"Dogs DO NOT follow a LOVEABLE Leader,
they follow calm assertive leaders."
Cesar Millan
Denise Collins bases her teaching on the philosophies and
lessons of Cesar Millan, Martin Deeley, and several other
top dog training professionals. She has developed a
repertoire of dog training and behavior changing skills and
techniques that have served her clients well. Testimonies
from her clients echo the comment “I can’t believe he (their
dog) could change so quickly”. Dog training is an art as well
as a science and as an experienced dog trainer, Denise of I
Talk Dog brings these qualities to the training ‘table’ for the
benefit of both dogs and their owners.  
Teaching obedience commands is fairly straightforward,
however the difficult part is changing an owners’ behavior. A
dog trainer must be able to connect with dog owners to help
them understand how their behavior is affecting the
relationship with their dog. Denise has the unique ability to
communicate and create understanding in owners.
Many owners believe love will cure all behavior problems.
They try using human psychology to interpret why the dog is
acting out in ways that are unacceptable. It is quite puzzling
to them when this doesn’t work. It is Denise’s belief that we
must understand how dogs think and we need to
communicate with and train them through this knowledge to
be the ideal companion.
Denise teaches clients what a dog sees, as compared to
what we see, to anticipate how their dog will react to any
given situation, to modify the naughty behavior and build
good, and how to walk your dog to achieve a happy and
successful relationship. A structured walk is the beginning to
all other training. Her instruction to clients “Learn to be a
calm, fair, leader and your dog will follow you anywhere”. To
her clients, Denise is more than a dog trainer; she is a
confidant who works with them to build harmony into the
family through the training of their dog.

Denise Collins has 22 years experience training dogs with
“I Talk Dog”, in Walnut Creek, CA. Experience and
dedication that can help you keep your dog in your family for
a lifetime.
I Talk Dog will help you talk dog and understand your dog so
that you can become the greatest of friends. A friendship
based on a common understanding, confidence and trust.  
Your dog wants to be your friend, your companion and your
colleague, don’t give up on him. Let Denise show you how to
create a companion for life. The best friend you dream of.

I have trained and been certified with:
Martin Deeley, Executive Director of the International
Association of Canine Professionals, 2011 International Hall
of Fame recipient
, collaborator on all of Cesar Millan's
books, contributing writer to Cesar's Way magazine, in his E-
Touch training method;
Marc Goldberg, past President of IACP, in his Force Free
Method;
Cheri Lucas, the first of only three people trained by Cesar
Millan, in pack behavior;
Linn Boyke, ZEN4K9s, one of three people trained by Cesar
Millan

Past Vice President and Conference Director of the
International Association of Canine Professionals.
I regularly attend conferences and seminars on dog
behavior, nutrition, and training.

I have authored a series of children's books dealing with
subjects such as, how to meet an unfamiliar dog, soon to be
published.
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Denise Collins
Dog Trainer &
Behavior Coach
925-285-9194
denise@italkdog.com
Jack La Lanne and Happy
Lucky
Cowboy
Past Vice President of the
International Association of
Canine Professionals
Brother Christopher,
Monks of New Skete
Marc Goldberg,
ChicagoDogTrainer and past
President of IACP
Carter and Sparky paw to paw