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Dog Training Classes

2023 Classes  

Classes are held in Scarborough & Gorham, Maine,
& Center Conway, NH.

All classes use positive reinforcement training!
Each class meets for one hour per week.

Puppy Kindergarten
4 weeks for one hour per week:  $120

Class covers puppy basics like managing the "Zoomies", puppy biting, crate training, house training and crucial behaviors like Come When Called, attention, "Give", and games to focus your pup.
Includes puppy play time. 

Puppies should be between the ages of 10 weeks and 17 weeks old
when class starts and be current on distemper and parvovirus vaccines.

NEXT CLASS Starts Monday, November 13, 2023

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Beginner Manners Class
6 weeks for one hour per week:  $180
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.  For dogs at least 4 months old when class starts.  All classes are on-leash.

Small sized classes in a beautiful country setting.

NEXT CLASS Starts Monday, November 6, 2023
6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
First class is online via Zoom @ 6:00 p.m. 
All other classes held inside climate-controlled 
training room at Refreshing Paws, 132 Brackett Road, Gorham, Maine.


Scarborough, Maine Class

held outside in a parking lot with adjacent 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 Sundays, Spring, 2024
10:30 - 11:30 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 (minimum age 4 months old)

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 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
runs through January 3, 2024  (No class November 22, December 20)
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 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
runs through November 2, 2023

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.

Wednesday, Sepember 13, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
runs through October 25, 2023  (No class October 4)
Thursday, Sepember 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
runs through November 2, 2023  (No class October 5)
The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

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