Language (May 6), Bringing Home Baby (June 12)
  • May – All new Manners and Behavior Classes
  • June – Agility A classes starting June 2

If the class you are interested in is full or you'd like to see an additional topic offered, please contact us and we may be able to add additional sessions or can put you to our waitlist.

For these and other questions, please call 804-521-1332 or email
gbirdnecklace@richmondspca.org


Resources:
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Event Details
Building K9 Confidence
Instructor: Alisha Fritz

Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

REGISTER

Instructor: Alisha Fritz. Building Canine Confidence is a 7 week beginner to intermediate course for people who would like to help their dog be more confident when interacting with the world around them. This class will focus on skills for the dog, confidence building games, and team building games for dog and handler.  It is not a manners class, but instead uses a combination of exercises such as manners, tricks, basic agility equipment, games and puzzles to help the dog see that the world is not so scary. This class is intended for dogs who are nervous but can still work and take food when in a public environment. If your dog shuts down and can't respond in a class environment, dog owners are welcome to audit the class without their dog for a lesser fee and try the exercises at home. Prerequisite: Canine Manners or another basic manners class is not required, but recommended. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old. Spaying or neutering is strongly recommended. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and will be held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from the 3rd parking lot at the far end of the building. 

Location: Richmond SPCA
Smoky's Training Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $140
Contact: Gail Bird Necklace at 804-521-1332
Calendar: Richmond SPCA Pet Training Class Calendar
Category: Public Training Classes
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Important vaccine requirements: Please read!

All dogs are required to be up-to-date on the following vaccinations at least seven days prior to the start of class (protective titers also accepted):

  • Rabies — for all dogs ages 16 weeks and older, updated annually or every 3 years (per your veterinarian’s recommendation)
  • Distemper/Parvo — updated annually or every 3 years (per your veterinarian’s recommendation), puppies must have had at least two sets prior to class and by 16 weeks of age
  • Bordetella — updated annually

You or your veterinarian must send us proof of current vaccinations or protective titers at least seven days prior to the start of class*.

You may email records to: classes@richmondspca.org or fax to: (804) 823-7788. You may also drop off a printed copy of records at our front desk, attention Gail Bird Necklace.

*If you are registering fewer than 7 days prior to class, please call: (804) 521-1332. Please do not plan to attend the first class unless you get a confirmation from us.

If you would like to provide a vaccination waiver from your veterinarian, please send it to: Kyla Finck or fax to: (804) 823-7788 attn: Kyla

All waivers must be approved by our veterinarian and management team.