Training

Learn To Speak Dog

A training program for dogs and their humans.

Feel like you are doing all the right things with your dog but still not getting the results you expect? Using our techniques you will learn how to understand what your dog is trying to tell you. And gain insight into what you are really telling your dog.

Our light-hearted approach to communicating with dogs makes it a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Our Services

Not every being learns the same way, for this reason, we employ different training modalities. All of our modalities are reward based and we prefer a gentle, loving and positive approach. From basic puppy training to service dog assessment to behavior modification, we are here to help you and your dog.

View a schedule of services and fees below.

About Our Training Methods

Learn To Speak Dog Training was created by Michelle Robertson-Clark, the Executive Director and Head Trainer for The Rescued Pup. Since 2012, Michelle has been learning about dog behavior and how to effectively communicate with abused, neglected and misunderstood dogs, from the experts themselves — the dogs!

Behavior experts readily agree that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken by humans, and the story is the same with our furry friends, so it just makes sense that we need to learn the tricks and invaluable tips gleaned from Learn To Speak Dog.

In 2012 after years of searching for her higher purpose in life, she found her calling at a high intake shelter in Los Angeles. She went in to save dogs that were on the euthanasia list and, tragically, she was too late for the one dog that needed her most, the one that looked the most frightened and misunderstood.

After looking around the shelter she saw the vast number of sweet looking dogs, all fluffy and floppy, that just needed to be understood and loved. She knew those dogs would be adopted easily if she could help them understand they had loving forever homes waiting to find them. She found two dogs that were deemed undesirable and took them home for their crash course in how to ‘speak human’, which would be the ultimate inspiration for Learn To Speak Dog.

From dogs that were too either frightened to move, too skinny to adopt out for medical reasons, or too aggressive to get adopted from the shelter, she began what would end up being groundbreaking behavior analysis and modification. After working with over 600 dogs over the course of the last 5 years, Michelle has honed her ability to understand what dogs are trying to tell their owners and, conversely, what owners are attempting to tell their dogs.

Buoyed by her uplifting sense of humor and light-hearted training approach, learning to speak dog is actually a fun and rewarding experience both for the dogs and their owners.

Schedule of Services