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On August 8, 2020
Bodhi & Rocky demonstrate the proper technique for "Big Play Mouth". 
Taco and Eddie chill in the foreground.

Puppy Play Groups
ongoing weekly, held inside

at Refreshing Paws
a boarding and grooming facility
132 Brackett Road
Gorham, Maine

Let's have fun, exercise your pups and learn about what is and isn't appropriate dog behavior and how to kindly intervene and redirect when necessary.

Saturdays in 2020
For puppies from the ages of 10 weeks old to 9 months old
up to 40 pounds

Next Puppy Play Group:  Saturday, September 19, 2020

from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Puppies who are already wrestling and chasing will be separated with gating from those who are building confidence


●  At this time each puppy may bring only one human to play group.  (Sorry!  Take video for your family!)  We will be practicing social distancing during play groups and the space is large enough so that people can be more than 6 feet apart.   

●  All pups must be current on Parvovirus and Distemper vaccines (Abbreviated "DHPP" or "DAPP").

●  Please bring your pup on a regular 6 foot leash attached to a flat collar or body harness.  You will also need to bring treats!  We will want to reward them for coming when called (during play that can be challenging!) and for when we restrain them to take them back out of the space. 

When the weather is nice:  We will be working outside in a grassy, fenced area with canopies for shade.  8 Puppies maximum for outdoor play group.  Cost for Outside:  $20 payable in advance to hold your spot.

When the weather is rainy or too hot:  We will be working inside the air-conditioned training room, masks will be required.  8 Puppies maximum for indoor play group.  Cost for Inside:  $20 payable in advance to hold your spot.

To participate in Play Group call Mallory at 207-642-3693

or e-mail here


Emmett & Sammy, June 20, 2020

The Fun Way to Optimize Owner/Pet Relationships!

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

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