Training

We train dogs– no matter the breed, size, or history- using “real world” balanced training methods. Our specialties include stopping problem behavior, implementing basic structure, and off-leash training for family dogs. By using clear, effective communication, and building up the human-dog relationship, we are able to help dogs overcome unwanted behavioral issues such as pulling, jumping, growling, nipping, dog/cat/animal aggression, human aggression, leash reactivity, resource guarding, stranger reactivity, fear issues, separation anxiety, running away, stealing food, and general disregard for their handler.

Our methods allow us to build a dog’s trust, confidence, impulse control, attention span, and respect for their handler. We work closely with owners to ensure each household has the information and resources they need to stay on the road to success. By offering a variety of training services, including 1-on-1 sessions, classes, structured daycare, and group maintenance events, we make it easy for owners to get the necessary help for their dog, and to develop fair leadership skills that allow them to form a long-lasting healthy relationship.

Whether you want your puppy to start off on the right foot, or you’re at your wits’ end and are seeking a major transformation within your dog – we can help you! A well-trained dog is a happy dog, because there is no confusion when they understand what is expected of them and what is not. Dogs ultimately gain freedom to enjoy the benefits of inclusion.

This is not just obedience training – this is lifestyle training!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new indoor training facility in Unity Maine (591 Albion Rd), in addition to our in-home training options!

Not sure which option is best for your dog?
We offer FREE 30 minute consultations!

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your dogs spot for classes or board & trains.
View medical requirements for all dogs joining a group class, event, or daycare.
Learn more about our training services in our FAQ.
Check out some of our recent Graduates!

Board and Trains

Foundation Training – One week ~ $35019894614_1702744550028386_3101791503101892337_n
Our introduction board and train is our most popular service for stopping mild problem behavior and training basic obedience.  We use high-quality tools and effective behavior modification techniques to form a new language with your dog that can then be easily passed along to you. Our goal is long term success, so we provide you with everything you will need to continue your dog training journey. This one week beginner board and train will teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, place, kennel, heel, break, and off.
Price includes: Entry for one dog (age 3 months and up) into our intense behavior modification training for one week, clicker, written personalized training plan, online resources, and a 1-hour follow up session/week.
$150 deposit required to confirm reservation.
– Listed price does not include a one-time purchase of any essential tools ($20-$200 for ecollar, prong collar, and two carabiners).
– Additional follow-up sessions are $25 per half hour for up to 3 months after training.
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Real World Training – Two weeks ~ $70022046055_1728934334076074_8713228095634302836_n
Our real world board and train is ideal for stopping mild-moderate problem behavior. We will create a solid foundation for your dog and proof their new commands in real life scenarios around as many distractions as possible. We use high-quality tools and effective behavior modification techniques to form a new language with your dog that can then be easily passed along to you. Our goal is long term success, so we provide you with everything you will need to continue your dog training journey. This two week board and train will teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, place, kennel, heel, break, and off. They will also be proofed around distractions at various locations. We now offer treadmill training upon request!
Price includes: Entry for one dog (age 6 months and up) into our intense behavior modification training for two weeks, written personalized training plan, online resources, and a 1-hour follow up session/week. $300 deposit required to confirm reservation.
– Listed price does not include a one-time purchase of essential tools ($20-$200 for ecollar, prong collar, and two carabiners).
– Additional follow-up sessions are $25 per half hour for up to 3 months after training.
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Reactivity Rehab – Three weeks ~ $105019420419_1695216560781185_9215584016095914951_n
This three week intense board and train option is therapy for your dog! It is ideal for moderate to severe problem behaviors including excessive reactivity on leash, fear, and/or aggression. We use massive amounts of structure, desensitization, positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning, and behavior modification methods, to eliminate everything from everyday problem behavior to huge challenges. Our goal is long term success, so we provide you with everything you will need to continue your dog training journey. This three week board and train and rehabilitation will teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, place, kennel, heel, break, and off. They will also be proofed around distractions at various locations. We now offer treadmill training upon request! $450 deposit required to confirm reservation.
Price includes: Entry for one dog (age 6 months and up) into our intense behavior modification training for three weeks, written personalized training plan, online resources, and a 1-hour follow up session/week.
– Listed price does not include a one-time purchase of essential tools ($200-$350 for ecollar, prong collar, carabiners, and/or muzzle).
– Additional follow-up sessions are $25 per half hour for up to 3 months after training.
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Habit Reform – Four weeks ~ $140040301245_610714205991575_675029586026692608_n
Our four week intense board and train option digs deep into your dog’s psyche. It is ideal for moderate to severe problem behaviors including excessive reactivity on leash, fear, and/or aggression that has been exhibited for a long period of time. We use massive amounts of structure, desensitization, positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning, and behavior modification methods, to eliminate everything from everyday problem behavior to huge challenges. Our goal is long term success, so we provide you with everything you will need to continue your dog training journey. We will go over your role as leader and safety protocols for maintenance. This four week board and train rehabilitation will teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, place, kennel, heel, break, and off. They will also be proofed around distractions at various locations. We will be breaking through your dog’s old habits in order to build a new trustworthy and respectful relationship. We now offer treadmill training upon request! $600 deposit required to confirm reservation.
Price includes: Entry for one dog (age 1 year and up) into our intense behavior modification training for four weeks, written personalized training plan, online resources, and a 1-hour follow up session/week.
– Listed price does not include a one-time purchase of essential tools ($200-$350 for ecollar, prong collar, carabiners, and/or muzzle).
– Additional follow-up sessions are $25 per half hour for up to 3 months after training.
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1-1 Sessions 29790474_1800040660298774_4937498468621311858_n

Behavior Modification
Private Lesson Package ~ $395
Through continued training, we help owners transform their dog’s mindset for calmness and confidence. This option is ideal for mild-to-moderate behavioral issues.
Price includes: 3 one-hour private training sessions at our facility in Unity, prong collar, mini educator 300 remote collar, written personalized training plan, and online resources.
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Private Lesson ~ $100 first lesson/ $75 additional lessons
 This one-time training option covers a variety of mild-to-moderate behavioral issues, including walking etiquette/pulling on a leash, eliminating separation anxiety, basic foundation for having a well-rounded dog, boosting confidence in a shy dog, eliminating bratty behavior, and off-leash recall.
Price includes: a one-hour private training session at our facility in Unity, written personalized training plan, and online resources.
Base price does not include a one-time cost of any essential tools needed ($20-$200).
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1-1 training sessions can also be done in-home for an additional $10 per session.

Classes

Save $75 when purchased together!
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Level I: Foundation Training ~ $150
Required tools are an additional $200
This course includes 1 introductory class for humans only and 4 classes with your dog. It is ideal for owners with dogs that have mild-to-moderate behavioral issues to learn handling and communication skills while working around others. We will help you create a stronger and trusting bond between you and your dog! Classes will cover implementing structure for a well-rounded dog, basic obedience, eliminating unwanted behavior, leash etiquette, off-leash recall, and leadership exercises. Your dog will learn the commands: sit, down, come, place, kennel, heel, break, and off.
Price includes: Entry for up to two handlers to 1 one-hour introductory class and 4 one-hour class sessions with your dog at our facility in Unity, written training plan, and online resources. Additional tools include: an ET 300 Mini-Educator E-Collar, a properly sized Herm Sprenger Prong Collar, a training clicker, and two carabiners.
$100 deposit required to confirm enrollment. You will receive additional information when your sign-up confirmation is sent. If you already have the required tools your additional tool charge will be waived. 
Next course TBD
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Level II: Real World Training ~ $150 22780270_1739040729732101_8754896237082042288_n
This course includes 1 introductory class for humans only and 4 classes with your dog at various locations. It is ideal for owners with dogs that have mild-to-moderate behavioral issues that have been through our foundation course and are committed to improving their handling and communication skills in real world scenarios. We will help you and your dog gain confidence around many different distractions in order to handle whatever life throws at you in the future! We will be proofing your dogs known commands, working in public around different stimuli, fine-tuning focus skills, practicing polite socialization and long distance recall.
Price includes: Entry for up to two handlers to 1 one-hour introductory class and 4 one-hour class sessions with your dog at various locations, written training plan, and online resources. $100 deposit required to confirm enrollment. You will receive additional information and location details when your sign-up confirmation is sent. Locations will include outdoor and indoor areas. Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather. Any revision to schedule will be confirmed as a group. If you already have the required tools your additional tool charge will be waived. 
Next course TBD!
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Enrichment and Maintenance

*Guided Socialization ~ Free!38823633_1882971228672383_1286472189826039808_n
Improve and maintain your dog’s social skills by participating in our guided group socialization events! Owners are expected to stay present throughout the session, and practice giving their dog cues to reinforce polite interactions with other dogs. This is a perfect option for single-dog households, or for dogs (and owners) to build confidence and respectful behavior around others. Professional supervision and guidance will be given throughout the session. All dogs must be fitted with a high quality remote collar and arrive on leash.
Limited number of spots available – you must sign up to participate!
Next social TBD
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*Pack Walks ~ Free!
Does your dog need some practice walking on-leash around other dogs? Our guided 33021686_1818839225085584_4551998729065857024_npack walks are great for dogs and owners to improve on their leash etiquette around others! This is NOT for socializing – it is for dogs to learn to simply exist on-leash around different people, dogs, objects, sights, smells, and sounds. Professionals will be there with you each step of the way to ensure safety and give guidance as need. All dogs must be walked with prong collar and/or remote collar to participate.
Next Pack Walk is Sunday, June 23rd from 4-4:45pm at Head of Falls Park in Waterville.
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*Structured Day Care ~ $30/day    Package deals available!cropped-28870068_1788957878073719_8205502171422303190_n.jpg
This isn’t just any doggy daycare! Our structured day care makes it easy for your dog to maintain and practice everything they’ve learned from training! They will enjoy a balanced mix of physical exercise, consisting of hiking, walking, or treadmill training, along with obedience upkeep and calming commands. But we don’t just work their bodies – we also work their brains! Keeping structure throughout the day is essential for continued success in training and developing a calm state of mind. Drop-off and pick-up times are flexible and can be determined on an individual basis.
Price includes: Entry for one dog into our highly-structured doggy day care.
($30 for one full 8-9 hour day, $15 for 4 hours or less)
Additional $5 charge for early drop-offs or late pick-ups exceeding 9 hours*
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Coming soon!
Scent Work Intro Group
– Teach your dog to use their nose in a beneficial and rewarding way! Our beginner Scent Work Group will allow owners to learn the steps and techniques for teaching dogs to sniff out certain scents. This is a wonderful supplementary enrichment class that will help you form an even closer bond with your dog!
Price includes: (1 dog and handler) Entry to a 45-min introduction to Scent Work training class. Well-behaved dogs only! ($30)

Coming soon!
Group Lecture
– Want to learn more about our dog training philosophy and techniques? Our Group Lecture sessions allow people to participate in a group discussion led by professionals, followed by a Q&A. This is a great option for folks to learn more about training before getting a dog of their own, or for those that are just starting their dog training journey!
Price includes entry for 1 person (at least 16 years of age) to a 30-min group talk and discussion. Humans only please – no dogs! ($25)

*Services with an asterisk are for previous training clients or approved dogs only! 

Cat Training 13901482_1570506156585560_4709258885077885199_n

In-Home Private Session ~ $65
Of course we would never forget about the felines! We also offer comprehensive kitty training sessions to reduce and eliminate unwanted behavior, such as fighting, scent marking, fear issues, or human aggression. If your cat is already well-balanced, we can teach you how to introduce fun tricks and activities, like walking on a harness and leash to enrich your cat’s life (and yours)! Cats deserve a happy, stress-free life, and we can help!
Price includes a one-hour session at your home, a clicker, written behavioral-training plan, and online resources. No charge for additional cats.
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