Current Classes​

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Start dates: 

October 1, 2017 Sundays 4:30 - 5:30

October 22, 2017 Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 (No class Nov 26th)

This is a puppy skills and responsible dog ownership class. The class will cover Come, Sit, Down, Wait, Leave it, Bite Inhibition, and Socialization skills as well as the exercises necessary to take the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy test. 
Puppies ages 10 weeks to 20 weeks old (on the first day of class)
6 weeks - $100.00

Levels Basic Obedience

Orientation October 15, 2017 (no dogs this first class)

Time 1:30-2:30

Our version of basic obedience that includes working at you own pace. The class will cover come when called, sit, down, wait, leave it, keeping a dog from jumping up, and lots more. This class is the perfect place to start with a dog older than 20 weeks. 6 weeks - $100


Don't see the class you're looking for? We would love to hear what you want to take! Let us know!

Past Classes

Canine Good Citizen
This is a preparation class for those interested in testing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title.  Canine Good Citizens are counted on to present good manners at home, in public and around other dogs.  The CGC test assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog.  The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 10 steps. All breeds and mixes are welcome and eligible to earn the American Kennel Club’s “CGC” title! 
Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
Test 3: Appearance and Grooming
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
Test 7: Coming when called
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised separation
Dogs ages 5 months and up
Not appropriate for fearful or aggressive dogs
6 weeks - $100.00

No Start Date Scheduled

​Focused, Fearless, and Fun!
An enjoyable ‘first class’ experience or as a bridging experience from STAR Puppy Class to all future skill-focused classes.  Class will offer opportunities to build focus and impulse control as well as increase body awareness and sensory confidence.  Ideal for creating confident companions as well as dog/handler teams that are working toward competition. All breeds and mixes are welcome. Not suitable for aggressive dogs. 
Dogs & Puppies ages 10 weeks and up.
6 weeks - $100.00  
No Start Date Scheduled

Beginner's Rally
Rally is a sport where human/canine teams work to perform obedience skills along a predetermined course marked with signs. Unlike traditional obedience, teams are encouraged to talk, praise, and encourage their canine partner throughout the course. Rally is a fun sport for all ages and breeds.
Dogs ages 5 months and up​
4 weeks – $75.00 
No Start Date Scheduled

Print the registration form above and drop it off at Renaissance Dogs, or complete the online version below. 


Applications can be

  • downloaded and printed from above
  • submitted online with the form to the right
  • picked up in person at Renaissance Dogs


Proof of age-appropriate rabies and distemper vaccines required.

  • puppy classes are exempt from rabies requirement
  • the Bordetella vaccine is suggested but not required
  • proof of vaccines due on first day of class


A 50% deposit is required to hold your place in any class.

The remainder of the class fee is due on the first day of class.

Payments can be made via cash, check, or credit card at Renaissance Dogs.

Payments can also be mailed to: Renaissance Dogs

127 Main Road

​Holden, ME 04429

Sign up for events and classes below!

Competition Agility

Rebecca has been competing in agility for 6 years and now offers a competition class. We work on handling skills, contacts, obstacle discrimination, and many more skills to get one ready for the competition ring. New students are welcome with permission of the instructor. Wednesdays at 7pm.

How do I sign up for a training class?

127 Main Rd, Holden ME 04429


Renaissance Dogs

Maine Kennel License: F839