New Puppy Socialization Class (10 wks - 5 mths)

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Got a fuzzy bundle of fur and energy on your hands? If so, our New Puppy Socialization Class is for you! This four-week class caters specifically to pups 10 weeks to 5 months old. It focuses on puppy play time, proper puppy body language, learning how to safely socialize your pup, managing common puppy behaviors, calming and focus techniques, and a few basic obedience skills.

Class is designed to work with puppies' short attention spans, and allows for play breaks and puppy down time. Each class session includes an interactive discussion on various topics, including nipping/biting, potty training, crate training, controlled play, and more. This is great for both first-time puppy owners and as a refresher to experienced owners.

To participate in class, 2SD requires proof of at least two rounds of the following vaccinations: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza (typically reflected in records as 'DHPP'), as well as bordetella. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for puppies 16 weeks and older.

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

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. 

May 24th, 2019
Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: May 24
Week 2: May 31
Week 3: June 14
Week 4: June 21
Please Note: There will be NO class on 6/7!

June 3rd, 2019
Mondays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: June 3
Week 2: June 10
Week 3: June 17
Week 4: June 24

June 23rd, 2019
Sundays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: June 23
Week 2: June 30
Week 3: July 14
Week 4: July 21
Please Note: There will be NO class on July 7th!

July 12th, 2019
Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll

Class Schedule:
Week 1: July 12
Week 2: July 19
Week 3: July 26
Week 4: August 9

Basic Obedience Class/AKC S.T.A.R. Pup (6mth +)

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Basic Class Level I

This class has a well-rounded beginner curriculum designed to introduce obedience as well as good manners and social behavior.  Basic Level I is appropriate for pups of all ages with little to no previous obedience training, including:

  • Young pups (typically in the 6-12 month range) AKC STAR Puppy
  • Rescue/adopted dogs
  • Adult dogs that have not previously attended a formal obedience class
  • Pups that have recently completed our New Puppy Socialization Class

We cover basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, leave it, etc. We also introduce leash walking, feeding rituals, tricks, and strategies for impolite behaviors such as jumping.  This is an on-leash class.

Pups under 1 year of age will have the opportunity to earn their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy title on graduation night.

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

If your dog is reactive on leash around other dogs, reach out to us ahead of time to ensure we have the right resources available for you and your pup!

Basic I and II SPECIAL DISCOUNT! 2SD is now offering a "package deal" for Basic Obedience Levels I and II. Students who pre-pay for both classes together receive a $30 discount! Instead of $290 for both classes, you pay only $260! Please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this special! This offer is only good through the first night of your 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.

April 17, 2019
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll 
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: April 17
Week 2: April 24; 6:00pm *Note Change*
Week 3: May 8
Week 4: May 15
Week 5: May 22
Week 6: May 29
Week 7: June 5
*Please note: Class Schedule Changes! There will be NO class on May 1st!*

May 21, 2019
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll 
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: May 21
Week 2: May 28
Week 3: June 4
Week 4: June 11
Week 5: June 18
Week 6: June 25
Week 7: July 2
Please Note: There will be NO class on 5/26!

May 23rd, 2019 
Thursdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll 
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: May 23 
Week 2: May 30
Week 3: June 6
Week 4: June 13
Week 5: June 20
Week 6: June 27
Week 7: July 11
*Please Note: There will be NO class on 7/4!

May 24th, 2019 *Mornings*
Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll 
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: May 24
Week 2: May 31 *Moved to 10AM due to heat!*
Week 3: June 7
Week 4: June 14
Week 5: June 21
Week 6: June 28
Week 7: July 12
Please Note: There will be no class on 7/5!

May 24th, 2019 
Fridays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll 
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: May 24
Week 2: May 31
Week 3: June 14 *Note Change*
Week 4: June 21
Week 5: June 28
Week 6: July 12
Week 7: July 19
Please Note: There will be no class on *6/7 or 7/5!

June 18th, 2019 
Tuesdays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: June 18
Week 2: June 25
Week 3: July 2 
Week 4: July 9
Week 5: July 16
Week 6: July 23
Week 7: July 30

June 22nd, 2019 
Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:00am
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Wk 1: June 22 at 2SD, 10:00am
Wk 2: June 29 at 2SD, 10:00am
Wk 3: July 13 at 2SD, 10:30am *Note Time Change!*
Wk 4: July 20 at 2SD, 10:00am
Wk 5: July 27 at 2SD, 10:00am
Wk 6: August 3 at 2SD, 10:00am
Wk 7: August 10 at 2SD, 10:00am
Please Note: There will be NO class held on 7/6!

June 29th, 2019 
Saturdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Wk 1: June 29 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Wk 2: July 13 at 2SD, *8:45AM* Note: Time change due to heat!
Wk 3: July 20 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Wk 4: July 27 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Wk 5: August 3 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Wk 6: August 10 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Wk 7: August 17 at 2SD, 1:00pm
Please Note: There will be NO class held on 7/6!

June 30th, 2019 
Sundays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: June 30
Week 2: July 14
Week 3: July 21
Week 4: July 28
Week 5: August 4
Week 6: August 11
Week 7: August 18
Please Note: There will be NO class on 7/7! 

July 18th, 2019 
Thursdays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: July 18
Week 2: July 25
Week 3: August 1
Week 4: August 8
Week 5: August 15
Week 6: August 22
Week 7: August 29

Basic Obedience Class Level II

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Basic Class Level II

Basic Class Level II has a well-rounded curriculum designed to continue you and your dog's training education.  We will continue to build on the commands in Level I by "proofing" them for use in public situations, add new and more advanced obedience commands, and introduce real life rewards to wean off of treats. We cover sit, down, stay at levels beAKC STAR Puppyyond introduction, mental games and tricks, as well as stand and wait commands. Two class sessions will meet in public locations so as to introduce the pups to training with real life distractions (see "Class Schedule" below for details).

Pups under 1 year of age will have the opportunity to earn their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy title on graduation night.

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

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.

Qualifications:
Completion of 2SD's Basic Level I plus Walking Workshop.
OR
Pup completes Walking Workshop Level I and a 45-minute private training session (contact 2SD to schedule); pup should have knowledge of sit, down, leave it, stay, and basic leash manners.

If your dog is reactive on leash around other dogs, reach out to us ahead of time to ensure we have the right resources available for you and your pup.

May 14, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4, & 6 are at alternate locations and at different times!
Click here to enrollClass Schedule:

Week 1: May 14 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 2: May 19 at 2SD, 2:00pm
Week 3: May 21 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 4: May 26 at Bryan Park, 2:00pm
Week 5: May 28 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 6: June 2 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 2:00pm
Week 7: June 4 at 2SD, 6:15pm

June 12, 2019
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4, & 6 are at alternate locations!
Click here to enroll
This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: June 12 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 2: June 19 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 3: June 26 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 4: July 10 at Bryan Park, 7:30pm
Week 5: July 17 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 6: July 24 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 7:30pm
Week 7: July 31 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Please Note: There will be NO class on 7/3!

July 15, 2019
Mondays, 6:15 - 7:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4, & 6 are at alternate locations!
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Class Schedule:
Week 1: July 15 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 2: July 21 at 2SD, 9:00am
Week 3: July 22 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 4: July 28 at Bryan Park, 9:00am
Week 5: July 19 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Week 6: August 4 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 9:30am
Week 7: August 5 at 2SD, 6:15pm

August 2, 2019
Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4, & 6 are at alternate locations!
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Class Schedule:
Week 1: August 2 at 2SD, 11:30am
Week 2: August 9 at 2SD, 9:00am
Week 3: August 16 at 2SD, 11:30am
Week 4: August 23 at Bryan Park, 9:00am
Week 5: August 30 at 2SD, 11:30am
Week 6: September 6 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 9:30am
Week 7: September 13 at 2SD, 11:30am

Intermediate Obedience Class Level I

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Have pup, will travel! If you want to take your pup along on all of your excursions, this is the class for you. Intermediate class aims to transition your pup from obedience in mildly distracting environments to busy, highly populated places. We cover advanced focus, stay, come when called, and leave it, plus new skills such as drop it, wait, touch, tricks, and more. We also use off-site, public training to introduce social behaviors related to becoming an AKC Canine Good Citizen.

This class is appropriate for pups of all ages that have a strong base in sit, down, stay and basic leash manners while in a public environment. Because this series moves fast and all attendees need to have an equal knowledge base coming in, completion of Basic II Obedience is strongly preferred. Exceptions can be made with completion of Walking Workshop levels I and II in advance of enrollment and an instructor evaluation for prerequisite skills.

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.

Intermediate I and II SPECIAL DISCOUNT! 2SD is now offering a "package deal" for Basic Obedience Levels I and II. Students who pre-pay for both classes together receive a $30 discount! Instead of $290 for both classes, you pay only $260! Please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this special! This offer is only good through the first night of your class.

April 22, 2019
Mondays, 7:30 pm **Please note the location and duration changes in the schedule**
7 Weeks, $145
Click here to enroll
This class is now FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Class 1 at 2SD: Monday, 4/22 7:30pm
Class 2 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn: Sunday, 4/28 4:00pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Monday, 4/29 7:30pm
Class 4 at Dorey Park: Sunday, 5/5 4:00pm
Class 5 at 2SD: Monday, 5/6 7:30pm
Class 6 at Red Ridge Pet Market: Sunday, 5/12 10:00am *NOTE CHANGE IN TIME*
Class 7 at 2SD: Monday, 5/13 7:30pm

"Out and About" Intermediate Obedience Class Level II

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2SpeakDog proudly offers our all new Intermediate Obedience Level II "Out and About" class! This class focuses on using all the obedience and behavioral skills your pup has learned and applying them in a variety of public situations. We will be working on loose leash walking with distractions, meet and greet with people and dogs, settle in public, and general manners. In addition, we will strengthen your pup's core obedience skills (sit, down, focus, stay, leave it, etc.).

ALL seven sessions of Intermediate II meet in differing public locations. Class meets weekly for 90-minute sessions. Please refer to the schedule for times and locations.
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.

Qualifications: Completion of Intermediate Obedience Level I or proof of Canine Good Citizen title plus completion of one Walking Workshop, Field Trip, or Pack Walk

May 19th, 2019
Sundays, 10:30am *Note Changes*
7 weeks, $145
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Class Schedule:
Class 1 at Dorey Park: Sunday, 5/19 12:30pm
Class 2 at Strange’s Florist: Sunday, 6/2 10:00am
Class 3 at Three Lakes Park Sunday, 6/9 10:00am
Class 4 at RedRidge Pet Market: Sunday, 6/16 10:00am
Class 5 at Belle Isle: Sunday, 6/23 10:00am
Class 6 at Carytown: Sunday, 6/30 10:00am
Class 7 at Shiplock Park: Sunday, 7/14 10:00am
Please Note: There will be NO class on 5/26 or 7/7!