All Good Dogs Obedience Training

Summer, 2010

Seapoint Chesapeakes

All Good Dogs is dedicated to positive, fun obedience training for pet and family dogs. We offer group classes at reasonable rates of $50 for a 4-week session at Puppy Kindergarten, Good Manners I and Good Manners II, and Canine Good Citizen levels. Classes are kept small to maximize individual attention, using positive reinforcement and motivational techniques to bring out the best in your dog. Seasonal classes meet in Oquossoc, Maine. Individual behavioral consultations are available by appointment.

Instructor Mary Peterson has been training dogs in the Seacoast Area of Maine and New Hampshire for more than16 years for Piscataqua Obedience Club, and has a summer home in Rangeley.

• Endorsed by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).

• Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

• Holds titles of Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, Tracking Dog, and Companion Dog on her Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

• Regularly attends seminars in dog behavior and training including, recently, a dog agression seminar with Tufts Director of Animal Behavior Dr. Nicholas Dodman, and "Debunking the Dominance Myth" with noted trainer and author Jean Donaldson.

• Mary is committed to superior training of family dogs, with an emphasis on building a positive, life-long relationship between dog and handler. Dogs of all ages are welcome!

SUMMER 2010 Schedule (Classes will start in June.)
4-week sessions will meet Thursdays 5 & 6 pm
Call 207-337-1770 to sign up.

Puppy Kindergarten (12 weeks to 4-1/2 months)
Good Manners I (basic training for family dogs)
Good Manners II (advanced basic training, builds on skills in Good Manners I)

Classes meet at Rangeley Region Guides' & Sportsmen's Association,
Old Skiway Rd., Oquossoc, ME.
(Phone for directions if needed.)
Size is limited to 8 dogs and handlers. If weather threatens, class will be rescheduled.

For more information and to reserve a space, call (207) 337-1770.

More about classes...

KPT - Kindergarten Puppy Training
Have a fun night out with your puppy! Training and socialization for puppies up to 5 months. Recommended starting age, 8-10 weeks. Give your puppy the essential experience of socialization with other puppies and people, plus get started on all the basic obedience skills.

Good Manners I
Learn how to train your dog to be a good family member! This class is for dogs over 5 months of age who have not had a class before. Teaches the basics, including sit, down, stand, stay, come when called, and leash walking. Includes problem solving, crate training, and handling exercises.

Good Manners II
Continues Good Manners to build the training relationship and strengthen skills for you and your dog. The class is for dogs who know the basics but need to learn to be more reliable. This class is a good preparation for Canine Good Citizen.

Canine Good Citizen
This class prepares dogs to take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test on the last night of class. CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.

Our students say...

"Thank you so very much for your guidance and reassurance. Our dog has truly blossomed in your class."

"Great class! Great teacher!"

"My dog loved my teacher and responded to her also. We will continue."

"Helped my dog in social skills and basic obedience. I am very impressed."

"This class was great. It was encouraging to see the progress with my dog over such a short period of time."

"I would definitely train with this instructor again."

"We've gone from a dogless family to a family-with-dog with your help. Thank you!"

"Good class size. Strong instruction. Very beneficial. Fun class."

"We'll be back!"

"Thank you for taking the time to listen to everyone's concerns and giving feedback."

"Thanks for another great class! There were no slow moments. You are a kind and thoughtful instructor. All have improved because of you."

"We really enjoyed the class! We have seen so much progress! Thank you."

"I never thought my dog would get this far!"

"Excellent program for ME as well as for my dog. We bond well now and I attribute a lot to this class. Well done."