Special Opportunity - Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing

Posted in Special Opportunity Workshops

Cost $15 (ONE free with an Advanced Obedience enrollment)

These Special Opportunity Workshops are for those who feel their dogs are ready to be evaluated for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certifications. You provide the pup and excellent handling, and we'll provide the evaluators! These exams are open to both new and existing clients who feel their pups are ready to take the test.

If you're currently enrolled in our Advanced Obedience, one CGC test is already included in the price, but you may enroll for additional tests for the standard CGC fee of $15.

 See www.akc.org for overall program details and please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

CGC - Canine Good Citizen
For more information on program guidelines and testing requirements, visit the AKC CGC page.

Please contact the office at 804-440-2498 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enrollment.

Special Opportunity - Hourly Swim Lessons

Posted in Special Opportunity Workshops

Deac Swimming

Hourly Swim Lessons at Paws To Swim

Cost: $140, due upon registration
(Valued at $160)

Is your pup nervous around water? Do they panic in the pool? Maybe your pup has never been in the water and you want to make sure they're "water safe" before they join you on the river? Swimming can also be a great form of low impact exercise for our senior canine friends.

2SpeakDog is excited to announce a new partnership with Paws To Swim! Through this partnership, we're pleased to offer private hourly swim lessons with Master Trainer, Behavior Specialist and our very own Large Breed Advisor, Kasey Herrera. Kasey will work one-on-one with your pup to associate a calm state of mind with the water so they then can learn how to enjoy simply being in and around it. If this is your first session, it will primarily focus on calming and water safety with your pup. Every session will always reinforce getting in and out of the pool, finding stairs or ramps, and using them properly. Most of all, hourly swim is about staying calm while having fun in the water!

The initial offerings as part of this pilot program are open to existing 2SpeakDog clients only, please. The rate for these hourly lessons is only $140, payable in advance, which includes the Paws To Swim pool fee. Swim lessons will take place at the Paws To Swim facility, 12082 Walnut Hill Drive, Rockville VA, 23146. While we anticipate the six pilot swim slots to fill completely, 2SpeakDog reserves the right to adjust your appointment to consolidate the booked appointments into an uninterrupted block of time (confirmed with the client, of course!).

Contact 2SpeakDog to be added to the waitlist for the next session!


Special Opportunity - Hiking Pack Walk

Posted in Special Opportunity Workshops

Cost $40

This on-the-go workshop will emphasize teaching your pup to stay calm around other dogs, remain focused on you while in distracting environments, and understanding ‘pack walk’ behavior.

We will introduce you and your pup to "Structured Socialization" vs "Recreational Socialization" as we hike through local parks. You will be able to enjoy the wonders of a great walk with your pup, and learn to be an advocate for your dog as you introduce him to the world at large.

*Please note that we strongly encourage (but do not require) attendance at our Walking Workshop Levels I and II prior to participating in a Pack Walk.

Our hiking locations are considered medium difficulty (we will be walking at a relatively easy pace). While this is not intended to be a high-intensity workout, you should be comfortable hiking these distances in a trail setting. If you have questions about your pup's readiness for this workshop, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2SpeakDog will provide any parking permits and lunch at the workshop.

  Schedule Coming Soon!

Please note that the registration link will take you to our online enrollment system, the website MindBodyOnline. If you have any problems completing enrollment, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registrations should be submitted NO LATER than 3:00 pm the day before the workshop (3:00 pm on Friday for weekend workshops).  Registrations received after the cutoff may not be accepted.