Located in Chico, California   ---  Established 2002

Sarah Richardson's Canine Connection is a comprehensive canine education center that was founded to enrich the lives of dogs and their people. Through force-free, positive reinforcement training, enrichment-based daycare, premium boarding, and educational seminars we help dogs and their people develop meaningful lifetime connections. Come celebrate The Canine Connection with us!


  • PUPPY SOCIAL time is now at 4:00 PM on Sundays. This happy, yappy, puppy hour is open to all pups enrolled in Pup 1. You do not need to wait for your Pup 1 class to begin to attend Puppy Social - but you do need to be fully enrolled and we MUST have your vaccination records (2 DHPP, first bordetella and canine flu, and clear fecal test PRIOR to attending). Read about the importance of early puppy socialization HERE!
  • Walk Woof Wag News....We are proud and thankful - our annual fundraiser for Chico Animal Shelter raised $20,000 in 2019, bringing the total raised for Chico Animal Shelter to over $75,000! This year, we are sharing a portion of the proceeds wth  Paradise Animal Shelter which will be receiving a check for $4,000 for their medical fund. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers!! WOOF!


Our positive, progressive training program will help enhance your communication and connection with your dog. Personalized attention and professional instruction that is based on the most up-to-date knowledge about dog training and behavior.

We make training fun so lessons are easy to learn and practice.


Dog Daycare “Done Right,” that’s what Whole Dog Journal said about us! Our staff, center, and standards are beyond compare.

Actually, we like to call it “playcare” since it is so much fun!! What happens during daycare? You drop your dog off with our skilled attendants and they stay and play!


Premium dog boarding so your dog has fun and you are worry-free.  Round-the-clock supervision. Our skilled, attentive staff is on duty 24 hours a day. We don’t rely on remote cameras or nearby residents who may (or may not) check in periodically on your dog. Our staff is present, attentive, and available around the clock, whenever your dog needs us.

Our Clients Say

"Thank you Sarah and your awesome staff for caring for all the dogs just like family!" Yes, you guys are, indeed, AWESOME!!!

--Shirley Wulfert, Rudy the labradoodle's guardian

Brillo and I feel so blessed to be part of the loving family of Canine Connection folks who dedicate themselves to training and caring for our four-footed companions and their people.

--Sally Sanderson, Brillo the Poodle's guardian.

"Our dog LOVES Canine Connection. We board him here when he cant go with us on trips. They are the best and take great care. Thanks Sarah! You guys are the best!!!"

--Sandra Harasser, Rook the Rhodesian Ridgeback's guardian