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Think about the last time you took your dog for a walk, did you find yourself just holding onto the end of the leash, sore shoulder trying to control your dog, being pulled every which way while he smelled every tree in the neighborhood? Praying that he doesn’t see that bunny sitting under the bush because you know he can pull you down if he starts to chase it. Hoping that you don’t see anyone because it is embarrassing when he goes crazy meeting people. Does this sound like your life with your dog?
Now imagine yourself on a quiet, peaceful walk with your dog. He is looking to you for direction on where you want him to go. Your friend comes out and he sits calmly by your side. When you are ready to walk, he gets up and walks with you on a nice loose lead. This is not just a dream but reality!! Let Talk Dog Toledo show you how to achieve this goal.
Heidi during her Dream dog program out at Lowes
Talk Dog Toledo’s board and train programs allow us to provide a jump start with your dog’s training. We get them started on their obedience and manners skill building so when they come home, and you work with them, they already know what is expected from them.
Here at Talk Dog Toledo, we believe that teaching you leadership skills and how to communicate in your dog’s language is very important. We find that as humans, we communicate differently than our dogs do. Talk Dog understands how important this is. Both board and train programs include follow up lessons so that you learn how to communicate with your dog in a language that they understand. Follow through is very important to maintain your dogs training.
The board and train option is designed to allow our Talk Dog Toledo trainer to lay the foundation and preform a jump start on your behalf and build a relationship with your dog. Your dog will live with Cheryl and her family in an intimate setting 24/7 while being trained and rehabilitated. Your dog will be on a structured meal plan, exercise routine and training sessions throughout the day and be treated like part of the family. Veterinarian prescribed medications can be given at your request. Please contact us so we can help you assess which program best suits you and your dog’s needs.
While here at Talk Dog Toledo, your dog will have real-life training experiences both indoors and out in the real world. Throughout the daily training, your dog will have the appropriate amount of rest to digest its lessons and decompress in between lessons. Talk Dog Toledo believes that once your dog is done with an intense training, a quiet rest is important for your dog. It also allows the dog to learn how to have an "off switch" which is key for your pack member to have long-term success once it returns to you.
We will be sending regular updates by text or video so that you can be included in this exciting transformation as it happens. When your training with Cheryl is complete, she'll return your dog to you and train you and the rest of your family. She'll teach you to understand how to TALK DOG and how to implement the structure and commands your dog has learned.
With any of the board and train options, there are follow up lessons that are included. This allows you to maintain and work with your dog when they come home. Your dog's success will greatly depend on your commitment to follow through and remain consistent with our training protocol.
No dog will be enrolled that is aggressive or extremely hyperactive (as determined in the free consultation). Talk Dog Toledo does not claim to *fix* aggression. Our board and trains are housed along with other animals in the trainers home so we do not have the ability to rehab or house aggressive dogs. Any dog over the age of 6 months must be fully housetrained to participate in our board and train program.
Here at Talk Dog Toledo, we limit the number of rehabilitation dogs in our program to 1 or 2 at a time. This allows plenty of one on one time with the dogs as well as play time with them.
There may be an additional charge for any training collars or supplies used in the training of your dog. These items will come home with you so that you may continue training your dog in their home environment. Training does not end when they come home, you dog must see the same commitment and consistency from you as they saw from Cheryl in her home.
During the first consultation/pick up day with Talk Dog Toledo trainer, we will talk about what expectations you have for your dog and what exercises that we will cover while your dog is in the board and train program. Call today to schedule your training dates.
*All Board and Train Programs are priced per dog.
This non-refundable deposit reserves your dates to bring your dog to Talk Dog Toledo for the board and train program. The remainder of the program cost is due on drop off day. Please confirm that your dog can come into our program before paying. No aggressive dogs accepted into Board and Train program. If paying by credit card there is a 2% convenience fee. $300 + $6= $306