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.

February 21, 2017
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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February 23, 2017 - DAYTIME
Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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March 2, 2018
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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March 25, 2018
Sundays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm; PLEASE NOTE class will not meet on April 1
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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April 6, 2018
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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April 9, 2018
Mondays, 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!

February 12, 2018
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets Saturday, February 17, 11:45 am **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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March 1, 2018
Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 meets Sunday, March 11, 11:30 am **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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March 9, 2018
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets Sunday, March 18, 1:15 pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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March 28, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 meets Saturday, April 7, 12:45 pm **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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March 30, 2018
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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April 8, 2018
Sundays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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April 16, 2018
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets Sunday, April 22, 9:00 am **
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.

January 28, 2018
Sundays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note that weeks 4 & 6 meet at alternate times and locations
This class is FULL, but please email or call us to be added to the waitlist!
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Wk 1: January 28 at 2SD, 3:00 pm
Wk 2: February 4 at 2SD, 3:00 pm
Wk 3: February 11 at 2SD, 3:00 pm
Wk 4: February 25 at Bryan Park, 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Wk 5: March 4 at 2SD, 3:00 pm
Wk 6: March 11 at off-site location (TBD), 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Wk 7: March 18 at 2SD, 3:00 pm

February 19, 2018
Mondays, 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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Wk 1: February 19 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 2: February 24 at 2SD, 2:30 pm
Wk 3: March 5 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 4: March 10 at Bryan Park, 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Wk 5: March 19 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 6: March 24 at off-site location (TBD), 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Wk 7: April 2 at 2SD, 7:30 pm

February 27, 2018
Tuesdays, 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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Wk 1: February 27 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 2: March 4 at 2SD, 11:45 am
Wk 3: March 13 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 4: March 18 at Bryan Park, 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Wk 5: March 27 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 6: April 7 at off-site location (TBD), 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Wk 7: April 10 at 2SD, 7:30 pm

March 15, 2018
Thursdays, 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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Wk 1: March 15 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 2: March 24 at 2SD, 11:00 am
Wk 3: March 29 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 4: April 7 at Bryan Park, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wk 5: April 12 at 2SD, 7:30 pm
Wk 6: April 21 at off-site location (TBD), 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wk 7: April 26 at 2SD, 7:30 pm

March 30, 2018 - DAYTIME!
Fridays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note that weeks 4 & 6 meet at alternate locations
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Wk 1: March 30 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 2: April 6 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 3: April 13 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 4: April 20 at Bryan Park, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wk 5: April 27 at 2SD, 11:30 am
Wk 6: May 4 at off-site location (TBD), 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Wk 7: May 11 at 2SD, 11:30 am

April 3, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 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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Wk 1: April 3 at 2SD, 6:15 pm
Wk 2: April 7 at 2SD, 9:00 am
Wk 3: April 17 at 2SD, 6:15 pm
Wk 4: April 21 at Bryan Park, 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Wk 5: May 1 at 2SD, 6:15 pm
Wk 6: May 6 at off-site location (TBD), 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Wk 7: May 15 at 2SD, 6:15 pm

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.

March 7, 2018
6 weeks, $120
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note that some weeks meet on alternate days/locations (see schedule below)
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Wk 1: Wednesday, March 7 at 2SD, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Wk 2: Saturday, March 10 at Dorey Park, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Wk 3: Saturday, March 17 at Pet Valu Willow Lawn, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Wk 4: Wednesday, March 28 at 2SD, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Wk 5: Saturday, April 7 at Bass Pro Shops, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Wk 6: Wednesday, April 11 at 2SD, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

"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

January 5, 2018 - DAYTIME!
6 weeks, $120
Class meets Fridays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in various locations
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January 5th - 11:30 am at Huguenot Park North Chesterfield
January 12th - 11:30 am at Belle Isle
January 19th - 11:30 am at Bass Pro Ashland
January 26th - 11:30 am at Strange's Florist Short Pump
February 2nd - 11:30 am at Carytown
February 9th - 11:30 am graduation at Shiplock Park

February 11, 2018
6 weeks, $120
Class meets Sundays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in various locations, NOTE: No class February 18th
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February 11th - 10:30 am at Huguenot Park North Chesterfield
February 25th - 10:30 am at Belle Isle
March 4th - 10:30 am at Bass Pro Ashland
March 11th - 10:30 am at Strange's Florist Short Pump
March 18th - 10:30 am at Carytown
March 25th - 10:30 am graduation at Shiplock Park

 

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)
April 14, 2018

5 sessions + CGC evaluation, $120 
Various locations, days, and times - see full schedule below
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CLASS SCHEDULE
Wk 1: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 - 11:30 am at Deep Run Park
Wk 2: Saturday, April 21, 1:00 - 2:30 pm at Bass Pro Shops
Wk 3: Saturday, April 28, 1:00 - 2:30 pm at Shiplock Park
Wk 4: Saturday, May 5, 8:30 - 10:00 am at South of the James Farmer's Market
Wk 5: Saturday, May 12, 9:00 - 10:30 am at 2SD Training Facility

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 sign up for your preferred selection.

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

Trick Dog Training

2SpeakDog is proud to offer our brand new Trick Dog training class! Our Certified Trick Dog Instructor JD will show you how trick training can be a fun challenge while improving your pup's obedience skills, self-control, and strengthening your bond!

Graduates of 2SD's Trick Dog training class will have the opportunity to complete their Novice, Intermediate, and/or Advanced Trick Dog title through Do More With Your Dog!®. DMWYD! is the only official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks.

From novice tricks like spin, crawl, and fetch to advanced tricks like the moonwalk and pull a wagon, 2SD's Trick Dog training class will be a high energy, engaging hour of training like you've never had before. Please note that the registration fee includes class supplies but does not include the cost of the DMWYD! title application fee.

PRE-REQUISITE: Graduation of Basic Obedience Level I OR demonstrated mastery of sit, down, stay, and settle. If your pup has not previously trained with 2SD, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an evaluation.

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'). Proof of rabies vaccination is required for puppies 16 weeks and older. Bordetella vaccination is strongly recommended but not required.

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

 September 30, 2016 **CANCELLED** Stay tuned for a reschedule date!
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
6 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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2SD Training Facility

Dorey Park