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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

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

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Instructor: Emily Neal - Intro to Flyball is designed for dogs and handlers with no previous Flyball experience. Looking for something new and different to try with your dog? This is the game for you! Flyball is an exciting, fast-paced sport where a 4 dog relay team race over jumps. Each dog is sent over 4 jumps, hits a box spring-loaded with a tennis ball, and then returns over the jumps with the ball, then the next dog goes! The jumps are set 10 feet apart and the height is determined by the smallest dog on the team, so small dogs welcome. The world record for 4 dogs to complete the course is 14.1 seconds! Your dog does not have to be a ball fanatic or a speed demon to play this game - any dog that likes to have fun and work hard can be successful. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors, and breeds can play. We will teach your dog the foundations of the sport, such as jumping the 4 jump pattern, retrieving the ball, and the basics of retrieving the ball from the box.
Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 1 year old (unless permission is given in advance by instructor). Dogs must be tolerant of other dogs and people in a high-energy environment. Dogs should have basic obedience training and be able to safely work off leash with their handler. Your dog needs to be in good physical condition to run, jump, and make quick turns, and mentally developed to understand the obedience skills noted. This 1 hour class meets for 7 weeks in our Track & Training Center.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/20/2018 and ending 11/1/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. 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. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/2/2018 and ending 11/13/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz- 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.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/2/2018 and ending 11/13/2018 at 7:45PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz - Tricks for All Types - Tricks are tons of fun and a great way to bond with your dog! In this 7 week Beginner through Advanced class we'll discuss concepts such as catching and shaping while covering fun activities like roll over, riding a skate board, wave, and more! Dogs and trainers of all levels are encouraged to attend. In this class you work at your pace and comfort level. All are welcome whether you've taken tricks before or this is your first try. The curriculum for this class is guided by the students and what tricks you would like to learn. Besides being an enjoyable activity, learning tricks can be a confidence builder for your dog and help them increase focus and body awareness. It also helps teach your dog to think and that it's great to try new things! Prerequisite: Canine Manners or another basic manners class is not required, but strongly recommended. Dogs should be familiar with skills such as sit, down, stay, and leave it. Dogs also need to be under control when in the presence of other dogs and people. Enrolled dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old. Spayed/Neutered strongly recommended. All classes will include dogs. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 10/4/2018 and ending 11/15/2018 at 6:30PM
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. Prerequisite: we recommend that puppies 4-6 months of age complete a socialization puppy class prior to taking this class but it is not required. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 10/4/2018 and ending 11/15/2018 at 7:45PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. Building Canine Confidence is a 7 week beginner to intermediate course for people who would like to help their dog be more confident when interacting with the world around them. This class will focus on skills for the dog, confidence building games, and team building games for dog and handler. It is not a manners class, but instead uses a combination of exercises such as manners, tricks, basic agility equipment, games and puzzles to help the dog see that the world is not so scary. This class is intended for dogs who are nervous but can still work and take food when in a public environment. If your dog shuts down and can't respond in a class environment, dog owners are welcome to audit the class without their dog for a lesser fee and try the exercises at home. Prerequisite: Canine Manners or another basic manners class is not required, but 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 will be held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from the 3rd parking lot at the far end of the building. Please Note: There will be no class on November 10th or November 24th. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/13/2018 and ending 12/8/2018 at 9:30AM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. 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. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on November 10th or November 24th. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/13/2018 and ending 12/8/2018 at 11:15AM
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. Prerequisite: we recommend that puppies 4-6 months of age complete a socialization puppy class prior to taking this class but it is not required. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on November 10th or November 24th. Extra classes have been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/13/2018 and ending 12/8/2018 at 12:00PM
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. Enrolled dogs must be 6 months or older and up to date on vaccinations. We also strongly recommend them being spayed or neutered. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on November 10th or November 24th. Extra classes have been added to the schedule. If you have any questions regarding whether this class is right for you and your dog, please call Gail at 804-521-1332.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/13/2018 and ending 12/8/2018 at 2:00PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz. 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. Classes are held in Smoky's Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on November 21st. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/17/2018 and ending 12/5/2018 at 5:15PM
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. Enrolled dogs must be 6 months or older and up to date on vaccinations. We also strongly recommend them being spayed or neutered. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY. Please Note: There will be no class on November 21st. An extra class has been added to the schedule. If you have any questions regarding whether this class is right for you and your dog, please call Gail at 804-521-1332.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/17/2018 and ending 12/5/2018 at 8:00PM