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.

September 28th, 2018
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:15 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!

October 3rd, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 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!

October 29th, 2018
Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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October 27th, 2018
Saturdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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November 2nd, 2018
Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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November 9th, 2018
Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:15 pm
4 weeks, $80
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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November 10th, 2018
Saturdays, 12:00pm - 1:00 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!

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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This class is FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

October 12, 2018
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am; ** Week 2 meets until 10:45am **
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!

October 26, 2018
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets at 3:30pm on 10/27 **
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!

October 28, 2018
Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm; ** Week 5 meets at 1:30pm on 12/2 **
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!

October 30, 2018
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm; ** Week 2 meets at 3:30pm on 11/3 **
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!

November 11, 2018
Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm; ** See Schedule for alternative dates **
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!

November 14, 2018
Wenesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 meets at 10:00am on 11/18 **
7 weeks, $140
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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November 15, 2018
Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm; ** Week 2 meets at 3:30pm on 11/18 **
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 (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.

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 

October 25, 2018
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
7 weeks, $140
Class based at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
Please note: Weeks 2, 4 & 6 are at alternate locations and/or different times!
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: October 2
at 2SD, 7:30p
Wk 2: October 28 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Wk 3: November 1 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Wk 4: November 4 at Bryan Park, 10:00am
Wk 5: November 8 at 2SD, 7:30pm
Wk 6: November 11 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 10:00am
Wk 7: November 15 at 2SD, 7:30pm

October 27, 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!
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: October 27 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Wk 2: November 3 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Wk 3: November 10 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Wk 4: November 17 at Bryan Park, 10:00am 
Wk 5: December 1 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Wk 6: December 8 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 10:00am 
Wk 7: December 15 at 2SD, 10:00am 
Please Note: There will be NO class held on 11/24!

November 6, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
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: November 6 at 2SD, 6:15p
Wk 2: November 11 at 2SD, 1:30p
Wk 3: November 13 at 2SD,6:15pm
Wk 4: November 1at Bryan Park, 1:30p
Wk 5: November 20 at 2SD, 6:15pm
Wk 6: December 2 at Pet Valu – Willow Lawn, 3:30p
Wk 7: December 4at 2SD, 6:15pm 
Please Note: There will be NO class held on 11/27!

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.

October 29, 2018
Mondays, 7:30pm **Please note the location and duration changes in the schedule**
7 Weeks, $140 
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This class is FULL, please contact us to be put on the waitlist!

Class Schedule:
Class 1 at 2SD: Monday, 10/29 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 2 at TBD: Sunday, 11/4 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Class 3 at 2SD: Monday, 11/5 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 4 at TBD: Sunday, 11/11 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Class 5 at 2SD: Monday, 11/12 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Class 6 at TBD: Sunday, 11/18 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Class 7 at 2SD: Monday, 11/19 7:30pm to 8:30pm

"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

December 16th, 2018
Sundays, 1:30pm 
7 weeks, $140
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Class Schedule:
Class 1 at Bryan Park: Sunday, 12/16 1:30pm
Class 2 at Strange’s Florist: Sunday, 12/30 1:30pm
Class 3 at Belle Isle Sunday, 1/6 1:30pm
Class 4 at RedRidge Pet Market: Sunday, 1/13 1:30pm
Class 5 at Dorey Park: Sunday, 1/20 1:30pm
Class 6 at Carytown: Sunday, 1/27 1:30pm
Class 7 at 2SD Facility: Sunday, 2/3 1:30pm
Please Note: There is NO class on 12/23!

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

October 14, 2018
Sundays, 10:00am **Please note the location and duration changes in the schedule**

6 Weeks, $120
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Class Schedule:
Wk 1: October 14 at TBD10:00 - 11:00 am
Wk 2: October 28 at TBD, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wk 3: November 4 at TBD, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wk 4: November 11 at TBD, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wk 5: November 18 at TBD10:00 - 11:00 am
Wk 6: December 2 at 2SD, 10:00am – 11:00am
Please Note: There will be NO class held on 10/21 or 11/25!

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

RedRidge Pet Market