Raising Your Pets Naturally with Tonya Wilhelm

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We had Tonya come to our location to host a training workshop about how to keep a dog engaged who must be on crate rest after an injury or surgical procedure.. She was punctual and well prepared. The information she presented was right in line with what she had indicated would be covered, and very detailed. She was able to connect well with the participants and tailor the information that she presented to their specific situations. Tonya entertained questions throughout the presentation as well as one on one afterward. The workshop provided us with an opportunity to offer helpful information to our current clients, as well as introduce ourselves and our services to prospective new clients who attended. The workshop was offered to handlers with or without their dogs, which allowed more flexibility, and was well received with the participants. I consider it a very successful day and look forward to offering future workshops together with Toledo Dog Training.

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We had Tonya come to our location to host a training workshop about how to keep a dog engaged who must be on crate rest after an injury or surgical procedure.. She was punctual and well prepared. The information she presented was right in line with what she had indicated would be covered, and very detailed. She was able to connect well with the participants and tailor the information that she presented to their specific situations. Tonya entertained questions throughout the presentation as well as one on one afterward. The workshop provided us with an opportunity to offer helpful information to our current clients, as well as introduce ourselves and our services to prospective new clients who attended. The workshop was offered to handlers with or without their dogs, which allowed more flexibility, and was well received with the participants. I consider it a very successful day and look forward to offering future workshops together with Toledo Dog Training.

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We just completed puppy training at Toledo Dog Training. What a great class! We progressed from having a death grip on an over eager golden puppy trying to greet everyone in the room during the first class, to effortless leash walking by the last one. Tonya is a wonderful instructor. She's amazing in class. She's upbeat, energetic, and full of information. Her classes are fun and she involves everyone, even guests. When our grandchild accompanied us to a class, she welcomed him and included him in training exercises, teaching him some valuable lessons in the process. She has a natural ability to recognize and address the emotional state of every dog in the room, creating a comfortable and inviting environment for them to practice in. She's also very generous in sharing additional resources that she has researched from other dog experts. We are so pleased with our experience at Toledo Dog Training and are looking forward to the next class!

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We just completed puppy training at Toledo Dog Training. What a great class! We progressed from having a death grip on an over eager golden puppy trying to greet everyone in the room during the first class, to effortless leash walking by the last one. Tonya is a wonderful instructor. She's amazing in class. She's upbeat, energetic, and full of information. Her classes are fun and she involves everyone, even guests. When our grandchild accompanied us to a class, she welcomed him and included him in training exercises, teaching him some valuable lessons in the process. She has a natural ability to recognize and address the emotional state of every dog in the room, creating a comfortable and inviting environment for them to practice in. She's also very generous in sharing additional resources that she has researched from other dog experts. We are so pleased with our experience at Toledo Dog Training and are looking forward to the next class!

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I have a new Cavalier Rescue puppy who was backsliding in the housebreaking area. I knew it was more than just something simple so I turned to Tonya long distance. She had me fill out a form before our phone consult so as to have as much information as she could.

Then she set up a phone meeting that was a good time for me. I was extremely pleased at all of the helpful info that she had for me. It was not just one or two things to try but quite a few. She obviously knows dogs very well.

I have had dogs my whole life and have gone to my share of dog training classes but have to say that I was most impressed with Tonya and only wish I was able to take classes in person with her.

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I have a new Cavalier Rescue puppy who was backsliding in the housebreaking area. I knew it was more than just something simple so I turned to Tonya long distance. She had me fill out a form before our phone consult so as to have as much information as she could.

Then she set up a phone meeting that was a good time for me. I was extremely pleased at all of the helpful info that she had for me. It was not just one or two things to try but quite a few. She obviously knows dogs very well.

I have had dogs my whole life and have gone to my share of dog training classes but have to say that I was most impressed with Tonya and only wish I was able to take classes in person with her.

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Toledo Dog Training was a positive experience for my family, taking two dogs to several different classes at different difficulty levels. Tonya always made sure that her classes were taught so that all participants understood and made it a priority to highlight safety of children and dogs in and out of the household. As a pet owner with a child, I very much appreciated these things. It is vital for pet owners to practice good safety techniques around children. Also, including my daughter in lesson demonstrations, offering her guidance and praise when working with the dog correctly shows that Toledo Dog Training truly believes in supporting ALL members of the family - human and canine!

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Toledo Dog Training was a positive experience for my family, taking two dogs to several different classes at different difficulty levels. Tonya always made sure that her classes were taught so that all participants understood and made it a priority to highlight safety of children and dogs in and out of the household. As a pet owner with a child, I very much appreciated these things. It is vital for pet owners to practice good safety techniques around children. Also, including my daughter in lesson demonstrations, offering her guidance and praise when working with the dog correctly shows that Toledo Dog Training truly believes in supporting ALL members of the family - human and canine!

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I have been doing classes at Toledo Dog Training with my beagle the past few years. I began with a beginner class, knowing that I needed assistance when working with Gracie. Tonya works with everyone to make the class fun for both you and the dog and it builds your relationship and trust with your dog. I have continued with classes because of the positive experience and just love spending time with just the dog.

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I have been doing classes at Toledo Dog Training with my beagle the past few years. I began with a beginner class, knowing that I needed assistance when working with Gracie. Tonya works with everyone to make the class fun for both you and the dog and it builds your relationship and trust with your dog. I have continued with classes because of the positive experience and just love spending time with just the dog.

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I have enrolled two of my dogs in Tonya's training programs and they are both much better for it! Tonya understands not only the animals that she is working with, but also the owners as well. Her classes are fun for everyone involved (both humans and dogs) and will teach both you and your pet how to interact and have fun with eachother, work together, and how to properly train your dog to behave better in all different types of places and situations. Since attending Tonya's classes with my seven month old doberman puppy, I can tell you that she is much more focused on me, listens to me more when I give her both verbal commands and hand signals , and is much more social and accepting of other new dogs and people that she comes into contact with. Tonya has shown both my fiance and I what to do and how to propely react when our dogs are not responding to us, our families, our friends, and our guests in the right way. We have followed her advice and her positive methods of training and correction, and are very pleased with the results and i'm sure that you will be too!

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I have enrolled two of my dogs in Tonya's training programs and they are both much better for it! Tonya understands not only the animals that she is working with, but also the owners as well. Her classes are fun for everyone involved (both humans and dogs) and will teach both you and your pet how to interact and have fun with eachother, work together, and how to properly train your dog to behave better in all different types of places and situations. Since attending Tonya's classes with my seven month old doberman puppy, I can tell you that she is much more focused on me, listens to me more when I give her both verbal commands and hand signals , and is much more social and accepting of other new dogs and people that she comes into contact with. Tonya has shown both my fiance and I what to do and how to propely react when our dogs are not responding to us, our families, our friends, and our guests in the right way. We have followed her advice and her positive methods of training and correction, and are very pleased with the results and i'm sure that you will be too!

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Tonya does a fabulous job. We adopted two Golden Aussie Doodle puppies and questioned whether we should take training classes. We had owned dogs in the past and had gone to other training classes when our other dogs were young. We made a great choice by deciding to attend Tonya's puppy classes, etc. A very different approach to what we had learned in the past. Her methods are based on research, they are positive for the animal and they work!!! We all had fun and learned techniques that positively shape the puppies behaviors so that we can all coexist in harmony! I would recommend these classes to anyone! Great job - we will be continuing with classes and activities to further build our relationship with the dogs as they go through adolescence. Looking forward to it!

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Tonya does a fabulous job. We adopted two Golden Aussie Doodle puppies and questioned whether we should take training classes. We had owned dogs in the past and had gone to other training classes when our other dogs were young. We made a great choice by deciding to attend Tonya's puppy classes, etc. A very different approach to what we had learned in the past. Her methods are based on research, they are positive for the animal and they work!!! We all had fun and learned techniques that positively shape the puppies behaviors so that we can all coexist in harmony! I would recommend these classes to anyone! Great job - we will be continuing with classes and activities to further build our relationship with the dogs as they go through adolescence. Looking forward to it!

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I brought my six year old Vizsla, Macy to Tonya's beginner class on a recommendation from a friend. I like to say that Macy is "spunky"...which is code for having ZERO manners. She would get so excited when people would come over that she'd jump up on them like crazy. This was my main goal of taking the class - to get my dog to STOP jumping up on people. I am VERY pleased to report that after attending Toledo Dog Training, I have a very well behaved dog! She no longer jumps up, and we have also gained better grasp of sit, down and stay. I learned that most of Macy's "issues" were because as her traininer, I didn't know how to communicate what I expected of her. Tonya has helped us bridge that gap! We just visited my parents and they gave Macy the gold star for her new manners! Thanks again Tonya! Macy and I will be back for more!
-Kate

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I brought my six year old Vizsla, Macy to Tonya's beginner class on a recommendation from a friend. I like to say that Macy is "spunky"...which is code for having ZERO manners. She would get so excited when people would come over that she'd jump up on them like crazy. This was my main goal of taking the class - to get my dog to STOP jumping up on people. I am VERY pleased to report that after attending Toledo Dog Training, I have a very well behaved dog! She no longer jumps up, and we have also gained better grasp of sit, down and stay. I learned that most of Macy's "issues" were because as her traininer, I didn't know how to communicate what I expected of her. Tonya has helped us bridge that gap! We just visited my parents and they gave Macy the gold star for her new manners! Thanks again Tonya! Macy and I will be back for more!
-Kate

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Toledo Dog Training is a great place to take your dog! The environment is friendly and there are many class options from beginner on up depending on what you and your dog are interested in. Tonya is an excellent trainer with lots of patience for both the two footed and the four footed! You will learn how to motivate your dog and make learning fun for you and your pet at the same time. Check out Toledo Dog Training--you will be glad you did.

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Toledo Dog Training is a great place to take your dog! The environment is friendly and there are many class options from beginner on up depending on what you and your dog are interested in. Tonya is an excellent trainer with lots of patience for both the two footed and the four footed! You will learn how to motivate your dog and make learning fun for you and your pet at the same time. Check out Toledo Dog Training--you will be glad you did.

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My husband and I brought our Australian Labradoodle, Brady, home in January and we began puppy classes with Tonya in March. After just one week of puppy classes we noticed a tremendous difference in Brady??s behavior. He was much more attentive and could focus on us and what we were asking of him and was much more disciplined in that he was not jumping up, lunging, and barking all of the time. Brady has learned proper socialization skills, which we can now build upon, and much more! Tonya??s positive reinforcement training has not only taught Brady about good behaviors, but it has taught us, as Brady??s owners, how to properly train him and reward him as well. Tonya is a great teacher and she is always available to help answer questions and problem solve outside of the classroom as well. Brady absolutely loves going to class and we are looking forward to starting his beginner??s class next!!

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My husband and I brought our Australian Labradoodle, Brady, home in January and we began puppy classes with Tonya in March. After just one week of puppy classes we noticed a tremendous difference in Brady??s behavior. He was much more attentive and could focus on us and what we were asking of him and was much more disciplined in that he was not jumping up, lunging, and barking all of the time. Brady has learned proper socialization skills, which we can now build upon, and much more! Tonya??s positive reinforcement training has not only taught Brady about good behaviors, but it has taught us, as Brady??s owners, how to properly train him and reward him as well. Tonya is a great teacher and she is always available to help answer questions and problem solve outside of the classroom as well. Brady absolutely loves going to class and we are looking forward to starting his beginner??s class next!!

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Through many recommendations I decided to go with Toledo Dog Training for my dog (Sophie, beagle, age 4) to work her way to becoming a Therapy Dog. I started with Beginner Training and have been more than pleased. The time and care that Tonya gives to all clients, human and canine, is outstanding. In a short time of 5 weeks I have improved my dog's behavior and my way of interacting with my dog. It has been a rewarding experience and I would recommend Tonya to anyone. Her love of dogs and proper dog training makes her and Toledo Dog Training a success!

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Through many recommendations I decided to go with Toledo Dog Training for my dog (Sophie, beagle, age 4) to work her way to becoming a Therapy Dog. I started with Beginner Training and have been more than pleased. The time and care that Tonya gives to all clients, human and canine, is outstanding. In a short time of 5 weeks I have improved my dog's behavior and my way of interacting with my dog. It has been a rewarding experience and I would recommend Tonya to anyone. Her love of dogs and proper dog training makes her and Toledo Dog Training a success!

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Our daughter had wanted a Shiba Inu puppy for years. In researching the breed it was very apparent that early socialization and training were a must! We met with Tonya when we brought Levi home at eight weeks and signed up for her puppy class. Levi was very timid and reserved when we first brought him home. With Tonya??s guidance and direction Levi is well on his way to being a very curious yet well behaved puppy. He has completed the puppy class and we are looking forward to the next level of his training in January. Tonya??s experience and philosophy for dog training is exceptional, you will not be disappointed!

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Our daughter had wanted a Shiba Inu puppy for years. In researching the breed it was very apparent that early socialization and training were a must! We met with Tonya when we brought Levi home at eight weeks and signed up for her puppy class. Levi was very timid and reserved when we first brought him home. With Tonya??s guidance and direction Levi is well on his way to being a very curious yet well behaved puppy. He has completed the puppy class and we are looking forward to the next level of his training in January. Tonya??s experience and philosophy for dog training is exceptional, you will not be disappointed!

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My Vet suggested I contact Tonya because of concerns with one of my Maltese shih tzu mix. Ryder would bark and lunge at any passing dog. During our first private lesson and through Tonyas questions and observations she determined the source of Ryder's behavior was fear. This also manifested itself in her not coming down our steep Hall steps- for 2 years I carried her down, after two weeks of Tonyas strategies Ryder was following her sister down with no hesitation! I was so pleased with Ryder's other progress after 4 private lessons that we signed up for group class- externally informative and prepares you to identify signals your dog exhibits that you never knew. The last time Ryder was in boarding she was able to be in the play area with a group of other dogs-this was a huge accomplishment from prior to working with Tonya. If you have behavior concerns or just want to learn how to effectively train your dog, I would highly suggest you meet with Tonya, she is very positive, caring, informative and the classes are a pleasure!

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My Vet suggested I contact Tonya because of concerns with one of my Maltese shih tzu mix. Ryder would bark and lunge at any passing dog. During our first private lesson and through Tonyas questions and observations she determined the source of Ryder's behavior was fear. This also manifested itself in her not coming down our steep Hall steps- for 2 years I carried her down, after two weeks of Tonyas strategies Ryder was following her sister down with no hesitation! I was so pleased with Ryder's other progress after 4 private lessons that we signed up for group class- externally informative and prepares you to identify signals your dog exhibits that you never knew. The last time Ryder was in boarding she was able to be in the play area with a group of other dogs-this was a huge accomplishment from prior to working with Tonya. If you have behavior concerns or just want to learn how to effectively train your dog, I would highly suggest you meet with Tonya, she is very positive, caring, informative and the classes are a pleasure!

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Toledo Dog Training offers a variety of services in The Greater Toledo Area (Perrysburg, Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Rossford & Spring Meadows).Some of our services include:Positive, Private Dog Training Lessons Dog Training Lessons, Group Dog Training Classes & Dog Parties!
~Owner

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Toledo Dog Training offers a variety of services in The Greater Toledo Area (Perrysburg, Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Rossford & Spring Meadows).Some of our services include:Positive, Private Dog Training Lessons Dog Training Lessons, Group Dog Training Classes & Dog Parties!
~Owner

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Pets and their families are my passion. I have spent my lifetime with both dogs and cats, and turned that passion into a flourishing career. I was even honored with the title of one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States by TopTeny! Over my almost twenty year career, I have been able to offer my pet clients a variety of services, and finally decided to merge everything under one brand: Raising Your Pets Naturally.

More about Raising Your Pets Naturally with Tonya Wilhelm

Raising Your Pets Naturally embraces all of my loves: dog behavior, dog training, cat behavior, dog and cat nutrition, pet care, pet product reviews, traveling with dogs, pet and human health, and of course, lots of fun and useful information. I provide pet parents and pet professionals an array of services including: dog training (in person or via phone/Skype), cat behavioral training, pet and human articles and videos, product reviews, freelance writing services, speaking services and even pet-friendly travel reviews.

 

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