Canine Life Coach


Dog Talk LLC

A Training and Wellness Sanctuary for Dogs and their Humans!

Awareness, Education, Relationship, Well-Being


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Level 3 - Challenging - 6, 1 hour+ weekly sessions = $120 | Time: Saturday 11:30 - 12:30 or merged with L-2

Drop-ins welcome – Call or Email First = $20

Sessions are for dog teams who have completed Levels I & 2, have specific goals, or simply want to glean their skills, enjoy training and being with their dogs. Focus is on fostering a confident relationship that is reliable under a broad range of conditions and circumstances. This is great for therapy dog training - as DT has medical equipment, stability balls and all that a dog will encounter in the real world. We combine a flow of off-leash training, sequencing, cross-training, rotation training, reverse healing, switch, clicker training, training games and pet assisted therapy team training practice. Added in are more challenging distractions, distance work and discrimination.

Group classes are family-focused using Awareness Centered Training - ACT by Maureen Ross.

Classes are small, no more then 8. Semi-private (2 teams)) can be arranged for those with particular breeds or preferences. E-mail Dog Talk. Otherwise, private training is an option.  



Class is designed to teach “you” how to easily integrate teaching into daily living and learning with your dog(s).


Class is not appropriate for habitual, reactive behaviors that require modification (resource guarding, aggression, biting, extreme fear and stress). Please journey to Behavior Counseling.


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Behavior Coaching

Pet-Assisted Therapy

Dog Sports

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RDA Re-join Discount Advantage


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Enjoy a two dog discount - 10% off second dog = $162

Drop-in Classes for Level 2 and 3 = $20 – Inquire before attending for dates

RDA — Rejoin Discount Advantage - Journey below or email maureenr@dogtal.com


To give back to our dedicated teams, the Rejoin Discount Advantage (RDA) is offered after completing a

6-week session in Level 1, 2 and 3. Take your training practice to the next level whether it be for fun, gleaning your skills, practicing or adjusting attitudes. Many teams rejoin at a Level they are comfortable with to engage with  their dogs and have fun. The dogs get excited about coming and remember their dog friends. Tails start wagging and energy is balanced.


RDA can not be paid via PayPal. We accept (chip) MC, Visa, Disc, Checks or Cash at the Sanctuary.  

Each Level must be completed, one dog, one handler-family, and within a year before taking advantage of drop-in or rejoin group discounts. RDA examples, for each Level, are:


Socialization and Manners (SAM) All Levels

Socialization and manners (SAM) are the springboard to healthy interactions dog-to-dog, and between dogs, children and society. Visit Dog Talk Media YT to view short vignettes of dogs in action or DT Media for articles on Children and Dogs. Play sessions should be short, supervised and well matched. A guided learning experience gives pups/dogs an opportunity to safely engage with others, learning self-control and  how to recognize / practice valuable body language and communications skills.