New Puppy Socialization Class (10 wks - 5 mths)

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. 

September 8th, 2019
Sundays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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Class Schedule:
Week 1: September 8
Week 2: September 15
Week 3: September 22
Week 4: September 29

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

Class Schedule:
Week 1: October 4
Week 2: October 11
Week 3: October 18
Week 4: October 25

November 4th, 2019
Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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Class Schedule:
Week 1: November 4
Week 2: November 11
Week 3: November 18
Week 4: November 25

December 1st, 2019
Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
4 weeks, $85
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll

Class Schedule:
Week 1: December 1
Week 2: December 8
Week 3: December 15
Week 4: December 22

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

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.

August 19th, 2019 
Mondays, 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: August 19
Week 2: August 26 *Time Change due to Heat - Arrive at 7pm*
Week 3: September 9
Week 4: September 16
Week 5: September 23
Week 6: October 7
Week 7: October 14
Please Note: There will be NO class on 9/30!
Please Note: Week 2 is on at a different time!

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

Class Schedule:
Week 1: September 23
Week 2: September 29 *Note Date/Time Change*
Week 3: October 7
Week 4: October 14
Week 5: October 21
Week 6: November 4
Week 7: November 11
Please Note: There will be NO class on 9/30 or 10/28!
Please Note: Week 2 is on a different day, at a different time!

September 26th, 2019 
Thursdays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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This class is FULL, please email us the course type and start date to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Week 1: September 26
Week 2: October 3 *Note Time Change - Arrive at 6p*
Week 3: October 10
Week 4: October 17
Week 5: October 24
Week 6: October 31
Week 7: November 7
Please Note: Week 2 is on at a different time!

October 5th, 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:
Week 1: October 5
Week 2: October 12
Week 3: October 19
Week 4: October 26
Week 5: November 2
Week 6: November 9
Week 7: November 16

November 1st, 2019 *Mornings*
Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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Class Schedule:
Week 1: November 1
Week 2: November 8
Week 3: November 15
Week 4: November 22
Week 5: December 6
Week 6: December 13
Week 7: December 20
Please Note: There will be NO class on 11/29!

November 8th, 2019
Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
7 weeks, $145
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
Click here to enroll

Class Schedule:
Week 1: November 8
Week 2: November 9 *Note Date/Time Change - 2pm*
Week 3: November 15
Week 4: November 22
Week 5: December 6
Week 6: December 13
Week 7: December 20
Please Note: Week 2 is on a different day, at a different time!
Please Note: There will be NO class on 11/29!

Basic Obedience Class Level II

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.

September 4, 2019
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
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: September 4 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 2: September 11 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 3: September 18 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 4: September 25 at Bryan Park, 7:30pm
Week 5: October 2 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Week 6: October 9 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 7:30pm
Week 7: October 16 at 2SD, 7:30pm

October 12, 2019
Saturdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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: October 12 at 2SD, 12:00pm
Week 2: October 19 at 2SD, 12:00pm
Week 3: October 26 at 2SD, 12:00pm
Week 4: November 2 at Bryan Park, 12:00pm
Week 5: November 9 at 2SD, 12:00pm
Week 6: November 16 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 12:00pm
Week 7: November 23 at 2SD, 12:00pm

Intermediate Obedience Class Level I

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.

October 4th, 2019
Fridays, 7:30 pm **Please note the location and start time changes in the schedule**
7 Weeks, $145
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Class Schedule:
Class 1 at 2SD: Friday, October 4, 7:30pm
Class 2 at Cheswick Park: Saturday, October 5, 12:00pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Class 4 at Bryan Park: Sunday, October 13, 9:30am
Class 5 at 2SD: Friday, October 18, 7:30pm
Class 6 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn: Friday, October 25, 7:30pm
Class 7 at 2SD: Friday, November 1, 7:30pm

"Out and About" Intermediate Obedience Class Level II

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

August 30th, 2019
Fridays & Sundays, 6:15 pm or 9:30am *Note Changes in Schedule Below*
7 weeks, $145
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Class 1 at Forest Hill Park: Friday, 8/30 6:30pm
Class 2 at Bass Pro Shop Ashland: Friday, 9/6 6:30pm
Class 3 at Strange’s Florist: Sunday, 9/8 9:30am
Class 4 at 3 Lakes Park: Friday, 9/13 6:30pm
Class 5 at Belle Isle: Sunday, 9/15 9:30am
Class 6 at Cary Town: Friday, 9/20 6:30pm
Class 7 at Shiplock Park: Sunday, 9/22 9:30am

November 3rd, 2019
Sundays & Tuesdays, 12:00 pm or 6:30pm *Note Changes in Schedule Below*
7 weeks, $145
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Class Schedule:
Class 1 at 3 Lakes Park: Sunday, 11/3, 12:00pm
Class 2 at Bass Pro Shop Ashland: Tuesday, 11/5, 6:30pm
Class 3 at Carytown: Sunday, 11/10, 12:00pm
Class 4 at Pet Valu - Willow Lawn: Tuesday, 11/12 6:30pm
Class 5 at Stranges Florist: Sunday, 11/17, 12:00pm
Class 6 at Cabelas: Tuesday, 11/19, 6:30pm
Class 7 at Shiplock Park: Sunday, 11/24, 12:00pm

Advanced / CGC (Evaluation free w/class)

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

September 8, 2019
Sundays & Tuesdays, 11:30am & 6:30pm
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: September 8 at Strange’s, 11:30 am
Wk 2: September 10 at Carytown, 6:30 pm
Wk 3: September 15 at Belle Isle, 11:30 am
Wk 4: September 17 at Bass Pro Shop - Ashland, 6:30 pm
Wk 5: September 22 at Shiplock Park, 11:30 am
Wk 6: September 24 at 2SD, 6:30 pm

October 27, 2019
Sundays, 11:00am
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: October 27 at Forest Hill Park, 10:00 am
Wk 2: November 3 at Bass Pro Shop Ashland, 10:00 am
Wk 3: November 10 at Carytown, 10:00 am
Wk 4: November 17 at Strange’s Florist, 10:00 am
Wk 5: November 24 at Shiplock Park, 10:00 am
Wk 6: December 1 at 2SD, 10:00am

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.