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Dog Training

A well mannered dog brings joy to our lives!


Our Dog Training Programs

We believe that training maximizes the wonderful relationship that we have with our dogs. That’s what our mission, Creating Joy in the Lives of Pets and Their Families ® is all about. Our professional certified dog trainers will skillfully and compassionately help you reach all of your dog training goals. Simply give us a call or fill out the contact forms below to schedule a FREE training orientation.

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Boarding School

The height of convenience and success all found in one personal dog obedience training program in Richmond, VA. Drop your dog off at Holiday Barn Monday morning and one of our dog trainers will work with your dog daily Monday through Friday each week.

Day School

Just like taking a child to school, bring your dog to training class Monday through Friday each week and our trainers will work with them to improve their obedience and overall behavior.

Transition Meetings

With both the Boarding School and Day School, your trainer will schedule a meeting for the end of each week to teach you how to work with your dog. These private lessons are vital to the success of our program. Purrrsuing Learning® via the homework you receive is fun, engaging and helps build the bond you have with your dog.

Off-Leash Dog Training

Would you and your dog enjoy outdoor activities without a leash? This Furrmazing ® program is available with either the boarding or the day program and is highly effective in teaching reliable off leash dog obedience training.

Customized Services

We offer customized services including: potty and crate training, swimming, grooming training, trained retrieve, therapy dog preparation, bike/run, treadmill, trick dog and more.

Private Dog Training Lessons

You and your dog can meet with one of our dog trainers at Holiday Barn for private dog training to work on specific behaviors. These can be dog training behaviors that have already been covered in training or new goals.

Off-Site Training Lessons

Our dog trainers can come to your house or meet you in a public environment to work on specific dog behavior training. This program gives you the opportunity to achieve your goals in the setting of your choice.

Canine Good Citizen Testing

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program was created by the American Kennel Club to promote responsible dog ownership and to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. One of our dog trainers can prepare your dog for the CGC and administer the test.

Graduate Classes

Training classes are a fun & meaningful way to stay motivated! Together we will build on commands your dog learned in our foundation programs and focus on applied obedience, socialization and distraction training.

Pack Walks

We host Pack Walks for graduates of our Foundation programs. The Pack Walks take place in a public environment such as a shopping mall, brewery or a park. We work on loose leash walking and behaviors in a distracted environment. Distractions include other dogs, joggers, bikers, children, strollers, etc. This is a great way to exercise your dog, practice your training and meet other dog owners!

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