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Serving Richmond, VA and Beyond

Plenty of parks and open space makes Richmond, Virginia the perfect place to train your dog with Follow Me Dog Training.

Richmond Virginia Home of Follow Me Dog Training

City of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia features some outstanding American Revolution sites (like St. John’s Church) and lots of Civil War memorabilia (found in The American Civil War Museum or the Virginia Historical Society). Incorporated in 1742, it’s been an independent city since 1871.
There are also plenty of places to explore with your dog in Richmond, VA. When you’re done with Follow Me Dog training, take your four-legged friend to one of these pet-friendly locations and have a dog day downtown!

17th Street Market
100 N. 17th Street

Belle Isle
300 Tredegar Street

Brown’s Island
500 Tredegar Street

James River Park System

Low Line Gardens
Richmond Floodwall Doors at Dock Street and 17th Street

Riverfront Canal Walk
139 Virginia Street

Virginia Capital Trail
2803 Dock Street

More Dog-Friendly spots in Richmond, Virginia.
Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city of Richmond, VA, is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 and the fall line of the James River. Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region.


Feeding Your Dog

Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs

Your Dog's Nutritional NeedsThe food we feed our dogs makes a huge impact on behavior, energy, and growth. There are a lot of dog foods to choose from. There are some great foods out there and to be honest, there are some I wouldn’t even donate to a shelter; they are so deficient in nutrition. Advertising and marketing will try to make you think that the foods that you see in the best commercials, with healthy running and playing dogs are the best for your dog, many times that is far from the truth. It seems like we are weekly hearing of a new food or treat company that has placed a recall on one of their products. I encourage you to research the food you are feeding your puppy, dog, and senior dog.

There are six building blocks of proper nutrition: protein, fat, carbs, minerals, vitamins, and water. As your dog grows it is also important to keep in mind that the foods that are rich in enzymes make the difference in good or bad food. All processed dog food that is cooked is deficient in certain vitamins, enzymes, and minerals and often doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients for your dog. Read the Whole Article

Introducing Your Dog to the New Baby

Bringing Home Baby to the Dog
There are multiple things you can do to help smooth the transition of bringing home a baby to your family dog.

So, you’re having a baby and you already have a dog.  Follow Me Dog Training LLC offers a class for the expecting family. So much will be changing in your world as you prepare for and 9 months later, bring a new baby into your home. These changes can cause stress on your dog and you may notice some behavioral changes. It is so much easier to be prepared!

What’s the best way to introduce the two so that there are as few problems as possible?  There are multiple things you can do before you have your baby, and not wait until after you give birth, to help smooth the transition of bringing home a baby to your family dog? We can help you focus on what will help the most with you and your baby in this huge transition period and give you the BEST way to introduce your baby to your dog when you come home from the hospital. Contact us to set up one of these lessons and we will discuss the preparations that need to be made as far as your dog is concerned.


The dogs have been great for the most part, they are still extremely gentle with the kids (now almost 6 months old!), though they do like to sneak by and get a light kiss in…which makes Pierce giggle uncontrollably.   Gillian just smiles.  Both my children are now aware of the dogs, and if I have them on my lap and Bish or Rip sitting nearby, they’ll reach out to pet them on the nose, which the dogs are very receptive to.  I couldn’t be happier with the relationship forming between my children and the dogs, and can’t imagine what the alternative would have been if I hadn’t never reached out to you for help.”

Geoff Martin