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Dog Training Classes

2022 Classes  


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

207-642-3693
  
Gorham, Maine Class
at Refreshing Paws, 132 Brackett Road
 
6 Week Classes, one hour per week

Beginner Manners Class
Teach your dog the basics like Come When Called, Loose Leash Walking, Stay, Drop It and much more while practicing 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.  All classes are on-leash.

NEXT CLASS Starts Tuesday, June 7, 2022
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
First class is online via Zoom @ 5:45 p.m.
All other classes held inside climate-controlled 
training room.
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Scarborough, Maine Class

held outside in a parking lot with adjascent field
6 Week Class, one hour per week

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.  Lot's of "Stay" work with distractions and many heeling exercises.  All classes held outside.  Any rain cancelations push the class out one week, so you will still get all 6 classes.

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

prerequisite:  a positive reinforcement Beginner Class.  All classes are on-leash.

returning summer, 2022
x a.m. - x a.m.
  
All Classes below are in Fryeburg, Maine
207-642-3693

directions

 

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. 
 
Thursdays, starting June 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
runs through July 7, 2022
Wednesdays, starting June 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
runs through July 20, 2022
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Puppy Kindergarten
4 Week Class
For puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and 18 weeks old at the start of class

The first issue we will cover in class is how to handle puppy biting! 
Yes, they all do it, but they sure have sharp teeth.
Learn how to kindly manage and redirect this behavior.   
  We will cover foundation behaviors like Housetraining,
Come When Called, Sit Sequence, Attention and Name Recognition.
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
as a part of their socialization,
which is so much more than just exposing them to people and dogs.

Start Dates:
Wednesdays, starting June 15, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
runs through July 6, 2022
Wednesdays, starting July 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
runs through August 10, 2022 (No class July 27)
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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.

 
Thursdays, starting June 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
runs through July 7, 2022
  

Gorham, Maine Classes

held at Refreshing Paws
132 Brackett Road


For dogs of any age
Beginner Manners Class
6 Week Class

Teach your dog the basics like Come When Called, Loose Leash Walking, Stay, Drop It and much more while practicing 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. 

Class is held inside training room.  4 dogs maximum, 2 handlers per dog maximum.

No prerequisites.  For dogs age 4 months old and up.

Returning Fall, 2022
one class @ 5:30 p.m.
one class @ 6:45 p.m.
runs through X, 2022

First class for both classes is online orientation via Zoom @ 6:00 pm
All other classes held inside with dogs

$180

Masks are currently optional.


The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

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