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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.
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Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 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. Please use the drop-down to change the calendar to view the next month's classes. DoubleClick on the class you would like to know more about, find additional class details and to register onlinePlease note: The classes listed on the calendar only represent the START DATE.  Most classes are 7-weeks long. By clicking on the class you will see class descriptions, fees and online registration. If you would like to register by phone or would prefer to pay by check, please call 804-521-1332. 

 January Classes and Workshops now Enrolling!

  • Agility Workshops - Skills and Drills - January 20
  • Behavior Workshops - Separation Anxiety, Dog-to-Dog Communication 
  • Manners Classes -  Small Dog Canine Manners, Street Manners, Good Start Puppy and more!
  • Tricks Classes - Tricks to Title: Novice

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 add 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
CGC Prep Class
Instructor: Alisha Fritz

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Canine Good Citizen Prep is an intermediate level course designed to help prepare dogs and handlers to take the CGC test.  Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Passing the 10-step CGC test earns a certificate from the American Kennel Club.  The test is not included as part of the class, but for a separate fee can be scheduled independently with the instructor once the student feels ready. The CGC certification is a pre-requisite for some therapy dog groups as well, including the Richmond SPCA Paws for Health program.  This class is for dogs who have already had basic training and are ready to polish those skills. We will cover exercises that help the handler and dog meet the CGC requirements - such as polite greetings, loose leash walking, and supervised separation. Prerequisite: Canine Manners or other basic manners class where dogs has been introduced to sit, down, come, stay and leave it.  Enrolled dogs cannot be reactive (barking, growling or lunging) towards humans or other dogs, must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old. Spaying or neutering is strongly recommended. Classes will be held in Smoky's Training Center, which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. This class is by manual registration only, please call Gail at 804-521-1332.

Location: Richmond SPCA
Smoky's Training Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $140
Contact: 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.