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Dog Training Classes

Classes are held in Gorham and Fryeburg Maine.
All classes use positive reinforcement training!
Each class meets for one hour per week.

207-642-3693
  
  
Gorham Recreation Department
classes at the Little Falls School Gym
40 Acorn Street, Gorham, Maine
 

6 Week Classes

For dogs of any age
Beginner Manners Class
Teach your dog the basics like Come When Called, Leash Walking, Stay and
much more while practicing in a room with distractions: other people and dogs.

Jumping on people is covered as well, and you will learn
strategies to help with common pet dog issues. 

No prerequisites

Beginning Monday, April 22, 2019  @ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
runs through June 3, 2019  (No class Memeorial Day, May 27)

Just Added!  Beginning Monday, April 22, 2019  @ 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
runs through June 3, 2019  (No class Memeorial Day, May 27)

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The Next Step Intermediate Class

Will focus on increasing the level of distractions that your dog can pay attention to you in!

You will work your dog off of other teams in some exercises, cover some new material, and strengthen your dog's previous work.  In the earlier part of class we will work some exercises outside, weather-permitting.

And learn the best way to introduce unfamiliar dogs on-leash!

prerequisite:  a positive reinforcement Beginner Class

Beginning Monday, June 10, 2019  @ 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
runs through July 15, 2019

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Wag It Games Class
Relationship First Dog Training

 

Wag It Games are a series of games designed for you to have fun with your dog and build a stronger relationship.  Wag It Games has several divisions, but in this class we will focus on 2 divisions:

Shadow Skills:  Dogs work on both sides of the handler performing a variety of twists, turns and side changes.  Challenge both your dog and you in learning these new moves!  Once we have some of these moves down, we will perform them on a course.

Obstacle Games (No Need for Speed):  Learn to move through and around a number of obstacles with your dog!  Your dog will go through hoops and tunnels, step through ladders,up steps and over bridges.  Direct your dog to move away to perform some moves.  Much of the work in both Shadow and Obstacle skills involves the handler learning how to move to correctly direct the dog.  Obstacle skills will also eventually be performed on a course.

Learn more about Wag It Games Here
Prerequisite: Beginner & Intermediate Dog training classes

Returning Summer, 2019  @ 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
runs through X

to sign up call Gail @ 207-222-1635
or sign up online here
  
285 Main Street (Route 302)
Fryeburg, Maine
207-642-3693

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Upcoming Class Start Dates
6 Week Classes
For dogs of any age

Pet Dog 101 (Beginner)
Teach your dog the basics like Come When Called, Leash Walking, Stay and
much more while practicing in a room with other people and dogs
.
Jumping on people is covered as well, and you will learn
strategies to help with common pet dog issues. 
 
Wednesdays, April 24, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.
runs through May 29, 2019
Thursdays, April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. 
runs through May 30, 2019
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Pet Dog 102 (Intermediate)
Improve your dog's ability to respond to you with increased distractions!
Your classmates will frequently be your distractors in this class where
we proof behaviors you have begun, as well as learn new behaviors,
like the best way to introduce dogs on-leash.

 
Tuesdays, May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
runs through June 25, 2019
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Puppy Kindergarten
4 Week Class
For puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and 16 weeks old at the start of class

The focus of this class will be socialization & handling, and will cover some basic behaviors,
like Come When Called,  the Sit Sequence, and Name Recognition.
Puppy-specific behaviors like mouthing and housetraining are covered.
Off-leash play is an important part of this class, and we will discuss appropriate
 and inappropriate play behavior and when to interrupt. 
We also introduce novel and interesting items to the pups each week.

Start Dates:
 
Thursdays, April 4, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m. 
runs through April 25, 2019 
 
Thursdays, May 2, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m. 
runs through May 23, 2019 
Wednesdays, May 8, 2019 @ 1:15 p.m. 
runs through May 29, 2019 
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Wag It Games Classes
Relationship First Dog Training

 

Wag It Games are a series of games designed for you to have fun with your dog and build a stronger relationship.  Wag It Games has several divisions (Sniff It, Dog Ball, Quarry Quest, Water Skills and Agility), but in this class we will focus on 2 divisions:

Shadow Skills:  Dogs work on both sides of the handler performing a variety of twists, turns and side changes.  Challenge both your dog and you in learning these new moves!  Once we have some of these moves down, we will perform them on a course.

Obstacle Games (No Need for Speed):  Learn to move through and around a number of obstacles with your dog!  Your dog will go through hoops and tunnels, step through ladders,up steps and over bridges.  Direct your dog to move away to perform some moves.  Much of the work in both Shadow and Obstacle skills involves the handler learning how to move to correctly direct the dog.  Obstacle skills will also eventually be performed on a course.

Learn more about Wag It Games Here

Wag It Games Novice
Prerequisite: Pet Dog 101 & 102 or equivalent

Returning Tuesdays, 2019
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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Wag It Games Skilled Drop In
Prerequisite: Wag It Games Novice

Tuesdays, April 2, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m.
runs through May 7, 2019

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Sign Up Online Here!

Telling Tails Web Site

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Planet Dog Puppy Play Groups

Check out the free Puppy Play Groups at the store, too!
 

Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. - Noon

 
The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

Raising Canine Maine
Mallory Hattie, CPDT-KA
Phone: 207-642-3693
Email: raisingcanine@roadrunner.com

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