Metro Dog Training Academy

Welcome to the Metro Dog Training Academy!

We are excited to offer the canine community a central place to go for classes, private sessions and special workshops. Whether you have a puppy you want to start off right, or a shelter dog who needs help becoming a pet, or you just want to do something fun with your furry friend, there is always something for you at the Metro Dog Academy.

OUR GOAL

To build a fun and successful relationship with your dog it is necessary to embrace the unique traits, experiences and skills that are your dog. Our hope is to guide you to see the best your dog has to offer and show you how to use it to build the relationship you want.

WHAT WE OFFER

BASIC TRAINING

Limited class sizes and lots of space create an ideal learning environment. There are classes for all levels and lots of personal attention in each class. More >

LOTS OF FUN CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

The focus on a single skill or problem allows the handler and the dog to explore techniques and practice what is most important. Workshops target the problems that break down your relationship with your dog and help you work together toward a solution. We offer workshops from a variety of local teachers. More >

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS

One on one sessions with one of our very skilled certified trainers are regularly available to work on specific problems. Come for a single session just to get an overview of how to address your concerns about your dog or purchase a 4-consult package to save money for a series of sessions for intensive help. More >

SOCIALS

We regularly host  hour-long socials in our large training pavilion. These are opportunities for your social dog to play with like-minded friends. Socials are themed to ensure a harmonious environment. Check out the Puppy Social, Small Dog Social, Doodle Social, and more.  More >

CALENDAR

Please view our Class Schedule to see upcoming classes and workshops and to purchase. Also please visit our Calendar to see what’s coming up at the Center.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING

We believe that positive methods of training and handling are the best practices in working with canines. We do not use harsh corrections, pain or fear to control the dogs in our care. We use positive redirection and train our staff to maintain a healthy relationship of boundaries and positive management.

All classes and presenters and dog handlers at Metro Dog ascribe to a positive reinforcement philosophy.

ABOUT OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Metro Dog boasts a state-of-the-art training pavilion that nears 2000 square feet. Floors are covered with the highest quality recycled rubber flooring, and acoustic engineering fosters optimum learning. Skylights provide natural lighting and a clean air system provides a breath of fresh air.

3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) • info@metrodog.com