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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 have any questions, please feel free to call us at 207-604-0480!

Currently, we are not able to take payments through the client portal. However, payments can be made through Venmo (Jessica-Robichaud-1), Paypal or via cash/check in our drop box by the garage or by mail to The Capable Canine, 863 Alfred Rd. Arundel, ME 04046. If you are paying via cash/check be sure to include your name, contact info, dog’s name class name and start date. *We cannot accept payment on the first day of class. All payments must be received prior to attending class.

Class Cancellation & Refund Policy

Classes will occasionally be postponed due to holidays, illness or weather. If you are unable attend due to a postponement we will do our best to find another class for you to attend. If you wish to drop out of class we will refund you the full amount, if you inform us two weeks prior to the start of class.  If you wish to drop out of class and you inform us one week prior to the start of class, we will refund your 50%. There are no refunds if you drop out of class with less than one weeks notice or after class has started.

Private Training

We are expanding our private training offerings. The Capable Canine has 3 trainers that are all CPDT-KAs (Certified Professional Dog Trainers – Knowledge Assessed). We pride ourselves in offering high quality humane reward-based/clicker training. The Capable Canine is one of the only training facilities in York County that are members of The Pet Professional Guild which is The Association of Force Free Trainers (

We are now offering private training packages that can be purchased after the your initial session. We give you the option of choosing either 4 or 6 weeks. Save an additional $10 by purchasing a private training package.

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. Our group classes are now listed on the Gingr portal. We are still ironing out the kinks with this new program so please bare with us. Please click the link and create an account and request an appointments through the Gingr portal.

Private Sessions at The Capable Canine: $100/hr

Private Sessions In Home: $140/hr

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

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.

2024 Group Class Schedule

Puppy Class $160

Price includes 5 classes, puppy training packet, homework packet and a clicker.

Length: 5 weeks Location: Arundel, ME

Dogs from 8 to 18 weeks of age 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. The dates listed are the first day of class. Classes run at the same day/time for the 5 weeks. Week 1 is a human-only orientation.

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturday, March 16th @ 10:00 – Naomi 
  • Monday, March 18th @ 6:15 – Jessica 
  • Friday, March 29th @ 6:30 – Lauren
  • Saturday, April 20th @ 10:00 – Naomi 
  • Wednesday, April 17th @ 6:15 – Jessica 
  • Tuesday, April 30th @ 5:00 – Lauren 

Puppy Drop in Program

Location: Arundel, ME

Designed for dogs 8 to 24 weeks ONLY.

Per the recommendation from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), puppies need to have their first round of shots to start class. They are not required to have a rabies vaccine to start class. Please take a look at this informational PDF.

Current Schedule

  • Mondays 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Beginner Class $190

Price includes 6 classes, general training packet, homework packet and a clicker.

Length: 6 weeks Location: Arundel, ME

We will learn basic behaviors such as sit, down, wait, 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 18 weeks of age. Classes run for 1 hour each week for 6 weeks. Week 1 will be a human-only orientation. Please leave your dogs at home.

FYI- Classes fill up very quickly. We will not be able to hold your spot in a class without receiving payment within 7 days of sign up. We can not offer any refunds if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of a class or once a class begins.

Upcoming Classes

  • Friday, March 8th @ 11:00 – Jessica
  • Saturday, March 2nd @ 11:15 AM – Naomi
  • Tuesday, March 5th @ 6:30 PM – Lauren
  • Friday, March 22nd @ 5:15 PM – Lauren
  • Tuesday, March 19th @ 9:45 AM – Jess
  • Wednesday, April 10th @ 4:00 PM – Jess
  • Saturday, April 13th @ 11:15 AM – Naomi
  • Monday, April 22nd @ 6:15 PM – Jess