DeNovo Canine and Pet Services
DeNovo Canine and Pet Services

DeNovo Canine and Pet Services

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Introduction: DeNovo Canine is committed to making reliable and precise obedience accessible to the public. After all, we are well aware that a well behaved dog is a happy dog! A firm believer in honest and balanced communication between owner and animal, let DeNovo Canine and Pet Services provide a fresh start for you and your beloved canine companion. DeNovo Canine offers competitively priced private lessons, board and train programs, and group lessons to the greater Richmond area and pet sitting services in Richmond, VA. We happily serve dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and temperaments. From puppy classes to advanced obedience programs, DeNovo Canine has the program for you! Helping owners better enjoy and understand with their canine companions through honest and balanced communication. We love to provide a fresh start for dogs and owners alike!
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Current Top Pro

Hired 36 times

Serves Richmond, VA

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2 employees

5 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Blake C.
Dec 25, 2021
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Kayla is incredible. She took on my unruly and at times aggressive dog Wallaby (1 year old) and reshaped his mindset. On her initial visit, my dog even bit her. While any other normal trainer would understandly peace out, she didn't back away. When reviewing the trainer on this app, it said one can only choose 3 of the 5 options. However, if they offered 10 options, she'd still check every box. She offers one-on-one training which is so uncommon because it limits one's clientele. However, think about the selfless mindset behind that. A child who gets one-on-one tutoring will always get more out of the lesson than a teacher teaching 10+ children. Highly recommend. A+ Pictured is Wallaby showing his unwaivering attention to Kayla while in the middle of a crowded Carytown. What child under the age of 12 years can do that?!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Barking • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Carrie R.
Jul 28, 2021
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Kayla helped me with my 10 week puppy when I had to unexpectedly go out of town. She worked with me to come up with a training program and I couldn't be happier with what she has accomplished with our Delilah. I had been so unsure of how to work with her and she has given us a solid plan and definitely a head start with her training! I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Biting • Chewing • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Alexis A.
Jul 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I was contacted right away and Kayla was very professional. I am excited to see how our new puppy. I will add more after Poppy’s training.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • House training • Biting • Crate training • Chewing • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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Jack M.
May 2, 2022
Kayla was fantastic! She helped train our puppy and us! Great practical advice and pointers. And, Kayla was always quick to respond with helpful ideas and feedback when we reached out in between sessions. Great overall experience.
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Rose w.
Nov 12, 2019
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Kayla is amazing at what she does, hands down. We adopted a pitbull mix and I was eager to get him started with some kind of training. After looking through here, I asked a few people for some quotes. Kayla quickly responded and we had a call the following day to talk about what I wanted to work on. After talking to Kayla on the phone, I knew I wanted to go with her. We did 4 in home sessions. Kayla was super friendly with sense of humor, professional, resonablely priced, explained things in an easy way to understand, made suggestions, but ultimately left decisions up to us on how we wanted to train our dog. She's super knowledgeable and what she has taught us works. We of course had to be willing to work with him in between sessions. I was honestly worried about how he'd do and I wasn't overly familiar with the breed. She was, which totally helped ease my mind! In just four sessions, I've seen the progress. We covered sit, leave it, touch, down, spin, how to add on and prolong those commands, training on the leash, training on interacting with our other dog and more. She gave helpful tips on car rides, feeding, potty training and how to overall have a solid relationship with our pup! I'm so grateful for Kayla and the tools shes given us to help set Nero up for success. I would recommend Kayla to anyone looking for help with training their dog. Thanks again, Kayla!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Barking • Biting • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Kayla Kaeding

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Puppy Academy New family member? Not sure how to begin training or communicating with your new pet? We've got you covered! DeNovo Canine offers a comprehensive puppy course to introduce the basics of proper communication to get your puppy off to a happy and healthy start. This course is for puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old and includes 4 private, hour long sessions. Behaviors covered include loose lead walking, come, sit, and down. Any concerns regarding nutrition, crate training, teething, and potty training will also be addressed. This course is priced at $450.00 General Obedience Private Package Got obedience? You will soon! Achieve reliable and precise obedience with honest and balanced communication between you and your best friend! Properly enjoy your dog as they master the basics: heel, come, sit, down, and place on leash in multiple environments and under various sets of distractions. This package includes 5 private, hour long sessions. This course is for dogs 5 months and older. Do you have other obedience concerns like jumping on guests or destructive behavior? Just let us know, we can help with that too! This course is priced at $600.00 Advanced Obedience Private Package Already mastered the basics? Want the ultimate amount of freedom for your dog on walks and hikes? Looking to take your training and relationship with your dog to the next level? Look no further! Take the next step with off lead training*. Add extended time, distance, and distractions to your training. Master extra commands like sit and down in motion, drop it, leave it, silent hand signals, or dabble in trick training! This course is able to be customized dependent upon the client's needs, and includes the price of a 1/2 mile remote training collar from e-collar technologies. This course includes 5 private, 1 hour sessions. This course is only for dogs who have already mastered the basics. Please do not enroll in this course if your dog does not at least RELIABLY heel, sit, and down on leash. This course is priced at $800.00 ​*where law and environment permit Basic Obedience Board and Train Program Are you a busy pet owner? Do you struggle with finding the time to train your companion but still wish you could confidently take your pet anywhere and everywhere to enjoy? DeNovo Canine understands and has the perfect solution! Enter our basic obedience board and train program. Let DeNovo Canine take care of all the legwork. During your dog's one week stay with us they will master the following commands: heel on leash, come, sit, down, place, and off (for jumping). You will be returned a happy, healthy, well adjusted, and perfectly behaved pet for you to enjoy both inside AND outside the home. This package includes one free, 2 hour long session upon the return of your pet to teach you how to maintain your dog's new impeccable manners and behavior! This course is best for dogs 5 months and older. This course is priced at $1,400.00 Advanced Obedience Board and Train Program Are you a busy pet owner? Do you struggle with finding the time to train your companion but still wish you could confidently take your pet anywhere and everywhere to enjoy? Do you also want to enjoy your pet reliably off lead*? DeNovo Canine understands and has the perfect solution! Enter our advanced obedience board and train program. Let DeNovo Canine take care of all the legwork. During your dog's 2 week stay with us, they will master the basics and in addition will also learn reliable off lead obedience*. Your dog will return to you happy, healthy, well adjusted, and impeccably trained. Your dog will have the ability to heel on AND off lead*, and come/recall under heavy distraction. They will also execute sit, down, off, place, and in motion exercises both on and off lead*. This package includes a 1/2 mile remote training collar from e-collar technologies and one free, 2 hour long session upon the return of your pet to teach you how to maintain your dog's new impeccable manners and behavior! This course is best for dogs 5 months and older. This course is priced at $2,200.00 *where law and environment permit

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Phone consultation to gather more information about you and your pet!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Elementary School Teacher, sport dog training, Schutzhund training, IPO training, competitive obedience training

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