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1. Discussions with one of our trainers over the phone via our Behavior Helpline (804) 643-7722. 2. On-line documents covering common behavior challenges and solutions at http://www.richmondspca.org/behavior. 3. Guidance provided via e-mail by writing to behaviorhelpline@richmondspca.org. 4. Face-to-face 1-hour consults for you and your pet with one of our trainers.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Richmond SPCA Blog
It never surprises me, but always saddens me, to hear someone ask, “How do I teach my dog 'No!’?” or “All he needs to learn is ‘No!’, and maybe 'Stop!’” and “He’s just not listening when I tell him he’s a ‘Bad Dog’.” Not only do these phrases conjure images... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Richmond SPCA Blog
that the Richmond SPCA has oodles of programs for children? that we provided over 17,000 hours of humane education last year? that school groups tour our facility daily --- and that we take our show “on the road” for schools assemblies and career days throughout the school year? that we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
You may have welcomed a puppy into your home this holiday season – a roly poly ball of fluff who snuggles in your lap and entertains you with his antics. Your new puppy will go through some important developmental stages these next few weeks and months. Some of those stages... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Here at the Richmond SPCA we have so many wonderful dogs that need a home. We would like them all to leave here with some basic training, and some require special training to help improve their behavior. Since our training department is pretty small we rely on a special group... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
…for those of us who prefer to spend December 31st at home with our best friend ever! Grab a handful of hot dog pieces or tuna treats. Show them to your pet and run down the hall. When your pet gets to you, “Hooray!” drop a piece on the floor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Got a minute you can spare? Take your dog to walk somewhere. Find an extra hour each week? Teach him tricks like SHAKE and SPEAK. Or maybe basic manners first Need to be taught and then rehearsed. Dogs that learn to be polite Are happier, safer and seldom bite. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Children enjoy sharing – especially when it’s with someone in need. This fact has become evident through the behavior of the individual children and groups of children who visit our shelter on a regular basis. Girl Scout Troops, Boy Scout Troops, local school classes, even a small group of friends,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Today you get to vote. You get to participate in the decision-making process that helps determine the structure of our society. If you’re not of voting age yet, you will still likely be asked by someone for your input on some group decision, or be asked if your needs are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
While learning is always beneficial, a classroom setting can be problematic for some dogs. Some of us excel in a classroom setting. Some of us learn better one-on-one. Dogs are no different. Your dog is not a "bad" dog if she has a difficult time focusing in a busy environment.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Ever wonder if there's a method behind what appears to be dog-training madness? If you're looking for someone who can help you decide whether to dominate your dog or sweet talk him; give him a firm hand or a soft cookie; take him to a psychologist or a drill sergeant,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
The days are shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Kids are returning to school and perhaps you are considering returning to school yourself. It's always helpful to learn something new. To make it extra fun, take a class with your friend – your furry friend. That's right, take your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog