Dog Training built for you and your best friend

Dog Trainers who can resolve any problematic behavior and provide off leash training. Allowing you and your dog to enjoy life together.

Comprehensive Dog Training

Calm K9 Training offers the most comprehensive dog training in Richmond. We’re here for all your dog training needs including basic and advance obedience, leash training, off leash commands, and more! We don’t turn away dogs based on breed or temperament. Calm K9 Training can help resolve behavioral problems from jumping on guests to aggression.

In-Home Private Dog training

Calm K9 Training is committed to providing personalized in-home dog training for you and your dog. We understand that real-world scenarios require real-world training. That’s why we come to you to tailor our training techniques to your specific needs. Our clients both human and dog are our number one priority. 

Walking your dog is one of the most important components of your relationship with your canine companion. If your dog is pulling, leash reactive (aggressive to other dogs, people, bikes, skateboards, etc.) causing what should be an enjoyable, fun activity for both of you, to be a dreaded event. It does not have to be that way! 

If the walk is anything but a pleasurable and relaxing experience, don’t waste another day being frustrated with your dog. With the right strategies and approach, you can massively improve your walk, and your bond with your dog.

We will meet with you to address all of the issues you are experiencing on the walk!

This program is for the owner who wants 100% recall in any situation, the freedom and peace of mind that comes from having this training. 

In these sessions, we will introduce you and your dog to low-level remote collar training, creating the dog that comes back to you every time you call them, no matter where you are or what is going on around you. Whether you are looking to off-leash hike with your dog, visit the dog beach, have control at the dog park, or are dealing with a dog that bolts through doors and runs away, this program is for you! 

Both you and your dog will also learn advanced off-leash commands: off-leash heel, in-motion commands, distance commands, in-motion distance commands, and more!!!!

We will assess your dog and put together a comprehensive plan to work towards achieving your goals, whether they be basic obedience and/or behavioral issues.

This program covers any and all issues on the walk. We will also address behavioral problems and teach off leash commands.

Our approach to dog training is geared more towards addressing the fundamental state of mind of your dog, rather than strictly focusing on creating rehearsed behaviors. In other words, we are much more concerned with creating a happy, healthy, balanced dog than creating a dog that simply knows a few rehearsed behaviors.

We will train any dog, regardless of breed, size, or history. We are also one of a handful of trainers that will not only work with, but successfully train and rehabilitate dog aggression. Every dog deserves a chance to learn and to live, and we believe every dog has the potential to be simply awesome.

In the Rehabilitation Training Program, we address all forms of dog aggression and behavior problems, including, but not limited to: dog -to- dog aggression, human aggression, food and/or resource guarding, separation anxiety, severe fear issues, leash reactivity .

This program also covers all basic commands, off leash commands, and leash training.

Client Testimonials

Discover what our past clients have to say about their experience working with our dog trainers

Kortney J.

richmond va


We finished bootcamp with David a little over a year ago and I can not express how much that experience made not only Peter’s life better but mine as well. Before training, Peter couldn’t go on walks, he had aggressive tendances towards most people and other dogs, and rarely got to go on outings with our other dogs. In the year following the training, Peter gets to go on walks everyday and regularly goes out for either just car rides or trips to the mountains to hike. If you are considering training your dog, this is the place. Don’t be fooled, it is a lot of hard work and a bit of a lifestyle change but it is beyond worth it to be able to provide your dog with the life they deserve.

Ellen D.

richmond va


I contacted Calm K9 training for help with my 9 month hound mix. I had seen 1 trainer beforehand but she wasn’t much help. I wanted to give it another shot with Calm K9 because of the reviews. My dog’s separation anxiety was getting worse and I wanted him to be safe and happy. Carl was great throughout the whole process. He was communicative, supportive, and encouraging. We did the basic training program and I saw a huge difference in my dog’s behavior and basic obedience right away. I am very thankful for Carl and for teaching ME how to train my dog. Highly recommend!

Jaclyn S.

richmond va


We just finished our last training session and as soon as we left, we said “that was money very well spent”. After 4 weeks of bootcamp training our dog no longer barks at us in the house and we have all the tools we need to continue to ensure he gets better and better about his leash reactivity. I thought there was no way he’d be this good after such a short amount of time but he is! It takes a good amount of work on your end (the pet parent) but we expected that up front and it allows you to be able to continue the training and obedience forever. I highly recommend working with David to ensure you have a calm k9. We did a lot of research before hiring him and are so glad we ultimately chose to work with David!

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