Learn & Play

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About this Program

Join us for Learn & Play! This program brings together training skills and doggone fun in weekly sessions. Each Learn & Play session, led by one of our certified professional dog trainers, includes a mix of socialization, obedience training, life skills, play and fun! Learn & Play is a great way to reinforce skills, learn new skills and bond with your dog in a fun environment. Sessions take place for 45 minutes. Attend one, or attend them all! Pre-registration is required.

Learn & Play is on hiatus until spring 2024.

Class Options

Learn & Play is on hiatus until spring 2024.

Click on the class titles below for more information and registration.

Puppy Learn & Play

Puppy Learn & Play is a series of weekly one-time sessions that tackle the basics of raising a puppy and socialization. Open to puppies 8-19 weeks old.

Small Breed Learn & Play

Small Breed Learn and Play is a series of weekly one-time sessions that build upon the training and obedience skills you learned in previous classes. Open to dogs 5 months and older, under 25 lbs, and who have previously graduated from a group class. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about our Learn & Play program? Please check out these FAQs.

No, that’s what’s great about Learn & Play. You can attend one, or you can attend them all! But you are not obligated to attend them in a certain order or attend two weeks in a row. It’s a drop in program (though we require pre-registration) Registration is required and you can register for one session at a time.

These programs fill up fast and we limit attendance to only 4-5 dogs/handlers, so we encourage people to register in advance, before it sells out.

Yes, absolutely. Learn & Play sessions, especially for puppies, is a great way to reinforce skills learned in group classes.

This is a great question. Thank you for asking. At this time, we do not have Learn & Play sessions for mid-sized or large dogs, but it’s something we may offer in the future.

No! Each session focuses on a different skill, trick or training skill. You can view the session description to see what we’ll be covering that week.

To best enjoy this program, small breed dogs should be 25 lbs or less.

Questions?

For more information, please contact our Canine Training Team via email or telephone at (207) 985-3244 ext. 111.

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