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Dog Training Classes

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

207-642-3693
 
  

Planet Dog Puppy Classes
6 Week Class
for puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and 20 weeks old at the start of class

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings right in the
Planet Dog Store at 211 Marginal Way
Portland, Maine
207-347-8606


Next class begins:
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 6:15 p.m. 
Runs through February 6, 2019

First class is orientation without the pups and runs from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
All other classes are from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Class will cover socialization, handling and many basic behaviors such as Come When Called, loose-leash Walking, Sit, Stay, Down, "Leave it", "Excuse me!" (step out of the way), and more.  Topics include dog body language, nutrition and more.  Optional off-leash play at the end of each class.

Check out the free Puppy Play Groups at the store, too!
Play groups will resume at the store starting Saturday, January 5, 2019
 

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

 
  
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, January 7, 2019  @ 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
runs through February 11, 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

January 7, 2019  @ 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
runs through February 11, 2019

to sign up call Gail @ 207-222-1635
or sign up online here
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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, February 25, 2019 @ 7:10 - 8:10 p.m.
runs through April 1, 2019

  
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. 
Thursdays, January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. 
runs through February 28, 2019
 
Wednesdays, January 2, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.
runs through February 6, 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, January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
runs through February 26, 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, December 6, 2018 @ 5:45 p.m. 
runs through January 3, 2019  (No class December 27)
 
Thursdays, Janury 17, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m. 
runs through February 7, 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

Tuesdays, January 22, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m.
runs through February 26, 2019
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Wag It Games Skilled Drop In
Prerequisite: Wag It Games Novice

Tuesdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 2018
January 8 & 15, 2019

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

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Sign Up Online Here!

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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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