Obedience Classes

Obedience Classes

 

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Puppy Club

Puppy class has a focus on socialization, crucial at this age in preventing fear and related problems down the road, as well as helping you trouble shoot common puppy problems (puppy teeth, anyone?!) Puppy Club is offered on a drop-in basis, for dogs 8-16 weeks old, and you can attend as many classes as you want in that time period!

Puppy class is offered at $20 a session. Registration each week IS REQUIRED. Only 6 spots available per class each week.

BUCKSPORT: Saturdays at 10:00am  SIGN UP HERE

 

SUPER Puppy!

Unlike Puppy Club, this is an ongoing 5 week class. This class is for puppies 9-16 weeks old on the first week of class. We will focus on proper socialization, troubleshooting puppy problems, and beginning obedience. Socialization is crucial at this age in preventing fear and related problems down the road so we will practice interacting with other puppies, meeting new people, exploring new objects and surfaces and growing confidence. We will also discuss house training and crate training, play biting and jumping and use positive reinforcement to teach your puppies to sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, walking on leash and come when called. Only people at the first class, no dogs please.

Sullivan Start dates:

  • Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm

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MDI Start Dates

  • Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30pm

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Manners 1

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping on everyone? Need help getting your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer these big struggles and more. This class is not appropriate for reactive dogs. In this class we cover loose leash walking, coming when called, stay, sit/down/stand, polite greetings (not jumping) and working on attention and other skills around distractions. Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below. The first week is a humans only orientation so you will NOT bring your dog with you.

Bucksport Start Dates

  • Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, January 7th at 11:00am
  • Sunday, January 15th at 11:00am
  • Tuesday, February 14th at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, February 18th at 12:30pm
  • Sunday, February 26th at 11:00am

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Sullivan Start dates:

  • Wednesday, January 11th at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00pm

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MDI Start Dates

  • Tuesday, January 17th at 5:00pm
  • Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm

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Blue Hill Start Dates 

  • Spring dates TBA

 

WILD Thing

Do you have a teenage dog who is familiar with the basics (sit, down, stay, come), but still has a lot to learn? Does your dog have little focus or self control? Does she know recall or stay but struggles when there are distractions around? This class will build on this skills your dog learned in Manners class and help her develop the self control necessary to take your training to the next level. You and your teen will be introduced to games that work with rather than against their teenage energy, while building self-control. This class is for dogs 5 months and older, who have completed another Salty Dogs class, or by instructor permission.
Class meets for four weeks. Cost $150

Bucksport Start Dates

  • Saturday, January 3rd at 6:30pm

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MDI Start Dates

  • Wednesday, January 18th at 5:30pm

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Manners 2

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including drop it, focus work, leave it, heeling and adding distance and distractions to your obedience cues. Must have completed Manners 1 course for entrance (or by instructor permission). Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below.

Bucksport Start Dates

  • Saturday, January 7th at 12:30pm
  • Saturday, February 18th at 11:00am

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MDI Start Dates

  • Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 28th at 5:00pm

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Blue Hill Start Dates 

  • Spring Dates TBA
 

Canine Good Citizen Prep

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and training and good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate and their first official title from the AKC. The class will prepare you to take the (optional) test at the end. Manners 1 & 2 required for entrance to class (or by instructor approval.)

Covered in class:

-Sit and down on cue and staying in place
-Coming when called
-Accepting a friendly stranger
-Appearance and grooming
-Walking on a loose leash
-Walking through a crowd
-Reaction to another dog
-Reaction to distractions
-Supervised separation
-Sitting politely for petting

Class meets for five weeks.

Bucksport Start Dates

  • Sunday, January 15th at 12:00pm

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MDI Start Dates

  • Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30pm

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