Training with Compassion

The Capable Canine

Professional group and private dog training in Southern Maine.

Training with Compassion
The Capable Canine

Professional group and private dog training in Southern Maine.

At The Capable Canine our goal is empowerment. We aim to empower your dog to make choices that strengthen the human-animal bond. Our Facility uses clicker training and is 100% reward-based. Reward-based methods are scientifically proven and the most humane.

We are A 100% Reward-Based Dog Training Facility

At the Capable Canine, we only use reward-based training also known as positive reinforcement or clicker training.  Reward-based training is the most effective method used to train animals. We understand the value of quality education for our instructors and dive deep into education and science which sets us apart from other facilities. All our instructors must be certified through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CDPT-KA). We are also proud members of The Pet Professional Guild, The Association of Force Free Trainers.  

The Capable Canine is a progressive company and focuses on empowering animals to make choices that work for both humans and dogs alike. We DO NOT do traditional dog obedience in which animals are forced to comply due to fear, pain or other aversive stimuli. 

Our group and private instruction includes:

  • Puppy Training Classes
  • Beginner/Basic Classes
  • Intermediate Through Advanced Dog Training
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Day School
  • Private Dog Training and Behavior Modification

 

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.…

Group Training

We use clicker training/reward based training, which has proved to be the most effective form of dog training.…

Private and Group Training At The Capable Canine

We firmly believe that the relationship between you and your dog is the most crucial element to developing trust and a life long bond.