Our dog training classes in Richmond are perfect for the
dog lover who values a well-mannered dog.
The height of convenience and success all found in one personal dog obedience training class 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.
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. You get the same desired results as the Boarding School while enjoying having your dog home every night.
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. The homework you receive is fun, engaging and helps build the bond you have with your dog.
View photos of our training graduates.
Advanced Dog Training Degrees
Off-Leash Dog Training
Imagine a nice spring day, you are working in the front yard, the kids are riding their bikes out front and your dog is stuck in the back yard. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could trust her to hang out with you and the family off leash in the front yard? Think about all the times you have been invited to the lake with friends, everyone has their dogs running off leash but you have to keep your dog on the leash because he likes to chase squirrels. Wouldn’t it be nice to let him run free but know if a squirrel does cross your path you don’t have to worry because he will come when he is called? Off leash dog training solves all of these problems so you don’t have to worry.
Our off leash dog training program in Richmond can make all that possible. This program is available with either the boarding or the day program and is highly effective in teaching reliable off leash dog obedience training. For this dog training program we use the Education Collar brand training collars. The collars are designed to work for a wide variety of dogs so we can train the smallest of dogs and the most stubborn of dogs to a reliable off leash lifestyle. Education Collars have a half-mile range, are completely waterproof, rechargeable and work on and off your property. In the off leash dog training, our goal is to unleash your dogs full potential!
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. Amanda or Schylar can prepare your dog for the CGC and administer the test.
Purrrsuing LearningSM Programs for Graduates
Off-Site Dog Training Lessons
Our dog trainers can come to your house or meet you in a public environment to work on specific dog behavior training. These behaviors can be things that have already been covered in training or new behaviors that have started.
Private Dog Training Lessons
You and your dog can meet with Amanda or Schylar 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 behaviors that have started.
After graduation from our Personal Training Program, you are invited to join our Pack Walks. The Pack Walks take place in a public environment such as a shopping mall 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! Click here to view photos of our pack walks.
This is a perfect program if you have already completed one of the Personal Training Programs and would like Amanda or Schylar to work with your dog a few days while they vacation at Holiday Barn or we can schedule a few days in our Day School program. We can work on new behaviors/training or refresh commands your dog may not have mastered yet.
Make sure all immunizations are current and have your vet fax shot records to (804) 672-7147 for Glen Allen or (804) 794-1664 for Southside. Alternatively, you can email scanned shot records to our Glen Allen Reservation Specialist or our Southside Reservation specialist. Documentation is preferred 48 hours prior to check-in. We cannot keep your pet if we do not have proof of immunizations from your veterinarian. For dogs we require:
- Respiratory Bordetella
- Hepatitis or Adenovirus
- effective July 1, 2016 both h3n2 and h3n8 flu virus vaccinations
* We respect the unique medical needs of each pet and will accept modifications to vaccination requirements if documented and signed by your veterinarian as long as they are aware of your pet’s lifestyle.
THERE IS A FIVE DAY WAITING PERIOD IF ANY OF YOUR PETS HAVE VISITED A VETERINARIAN FOR ANY REASON. PETS MUST RECEIVE VACCINATIONS AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL FOR MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS.