Over 20 years of experience.

I have the know-how you need.

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Hey, it's me, Shelley!


I am a Certified Master Dog Trainer, with an educational background in Psychology. I have been training both dogs and their owners in Richmond for over 16 years! My training combines counter conditioning and positive reinforcements rather than the old method of reprimanding for bad behavior. 


I am also a published dog writer on dog behavior and training, so feel free to check out this sweet blog that I am working on.

I look forward to working with you!

Richmond Dog Trainer Shelley Smith House Training


Learn to understand your dog or puppy! A solid foundation of obedience training can help prevent the most common dog behavioral problems:

  • Excessive barking or whining.

  • Separation anxiety

  • Leash pulling

  • Not listening when off-leash

  • Destroying furniture or personal items

  • Displaying aggression toward other dogs or people

Stories of Success

"Shelley is by far the best dog trainer I have ever met, she is knowledgable, patient and has a great rapport with dogs and clients alike. I trust Shelley's abilities so much that I now include her services in our vet clinic's puppy packages that we offer to puppy owners. Shelley has helped numerous clients to achieve a better relationship with their adult dogs as well as puppy owners, regardless of the problems they are experiencing."

- Dr. Ben Greenberg, The Dear Animal Hospital

Richmond Dog Trainer Shelley Testimonials