The Capable Canine Training

At the Capable Canine we offer professional group and private dog training in Southern Maine and firmly believe that the relationship between you and your dog is the most crucial element to developing trust and a life long bond.

If you do not have a relationship or you do things to damage the relationship between you and your dog, your dog will have a harder time trusting you. This is why we use clicker training/reward based training, which has proven to be the most effective form of dog training. The focus is not to wait until your dog does something wrong then punish her, instead we wait for her to do something right and reward her. We also work on teaching your dog something else to do that is a more appropriate behavior. To top it all off, using these types of techniques is fun for everyone!

All classes are held at my new studio at 863 Alfred Road in Arundel, ME.

Private Training

Private training is offered for dogs that have specific behavioral problems or for those that would like to have sessions conducted in their home. I offer private sessions at a rate of $75 per hour at The Capable Canine or $85 for in home visits.

Common Behaviors Addressed

Potty Training
Barking/lunging at other dogs
Jumping up
Nipping
Counter Surfing
Pulling On Leash

Attention Seeking Behaviors Addressed

Whining
Pawing
Barking
Escaping
Not Coming When Called
Guarding Food or Possessions
Chewing
Stealing

Group Training

Puppy Class - $90.00

Get your pup started on the right track. We will touch upon the basics such as sit, down, come, loose leash walking. Plus, we help you with potty training, socialization, handling, chewing, biting and much more.

Length: 4 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$90.00 Select a date and time!

Beginner Class - $140.00

We will learn basic behaviors such as sit, down, come, stay, leave it, go to your bed/mat, loose leash walking and much more. This class is the perfect next step after puppy class or a great place to begin training with your dog. All dogs welcome over 5 months of age.

Length: 6 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$140.00 Select a date and time!

Intermediate Class - $140.00

In this class we will refine some of the skills learned in Beginner. We will focus on emergency cues, adding distance and duration to behaviors such as stay, wait, come and go to bed. We will work more on loose leash walking, recalls and much more.

Length: 6 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$140.00 Select a date and time!

Tricks & Games Class - $90.00

Come learn and play at this new tricks and games class. We will teach some really cool tricks and play some exciting games. This is sure to be a blast.

Length: 4 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$85.00 Select a date and time!

Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Class - $120.00

This class prepares students with five weeks of instruction to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. Week 5 will be the test. The American Kennel Club offers a certification open to all dogs (pure and mixed breed) to recognize the efforts of dog owners who have made a commitment to training. The Canine Good Citizen certificate is granted to those dogs who can perform all 10 of the items on the CGC test. All dogs that pass the CGC test can receive a certificate from the AKC. This class is also ideal for anyone with the goal of doing therapy work with their dog. You’ll learn what is required of a therapy team and become familiar with the certification process.

Length: 5 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$115.00$120.00 Select a date and time!

Below, please find the registration form for group classes.

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Private and Group Training At The Capable Canine
I firmly believe that the relationship between you and your dog is the most crucial element to developing trust and a life long bond.