Dog Training

DogServices offers two types of dog training in Richmond, Virginia. Training add-on sessions are available during dog daycare or boarding, and dog training classes including Canine Good Citizen, Puppy & Beginner Basics, and Community Canine dog training each run 7 weeks.

Add-On Sessions

DogServices’ short dog training sessions are available as an additional service for dogs in our care for daycare or boarding. These individual training sessions are conducted by our in-house coaches at each of our locations and can be used to teach dogs new commands or reinforce commands you are working on at home. The cost is $10 per 15 minute training session.

You can easily add a training session by requesting it when you make your reservation in person or over the phone or requesting it in the Special Instructions section when you make a reservation online.

Training Classes

For a more in-depth dog training regimen, DogServices offers specialized training classes through our partnership with certified trainer, Mollie Norville! The dog training classes are held at the flagship DogServices location – 4800 Thalbro Street in Richmond, Virginia. Classes fill up quickly and advanced registration and prepayment are required. There is a $50 cancellation fee for cancellations with less than 1 week notice.

Participants must have a regular buckle, snap or Martingale collar. We recommend an Easy Walk harness for leash walking. NO PINCH, CHOKE or SHOCK collars allowed. Contact DogServices at 804-288-3647 for more details or to sign up.

Dog Obedience Class – Starting 3/16/2017!

This 7 week Dog Obedience Course starts March 16th!  Each session takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The first class is an orientation and NO DOGS attend.  The cost is $150.00 per dog.  A minimum of 6 dogs are necessary to hold a class, maximum of 10 dogs in a class.  The second to last class will be offsite (field trip!) to a local pet friendly place.  Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the training program.

Crate Training & Games!  Saturday – March 25th!  10:00 am to 11:00 am

The cost is $25.00 per dog to attend and there is a minimum of 6 dogs to hold the class and a maximum of 10 dogs in this class.  This is a fun class for you and  your dog to enjoy!  All participants must register in advance. Contact DogServices at 804-288-3647 for more details or to sign up.

More about the Trainer:

Mollie Norville, is a certified trainer.  She has been certified through Animal Behavior College.  Mollie has  studied and practiced positive reinforcement training.  She is the owner of Zen Pup Training.