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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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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 open for March registration! 

  • Agility Classes - All levels starting in March 
  • Manners and Tricks Classes - Canine Manners, House Manners, Managing a Reactive Dog, Tricks and more!
  • Puppy Classes -  begin March 15

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

Richmond SPCA Pet Training Class Calendar
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Street Manners
Instructor: Alisha Fritz

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Street Manners is a 7 week intermediate level manners course with a focus on skills needed in the real world, especially during walks, with a strong emphasis on generalizing behaviors and dealing with distractions.  This class is especially beneficial for dogs who pull on leash, are easily distracted or who have difficulty responding to their handler outside of the home.  We will cover behaviors such as polite leash walking, walking past other dogs and waiting for permission to greet humans and other dogs. This class is not appropriate for most reactive dogs. Reactive dogs (those who bark, pull, and lunge towards other dogs or people while on walks) may be allowed to attend with permission from the instructor: afritz@richmondspca.org  

Prerequisite: Canine Manners or another basic manners class strongly 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 is held in Smoky's Training Center, accessed from the third parking lot. No class January 31st.

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