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Dog Training Classes

2021:  Live 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, 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.

Starts Monday, November 1, 2021
one class @ 5:30 p.m.: Class Full
one class @ 6:45 p.m.:  Still Room
runs through December 6, 2021

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

$165

As per current CDC Guidelines, masks will be required, since we are currently in a "high" transmission area.

Current CDC Guidelines


  
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. 
 
Wednesdays, starting October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
runs through November 17, 2021
Thursdays, starting January 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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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 October 13, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
runs through November 3, 2021
Thursdays, starting October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
runs through November 4, 2021
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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 October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
runs through December 9, 2021  (No class November 25, Thanksgiving)
  
Gorham, Maine Classes
held outside in a quiet parking lot
with adjascent field
 
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

Returning Mondays, 2022
Ends X

First class is online via Zoom @ 5:45 p.m.
All other classes held outside with dogs
unless it rains!  

$165


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

Returning Mondays, 2022
Ends X

$165


The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

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