Advanced / CGC (Evaluation free w/class)

Posted in Classes

This class will focus exclusively on training for the AKC Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine (CGC Advanced), and Urban CGC Programs; class curriculum **includes** an official CGC, CGCA or CGCU Evaluation Depending on your pup’s level. See www.akc.org for program details. 2SpeakDog Intermediate Obedience graduate are strongly encouraged to join! Clients new to 2SpeakDog or who haven't completed Intermediate Obedience must contact us for an evaluation prior to enrollment in Advanced/CGC.

2SpeakDog encourages attendance by the whole family. If you have young children, if possible we ask that two adults attend class.

Please Note: If you are interested in training two or more dogs, whether they are litter mates or just house mates, please sign them up for classes or workshops individually. We do not recommend having both dogs in the same class, as they will be more successful building confidence on their own, learning to rely on you, instead of their pack mates.

Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Citizen(CGC)
6 sessions + CGC evaluation, $145
Various locations, days, and times - see full schedule below

May 5, 2019
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: May 5 at Bryan Park, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wk 2: May 11 at Bass Pro Shop Ashland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wk 3: May 19 at Carytown, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wk 4: May 25 at Shiplock Park, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wk 5: June 1 at South of the James Farmer’s Market, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wk 6: June 9 at 2SD, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Also included in Advanced Obedience class is one free CGC test! Please see the Special Opportunity Workshops page for our full schedule. Separate enrollment is required, so please contact the office at 804-440-2498 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for the CGC portion.

For official CGC details, refer to the AKC Canine Good Citizen webpage.




Walking Workshops – Level I and II

Posted in Walking Workshops

Level I $35 (includes workshop training supplies)
Level II $25

Walking Workshop I will take you through how to start your walk before you leave the house and the first stages of structured loose leash walking. This level is appropriate for pups new to our loose leash walking method. New clients, please reach out to us via email or phone prior to enrollment to ensure this workshop is an appropriate place to start your training with us.

Walking Workshop II will review Level I and then focus on reactions to distractions with other dogs and humans while still achieving a controlled loose leash walk. The level II sessions are always different, and a great way for even the most experienced of walkers to practice calm behavior around distraction. We encourage clients and pups who have already completed Level II to keep coming back for more, as each session is tailored to the students' needs!

When Walking Workshop Levels I and II are held at the same time (noted as a combined session below), it is not possible to take both on the same day, as you will need time in-between to practice your new skills. 

Please Note: If you are interested in training two or more dogs, whether they are litter mates or just house mates, please sign them up for classes or workshops individually. We do not recommend having both dogs in the same class, as they will be more successful building confidence on their own, learning to rely on you, instead of their pack mates.

NEW CLIENTS, PLEASE NOTE some workshops may not be appropriate as a first-time training session. Prior to enrolling in this workshop, clients new to 2SpeakDog should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 804.440.2498. New client registrations submitted without approval may be cancelled. Thank you for your cooperation in making sure your pup’s training is the best it can be!

Regarding Dogs and Babies: all Walking Workshops are open to those who have completed the Dogs and Babies "Fostering a Happy Pack" Part I Seminar; training will be specific to Dogs and Babies Part II.

Registrations for weekend workshops should be submitted NO LATER than 3:00 pm on Friday.  Registrations received after 3:00 pm on Friday may not be accepted.

Please note, if you're enrolling in a Walking Workshop as a class make-up session please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 804-440-2498 to ensure the right fit and to apply the missed class as payment.

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Level I Only

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
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Level II Only

 New Schedule Coming Soon!

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Pack Walking Workshops

Posted in Pack Walking Workshops

Cost $25

This on-the-go workshop will emphasize teaching your pup to stay calm around other dogs, remain focused on you while in distracting environments, and understanding ‘pack walk’ behavior.

We will introduce you and your pup to "Structured Socialization" vs "Recreational Socialization" as we walk through local parks and dog-friendly city areas.  You will be able to enjoy the wonders of a great walk with your pup, and learn to be an advocate for your dog as you introduce him to the world at large.

*Please note that we strongly encourage (but do not require) attendance at our Walking Workshop Levels I & II and/or our Field Trip Workshop Levels I & II prior to participating in a Pack Walk.

Please Note: If you are interested in training two or more dogs, whether they are litter mates or just house mates, please sign them up for classes or workshops individually. We do not recommend having both dogs in the same class, as they will be more successful building confidence on their own, learning to rely on you, instead of their pack mates.

Father's Day Sunset Packwalk
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Located at Forest Hill Park
4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
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Please note that registrations for weekend workshops should be submitted NO LATER than 3:00 pm on Friday.  Registrations received after 3:00 pm on Friday may not be accepted. Additionally, pre-payment for Pack Walks is required for enrollment. If you're enrolling as a class make-up session or on rescue account please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 804-440-2498 to ensure the right fit.

Field Trips/Etiquette Outings

Posted in Field Trips

Levels I and II $25 each

These workshops will expose your pup to high foot and paw traffic, allowing you to put your previous or newly learned skills to work. It is helpful but NOT necessary to take Level I before Level II.

Levels I and II to cover:
Socialization – Meet and greet humans and dogs
Social Responsibilities – Respect of environment, leash etiquette and cleaning up after pet

Recommendations:

  • It is best to attend a Walking Workshop before going on a Field Trip Workshop but it is not necessary
  • If you know your pup is easily distracted, it’s recommended to start with Level I but again, it is not necessary
  • Please bring extra-yummy treats and a treat bag to help keep your pup focused
  • Make sure to bring bags to dispose of potential accidents

Please Note: If you are interested in training two or more dogs, whether they are litter mates or just house mates, please sign them up for classes or workshops individually. We do not recommend having both dogs in the same class, as they will be more successful building confidence on their own, learning to rely on you, instead of their pack mates.