Training Philosophy

Positive Training

Because DogSpeak does not subscribe to the notion dog training must require harsh consequences, we use only uses positive techniques.  What does this mean?  This means we will not use tools such as pinch, choke or shock collars on your dog.  In addition, we will never require you to roll your dog into a "submissive" state, or lure your dog into displaying appropriate behavior.  Our goal is to teach you how to  communicate effectively with your dog, and teach you how to change your daily habits in order to be a confident leader for your dog.

Why DogSpeak is Different

DogSpeak's training techniques go beyond basic obedience. We strive to teach dogs real-life manners. Our goal is to teach dogs appropriate behavior by setting clear expectations through communication skills dogs understand. DogSpeak will ultimately  teach you to change your daily habits so training is a 24/7 (not daunting) process.   We challenge dogs to use problem-solving skills to help them be more confident, well-mannered pets.  

Common Issues

Issues Nikki and Gray work on include (but are not limited to):  jumping, excessive barking, separation anxiety, aggressiveness toward humans and/or other dogs, inner-pack issues, door-bolting and housebreaking.