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All Dog Adventures!

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Our Services


Flextime Manners Program

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We offer amazing classes for your Pet. Our Trainers are high quality professionals ready to take care and engage with your best friend.

Got a new pup or adult rescue dog? Start off right with our Manners Classes. Our classes are all about teaching and reinforcing positive behavior to grow the relationship between you and your dog.
With Flextime, you choose the classes each week that fit your schedule, and you move through the program at your own pace. We offer both evening and daytime classes, so there is something convenient for everyone.
You are not bound to any one day or time each week - you can simply show up to the classes you'd like to attend.

Agility Program

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Once you and your dog have graduated from the Flextime Manners Program, you have the foundational skills in place for pursuing All Dog Adventures' extensive Agility Program!
Call us at (804) 355-7737 to register for one of our 6 week sessions starting soon! Class size limited to 6 dogs.

Rally, Tricks, & More

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Once you and your dog have graduated from All Dog Adventures' Flextime Manners Program, you have the foundational skills for pursuing
Canine Good Citizen / Therapy Dog; Competition Obedience; Rally Obedience; Sniffers; Tricks; and more!
Call us at (804) 355-7737 to register for one of these 6 week classes starting soon!

About us


Our History

In 1996, All Dog Playskool opened in Richmond, VA in Huguenot Village in Richmond’s Southside as the first doggie daycare. Some of our first seminars were conducted by Gary Wilkes, Sue Sternberg, and Peter Wilkes from England to name a few.

In 1998, All Dog Playskool opened its second location on Thalbro Street in the Scott’s Addition / West End of Richmond. With the second location, All Dog Playskool added more group training classes with the first of many being the establishment of an unequivocal agility program. In addition, All Dog Playskool added boarding and self-serve dog wash.

With the expansion of All Dog Playskool’s training programs, the business relocated in 2009 to 4111 W. Clay Street, also in Scott’s Addition / West End, and expanded its name to All Dog Adventures to include the new philosophy of taking relationships to a higher level.

All Dog Adventures is the home of multiple Master Agility Champions (MACH’s), Agility Dog Champions (ADCH’s), and Trick Dog Champions (TDCH’s) as well as multiple titled dogs in Obedience and Rally Obedience in various venues, i.e. AKC, USDAA / WCRL, UKC, C-WAGS, etc. In addition, many of All Dog Adventures’ dogs have become Canine Good Citizens, Therapy Dogs, and actors in local commercials.

All Dog Adventures continues to grow by offering continued education seminars conducted by dog trainers considered to be at the top of their profession from all over the world and expanding class offerings to accommodate the evolution of dog sports and activities.

High Tech Training

We use some of the most effective techniques to train your best friend.

Amazing Support

Our Staff and trainers are kind, engaging, and informed.

Award Winner

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Our Philosophy

All Dog Adventures is devoted to educating our community and developing a relationship between our students and their canine partners, that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to help our students develop strong foundational dog training skills, at their own pace. We do this by ensuring our Instructors are actively teaching, training, competing and staying abreast of the most current dog training trends and methodology in the industry. Our training is designed to motivate, build confidence and have fun for both our students and canine partner, all while providing stellar support system for our students, that is customized to meet each individuals needs.

Meet our Team

Cindy Briggs
CEO & Owner

Cindy Briggs has been working with dogs for 40 years. Cindy has competed in a wide range of sports including agility, obedience, rally and tracking.

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Melanie Parrish
General Manager / Rally Instructor

Melanie Parrish is a lifetime dog lover, and has been owned by Doberman Pinschers since 1986

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Jennifer Thomas
Agility Instructor

Jennifer instructs agility classes at All Dog, is a CGC evaluator, and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

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Nancy Lech
Tricks Instructor

Nancy has been attending many classes, seminars and Grooming Expos in Hershey, PA to continue learning from the best instructors to help others maintain and train their "best friends".

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Dawn Glasco
Manners Instructor

Dawn has been actively involved in the dog world for over 15 years. She breeds Labrador Retrievers, Old Ridge Labradors, competes in rally, obedience, conformation,

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Maggie Lamb
Tricks Instructor

Maggie is currently competing in obedience, agility, and rally. She teaches tricks classes at All Dog Adventures and is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

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Kathy Smith
Senior Manners Instructor & Behavior Consultant

Kathy is dedicated to facilitating life long bonded relationships between people and their dogs, and helping dogs to be better understood by their humans.

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Stacy Reeves
Agility Instructor

Stacy Reeves began training after getting a very intense Golden Retriever, Gracie OA AXJ, as a family pet.

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Jo Downing
Therapy Dog, & Agility Instructor

Jo developed a love of animals at a young age, growing up with dogs, horses and a variety of farm animals.

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Sara Woodyard
Obedience Instructor

Sara Woodyard has been a dog lover since childhood. Her current partner in the ring is Dore, a Norfolk Terrier, who has earned titles in Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Lure Coursing.

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Suzanne Massey
Agility Instructor

Suzanne’s love of dog sports and those who participate in them has led her to attend many workshops and handling camps given by top agility handlers.

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What Our Clients Say


Our Prices


Flextime Manners Classes

$170.00
for 2 months + 1 free daycare day
$240.00
for 3 months + 2 free daycare days

  • Choose the classes each week that fit your schedule.
  • We offer both evening and daytime classes.
  • You are not bound to any one day or time each week - you can simply show up to the classes you'd like to attend.
  • (1 free day of SmartPlay Daycare - a $32 value)

Advanced Training Classes

$120.00
for set 6 week Agility Class
$100.00
Rally Skills & Course Class
Set 6 Week Course
$100.00
for Tricks Class
$100.00
for CGC/Therapy Dog
$120.00
for All Dog Sniffers
$100.00
for 6 week conformation class
  • Each dog and handler advance at their own pace.
  • Participation in our Agility Class and Advanced Classes requires completion of our Manners Class or some equivalent training.
  • Flyball by k9kamikaze's team - Varies

Daycare & Boarding

$32.00
for 1 day of daycare
$39.00
for overnight boarding for current clients
$45.00
for overnight boarding for new clients
  • Boarding Drop off & Pick up times are Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 7:00am - 9:00am
    Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Private Lessons
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$30.00
for half hour Private Lesson
$60.00
for one hour Private Lesson
  • For those that would prefer learning in a one-on-one environment.
  • Novice Obedience - $100 for a six week class.

REGISTER TODAY!
For the next round of All Dog Adventures’ 6 week advanced classes

Monday, September 11 @ 6 p.m. - Intro to Equipment (pre-requisite: Foundation for Agility)
Monday, September 11 @ 6 p.m. - CGC/Therapy Dog Prep Class
Monday, September 11 @ 7 p.m. - Foundation for Agility
Monday, September 11 @ 8 p.m. - Advanced Conformation
Tuesday, September 5 @ 6 p.m. - Agility Advanced Handling Class
Tuesday, September 5 @ 6 p.m. - Agility Focus on Contact Obstacles
Tuesday, September 5 @ 6 p.m. - Intro to Novice Obedience (Competition)
Tuesday, September 5 @ 7 p.m. - Novice Obedience (Competition)
Tuesday, September 5 @ 7 p.m. - Agility Weaves
Wednesday, September 6 @ 6 p.m. - Agility Beginner Handling
Wednesday, September 6 @ 6 p.m. - Tricks
Wednesday, September 6 @ 7 p.m. - Advanced / Excellent Rally
Thursday, September 7 @ 6 p.m. - Agility Novice / Starters Competition Focus
Thursday, September 7 @ 6 p.m. - Beginner Conformation
Thursday, September 7 @ 7 p.m. - Agility Advanced Handling Class
Thursday, September 7 @ 7 p.m. - Beginner Rally

This Month's Special Events!


Check the link below for Special Events

Events Information

AKC Scent Work Event

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K9 Full Day Fitness Seminar

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Doggie Daycare



Our Daycare Hours

Mon-Thur 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday       7:00am - 6:00pm

Doggie Daycare

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Our doggie daycare engages, teaches and socializes your pet. The old style of doggy day care was to turn dogs out into a large yard and let them hang out and have at it. In our structured doggie daycare program at All Dog Adventures, dogs rotate between playing with staff, socialization in small groups of 5 or fewer, and rest time. We customize programs to meet pup personalities and age.

By offering a structured environment where dogs play with fewer than 5 other dogs selected based on play styles and temperament, dogs get the socialization and exercise owners want.That way your dog doesn’t get lumped into a group where he or she is injured and bullied. We want your dog to be willing and happy to come to daycare.Our goal is for your pet to go home tired but happy from play and mental stimulation.

We also emphasize socializing your dog with one-on-one human contact. For example, your dog is hand fed at snack time and not simply fed by a bowl on the floor.

The result of that haphazard method is that dogs tended to lose the skills they learned in training, pick up and practice the behaviors owners worked so hard to cure them of. Our Doggie Daycare includes the reinforcement of positive habits.We encourage dogs with one-on-one training not to jump up on people or bark while at daycare.

Frequent Questions

All training packages for Flextime classes that are purchased for a 2 month, 3 month, or 6 month time period will expire from date of purchase or date of orientation.

The only extensions permitted will be for a dog experiencing medical issues at which time the student needs to contact the front desk. Otherwise, additional packages may be purchased to continue your education between the hours or 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday.

The Flextime training packages enable students to attend up to twice a week. If a student wishes to have the capability to attend more than twice a week, we offer “unlimited” packages.

Refunds will only be issued if it is determined by All Dog Adventures’ management that the student is not suitable for group classes. At which time, the refund will reflect the number of classes that have been attended. Furthermore, All Dog Adventures’ will recommend the services of Kathy Smith, our Senior Manners Instructor, who is a Certified Animal Behaviorist.

Our Trainers

Jennifer Thomas

has owned and trained dogs for over 25 years. MACH “Juneau” Chrysler Thomas MXB MJB, a boxer mix, introduced he to the world of dog sports and became her first performance dog.

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Dawn Glasco

has been involved in the dog world for over 15 years, and breeds Labrador Retrievers, Old Ridge Labradors. She has competed in rally, obedience, conformation, and trained in agility.

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Nancy Lech

In 2007, Nancy Lech CTDI, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, made the move to Richmond, VA with her husband, Mike and their 3 children. Shortly after she became an active volunteer with the Hanover Humane Society and now works part-time as a Dog Groomer. That led to the adoption of her first dog,

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Rhea McCaffrey

has been involved in dog sports for 25 years. She has competed in agility, obedience, rally, tracking, conformation, and has had certified therapy dogs.

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Sarah Crane

Sarah is a founding member of Eastern Herding Dog Rescue and serves as Vice President on the board.

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Morgan Krug

Morgan teaches manners and agility classes at All Dog Adventures.

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Cindy Briggs

Cindy Briggs has been working with dogs for 40 years. Cindy has competed in a wide range of sports including agility, obedience, rally and tracking.

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Melanie Parrish

Melanie Parrish is a lifetime dog lover, and has been owned by Doberman Pinschers since 1986.

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Ashley Castro

An agility enthusiast, Ashley's dogs hold titles in rally, and are members of the All Dog tricks team.

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Maggie Lamb

Maggie is currently competing in obedience, agility, and rally. She teaches tricks classes at All Dog Adventures and is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

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Kathy Smith

Kathy is dedicated to facilitating life long bonded relationships between people and their dogs, and helping dogs to be better understood by their humans.

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Stacy Reeves

Stacy Reeves began training after getting a very intense Golden Retriever, Gracie OA AXJ, as a family pet.

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Crystal Meadows

Crystal has been teaching manners classes at All Dog for the past two years, has competed with Charlie in both agility and rally and is a part of our trick team.

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Jo Downing

Jo Downing grew up around dogs, horses, and a host of other farm animals.

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Amy Shankle

Amy teaches manners classes and loves to help people learn to enjoy and have fun training their dogs.

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Suzanne Massey

Stacy’s love of dog sports and those who participate in them has led her to attend many workshops and handling camps given by top agility handlers.

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Sara Woodyard

Sara Woodyard has been a dog lover since childhood. Her current partner in the ring is Dore, a Norfolk Terrier, who has earned titles in Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Lure Coursing.

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Get in touch


Information

Contact for additional information:

info@alldogadventures.com or call us

+1 (804) 355-7737

Location & Time

We are located at
4111 W. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23230


Office / Daycare hours
7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m Mon-Thurs
7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m Fridays.


Boarding Hours: (Drop Off / Pick Up)
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Sun 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.