Speak Dog Services

Working with Speak Dog is more than just taking your dog to obedience class. Whether in a group class or a private lesson our knowledgeable, certified trainers will help you learn the skills you need to train your dog based on their unique personality and history. Just like people, dogs learn at their own pace and respond to some methods more effectively than others. Because our trainers focus on understanding dog behavior they’ll help you find the right approach to getting the results you want.

Training Options

Private Lessons

Given in your home or at a location of your choosing private lessons can be performed with you present or even if you are away at work. Common topics covered in private lessons include behavior modification, household manners, new dog ownership, and more.

Group Classes

Classes are taught in a group format on a variety of topics  and levels; from introducing manners to your puppy to highly advanced K9 Nosework and beyond. Classes are held once per week, for an hour each session. Lessons are taught both indoors and outdoors. We typically offer sessions lasting over a six week series but we also have shorter classes available.

Workshops

One time, one hour workshops are available on a wide variety of topics including Potty Training & Manners, Socialization, Rally-O, Canine Good Citizen Evaluations and more.

Board & Train

This hands on approach is where your dog lives in the trainer’s home for a specified period of time. It is typically used for advanced specialty training or behavior modification.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.  Speak Dog Trainers are qualified to administer the 10-step CGC test. Dogs who pass can receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Therapy Dog Evaluations

The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy also known as Love on a Leash is a not for profit, charitable organization that encourages volunteerism. Dog assisted therapy is not only something our trainers evaluate for, it is something they participate in. Both of Krystal’s dogs are Certified Therapy Dogs, Shasta even has an advanced degree (ThD) involving children’s reading programs. Debbie’s dog Scout is a Certified Therapy Dog too.

Trainer Instruction -Coming Soon!!

Speak Dog Trainers are highly credentialed and desire to share this knowledge to improve the world of dog training by offering education to others. If you would like to know more about training and behavior, or maybe even become a dog trainer, we would like to share the latest knowledge in our field to get you started off on the cutting edge. For more information complete our contact form.