Obedience Classes

Obedience Classes

FREE Adventure Puppy Club

Not your regular puppy kindergarten! This class is to help your dog become their most confident, adventurous self. We include socialization beyond just puppy play: learning about novel surfaces, environments, and objects, problem solving, being around new people, and how to orient to their handler with distractions. This class is crucial at this age in preventing fear and related problems down the road. We’ll also help you trouble shoot common puppy problems (puppy teeth, anyone?!) Adventure Club is offered on a drop-in basis with a discount for purchasing 4 classes, for dogs 8-16 weeks old.

This class is offered for FREE in Bucksport and Northeast Harbor. Registration each week IS REQUIRED. Only 5 spots available per class each week. Again, your puppy must be no older than 16 weeks (4 months) to join this class!

BUCKSPORT:

Saturdays at 12pm
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NORTHEAST HARBOR:

Thursdays at 6:00pm
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Super Puppy Training Class

In addition to socialization, this class involves more in depth training and puppy problem solving. The first week is an orientation so that you can ask all the questions you have about living with your new pup. Super Puppy class meets for 5 weeks and is for puppies that are 9 to 16 weeks. Registration only required ONCE for this package, as you will pre-pay for all 5 weeks. For more information, please click on the Sign Up link.

START DATES:

  • February 28th, Wednesday, at 6:00pm
  • April 10th, Wednesday, at 6:00pm

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LEVEL I CLASSES

Basic Obedience Semi-Private Class

Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below. 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? Basic obedience 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 will meet with 3-4 dogs, giving your instructor opportunities to address concerns for all students, give each team individual attention, and help you progress further in a lower-stress environment for both people and dogs. This class is not appropriate for reactive dogs. In this class we cover loose leash walking, coming when called, stay, sit/down/stand, and working on attention and other skills around distractions.

The first week is a humans only orientation so you will NOT bring your dog with you.

NORTHEAST HARBOR START DATES

BUCKSPORT START DATES

  • February 17th, Saturday, at 2:00pm

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SULLIVAN START DATES

  • February 28th, Wednesday, at 5:00pm
  • April 10th, Wednesday, at 7:00pm

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STONINGTON START DATES

  • February 26th, Monday, at 5:30pm

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WILD Thing Semi-Private Class

Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below. Do you have a teenage dog who is familiar with the basics (sit, down, stay, come), but needs help learning to stay focused around distractions? Does she need help with polite greetings and not jumping on others? This class will help you build the communication skills to work together in new and exciting scenarios and helping your dog learn settle when they’re excited. You and your dog will be introduced to games that work with rather than against their teenage energy, while building self-control. This class will meet with 3-4 dogs who are five months and older, giving your instructor opportunities to address concerns for all students, give each team individual attention, and help you progress further in a lower-stress environment for both people and dogs.

The first week is a humans only orientation so you will NOT bring your dog with you.

NORTHEAST HARBOR START DATES:

BUCKSPORT START DATE:

  • January 13th, Saturday, at 1:00pm

BUCKSPORT SIGN UP HERE

SULLIVAN START DATES

  • April 10th, Wednesday, at 5:00pm

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LEVEL 2 CLASSES

Intermediate Obedience Semi-Private Class

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. This class emphasizes polishing all the behaviors that your dog needs in the home, and out and about. We will teach your dog polite greetings, walking past other dogs, impulse control around distractions. This class will meet with 3-4 dogs, giving your instructor opportunities to address concerns for all students, give each team individual attention, and help you progress further in a lower-stress environment for both people and dogs. This class is for dogs and handlers who have completed Basic Obedience Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below.

NORTHEAST HARBOR START DATES

BUCKSPORT START DATE

  • February 20th, Tuesday, at 6:30pm

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SULLIVAN START DATES

  • February 28th, Wednesday, at 7:00pm

SULLIVAN SIGN UP HERE

Looking for more to do with your dog?

We also offer Adventure School and Day Training packages to break up the daily routine and keep up training momentum for dogs, or you can sign up for one of our specialty Advanced Classes once you’ve completed a Level 1 Obedience or Wild Things class with us. We offer tricks and games classes, nosework, fitness and conditioning, and will be bringing more like agility and others on the way soon!

Looking for a FREE opportunity to understand your dog better? Join one of our Dogspeak presentations at either the Blue Hill Public Library or Ellsworth Public Library to learn more about dog body language, how to make sure you’re meeting your dog’s needs, how to understand when something is not right, and how to communicate to live peacefully and happily with your dog.