Metro Dog Learning Center

Welcome to Metro Dog’s learning center!

We are excited to offer the canine community a state of the art training space for a variety of different learning opportunities for your dog and for you. Learning together builds the human-canine connection and deepens the bonds we share with our furry friends. We invite you to grow and learn alongside your dog. Discover who your dog is, how she learns, and why she does the things she does. Often we put human rationale on a dog’s decision-making, which can lead to misunderstanding and confusion. Enrich the life you live with your dog through our training and learning opportunities.

What we offer

Private Coaching Sessions

Spend 30 minutes of dedicated work with a staff trainer on a topic or problem of your choice. Buy a series as a great alternative to group classes and schedule times that work best for you!

We offer traditional group class offerings as a series of individual coaching sessions. Take a 5-class series: examples include basic manners, puppy, reactive dog, leash manners, recall training and more in 5-series private coaching sessions both on site and in real world scenarios. Sessions can include the whole family. Cost is $45 per session or a series of 5 sessions for $200. Our calendar shows available times for coaching sessions or we can schedule to fit your needs. Email to discuss your goals and scheduling for the individual or series session(s).

Private Consultations

Spend a 75 minute session in the center with one of our seasoned trainers exploring the areas of concern you have. We are available to take a deep dive with you into the work needed to transform a specific problem. Come for a single session to address your concerns about your dog or purchase a 4-consult package to save money for a series of sessions for intensive help. Single sessions are $125, a series of 4 is $400. All sessions come with three weeks follow-up email support. Email to discuss your goals and scheduling.

Spend a 90 minute session in your home with one of our trainers exploring the issue you are experiencing. Sessions are $150 with three weeks email support.    More >


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 and  Small Dog Social held every Saturday morning except on November 24, 2018.  More >


Visit our Calendar to see what times are open to schedule a learning session in the center.

Positive Reinforcement Training- Science-based learning that is good for everyone!

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. We work with our clients to understand what motivates their dog and to understand why they behave as they do. We employ rewards to foster desired behavior.

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. Skylights provide natural lighting and a clean air system provides a breath of fresh air, warm on cold days, cool on warm days. The space is separated into three zones, allowing dogs to be in each area and still engage with the presenter or learning happening in the other areas.

3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) •