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.

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

The Capable Canine has exciting news!

We are in the process of upgrading all our private and group training to a new customer portal called Gingr. Gingr will allow clients to create their own account where they can sign up for classes, book appointments, training packages and even purchase retail items. We are currently still working on getting the group class portion up in the new portal.

Private Training

If you are looking for private training please click the link below and create an account. We will get back to you on dates we are available. Unfortunately, we are not able to take all clients and cases such as extreme aggression, separation anxiety, etc. may be directed to a veterinary behaviorist.

Please contact us just to make sure we received you information and if you have any questions prior to creating an account. The Capable Canine has 3 trainers and we will match you up with a trainer based on availability and experience. We are booking about 3-4 weeks out.

We only offer home appointments within a 15 mile radius from The Capable Canine and provide this service on a VERY limited basis.

We offer private sessions at a rate of $95 per hour at The Capable Canine or $130 for in home visits.

Group Training

Practice Skills Walk - FREE

Puppy Class - $120.00

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

$120.00Select a date and time!

Fast Track Beginner (Next Step After Puppy Class)- $135.00

This class is the next step for dogs that have already completed a puppy class. We will continue to expand our understanding of basic behaviors such as sit, down, come/here, leave it, and touch. We will learn several new behaviors such as go to bed/mat work, wait and stay. All dogs welcome over 5 months that have previously taken a puppy class.

Length: 5 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$135.00Select a date and time!

Beginner Class - $170.00

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

$170.00Select a date and time!

Beginner Training Semi-Private Class- $225.00

This class will cover the basics of a beginner class in 4 weeks with only one other dog and human team. We will cover attention, name recognition, targeting, loose leash walking, come when called, stay, wait, leave it and mat work and much more. This class will meet for 4 weeks and will run 60 to 70 minutes. The dates listed below are the first day of class and subsequent classes will run at the same day/time for the remaining weeks.
Length: 4 Sessions
Location: Arundel, ME

$200.00Select a date and time!

Intermediate Class Level 1- $130.00

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: 5 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$130.00Select a date and time!

Intermediate Level 2 - $130.00

This class will focus on more advanced heel work. We will also start working on off leash reliability and continue increasing duration and distractions with stay, wait, leave it, go to bed/mate and come/here. This class has a prerequisite of Beginner/Fast Track and Intermediate Level 1.
Length: 5 Sessions
Location: Arundel, ME

$125.00Select a date and time!

Tricks, Games and Obstacles Class - $110.00

Have a blast in this 4 week class where we will have some fun and work on tricks such as bow, crawl, spin, touch/target, pushing items, shake, wave, etc.

Length: 4 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$110.00Select a date and time!

Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Class - $130.00

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

$135.00Select a date and time!

Building Fitness with your Canine Companion - $100.00

A fun, 4 week class, for you and your dog to bond, gain confidence, and learn new ways to stay mentally and physically active and fit indoors.

Length: 4 Sessions
Location: Arundel, ME

$100.00Select a date and time!

Foundational Nosework - $140.00

This course, taught by Jeff Laton, is multilevel and will focus on a variety of search areas and hide placements. Dogs must be on all 3 odors: birch, anise and clove. Focus will be on strengthening and building foundational skills for both dog and handler.

Length: 6 Sessions
Location: Arundel, ME

$110.00Select a date and time!

Canine Nosework - $140.00

Newcomers will learn about the fun and exciting sport of K9 Nose Work®.  Searching will begin with high reward treats utilizing a variety of search set-ups. Dogs will have fun hunting for treats while beginning to build context for this exciting new game of nose work.

Length: 6 Sessions
Location: Arundel, ME

$110.00Select a date and time!

Out and About - $75.00

This class is a great place to work your dog in difference locations. Each week we will visit a new location in the Biddeford/Saco area and practice loose leash walking, stay, wait, polite greetings, etc.

Length: 3 Sessions
Location: Biddeford/Saco, ME

$75.00Select a date and time!

Refresher Course - $90

Length: 3 weeks
Location: Arundel, ME

$90.00Select 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.