2SpeakDog Friends

Welcome to 2SpeakDog's Wall of Gratitude!

2SpeakDog's friends and clients are the very best! We sincerely appreciate your donations toward helping us open our new training facility. THANK YOU to our awesome supporters:

Alanna Wiggins Tomlin
Alicia Atkins
Amy Alexander
Andrew Dawe-Collins
Ann Booker (x2!)
Anne Barriault
Ariana Bensusan
Barb Upchurch
Baylor Belford
Bethanie Constant
Bob McGuire
Bonnie Dempsey
Brian Frank
Brody and Kyleigh
Caley Cantrell
Cameron Sullivan
Carey Wilks
Carol Lacroix
Caroline Sheehan
Carolyn Meares
Cheri Anthony
Christine Iacovo
Cindi Mashburn
Colleen Nichols
Cornelius Riordan
Daisy May & Margie (x2!)
Daniel Wolfe
Dawn Cooper
der Au
Donna & Karl
Elaine Beldin Ward
Elizabeth Ann Barry
Elizabeth Fodill (x2!)
Elizabeth Henderson
Elizabeth Knowles
Elizabeth Schlatter

Emily Ripka
Emily Striffler
Emily Wallace
Erin Mackenzie
Glenn Keskey
Gordon Stettinius
Heidi Mirro
Irma Dillard
Izzy & Nita
J. Gary Rudd
Jacqueline D Palmatier (x3!)
Jan Estes
Janet Baruch
Jennifer & Wayne Witherspoon
Jennifer Francis
Jeslyn Vaughan
Jessica Murray Schiffer
John Leopold
Jonathan Ward
Jozie Herrera
Julie Drechsler
Junkless Jane Jackson
Karen, Drake, Roxy, Gen and Hokie
Katie Coleman
Katie Kassab (x2!)
Katy Harmon Michelson
Kayleigh, James, & Grayson
Kayte Ryan
KJ Espenschied
Laura Hopson
Laura Nunnally-Realtor
Laura Reed
Maegan Mayo
Martha Warthen
Mary Kathryn Perkinson

Mary Maier Photography
Mary Scott
Marybeth Phillips
Melissa Rosener
Meredith Braymer
Nancy Giglio
Noreen Rossi
Paul Naccarato
Paula Ellis-Adams
Paula Zaro
Rachel Kornfeld Pustilnik
Rainie Bishop
Rasa Dawson
Renee Judkins
Ridgelea Ridgebacks
Sarah Gross
Sarah Reyes
Shannon O'Neill
Shona Stack
Stephanie & Belle (x2!)
Stevie McFadden
Summer Gentry
Susan Thweatt
Suzanne Payne
Suzanne Weaver
Tanya Manley
Teresa Atkins
Thérèse Hak-Kuhn
Tom Bowers
Tracy Schlagel
Valley Haggard
Weaver Family
Wendy Holcombe Golbitz

Thank you so much for Speaking Dog!


Mission Statement

We help you and your family learn “2SpeakDog” and better understand your pup’s behavior, resulting in a well-balanced relationship for a peaceful, happy home.

Kasey Herrera

k-herreraKasey grew up training dogs in a variety of sizes, but has always had a passion for the large breeds.  While Kasey's primary focus is on the business aspects of 2SD, she thrives on training many of our workshops, classes and through large breed private lessons.  Her background in Litigation Jury Consulting gives her a unique understanding of human behaviors, and she is able to apply that insight to building stronger dog-people relationships.  Kasey lives in Richmond with her three fur kids - two Great Danes and a small lab mix, as well as additional fur kids that foster, visit or come by to play.

Gabrielle Johnson

Gabrielle Johnson has been working with dogs for over ten years. It all began with her rescued pit bull, Jolene. She now has a pack of six of her own dogs! She has volunteered, fostered, and joined in outreach efforts with multiple rescue and advocacy groups over the years, including a group in Hawaii working with the houseless population and their dogs, Richmond's own Gracie's Guardians, and Richmond Animal Care and Control. She enjoys building confidence in dogs with insecurity and helping dogs, with their people, work through reactivity.

Gabrielle formerly worked for Canine Adventure, where she was a professional dog handler, managed the team working South of the River, and coordinated
their continuing education and training opportunities. Gabrielle began training with 2SpeakDog in 2014, and then began interning, before coming on board as an instructor. Gabrielle holds degrees from VCU in Psychology and Sociology.

When she isn't working with other people's dogs, Gabrielle can be found cuddling or hiking with her crew - three senior pit bulls, two border collie/hound mixes, and a pharaoh hound mix.

The word that best describes our approach to training is holistic. It’s not just exercises – it’s about a whole life with your dog.
~Brother Christopher Monks of New Skete
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Dogs need something to do. The need to feel useful and love to work for praise and a sense of accomplishment.
~Kyra Sundance