First and foremost, we are a purely positive, force-free, dog-friendly training and social group! 

We are a fun group that believes in enjoying our dogs in a very balanced way. By holistic, we mean we respect our dogs minds, bodies and spirits - and other people's as well! This group is for owners who love nature, want to do more with their dogs, learn, and enjoy other people.

Please have respect for the Organizer and all members of the group by RSVPing to events in a timely manner and making any last-minute changes known. This group has a past history of too many "no-shows," so we now have a "3 strikes" rule - no show 3 times and you will be removed from the group.


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Positive Clicker Training & Doing More with Your Dog!

  • March 29 · 2:30 PM

    Fun Walk & Socialization

    3 Holistic Dog Owners | 5.00

    Get out and do more with your dog! Bring your dog for a fun walk throughout the park. We will circle the lake and walk the wooded trails. Practice polite walking and... Learn more
  • February 28 · 11:00 AM

    Drop-In Basic Clicker Dog Training Class

    1 Member

    Learn and practice basic manners using positive reinforcement in an outdoor setting. This drop-in, hour long class is for dogs of all ages (over 17 weeks old), from... Learn more
  • December 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM


    7 Holistic Dog Owners

    Hi Everyone! Your group leader, Dana, is sick today and might not make it at 6:30. If you choose, please join together and walk as a group regardless. *CONTINGENT ON... Learn more
  • October 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    13th Annual Pet Expo - Henrico Humane Event

    7 Holistic Dog Owners

    The 15th Annual Pet Expo is a unique indoor event where you can bring your pet to enjoy a day of fun and excitement with the whole family! Over 75 exhibitors that sell... Learn more
  • February 5, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Socialization Trip to Bass Pro Shops

    1 Member

    Bring your well-mannered dog on an outing to the dog-friendly Bass Pro Shops! Let your dog experience the store's endless sights, sounds, smells and textures for a great... Learn more
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