Training

Training Both Ends of the Leash For Over 25 Years

We're now Offering Three NEW Mini Courses!

These mini courses will be 3 weeks long for $100.

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Hoopers

Hoopers is an agility style sport that is low impact on your dogs joints but high on the fun scale! You and your dog will learn to navigate a course made up of hoops, barrels and tunnels.

Hoopers is focused on the ability of dog and owner to work together as a smooth-flowing team. In Hoopers, dogs are working away from us so it helps create confidence and independence. Hoopers is a great way to exercise your dog mentally and physically whilst building a great working relationship with your dog.

Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool is a great way to begin your dog's socialization and training. Accepting dogs from 10 weeks to 16 weeks, this program is designed to help you and your dog build confidence in one another. We'll help cover the basics of what you should be doing at home, early stages of training, and exposing your dog to new experiences in a controlled environment.

Once you have completed Puppy Preschool you will be on your way and ready to enroll in LifeSkills 1, with the "big dogs"!

Enrichment

Keep your dog’s body and mind fit this winter playing fitness and enrichment games. This class will introduce small space training ideas to keep your dog busy when the weather keeps you inside. Fitness is important for physical wellbeing. Have fun with sit, down, and stand on platforms, build body awareness with targeting and movement puzzles. Mental well-being is of equal importance especially when your dog is stuck inside. Brain and scent games will be introduced as well as some great enrichment ideas to tap into your dog’s instincts giving them an appropriate outlet for those natural behaviors.

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Strengthening Relationships Between Pets & Owners

At All Dog Adventures, we teach both owners and dogs foundational and advanced skills. Serving Richmond, VA, and surrounding communities, our dog training experts strive to provide you and your canine companion the tools and skills necessary to have an excellent relationship built on trust. Whether you want a competing dog or just foundational skills, All Dog Adventures has a training program perfectly suited for you and your four-legged friend.

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Book boarding, day care and training online or through our new mobile app today! To sign up, please Use All Dog Adventures code: 846142

Have questions? Give us a call!

Teach Your Pets Life Skills With Our Supplemental Video Program!

With the purchase of the Life Skills Program, you’ll also have exclusive access to at-home training videos from our experienced trainers. Not only is this a great tool to use as a refresher on previous lessons, but it also provides the opportunity to practice more at home with your dog!

Our Life Skills Program

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Building Strong Relationships & Creating Life-Long Bonds

Our Life Skills classes are a eight-week foundational skills program set to train both pets and owners. We teach both pets and owners at their own pace to ensure that you and your dog’s confidence builds and you’re having fun while doing it! Our skilled dog trainers can maximize individual attention to provide skill development with only ten students and pets per class.

All Dog Adventures offers classes during the day Monday through Thursday and in the evenings Monday through Friday. We utilize a crate as a training tool throughout Life Skills classes for impulse control and build value and drive into the crate.

We include a free day of Doggy Daycare with the purchase of the Life Skills Program!

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Our Program Levels

Level 1: Life Skills Training

$180

  • 6-Week Life Skills Training
  • 1 FREE Daycare Day included!
  • Virtual and On-site options
  • Online companion courses included

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Level 2: Life Skills Training

$180

  • 6-Week Life Skills Training
  • 1 FREE Daycare Day included!
  • Virtual and On-site options
  • Online companion courses included

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Level 3: Life Skills Training

$180

  • 6-Week Life Skills Training
  • 1 FREE Daycare Day included!
  • Virtual and On-site options
  • Online companion courses included

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Full refunds are only available one week prior to classes beginning. Refund requests after this time will be given as a store credit.

Testimonial from one of our training clients!

I am writing to you to introduce you to one of the dogs in your program and let you know what a huge difference All Dog Adventures training has made in my dogs life. I have a 11 month old French Bulldog named Martin. While it is somewhat unusual to have a French bulldog with a “job” – Martin has a very important job – he comes with me to work in an Addiction Medicine clinic. Each day he sees patients with me. He offers snuggles (and asks everyone for a belly rub) and acts as a bit of an ice breaker when they are nervous and is a soothing presence when they are anxious or upset. While it is fun to have a young puppy in the office I knew Martin would need top level training to be successful in the long run. I asked several friends who all recommended All Dog Adventures.

I started training with Julie in August 2022 with the goal of having him obtain his CGC and Therapy Dog certification. I was immediately impressed by her organization and ability to help me design a plan for Martin’s training and her insight into what would help Martin to be even better and more successful in clinic. She has also helped me to teach him “tricks” and both Martin and the patients love this (for example, he shakes hands with them when they come into my office and walks nicely next to them to the front desk to check out and then waves "bye"). Julie is on time and organized every session and always explains the reasoning behind the exercises we are doing which helps me to be a better handler. As someone in the medical field, I really appreciate that she has researched the different styles of dog training and can back her teaching with current information. I love not just learning a “trick” or command for my dog but the rationale behind it. (For example, teaching the “Middle” command so that if I need to call him for safety reasons such as if a wheelchair is in the way or we had an ambulance crew in the hallway, he would not be in the way). She helps me recognize subtle signals in Martin’s body language and know when adjust accordingly if he is becoming stressed. Julie teaches not only to Martin but also to me which is fantastic.

Julie also recommended group training so that Martin could learn skills with other dogs and we are now in Level 2 class with Melanie. Melanie also does a great job in helping Martin to become successful and he often gets to be the example for class. Martin loves going to his group class and I enjoy it as well. We recently passed our level 2 class and have signed up to start with Level 3 in January.

I don’t know if you offer employee recognition at your organization but if you do, I would like to recommend Julie for a “shout out” as I feel she has made an incredible difference in my dogs life. I look forward to continuing to train at All Dog Adventures and wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your instructors.

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Explore Our Advanced Classes

Does your pet have a solid foundation and are eager to learn more? Once your pet graduates from the Life Skills Program, we offer a wide range of classes to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Whether it is competitive canine sports or agility lessons, our team of dedicated trainers will help transform your dog into a star!

We offer a variety of classes, including:

  • Agility
  • Rally Obedience
  • Tricks/Stunt Dog
  • CGC/Therapy Dog
  • Conformation
  • Competitive Obedience

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Life Skills Program Pricing

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Full refunds are only available one week prior to classes beginning. Refund requests after this time will be given as a store credit.

Current Training Classes

December Day school goes for the first 2 weeks of December on Mondays and Wednesdays!

Monday, January 8th

  • 11:00 am - Life Skills Level 1
  • 12:00 pm - Life Skills Level 2/3
  • 6:00 pm - Foundations of Agility
  • 7:00 pm - Introduction to Agility Equipment

Tuesday, January 9th

  • 10:00 am - Novice Obedience
  • 11:00 am - Competition Obedience
  • 11:00 am - Life Skills Level 1
  • 6:00 pm - Agility -Contacts
  • 6:00 pm - Life Skills Level 1
  • 7:00 pm - Life Skills Level 2/3

Wednesday, January 10th

  • 6:00 pm - Life Skills Level 1
  • 7:00 pm - Enrichment

Thursday, January 11th

  • 2:00 pm - Foundations of Agility
  • 3:00 pm - Agility - Handling
  • 6:00 pm - Agility - Tweeners
  • 6:00 pm - Tricks
  • 7:00 pm - Agility - Handling
  • 7:00 pm - Life Skills Level 2/3

Saturday, January 13th

  • 10:00 am - Life Skills Level 1
  • 11:00 am - Life Skills Level 2/3
  • 11:00 am - CGC/Therapy Dog Prep Class
  • 12:00 pm - Hoopers!
  • 12:00 pm - Puppy Preschool

Upcoming Training Classes

Hoopers! 3 Weeks Saturday, Feb 10 at 12 pm

Monday - February 26th

  • 11:00 am - Life Skills 1
  • 12:00 pm - Life Skills 2/3
  • 6:00 pm - Foundations of Agility
  • 7:00 pm - Introduction to Agility Equipment

Tuesday - February 27th

  • 10:00 am - Novice Obedience
  • 11:00 am - Competition Obedience
  • 11:00 am - Life Skills 1
  • 12:00 pm - Life Skills 2/3
  • 6:00 pm - Life Skills 1
  • 6:00 pm - Agility -Contacts
  • 7:00 pm - Life Skills 2/3

Wednesday - February 28th

  • 6:00 pm - Life Skills 1
  • 7:00 pm - Enrichment

Thursday - February 29th

  • 2:00 pm - Foundations of Agility
  • 3:00 pm - Agility- Handling
  • 6:00 pm - Agility-Tweeners
  • 6:00 pm - Tricks Class
  • 7:00 pm - Agility-Handling
  • 7:00 pm - Life Skills 2/3

Saturday - March 2nd

  • 10:00 am - Life Skills 1
  • 11:00 am - CGC/Therapy Dog Prep Class
  • 11:00 am - Life Skills 2/3
  • 12:00 pm - Puppy Preschool
  • 12:00 pm - Hoopers!

FAQ

How do I get started in Life Skills?

The first step to getting started in Life Skills is filling out our registration form. Once we receive your registration form, our team will call, and we’ll work together to schedule your time with us. From there, we require you to watch and participate in our orientation video that is included in the training package. We offer six-week training sessions for you and your four-legged friends! Contact Us if you have any further questions!

Why are there prerequisites for advanced classes?

Our dogs and we need to learn how to walk before running. Our advanced classes have different prerequisites depending on the course because they require a foundation of skills to build upon. Prerequisites give you and your dog the experience you’ll need to succeed in our advanced classes.

I have taken basic obedience classes elsewhere. Why should I start in Level 1 Life Skills?

You have nothing to lose! You can fill the gaps in your foundation while you and your dog move through the program at your speed. If you start Level 1 with strong foundational skills, you will graduate quickly and move on to more challenging classes. Also, our Life Skills classes foundation will serve you well should you decide to take Advanced Classes with us.

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