If a very busy schedule makes group training impractical, or if you just want to quick start your dog’s training, consider enrolling your dog in our Lodge and Learn program. Our program creates a fun and comfortable learning environment for your dog as we use a reward based system for success. We do all the hard work, and when you pick up your dog we teach you the skills to make the transition and training successful. You'll be amazed at how fun dog training is once your dog has all the basics learned! We accept all breeds and ages of dogs into our program.
Your dog will enjoy the comforts of our facility while being under the care of our trainers. They will gain basic manners and obedience skills, and we will troubleshoot and correct any nuisance behaviors. All exercise, play and training is done under the trainer’s direct supervision. The trainer will observe, train and interact with your dog in order to provide them with the guidance that works best.
Interested in dog sports? We can tailor your dog’s time with us to focus on a particular sport or to train them in skills for a sport they’re competing in.
Lodge and Learn is one of our most popular programs and our spots do fill quickly. Please plan accordingly and contact us well in advance.
Our program is sold on a week by week basis, though a 3-4 week stay is suggested to see best results. If you can't take your dog with you on vacation, book a stay with us so your best friend will not only get proper exercise but learn (or brush up on) skills as well.
PRICING: 1 week - $560 ($80/day x 7 days)
SUGGESTED PACKAGE: Minimum 2 weeks
Ready to find out more?
Create an account on our owner portal and sign your dog up for some of the best training in Richmond!
How do we start?
First, we’ll set up an evaluation to learn how we can help you. Then, once we understand your dog training goals, we’ll customize a dog obedience training regimen for you and your dog.
Our evaluation process is essential to us helping you, and therefore, we offer this service at a minimal charge. It's in you and your dog's best interest to meet with us prior to drop off to ensure that our trainers and environment are a match for you both. The evaluation will last for 30 minutes as we assess your dog, and together determine what type of training would be most beneficial. If there is a behavioral problem, we’ll give a preliminary diagnosis and prognosis.
The start date for the Lodge and Learn program is typically decided upon at the conclusion of the evaluation.
3 Stages of the Lodge and Learn Program
Once your dog is at our facility we begin a 3-stage training process with them.
Introduction and Trust Building Stage
Before we begin training with your dog, we always take a moment for your dog to become comfortable with us. Trust and acceptance is important as we begin to teach your dog their new or improved skills. We want your dog to find us just as rewarding as their food and toys!
This is the longest and most important stage. Not only do we test your dog’s skill level but we also introduce learning to them as well as their new skills. This stage can take up to two weeks.
Once your dog has learned the exercises we begin to test their knowledge to ensure reliability for you. We consider Lodge and Learn successful when the dog understands the commands and has a >90% success rate of performance.
NOTE: Daily Lodge and Learn rates are available for dogs currently enrolled in our daycare program. Contact us with any questions.
**We do NOT work with dogs that have serious human and/or dog aggression. We do have behaviorists and training partners that we can refer you to so please contact us.**