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

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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.
 
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
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Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan M. Markel
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Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday, February 18.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Closed Monday, February 18.

Administrative Hours
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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.
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Instructor: Marie Tripton. 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.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/14/2019 and ending 4/25/2019 at 9:30AM
Instructor: Marie Tripton. 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.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/14/2019 and ending 4/25/2019 at 10:45AM
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 March 23rd. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/13/2019 at 9:30AM
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.

Please Note: There will be no class on March 23rd. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/13/2019 at 10:45AM
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.  There will be a strong emphasis on leash pulling and dealing with distractions.  This class is especially beneficial for dogs who have difficulty responding to their handler outside of the home. This class is not appropriate for most reactive dogs. Reactive dogs (those who frantically bark, pull, and lunge towards other dogs, moving objects, or people while on walks) who have had training to address this specific behavior may be allowed to attend with permission from the instructor: afritz@richmondspca.org 
*Prerequisite: Canine Manners or another basic manners class strongly recommended.  Dogs should have been introduced to sit, down, stay, come, and leave it. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old. Spaying or neutering is strongly recommended. Classes are held in Smoky‚Äôs Training Center which is accessed from our 3rd parking lot. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY.

Please Note: There will be no class held on March 23rd. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/13/2019 at 3:30PM
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.

Please Note: There will be no class on March 23rd. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/13/2019 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. If you have any questions regarding whether this class is right for you and your dog, please call Gail at 804-521-1332.

Please Note: There will be no class held on March 23rd. An extra class has been added to the schedule.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/23/2019 and ending 4/13/2019 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.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/13/2019 and ending 3/27/2019 at 5:15PM
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 Wednesday starting 2/13/2019 and ending 3/27/2019 at 6:30PM
Instructor: Alisha Fritz - This is an intermediate level course for spayed/neutered, dogs 6 months and older. The course is intended for dogs who are young, overly energetic, hyperactive, or who simply haven't learned how to use their shut off switch. We will focus on skills such as settle, place, crate, quiet, and more. This class will help your dog develop better impulse control and focus, while building on already acquired manners. A basic manners class such as Canine Manners is highly recommended before attending this class. The first class is for HUMANS ONLY and is held in Smoky's Training Center, accessable from the 3rd parking lot.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/13/2019 and ending 3/27/2019 at 7:45PM
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 2/5/2019 and ending 3/19/2019 at 6:30PM
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. 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. If you have any questions regarding whether this class is right for you and your dog, please call Gail at 804-521-1332.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/5/2019 and ending 3/19/2019 at 8:00PM