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Ridgeside K9 Toledo


Top-Rated Dog Training In Toledo

Ridgeside K9 believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to dog training. At Ridgeside K9 Toledo, our goal is for you to be a well-educated and knowledgeable owner. We want you to know the WHAT, HOW, and WHY.

Get Your Dog To Listen & Obey

5-Star Google and Facebook Reviews

We Train Any Breed, Any Age, or Any Issue

Affordable Financing Available


Off-Leash Board and Training Focusing On Obedience.


Potty Training, Basic Obedience and Socialization.


Focusing on Aggressive Behavior

Our Exclusive Board and Train Program

We focus on owner training as much as dog training!

A Board and Train program is where your dog comes and stays with us for the duration of their training. Our board and train program is ideal for people who either do not have the time to train their dog or those whose dog is exhibiting severe behavioral problems.

A board and training program can help your pet transform their mindset and live a happier life. The training sessions make up the bulk of your dog’s day. We offer specialized packages that are tailored to each dog’s personality and needs. Depending on the dog, we may be focusing on one major task the entire duration of their stay or teaching a variety of new behaviors.

What’s most important is establishing trust and a clear communication system with your dog, so they feel comfortable working with us and taking what they learn back home to you.


Professional Training Vs. Majority of training done by owner

Do more with your dog sooner, faster results

Consistent training

Reliable training results

Field trips and socialization

Perfect for busy families

Training that lasts

Our Process is Simple

We focus on owner training as much as dog training!

At Ridgeside K9 Toledo, our goal is for you to be a well-educated and knowledgeable owner. We want you to know the WHAT, HOW, and WHY.

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Well, what exactly do WE offer after training for FREE?

Follow Up Lessons

if you choose to do a Board and Train program with us, You have free follow-up lessons to help you! Yes, we will even come to your house if you need us to!

Pack Walks

Pack Walks are an awesome way to work around other trained dogs in a controlled environment. During Pack walks we will push You and Your dog past your training comfort zone! We want you guys to be the best team possible.

Refresher Training

We hold scheduled refresher training events throughout the month. These are similar to pack walks, but we focus more heavily on obedience and relationship building.

The Family Page

Once you become a client, you are part of our Ridgeside K9 Family. You will have access to join our Facebook family group with 2500+ clients! This is a great group for networking and hearing about upcoming events such as seminars, refresher training, and outings!

What Our Customers Say About Us

A Perfectly Behaved Dog Is Just One Call Away.

Frustrated Dog Owner? We can train your dog to be your perfect companion
around anyone or anywhere you take them!

The Training Approach

Three steps to our training approach for the perfectly obedient dog:

Training The Dog

The first step in training is teaching a clear communication system to the dog. We have to have a way to clearly communicate with dogs what we want and don’t want from them. We will teach them obedience that works anywhere! Doesn’t matter where you go, whether it’s a busy park or grandma’s house, our system works!

Training The Owner

The second and most important step to training is training the owners! At graduation, we spend 3 hours educating you the owner! We demonstrate, teach you, and coach you. We want you to learn how to properly communicate with your pup so you can build a stronger relationship.

Maintenance Training

Here at Ridgeside K9 Toledo we offer various ways to keep up with your training. To include lifetime support. We hold weekly refresher training for all prior clients, We offer a monthly pack walk, and we offer an online platform to be able to ask questions and connect with other owners.


What Makes Us Different?

We believe training your dog is an important step, but we believe what’s even more important is training you and continued support AFTER training!

Continued Support

Our training programs give you access to our monthly pack walks. During our pack walks you will have the opportunity to train around other dog owners and under supervision of the best trainers!

Trusted Dog TRainers

Our Team..

Consists of prior military veterans, retired police k9 trainers, high level competition sport trainers and some of the top household pet trainers in the country.

Each dog and owner are evaluated for issues, goals and wants. We customize each training package using a mix of marker training, free shaping, classical and operant conditioning to establish real world, measurable and reliable obedience and control.

We always push for the dog to achieve clarity of task. Showing a dog a new way of “being” and the owners a new way of communicating.


Brent Kieffer

Dog Trainer - Ridgeside K9 Toledo

Our owner Mike was a police K9 handler in Northern Virginia for close to 10 years where he worked 2 police K9s, Max and Thor. In 2015 Mike left police work to serve a greater purpose. Mike utilized his K9 skills in support of the Global War on Terror as a private contractor for the Department of State and then Other Government Agencies. After having children Mike returned stateside and became a trainer for GardaWorld Federal Services where he helped to modernize their K9 training practices. After leaving contracting K9 work, Mike joined the Ridgeside K9 Northern Virginia team full time. Mike was also the head trainer for Ridgeside K9 Winchester where he provided oversight for all of the facilities training dogs and excelled at customer service and client education. Mike became owner of Ridgeside K9 East Carolina in 2023 and is looking forward to providing top notch training and customer service.

Our Trainers Are Evaluated, Trained and Selected...

carefully to fit our brand and to provide you guys the best, most qualified and most knowledgeable trainers!


Raleigh, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Wilmington, New Bern, Myrtle Beach, Boone.