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Wags to Rich's

We are a Dog Daycare and Dog training facility that specializes in fearful and reactive dogs, non aversive methods.

Birthday Parties

Ya... That's right we throw em....

Rochesters only Dog Daycare that providers indoor space for you to host your special pups birthday party. Need to hold a staff meeting and would like to bring your pet . Rent our space and we will provide wireless internet and space for you to have your meeting.

Rent our Room

You can rent our space for $60/hour and decorate it yourself. We will provide a clean safe environment, for you to decorate as you choose, and we will clean up the mess.

Themed Birthdays

You come up with the theme, We will decorate our clean, safe room for your special pups birthday. Call us for availability and pricing.

Our Services

Here are some of the service that we offer. Not seeing what you want? Give us a call, we might just have that class for you.

Dog Daycare

Rochester #1 Dog Daycare provider. Employing the most compassionate and dedicated technicians in town.

Obedience Class

Do you want to teach you dog how to sit, stay, lay down, come, leave it or drop it? Join our obedience class.

Fearful Reactive Class

Does your dog bark, lunge or react to people, things or dogs? Or is fearful ? We have a class for you.

In Home Lessons

We offer in home training for obedience and Fearful Reactive Dogs. We teach you how to work with your dog .

Birthday Parties

We throw the greatest parties in the world. Don't believe us, Take a look at our photos section for past parties.

Dog Supplies & Treats

Watch for our Wags to Richs Shop. Where you will be able to get your favorite dog treats. Pickup or Shipped.

Choosing the Right Dog Daycare Provider

Highly Trained Care Technicians: We only employ compassionate, highly trained individuals. They are the best. Rest assured you most loved and prized possession is in good hands.

We use scientifically based training methods. We promote positive reinforcement, non aversive techniques, without the use of force, fear or intimidation.
  • Clean, Safe Play Rooms
  • Multiple Play Rooms
  • Special Need Dogs
  • Reasonable Rates
  • Highly Trained Staff
  • Professional
  • Years of Experience
  • Dedicated and Caring


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Rich Allen

Business Owner / Fearful Reactive Trainer / Dog Lover

Rich Allen is a certified dog trainer located in Rochester New York who started working with dogs over 27 years ago, working in the protection sports fields along with obedience using a spectrum of different training methods, including physical punishment and fearful methods. Over the years the more education he has received the more he realized the physical and fearful punishment methods were not only not necessary, but creating more harm than good. While getting his Certified Animal Behaviorist (CAB) certificate through International Canine Behaviorists and his Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers along with Professional Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Learning new methods to work with reactive and fearful dogs that actually enhance the learning of new behaviors has been a huge success along with the continuing education to keep up with the newest behavioral practices has made him an always improving trainer in multiple fields of animal training. Being the owner and lead trainer at Wags to Rich’s Canine Behavior Training and recipient of the 2022 People’s Choice Award for Best Pet Training , some of the services provided are group classes for Fearful, Reactive and Obedience, Private consultations in home, on location and at private training at Wags to Rich’s training center to work on many different behavioral needs.

Say What....

Rich and Caroline have been amazing since I adopted my rescue pitty. He has become so much less fearful and more social since we started training with them, and they use all positive reinforcement. That's not easy to find around here!
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Karen Sarosky
Rich and Carol have been amazing with Charlie! Rich is incredible knowledgeable. I encourage all my family and friends to like WAGS to RICHES Facebook page. He posts many pertinent articles that are evidence based! Thanks team WAGS 🙂
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Susan Vandervoort
Words can't express how amazing Wags to Richs is.. Carol, Rich and all the staff are amazing.. they go above and beyond for my best friend Sadie.. they treat her like they're own animal.. Wags does birthday party's for her.. dresses her up in cool outfits for the holidays.. the facility is super clean.. Sadie basically grew up here and I wouldn't bring her anywhere else.. I recommend all my friends and family to them.. 5 STARS �� ��������!!!
Jonathan & Sadie
Wags to Richs is the only place I will trust for my doggy daycare services. This place has helped me so much and has given me peace of mind. Knowing my pup is in good hands while I am at work, he can play around with other pups and socialize. They also have given me tips to help manage my doggos separation anxiety. My dog is my everything as I live with only him, he makes my life so much better and seeing him happy is one of the best feelings you can ask for from a Training/daycare setting. I go out of my way to drop my dog off here on a regular schedule. Amazing people.
Teddy Huang
Just finished the obedience class and my 5 month old puppy is so much better behaved and now I have to tools and knowledge to continue training him. Already signed up for the next class to learn and train more! Amazing quality for the price!
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Chelsea Cappon
We love Wags to Rich's. Our dogs love Wags to Rich's. It boasts a clean, well maintained and secure facility that offers our pups plenty of space to run and play and plenty of new dog friends to socialize with. The price is so reasonable, too! I'd recommend Wags to anyone looking for a day care for their dog. (mom to Portia & Ophelia)
Elizabeth Maginnis
Brought our fearful Aussie to Rich and Carol and have seen a vast improvement through the class. I’d recommend them to anyone. I look forward to taking my dog to future classes with them.
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Katie Johnson
I love this place!!!!! Our puppy has been going for about 3 months and loves it. The place is so clean and the people that work there care about your pups. Thanks for caring about our beautiful husky!
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K Drain
Hey Caroline, Guess who loose leash walks now and looks to me for cheese when he sees other dogs at a tolerable distance?….. Harrison. No spray bottle or shock collar needed. It works!!!! Thanks to you and Rich for giving us the tools and showing us how to use them. Rich and Caroline are great coaches for dog owners, especially those with reactive and fearful ones. Fear and pain free coaching for our family members is the way to do it and a permanent solution. Thanks so much, Harrison is a much happier and easier going boy.
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Mariella Kettell