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Dog Training Classes

Summer, 2020:  Live Classes are Back!  

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

Classes held outside in a quiet parking lot
with adjascent field in Scarborough, Maine
Any rain dates will simply push the class out one week.  
6 Week Classes

For dogs of any age
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. 

We will be practicing social distancing during classes.  This outdoor space is very large.  Each puppy may bring up to 2 humans to classes.  Children over the age of 8 years may be one of the two humans. 

No prerequisites

Monday, August 3, 2020
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
runs through September 14, 2020 (No class Labor Day, September 7)

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


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

Starting Mondays, returning summer 2020
runs through X, 2020  


All Classes below are in Fryeburg, Maine



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 July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
runs through September 2, 2020

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 June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
runs through July 30 , 2020
Puppy Kindergarten
4 Week Class
For puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and 16 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 July 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
runs through August 5, 2020
Thursdays, starting July 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
runs through August 6, 2020
The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

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

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