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Dog Training Classes

2021:  Live 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 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. 

We will be practicing social distancing during classes.  Class is held inside, so masks are required.  4 dogs maximum, 2 handlers per dog maximum.

No prerequisites

Note:  Class will move to a Zoom class in the event of Snow cancelation

Mondays, starting January 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
runs through February 15, 2021 (No Class MLK day, January 18)
Mondays, starting January 4, 2020 @ 6:45 pm
runs through February 15, 2021 (No Class MLK day, January 18)
 

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

$165

Due to COVID safety precautions and the size of the training room, each class will be limited to 4 dogs, with each dog allowed to bring two humans.  Students will be required to wear masks in the building, and I will be wearing my face shield.  Let's keep everyone safe!

  
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 January 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
runs through February 9, 2021
Thursdays, starting January 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
runs through February 10, 2021
Any snow cancelations will mean we will conduct class via Zoom
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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 January 6, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
runs through January 27, 2021
Thursdays, starting January 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
runs through January 28, 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.

 
Returning April, 2021
runs through X
  
Scarborough, 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. 

Class is held outside, so masks are not required, as we have plenty of space to practice social distancing.  Any rainy Saturdays will mean that we conduct class online via Zoom that day.  

No prerequisites

Returning Summer 2021
runs through X

First class is online via Zoom
All other classes held outside with dogs

$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.  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

Returning June 2021
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$165


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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