About Us

Who are you and what do you do? DogSpeak is made up of Nikki Ivey, professional dog behavioral consultant and trainer, and professional trainer, Gray Peebles. DogSpeak has been helping dogs and their humans since 1995. We educate dog owners, pet professionals and non-profits to communicate effectively with dogs through positive training techniques. This means we don’t use any type of aversive training tools such as choke, pinch or shock collars. We also offer training and business consulting to businesses and non-profit organizations. For more information about who we are and what we do, check out our Meet DogSpeak and Services pages.

Where do you train? DogSpeak travels to your home for training sessions in the Nashville area. Sessions are occasionally done outside of the home in public areas such as dog parks or pet-friendly businesses in order to work on specific manner and behavioral issues. Note: A travel fee of $15 will be assessed for sessions more than 40 miles from White Bluff, TN.

We do not have a physical training facility.

We also travel nationwide for business consultation and staff training, and offer e-courses online.  Find out more.

What are your hours? Sessions are scheduled Monday-Friday. We schedule appointments from 12 pm through 7 pm (7 pm is the start time of the last appointment). Occasional Saturday appointments may be made.