Obedience Classes

Is your dog at his/her greatest potential? Learn from the experts in our classes for dogs of all ages and abilities! Classes are held in our new Dog Training Classroom at 190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. Classes run on a 6-week schedule, with one class per week. The first class will always be a dog-free orientation class for introductions, basics of dog behavior, and a discussion of Positive Reinforcement Marker Training. The remaining five classes will be hands-on training where the dogs will be present.

Cost: $100
Alumni of Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter receive a 10% discount with code ALUMDOG18

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SUMMER 2018 CLASSES
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Puppy Kindergarten

Saturday, June 16, 9:30-10:30 A.M. (Session 1A)
Class dates 6/16, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Session 1B)
Class dates 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8

Saturday, August 11, 9:30-10:30 A.M. (Session 2A)
Class dates 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

Wednesday, August 22, 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Session 2B)
Class dates 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

 

Manners I

Saturday, June 16 11:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M. (Session 1A)
Class dates 6/16, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Wednesday, June 27, 7-8 P.M. (Session 1B)
Class dates 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8

Saturday, August 11, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. (Session 2A)
Class dates 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

Wednesday, August 22, 7-8 P.M. (Session 2B)
Class dates 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26

 

Manners II

Saturday, June 16, 1:30.-2:30 P.M. (Session 1A)
Class dates 6/16, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4

Thursday, June 28, 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Session 1C)
Class dates 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

Saturday, August 11, 1:30-2:30 P.M. (Session 2A)
Class dates 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

Thursday, August 23, 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Session 2C)
Class dates 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

 

DROP-IN Puppy Playtime – EVERY SATURDAY!

Every Saturday, 3-4 P.M.
$10 paid at the door – cash or check only.

Check our calendar for any changes or cancellations at coastalhumanesociety.org/obediencecalendar


Questions?

Contact Instructor Mike Gould at obedience@coastalhumanesociety.org or call 725-5051, extension 12. Mike travels between our locations frequently, so if you don’t get him on the phone, please leave a message and he will return your call. Thank you for understanding!


Meet Our Instructor

Mike Gould is the Dog Program Coordinator for Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter, and has worked with the shelter for five years, overseeing and performing all behavior assessments and enrichment protocols for our shelter dogs.

Mike has studied with Thad and Angie Lacinak from Precision Behavior Animal Consulting to be certified in Positive Reinforcement Marker Training, as well as with Emma Schneidkraut, CPDT, of the NHSPCA. He most recently studied with Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC, and attended her Shelter Behavior Seminar.

Mike is a certified SAFER evaluator and has developed the CHS and LCAS canine training programs, also leading our Beyond the Bars training program with the Wiscasset Regional Jail that provides behavior modification to shelter dogs with special obedience challenges. Mike instructs jail inmates in positive reinforcement and they work with shelter dogs 24/7 for a 6-8 week period before being placed for adoption.

Mike recently implemented the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match Assessment as part of our behavior assessment in order to help our adoption counselors when matching potential adopters with the ideal dog for their home.

Contact Mike at obedience@coastalhumanesociety.org