Welcome to Dog Talk LLC

Dog Talk was founded in Plymouth Meeting, PA by Cindy Gaines.  Cindy has passed her extensive library of dog knowledge onto her son Michael Rae, who now runs the business in Blue Bell, PA along with his wife Mariellen.


Mike has incorporated various techniques from many other respected trainers. He continues to advance his knowledge by attending workshops, subscribing to industry publications and reading books of note by other training and behavior experts in the field. He has a Bachelors degree in Media Arts from Temple University and has years of experience in the entertainment world making every class entertaining and educational. He has that unique combination: a concrete understanding of human, as well as canine, behavior, and psychology. A firm believer in the gentle but not permissive method, and other dog-friendly ways of creating desired behaviors.


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Teach Your Dog To Fetch A Soda Pt.2

Teach Your Dog To Fetch A Soda Pt.1

Open The Fridge (1) Put a smelly treat inside a dish towel and tie the towl to the door handle. Wiggle the towl and reward your dog for touching it. Wait for him to put his mouth on the towl, say “good!” and give him a treat. Once your dog is biting the towl, reward...

Travel with Pets

Travel with Pets

Whether you are taking your pet or boarding her, make sure all vaccinations are up to date. Kennels typically require a bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine to be given at least two weeks in advance of boarding. Even if you are taking your dog on your trip, you may have...