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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.
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Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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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.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

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

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Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

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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. 

Winter Classes and Workshops now enrolling (December – January)

  • Agility B – January 8
  • Agility - Short Sessions - January 6; Agility Performance, Agility B and B/C
  • Flyball – Intro to Flyball class on January 17               
                   Flyball Run Throughs – Thursdays in December (RSVP required)  
  • Good Start Puppy 1 & 2 – January 7
  • Manners and Behavior classes – Canine Manners, House Manners, Surviving Adolesence, Managing a Reactive Dog, Tricky Manners 
  • Workshops –  Problem Barking – December 15
                            How Dogs Communicate – December 17
                            Jumping – December 29

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


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Event Details
Workshop: Jumping *full*
Instructor: Alisha Fritz

Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM


This workshop will cover non-aversive techniques for training dogs to remain on the ground when greeting their human family and guests.  We will discuss the differences between greeting or eliciting attention when humans are standing, sitting, or in motion.  We will also go over how to help with jumping due to excitement at times such as meals and while being leashed. Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and at least 4 months old. 

Workshop is held in Smoky's Training Center, located in the far end of the building and accessed from the 3rd parking lot down from the corner in the same building that houses the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital.  

Location: Richmond SPCA
Smoky's Training Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $35
Contact: Gail Bird Necklace
804-521-1332 or gbirdnecklace@richmondspca.org
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.