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2519 Hermitage Road
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Please note: You may register for more than one class at a time using this registration form.

  • If you would like to learn more about these classes before signing up, please visit www.richmondspca.org/classes and search for classes and descriptions on our calendar.
  • If you have questions about the registration process, please call 804-521-1332 or email info@richmondspca.org and we will do our absolute best to assist you within one business day (Monday through Friday).
  • If you have questions relating to class content, requirements, schedules, etc. please call 804-521-1324 or email classes@richmondspca.org.
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Instructor: Alisha Fritz- Surviving Adolescence is a 7-week course intended for older puppies and dogs in their "teenage" stage of development who are 4-18 months old*. It will include some socialization exercises, but will also help you teach your dog manners such as sit, down, come, stay, and leave it. We will also concentrate on frustration tolerance, distractions, and other issues commonly experienced with adolescent dogs such as jumping up and pulling on leash. You will learn strategies for working through this challenging stage of canine life. This class is a good alternative to Canine Manners if your dog has not been spayed or neutered yet. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot.

*We do recommend that puppies 4-6 months of age complete a socialization puppy class prior to taking this class
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 2:15PM
Instructor: Mel Hardwick. This is a 7 week basic manners course that teaches you how to teach your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life. We will cover skills such as sit, down, come, stay and leave it. This class also covers common behavior challenges such as jumping up and pulling on the leash. It is an excellent foundational course for any other classes or activities you plan on doing with your dog in the future. Canine Manners is suggested as one of the foundation classes for either the Sports or CGC classes. Enrolled dogs must be spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on February 4th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/7/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 2:45PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz- Street Manners is an 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 focusing on their handler. 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

All dogs must be six months of age or older and up to date on vaccinations. Dogs should be familiar with "sit" and "leave it" commands so taking Canine Manners or another basic manners class is strongly recommended prior to this class. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and will be held in Smoky's Training Center - accessed from 3rd parking lot.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 9:30AM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz - Advanced Canine Manners - is an intermediate level 7-week course that is geared towards handlers looking to increase their dog's reliability with the three D's (distance and duration around distractions) as well as, heel, recall and behavior chains, and much more. This class will build on the skills learned in Canine Manners. Students will learn how to build the basic skills their dogs have into behaviors even more useful in the real world. This is an excellent class for those interested in dog sports or who wish to have a well behaved dog in a variety of environments. We will go deeper into the science behind modern dog training. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and in Smoky's Traning Center at the Richmond SPCA. Prerequisite: Canine Manners or equivalent.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 10:45AM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. This is a basic manners course that teaches you how to teach your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life. We will cover skills such as sit, down, come, stay, and leave it. This class also covers common behavior issues such as jumping up and pulling on the leash. It is an excellent foundational course for any other classes or activities you plan on doing with your dog in the future. Canine Manners is suggested as one of the foundation classes for either the Sports or CGC classes. The first session is - WITHOUT DOGS and held in Smoky's Training Center, accessed from the 3rd parking lot. For spay/neuter dogs, six months and older. All dogs must be current on their immunizations.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 12:00PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz- Surviving Adolescence is a 7-week course intended for older puppies and dogs in their "teenage" stage of development who are 4-18 months old*. It will include some socialization exercises, but will also help you teach your dog manners such as sit, down, come, stay, and leave it. We will also concentrate on frustration tolerance, distractions, and other issues commonly experienced with adolescent dogs such as jumping up and pulling on leash. You will learn strategies for working through this challenging stage of canine life. This class is a good alternative to Canine Manners if your dog has not been spayed or neutered yet. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. We do recommend, if possible, that puppies 4-6 months of age complete a socialization puppy class prior to taking this class The first class is for HUMANS ONLY.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 3:30PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz- Managing a Reactive Dog is an entry level, 7-week, course for dogs who growl, bark, or lunge towards dogs or people while out on walks. It teaches handlers how to identify their dog's triggers (source of fear or excitement), and manage the dog in the presence of these triggers. The exercises covered are designed to help the dog learn to be less worried about his or her triggers, have better focus on the handler, and make better decisions instead of reacting. We will not cover how to introduce your dog to new animals or people. As a matter of safety, all handlers must be able to fully control their dogs on leash both in our building and the parking lots. All dogs must be 6 months or older, up to date on vaccinations and we strongly recommend being spayed or neutered. If you have any questions regarding whether this class is right for you and your dog, please call Alisha at 540-460-1884. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and will be held in Smoky's Training Center - accessed from 3rd parking lot.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/20/2018 and ending 3/3/2018 at 5:00PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz - Tricks are tons of fun and a great way to bond with your dog! This 7 week class will concentrate on the tricks specifically required to earn the Novice Trick Dog title through the AKC. This includes: speak, crawl, high five, jump through a hoop, kiss, shake, spin and more! Handlers wishing to earn the title must register their dog with the AKC. This class can also be taken by anyone interested in learning cute tricks regardless of whether or not you are interested in the title. More information can be found here: http://www.akc.org/about-trick-dog/ 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. Dogs should be under control around strange humans and other dogs and should be familiar with basic skills such as sit, down, stay, come, and leave it. Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 4 months old. Spaying or neutering strongly recommended.. All classes will include dogs. Classes will be held at the Richmond SPCA's Smoky's Training Center - entrance located from the 3rd parking lot. Please Note: There will be no class on January 30th. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/23/2018 and ending 3/13/2018 at 7:45PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. For small dogs, 30 lbs and under. Small Dog Canine Manners is an entry level 7-week course that meets the unique training and education of small dogs. This class is designed to teach you and your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life (SIT, DOWN, COME, WAIT, LEAVE IT) as well as show you how to help your dog to make the proper choices to minimize pulling on leash and jumping on people, and stay focused and calm when dealing with new situations. Basic Manners is also suggested as one of the foundation classes for either the Sports or CGC classes. The first session is WITHOUT DOGS in Smoky's Training Center. Subsequent classes with the dogs will be held in the Smokey's Training Center in the far east end of the building; accessed from the third parking lot area. Please Note: There will be no class on January 31st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/24/2018 and ending 3/14/2018 at 3:00PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. This is a basic manners course that teaches you how to teach your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life. We will cover skills such as sit, down, come, stay, and leave it. This class also covers common behavior issues such as jumping up and pulling on the leash. It is an excellent foundational course for any other classes or activities you plan on doing with your dog in the future. Canine Manners is suggested as one of the foundation classes for either the Sports or CGC classes. The first session is - WITHOUT DOGS and held in Smoky's Training Center, accessed from the 3rd parking lot. For spay/neuter dogs, six months and older. All dogs must be current on their immunizations. Please Note: There will be no class on January 31st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/24/2018 and ending 3/14/2018 at 5:15PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. This is a basic manners course that teaches you how to teach your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life. We will cover skills such as sit, down, come, stay, and leave it. This class also covers common behavior issues such as jumping up and pulling on the leash. It is an excellent foundational course for any other classes or activities you plan on doing with your dog in the future. Canine Manners is suggested as one of the foundation classes for either the Sports or CGC classes. The first session is - WITHOUT DOGS and held in Smoky's Training Center, accessed from the 3rd parking lot. For spay/neuter dogs, six months and older. All dogs must be current on their immunizations. Please Note: There will be no class on January 31st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/24/2018 and ending 3/14/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz- Street Manners is an 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 focusing on their handler. 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
All dogs must be six months of age or older and up to date on vaccinations. Dogs should be familiar with "sit" and "leave it" commands so taking Canine Manners or another basic manners class is strongly recommended prior to this class. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and will be held in Smoky's Training Center - accessed from 3rd parking lot. Please note: There will be no class on January 31st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/24/2018 and ending 3/7/2018 at 7:45PM