Why spend time training?

A dog who responds to you, walks with you and waits patiently for you is a pleasure to be with. Metro Dog’s training goal is to foster a successful learning relationship between you and your dog. We teach your dog to love to learn and we teach you how to guide and shape your dog’s behavior. Our hope is to show you all your dog has to offer. Every dog is unique, from its breed traits to its skills and the experiences that have shaped its character. We want to help you find the best way to train, with compassion and respect for you and your dog.

Most problems with dogs are a result of a lack of training. Dogs are born problem solvers; if we do not provide them with challenges to work their brains, they can create challenges for us through destructive and hyperactive behavior. Providing mental stimulation also builds confidence, reduces anxiety and improves concentration. Training is about more than just what you don’t want your dog to do. At Metro Dog you can get help with a problem, explore an area of interest or come just for fun. Let us help you build a fun and successful relationship with your dog.

“Anything studied improves.” We firmly believe this and invite you to learn with us.


  • “Duncan is a very shy, high-strung and extremely energetic dog who is also frightened of almost everything and suffers from extreme separation anxiety – and we adore him and would do anything for him. So that’s why I’m thrilled that he’s been so transformed since coming to Metro Dog. He is less shy around dogs at the dog park and doesn’t try to bolt when too many dogs approach him at once. He is better on the leash and doesn’t growl at every passing dog. He approaches men a little easier and has recently been described as “down-right social”. The best part is that Duncan is actually tired when he comes home from Metro Dog – Amazing!”
3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) • info@metrodog.com