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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.

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.

Small sized classes in a beautiful country setting.

NEXT CLASS Starts Monday, November 7, 2022
One Class 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
One Class 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
First class is online via Zoom @ 6:00 p.m.
All other classes held inside climate-controlled 
training room.

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.

starts Sunday, September 18, 2022
10:00  - 11:00 a.m.
All Classes below are in Center Conway, NH
2928 East Conway Rd., Center Conway, NH



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, starting November 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Thursdays, starting November 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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:
Thursdays, starting October 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
runs through Npvember 3, 2022
Wednesdays, starting November 2, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
runs through November 30, 2022 (NO class November 23)

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.

Wednesdays, starting October 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

Raising Canine Maine
Mallory Hattie, CPDT-KA
Phone: 207-642-3693