Step One- Background: We are going to sit down, ask some questions about your dog and review your dog's behaviors. We can then decide what your goals with training would be.
Step Two- Human Education: I am going to teach you how to understand the world through your dogs eyes. They are simple creatures and it is up to us to learn how to communicate effectively without pain!
Step Three- Canine Education: We are going to set up a training plan for your dog. I teach you how to implement the exercises with your dog. We will incorporate training into your everyday routine. We are going to work together to make sure that you can do these exercises with your dog.
Step Four- Follow-up: You will need to complete your homework with your dog to see the best results. Work with them 15-20 minute sessions 2 to 3 times a day to reinforce the training. Best training comes when it is incorporated into everyday activities.
Step Five-Revisits: We will decide on a training schedule to best meet your needs.
Why Choose Talk Dog Toledo?
I am your local trainer- I live here in the Toledo area and can relate to the problems that you may be experiencing.
I come to you- I come to your house where your dog is most comfortable and relaxed.
Less stress = Better training experience.
People see the changes- Most people see changes in their dogs behavior even after just the initial training session.
I genuinely want to help you-This is my business and I know how important our dogs are to us. I currently have four dogs, two Great Danes and two Pomeranians of my own and I foster dogs to make them better dogs so that they can find permanent homes of their own. I want people to be able to enjoy their dogs instead of being frustrated with their behavior all of the time or feel that they have to give them up or euthanize them.
I am your coach and mentor- You are the ONLY one who can change your dogs behavior. My job to come out and show you how to accomplish this. Your dog relies on YOU to communicate what you want him/her to do. I am your coach/mentor to guide you through this process.
Remember that the leader in any given situation does not equal the loudest, the strongest or the most aggressive. The leader is simply the one who routinely determines the outcome.
At Talk Dog Toledo, we understand that you love your dog, but we also want you to enjoy them without annoying behaviors. We use obedience is a building block on which we use to create your foundation. We focus not only on obedience but also household rules that will ensure that your dog is listening to you as the leader in your home. We want you to have a great relationship with your dog so that they learn to respect you and want to learn from a trusted leader. Being a leader is not about dominance, but about teaching your dog to make the right choices for themselves and guiding them to the behaviors that we want. We build the foundation on trust and respect. We will teach you how to TALK DOG and your dog will start to understand what you are asking of them. Training is a lifestyle and the ongoing daily commitment by YOU is necessary for continued success. Dogs progress efficiently with dedication to homework, repetition and reinforcement of lessons by the family. Cheryl will tailor your dog's lessons with new challenges to meet your dog's needs to keep training fun.
Here at Talk Dog Toledo, we believe that training is not about a single dog, but all dogs in the home should be taught manners and how to communicate. That is why our packages included all of the dogs in the home.
Our initial training package includes;
1 ~ 3 hour training session-starting with the human training and the working with your dog(s) and then 2 ~ 1 1/2 hour revisits. Homework will be reviewed and questions answered before the end of the session. Training sessions are scheduled every 2-3 weeks depending on when we are able to schedule an appointment.
Phone, text or email support provided by Cheryl for the lifetime of your dog. After your package has been fulfilled, any additional revisits would be charged at a rate of $70 per hour.
Talk Dog Toledo's Smart Puppy or New Dog Training Package is designed to teach you the basics with your new puppy or dog. Training should start when you bring your new puppy/dog home. When your new puppy or dog comes in your home, they are watching what is happening to decide who is in control of the new pack. This is called the Honeymoon period which basically lasts about 2-3 weeks. If they do not see that you are in control, they start to try to take over that role in the home and more assertive behaviors start to immerge. Because Talk Dog Toledo does the training in your home, you can start the training immediately even if they are not fully vaccinated. This allows you to know exactly how to communicate what you want and work on unwanted behaviors before they get out of control. We teach you how to communicate with your new puppy/dog and how to TALK DOG!!
This package includes;
1 ~ 3 hour training session-starting with the human training and the working with your dog(s) and then 3 ~ 1 ½ hour revisits. Homework will be reviewed and questions answered before the end of the session. Training sessions are scheduled every 2-3 weeks depending on when we are able to schedule an appointment.
Email, text or phone support provided by Cheryl for the life of the dog. After your package has been fulfilled, any additional revisits would be charged at a rate of $70 per hour.
If you are just looking to fine tune some of your dog’s skills, just need some guidance or need to plan on a budget, you can schedule training by the hour.
Understanding Yes and No
Swimming (no apartment pools, please)
Choose a dog at the shelter/rescue to fit your family
Introduce new animal members to the pack
Introduce a newborn baby to the pack
*Two or more training sessions are usually recommended to set your dog up for success.
The individual private in home lesson package is designed to assist in common problems that someone may be having with their dog. These are quick sessions that are not designed to make up for the one on one in home Training Package. Talk Dog Toledo will discuss with option will be the best for your individual needs before booking an appointment.
Please call for additional information and to book a lesson
Master Behavioral Trainer