Obedience Classes

Obedience Classes

 

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: Sundays at 10:00am starting January 9th with Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA, Instructor SIGN UP HERE

BLUE HILL: Thursdays at 5:15 starting May 19th with Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA, Instructor SIGN UP HERE

 

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. Class meets for five weeks with start date listed below.

Bucksport Start Dates with Whitney Thurston CPDT-KA, Instructor

  • Friday, April 15th at 5:00pm FULL
  • Sunday, May 15th at 11:00am
  • Sunday, May 15th at 1:30pm
  • Sunday, June 12th at 12:30pm

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Blue Hill Start Dates with Whitney Thurston CPDT-KA, Instructor

  • Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 24th at 5:15pm

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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 $130.

Blue Hill Start Dates with Whitney Thurston CPDT-KA, Instructor

  • Friday, June 3rd at 5:15pm

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Manners 2

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including mat training, walk away, 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 with Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA

  • Friday, April 15th at 6:00pm FULL
  • Sunday, May 8th at 12:30pm
  • Sunday, June 12th at 11:00am

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Blue Hill Start Dates with Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA

  • Tuesday, June 28th at 6:15pm

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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. Cost $140

Blue Hill Start Dates with Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA

  • Tuesday, May 24th at 6:15pm

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