Evaluation + Commitment + Training + Happy Dog = Success

Getting started with a FREE evaluation!

Follow Me Dog Training, LLC starts out every prospective client with a FREE evaluation with you and your dog. Evaluations are scheduled by appointment at your home. This gives Renée an opportunity to talk to you about your goals and expectations for your dog. We may also do a little problem solving by discussing the foundations of how we train and why your dog may be acting like they are. The FREE evaluation also provides information of how best to outline the building blocks of training for your and your dog’s optimum learning capabilities.

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Dog training success with Follow Me Dog Training Richmond VA

Why work with us?

Whether you have a young puppy, a teenager that is testing their limits or a mature adult dog, Follow Me Dog Training LLC has a program that will suite your training needs. It is very important to start off on the right paw with your puppy and we do that with our Puppy Steps Program. Many of my clients have a teenage dog that is starting to test to see what their world is going to be like for the long haul. So for dogs over 16 weeks we recommend a free evaluation followed by a training program that will fit the needs of the owner. That could be a series of lessons at their home and in the Richmond area, or a board and train program where the dog stays with Renée for a period of time to accomplish your goals. If your goal is for your dog to greet people calmly in every environment, or to have a rock solid off leash come command, we can help you and your dog. Changing habits, building confidence, building a rapport with your dog and creating consistency is key for you and your dog and we can teach you how to do that. No one wants a robot dog, but we do want one that will listen to us in the most distracting of environments and will trust us to make a decision for them.

Training Programs

Our Puppy Steps Program is for pups aged 7-16 weeks old only. Start your puppy off in their new home with confidence, fun and love. Our Puppy Steps Program focuses on what puppies need most - first steps first. Learn the basics of housebreaking, stopping playful biting, crate training, handling skills, basic first aid, appropriate toys, fun games, leash basics, grooming skills and more. Socialization to sights, sounds, smells and experiences are integral to our lesson plan AND the pups get a play session at the end. Read more about the Puppy Steps Program and take the first step in training you and your puppy.

Follow Me Dog Training, LLC has a couple programs to suit your needs. Most lessons are taught in the client’s home or neighborhood. We hope that our clients want to do as much with their dogs as they can. Therefore, we also train in the real world, with real world distractions. In home we concentrate on basic manners and tasks that allow your dog to live stress free and the owner to live frustration free. We keep in mind though that it is great if your dog can sit, down and come in your back yard, but we also want your dog to perform these skills wherever you take them, no matter the distractions. We can help change the relationship you have with your dog by giving you:

  • Immediate improvement with the whole family
  • A dog that comes to you reliably inside and out
  • Less stress on you and the dog
  • A dog that waits at doors
  • Training skills you can maintain in your personal life
  • A dog that doesn’t steal objects or food
  • Off leash control in the real world
  • A dog that stays off furniture if desired
  • A dog that is under control when you have company
  • No yelling
  • Results you can rely on

Follow Me Dog Training, LLC will help you build goals that are realistic for your family no matter the dog’s breed, age or personality. We will help bring out the best in your relationship with your dog by teaching you how to maintain their behavior and communication throughout the dog’s lifetime.


Follow Me Dog Training, LLC also offers a Board and Train program. Your dog will be safely integrated into the trainers’ home for 20 days. This allows Renée the optimum amount of time to work with your dog. The learning environment is built right into Renée’s average day with lessons and classes that your dog will attend. Field trips, play dates and training to your personal goals are all included. Follow Me Dog Training, LLC will bring your dog home, at the end of the training time, and do an in-home lesson with your family to introduce the new training ideas and your well trained dog back into the household. Follow up lessons are included. Your dog is required to be up to date with all vaccinations and in good health. Renée only works with one board and train at a time to make sure your dog receives the most amount of training and time with her possible. Your dog will come home with an amazing amount of new knowledge and communication skills for you to follow up with.

Dogs that finish either program with Follow Me Dog Training are also invited to participate in our drop in group classes that are located all over the Richmond Virginia area.

Sometimes your dog doesn’t need a full training program but we still want to help you and your dog achieve some individual goals. These may include:

  • Our popular Pre-Baby talk that helps expectant parents bring their baby into the dog’s home
  • Teach your dog to run on the treadmill
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen prep class and testing
  • Housebreaking
  • And many other choices that will be announced as the schedule allows

All our lessons and classes are by appointment only. Schedule a FREE evaluation with Renée by filling out our contact form and find out more about the different programs we offer.


We were referred to Renée / Follow Me Dog Training LLC by our trusted friends, and upon our first meeting with Renée it was clear why they were so eager to share her information with us. There are just some people who have a special gift with dogs, and Renée has a remarkable ability to connect and communicate with dogs and their humans. Renée's process of first assessing our dog and family and doing a thorough interview helped us to get clear as a family what our goals were for training, the kind of relationship we were looking to build with our dog, and the kind of life that we wanted to build a family with a new member. This was our first puppy, and we needed some firm and direct advice about all things dog. Renée provided us with invaluable guidance and wisdom, and provided this in a way that met us where we were at in the process. Renée kept us laughing, but also kept us on point and held us responsible to our own goals. We have learned just as much from this as our dog Rosie, and we give Renée our high recommendation without any reservations!"
Our 6 year old German Shepherd, Myla, has had behavioral/aggression issues her whole life due to anxiety and a lack of socialization. We struggled to find a trainer who felt confident they could help her given her age, until our neighbors introduced us to Renée. Renée came to our house for several hours for a free consultation to meet Myla and learn about her history. Renée was realistic, yet optimistic, and we decided to give it a shot, and there is no doubt this was the best decision we have ever made for Myla. After several months of dedicated training, she is truly a different dog. On walks in the neighborhood we no longer have to cross the street to avoid other dogs or people, we can safely have people and dogs over to our house, and she is a happier, more relaxed dog. We can’t thank Renée enough for everything she has done and for believing in Myla when no other trainers would. Not only do we recommend Renée, but we plan to use her as a training resource for all of our future dogs. She is the best!
Life changing. That is not an understatement. We were at our wits end with our four year old mini Golden Doodle, Casey. Her enthusiasm for visitors and out of the home visits such as the veterinarian or groomer was overwhelming for all involved. Her jumping on humans and the accompanying crying was off putting and bothersome. Not only does Renée teach obedience training in her one on one sessions, more importantly, she addresses specific issues and challenges. Her ability to zero in on the difficulties, the probable cause and strategy to resolve the issue, is amazing! She has taken our energetic Casey from a wild and crazy canine to a beautifully in control representative of the breed. We have gone from dread and embarrassment to pride for and pure joy with our fur baby! Thank you Renée!!!