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TALK DOG!

Private Group Classes


Do you know a group of dog lovers wanting to do some training?  How about a civic group or rescue group wanting to do some training? Talk Dog Toledo offers private group classes for you.  We can meet at your location or ours.  We can set up a time during the day or evenings.  Get your friends together for a fun filled dog training class.  The group should be a minimum of 4 dogs; max number would depend on venue for training.  Call for more details. 


Community Canine Class


Class starts on TBA
Duration: 6 weeks
Prerequisite: Need to have a CGC title first
Fee. $175 per dog
Time:7:30pm-8:30pm- classes last about an hour

Vaccines: must be fully vaccinated and on flea preventative
Maximum of 7 dogs allowed


This class is focused on dogs that have passed the Canine Good Citizen title before.


The class will be held around the community in order to practice skills around other dogs and people with lots of distractions. 

Therapy Dog Class


$200 for a 7 weeks class
Class starts- August 8th-  please Must have at least 3 people interested to have class
Ages: dogs over 1 yr., must have owned dog for at least 6 months

Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Vaccines-must be current on Rabies, have proof of a negative fecal and physical exam  within the last 12 months and on flea preventative
Maximum of 6 dogs in class

First 4 classes are in BG then the last three are visiting locations in either BG or Perrysburg

Prerequisite: Must have Canine Good Citizen title within the last 2 years

Skills taught:
Animal passed to 3 strangers (small dog)
Animal placed on lap or table (small dog)
Reaction to neutral dog
Overall examination
Clumsy petting
Restraining hug
Staggering and Gesturing
Angry Yelling
Bumped from behind
Crowded petting by several people
Different distractions around room when walking
Refresher skills:
Accepting a friendly stranger
Accepting petting
Out for a walk
Walk through a crowd
Reaction to distractions
Sit/Leave it

This class covers the essential skills needed for both the owner and the dog to make Therapy visits.  


Taking this class does not guarantee your acceptance into a therapy dog program.  You must pass their test and pre-requisites before you can be registered as an official therapy dog team.

Classes are now in BG

Classes are now held at

Poco’s Playhouse South and Baron’s Bed & Barkfest

320 West Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green

Puppy Obedience Class-


$175 for 6 weeks
Dates: Date to be announced
Puppies need to be 16 weeks to 18 months

In Puppy obedience class, the focus is turning to establishing more obedience control with our puppies.   Puppies and owners learn higher level of obedience,  including but not limited too- recall, sit, down, stay for extended periods, leave it/drop it, and walking on loose leash. 





Canine Good Citizen Class


Class starts on TBA-

Duration: 7 weeks
Prerequisite: Needs to have basic obedience skills before taking class
Fee. $200 per dog
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm

Vaccines: must be fully vaccinated and on flea preventative
Maximum of 8 dogs allowed


This class is focused on having the dogs that have pass the Canine Good Citizen test.


This class covers the 10 items that a dog will need to know to pass the CGC test.


This course will cover the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test curriculum:








1-Accepting a Friendly Stranger
2-Sitting Politely for petting
3-Appearance and Grooming
4-Walking on a Loose Leash
5-Walking Through a Crowd
6-Sit and Down/ Stay
7-Coming When Called
8-Reaction to another Dog
9-Reaction to Distractions
10-Supervised Separation

Socialization Puppy Class-


$175 for 6 weeks
Dates: starts August 5th

Time 4:15pm-5:15pm
For puppies ages 12 weeks to 20 weeks (small breed puppies are up to 25 weeks).  Must be up to date with age appropriate vaccines.  Maximum of 10 puppies.

This class is the starting point for any new puppy.  We focus on socialization and basic obedience.  This class is taught 50/50 off/on leash.  It is important to socialize your puppy to not only new people but other puppies during this crucial period.  We will address housebreaking, mouthing, jumping up, crating, etc.





Adult Obedience 101


Class starts on: August 5th 

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Fee: $175 per dog

Ages: over 20 weeks old

Vaccines: Must be fully vaccinated and on flea preventative

Maximum of 8 dogs in class


Adult I Classes are intended for quiet, people-friendly and dog-friendly dogs older than 19 weeks of age to learn basic manners. The syllabus for adult classes is really quite straightforward and comprises controlling the dog’s energy and enthusiasm, capturing the dog’s attention, and increasing the reliability of responses. Initially, adult classes must be taught on-leash (bite inhibition is unknown).


This is a beginning class when you get a new dog or just need to learn the basics. We work on Sit, Down, Stand, Stay in all positions, Walking on a loose lead with , Leave it, Take it, Jazz up and Settle Down, and Watch Me.


Bring treats or toys, whichever is more interesting to your dog (or both!)



Several types of dog are unsuitable for Adult Classes (home training would be a better choice):
• Barking dogs are too disruptive in class and require and individual behavior consultation to teach "Woof and Shush" - require at least 1 home training class prior 
• Dog-human aggressive dogs are too disruptive and potential dangerous in class and require an individual home training
• Dog-dog aggressive dogs are too disruptive and potential dangerous in class and require an individual  behavior consultation



Talk Dog Toledo

Puppy and Dog Training Classes

Adult Advanced Obedience

Dates: TBA
Duration: 6 weeks

Prerequisite: Adult class I or evaluation
Fee. $175 per dog
Time 6:45pm-7:45pm
Ages: 5 months and older

Vaccines: must be fully vaccinated and on flea preventative
Maximum of 6 dogs allowed


This class will are intended for Adult I graduates, who have proved to be quiet, people-friendly and dog friendly to learn higher level off-leash obedience, especially including distance control, stays with heavy distractions, walking on a loose leash, heeling, placement commands ("Go to your mat and settle down").  Selected dogs may be tried off leash when teaching emergency sits/downs.


Your dog must have a good understanding of the basics before this intermediate class is taken. 









All Classes held at:

Poco's Playhouse

12726 Eckel Junction Rd, Perrysburg

http://pocosplayhouse.com/