Maine Canine Academy

School for dogs, meant to bring out the best in your pup

MCA is not a daycare, it’s a training school for Salty Dogs. The Academy runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each MCA student’s program is catered to their specific needs and all receive at least four individual sessions with our trainers throughout the day as well as additional group training time. By working hands on with a professional, experienced trainer, your dog will learn skills that stick faster, while learning around real world distractions and getting time to play, rest, run, and have fun!

Each dog receives extensive training time, social time, exercise, mental enrichment, confidence building and exposure to new concepts, games, and sports. Between sessions, students are provided with chews and frozen West Paw stuffed toys as they practice waiting calmly while other dogs play: an important skill for everyone to learn! Dogs are split into small, hand-selected groups to ensure proper play and social skills are learned and maintained.

MCA is different from other programs in the area and industry because we maintain incredibly small groups. Your dog will receive substantial one-on-one attention as our ratio of dogs to trainers is 3 to 1, compared to other programs that have as many as 10-20 dogs per staff.

Maine Canine Academy Basic

Our entry-level package of 12 MCA sessions, 1 initial evaluation, and 2 one-hour private sessions. Available in three different payment options. New attendees receive six months of free access to our monthly drop-in training group (for owner and dog to attend together). During our MCA Basic, we’ll work on the following skills:

  • Voluntary attention and focus
  • Loose leash walking
  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Settle/mat training
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Impulse control
  • Greetings with people
  • Sit/down/stand
  • Touch

Pay all at once for 12-Day MCA Basics Package (best deal!) – $1,150

Pay over time – 3 days a week for 4 weeks – $300 per week

Pay over time – 2 days a week for 6 weeks – $200 per week

Maine Canine Academy Advanced

For dogs that have completed our Basics course (or by trainer’s recommendation), we offer MCA Advanced, where they can enjoy all the perks of our MCA Basics while working on skills more suited to their unique skill level.

Pay all at once for 12-Day MCA Advanced Package (best deal!) – $1,150

Pay over time – 3 days a week for 4 weeks – $300 per week

Pay over time – 2 days a week for 6 weeks – $200 per week