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.

August 17, 2018
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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August 19, 2018
Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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This class is FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

September 7, 2018
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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September 10, 2018
Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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September 28, 2018
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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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.

Qualifications: None; New Puppy Socialization Class recommended for pups 5 months and younger. 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!

August 18, 2018
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm **Week 2 meets until 4:45pm**
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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This class is FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

August 28, 2018
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets until 8:45pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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This class is FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

September 11, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 Meets at 6:00pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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September 12, 2018
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 Meets at 8:45pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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September 20, 2018
Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 Meets at 6:00pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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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.

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

July 6, 2018
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note that weeks 2, 4, & 6 meet at alternate days and times, and weeks 4 & 6 are alternate locations
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Class 1 at 2SD: Friday, 7/6 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 2 at 2SD: Friday, 7/13 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Friday, 7/20 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 4 at Bryan Park: Sunday, 7/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Class 5 at 2SD: Friday, 8/3 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 6 at Pet Valu at Willow Lawn: Sunday, 8/5 9:30am to 10:45am
Class 7 at 2SD: Friday, 8/17 7:30pm to 8:30pm *Graduation!*

August 24, 2018
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4 & 6 are at alternate locations! There will also be NO class on 8/31! 
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: August 24 at 2SD, 7:30pm 
Wk 2: September 7 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Wk 3: September 14 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Wk 4: September 21 at Pet Valu - Willow Lawn, 7:30pm 
Wk 5: September 28 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Wk 6: September 30 at Red Ridge, 1:30 pm 
Wk 7: October 5 at 2SD, 7:30pm

August 25, 2018
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4 & 6 are at alternate locations! There will also be NO class on 9/1! 
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: August 25 at 2SD, 10:00 am
Wk 2: September 8 at 2SD, 10:00 am
Wk 3: September 15 at 2SD, 10:00 am 
Wk 4: September 22 at Pet Valu - Willow Lawn, 10:00 am 
Wk 5: September 29 at 2SD, 10:00 am 
Wk 6: October 6 at Red Ridge, 10:00 am 
Wk 7: October 13 at 2SD, 10:00 am 

September 6, 2018
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4 & 6 are at alternate times and locations!
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: September 6 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 2: September 8 at 2SD, 12:00 pm
Wk 3: September 20 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 4: September 22 at Bryan Park, 12:00pm 
Wk 5: September 27 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 6: October 4 Pet Valu Willow Lawn, 7:45pm
Wk 7: October 11 GRAD at 2SD, 7:30 pm

September 7, 2018
Fridays, 11:30 - 12:30 am
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 4 & 6 are at alternate locations!
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: September 7 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 2: September 14 at 2SD, 11:30am
Wk 3: September 21 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 4: September 28 at Bryan Park, 11:30 am 
Wk 5: October 5 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 6: October 12 at Pet Valu Willow Lawn, 11:30am
Wk 7: October 19 at 2SD, 11:30am

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.

July 15th, 2018
Sundays, 1:30pm **Please note the location and duration changes in the schedule**
6 Weeks, $120 
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Classes will be held on the following schedule:
Class 1 at 2SD: Sunday, 7/15 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Class 2 at TBD: Sunday, 7/22 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Sunday, 7/29 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Class 4 at Bryan Park: Sunday, 8/5 1:30pm to 2:45pm 
Class 5 at 2SD: Sunday, 8/12 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Class 6 at TBD: Sunday, 8/19 1:30pm to 2:45pm

NOTE: If you are unable to attend a class due to the alternative schedule, a make up session will be arranged

September 10, 2018
Mondays, 7:30pm **Please note the location and duration changes in the schedule**
6 Weeks, $120 
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Class Schedule:
Class 1 at 2SD: Monday, 9/10 7:30pm
Class 2 at Pet Valu Willow Lawn: Sunday, 9/16 2:00pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Monday, 9/17 7:30pm
Class 4 at Dorey Park: Sunday, 9/23 11:30am
Class 5 at 2SD: Monday, 9/24 7:30pm
Class 6 at Carytown: Sunday 9/30, 11:30am 
Class 7 at 2SD: Monday, 10/1 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 six 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.

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 19, 2018
Sundays, 9:30am 
6 weeks, $120
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Class 1 at Bryan Park: Sunday, 8/19 9:30am
Class 2 at TBD: Sunday, 8/26 9:30am
Class 3 at Belle Isle Sunday, 9/9 9:30am
Class 4 at Bass Pro: Sunday, 9/16 9:30am
Class 5 at Dorey Park: Sunday, 9/23 9:30am
Class 6 at Carytown: Sunday, 9/30 9:30am
Class 7 at 2SD Facility: Sunday, 10/7 9:30am

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.

Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Citizen(CGC)
5 sessions + CGC evaluation, $120 
Various locations, days, and times - see full schedule below

 

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.

2SD Training Facility

Dorey Park