Group Classes

Group classes are held at Maine Greyhound Placement in Augusta, Maine. Pre-registration and payment by cash or check are required. Feel free to send me an email at jaimee.IDWT@gmail.com or give me a ring at 207.514.3684 to discuss which class is appropriate for your dog.

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Please note that not every class is offered in every session.
If you have an interest in a class that is not on our current calendar, please send an email to jaimee.IDWT@gmail.com


Puppy KINDERGARTEN

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Puppy Kindergarten starts your puppy off right! For pups ages 8 weeks up to 20 weeks at the start of class. Learn foundation skills including sit, down, come when called (recalls), loose leash walking, attention/focus and tricks with lots of playtime and a strong emphasis on touch conditioning and socialization! Common puppy challenges such as house training, chewing and jumping are addressed. 

Class info: 
This is a 6-week session, 1 hour each week
Price: $120.00
Digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 8-10 students

MANNERS I

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Perfect for the newly-adopted dog or adult dog in need of foundation skills or older puppies who have finished Puppy Kindergarten. Recommended for dogs 5 months and older at the start of class. Learn sit, down, come when called (recalls), loose leash walking, attention/focus, tricks & more! Includes digital handbook and homework sheets.

Class info: 
This is a 6-week session, 1 hour each week
Price: $120.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6-8 students

MANNERS II

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Add more advanced skills to your repertoire. Includes advanced stay work, impulse control, heeling, targeting, polite greeting, go to mat & more!

Class info: 
This is a 6-week session, 1 hour each week
Price: $120.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6-8 students
Prerequisites: Manners I, or instructor approval

MANNERS III

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Want reliability in the face of distractions? Want to wean off food and reinforcers? This class is for you! Hone your skills from Manners I and Manners II and build reliability without having to carry a bag of treats with you all the time!

Class info: 
This is a 6-week session, 1 hour each week
Price: $120.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6-8 students
Prerequisites: Manners I and Manners II, or instructor approval

COME! Building a Reliable Recall

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This class focuses on getting snappy, reliable recalls. Learn why dogs don't always come and how to ensure that your puppy or dog will always come back to you! Includes digital handbook and homework sheets.

Class info:
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

BOREDOM BUSTERS!

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Looking for something FUN to do with your dog? Boredom Busters focuses on a variety of different activities including scent work, freestyle moves, tricks and other fun activities to keep your dog busy! Includes digital handbook and homework sheets.

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

SNIFFER 101

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This class so much sniffy fun! Learn how to teach your dog to scent for food or birch, searching in the "Jersey Junkyard" and by identification line-ups. As well, this class will introduce how to transition to human scent. Perfect for the team interested in exploring scent work for future use in K9 Nosework or Wag It Games Sniff It.

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

Intro to Rally Obedience

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Rally is a team sport and competition opportunities are offered in a variety of venues including World Cynosport and AKC. This class is perfect for those new to the sport, focusing on novice/intro level skills and signs. To learn more about Rally Obedience, visit: www.rallydogs.com

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

Rally Obedience Course Work

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Hone your Rally Obedience skills with course work focused on World Cynosport Rally Obedience. This class focuses on perfecting your performance with valuable feedback on how to showcase your skills to the judge and deliver your best performance in a competitive setting. Includes Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Perfect practice for upcoming trials!

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREP

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Prepare your dog for AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, a program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All 10 test items will be covered in detail.  

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Includes digital handbook, homework sheets, handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6 students

OUT & ABOUT CLASS

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THIS CLASS IS OFFERED SEASONALLY THROUGH THE SPRING, SUMMER & FALL

Out & About class is perfect for those dogs who have finished Manners I and Manners II who are looking to "proof" their skills in real-life settings. This class will take place in a new and different location each week in the Augusta area. Learn how to help your dog generalize their skills in distracting settings, how to manage polite greetings and heeling in public, and how to help those dogs who get over-excited or scared of a variety of real-life scenarios, such as children, other dogs, people, cars/traffic.

3-week session
$60.00

Class info: 
3-week session
Price: $60.00
Handouts/reading material and link resources
Class capacity: 6-10 students
Prerequisites: Manners I AND Manners II