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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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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. 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
Play With Your Dog
Instructor: Marie Tripton

Monday, October 16, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Instructor: Marie Tripton - Play With Your Dog. We are forming a new class encouraging people to play with their dogs.  Dogs play with other dogs. People feed and train their dogs.  But, how often are you encouraged to engage in new and creative ways to play with your dog?  Play with Your Dog presents a variety of fun games you can play with your pet that also incorporate skills building.  “My Dog Can Sit" that challenges you to help your dog enjoy sitting anywhere, anytime.  In “Loop de Loop” your dog has fun running to you and then to a tunnel; back to you and then to another tunnel.  A new game will be presented and practiced each week.  The following week a challenge will ensue involving the new game you learned.  Throughout the week, you can have fun playing the new game with your dog at home.  Play builds positive relationships, stronger bodies and sharper minds – for you and your dog.  Come join the fun! All classes will include dogs and will be held in Smoky’s Training Center, accessed from our 3rd parking lot.

Prerequisite: Canine Manners class or equivalent. Dogs will not engage with other dogs in this class, but they must be tolerant of other dogs since this will be an active dog environment.  If your dog does not generally play well around others, you are welcome to audit the class and practice the games at home with your pet. No more than 2 handlers per dog, please. 

 

Location: Richmond SPCA
Smoky's Training Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23235
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.