APPLICATION:

Applications can be

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


VACCINATIONS:

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


PAYMENT

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



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

ONLINE TRAINING APPLICATION

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



Offered Quarterly

Be Brave! 
Instructor: Lois Dimitre
An enjoyable bridging experience from Puppy Training to all future skill-focused classes. Learn how to build your dog's focus and impulse control as well as increase body awareness and sensory confidence. Learn about training techniques such as capturing, shaping and cueing. Ideal for creating confident companions as well as dog/handler teams working towards competition. Dogs will experience through, on, over, under, around and in objects, sounds, and smells. Suitable for dogs over 20 weeks old. All breeds and mixes are welcome. 4 Weeks $75 



Agility 2
Instructor: Rebecca Henderson
4 weeks $100

In this class we will continue to work on agility handling skills and introduce new obstacles such as the weaves poles, teeter, low dog walk, and double jump. Students will have the opportunity to run short sequences. This class is only open to Agility 1 graduates. 

Puppy Agility (for puppies under 1 year old)
Instructor: Rebecca Henderson

​This class will introduce young dogs to different surfaces, movement of objects, low obstacles, and beginning handling necessary to build confidence in future agility stars. Limit to 6 dogs. Be prepared to use lots of treats and toys. $100 for 4 weeks.

How do I sign up for a training class?

Sign up for events and classes below!

Renaissance Dogs

Maine Kennel License: F839

A 50% deposit is required to hold your spot in our classes. You will not be considered enrolled until the deposit is received. We accept cash, check or credit card in person or you may mail in a check.

127 Main Rd, Holden ME 04429

207-989-9977

info@renaissancedogs.com

Current Classes​


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Sundays

April 28th 3:00 - 4:00 pm

​Instructor: Mary Davis

 
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




Puppy Training

Saturdays

May 4th 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Lois Dimitre

In this class, your instructor will introduce you and your puppy to the positive reinforcement, clicker training method. We will cover the same foundation skills and topics taught in our Star puppy class. Come have some fun with your pup and learn how to "Click and Treat" for good behaviors! 

Puppies ages 10 weeks to 20 weeks old (on the first day of class)

6 Weeks $100



Beginner Obedience (5 Weeks $100)

Appropriate for Dogs 5 months and older​


Saturdays

April 20th 4:30 - 5:30 PM

​Instructor: Lois Dimitre

Join us for our basic level training course designed to teach you and your dog foundation skills and behaviors.  We will explore the use of positive reinforcement clicker training. Your dog will learn skills such as giving attention to its handler, offering a behavior, responding to a cue, self-control and targeting. As the owner, you will learn skills for successful training to include clicker mechanics, the power of positive reinforcement, observation, cueing and shaping. This class will cover basic behaviors such as Sit, Down, Settle, Wait, Mine/Take It (Leave It), Name Game, Polite Walking, Recall, Targeting, Capturing & Shaping Games. 


Sundays
April 28th 12-1 PM

June 6th 12- 1 PM
Instructor: Mary Davis


In this class we work on the foundations of solid stays, loose leash walking, recalls with eager enthusiasm, and polite greetings. At the heart of this class is relationship building through fair, kind, and fun positive reinforcement-based training. Food, toys and play are used as reinforcers.



Advanced Obedience

Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 AM

April 7th

May 19th 

Instructor: Mary Davis


We hone the skills developed in beginners obedience to work toward more complex and challenging variations. This includes more distractions, increased distance, and longer duration of behaviors. We will work on Canine Good Citizen test items, beginner rally signs, and competition obedience beginner novice skills. 

Prerequisite:  Successful mastery of the skills in beginner obedience.

5 Weeks $100




Competition Rally Run Throughs

Sundays  9:00 - 10:00 am

April 28th 

June 2nd

Instructor: Mary Davis


Get ready to compete this summer in 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.  Prerequisite: Knowledge of AKC rally signs and rules required.
3 weeks – $60.00




*NEW CLASS*

Shed/Antler Hunting Class

TBD

Instructor: Lois Dimitre & Jeremy LeClair

Teach your dog to search for sheds/antlers. White tail deer naturally drop their antlers in the winter and the spring is a perfect time to locate them in the woods. In this 4 week class you will learn how to teach your dog to help you find antlers utilizing clicker training methods. NO Dogs First Class.

Supplies are included. Prerequisite: some familiarity of clicker training

4 Weeks $125




Intro to Agility 1

TBD

Instructor: Rebecca Henderson


This class will introduce dogs and handlers to the fun sport of agility. Emphasis will be on handling skills, jumps, tunnels, table, tire, and weave poles. (We will not be working on contacts in this class. Contacts will be introduced in Intro to Agility 2) This class is suitable for all ages and levels. 

4 weeks $100




Agility 2
TBD

Instructor: Rebecca Henderson

In this class we will continue to work on agility handling skills and introduce new obstacles such as the weaves poles, teeter, low dog walk, and double jump. Students will have the opportunity to run short sequences. This class is only open to Agility 1 graduates or permission of the instructor. 

4 weeks $100



Private Lessons
Instructor: Lois Dimitre

Do you know what you want to work on with your dog? Are you having trouble with basic obedience but would like to work at your own pace? Lois is available to guide you through the basics in a private lesson. The cost is  $50 per hour or 2 lessons for $80, 4 lessons $150. Contact us for more information or to set up a time. Lessons available Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.



Behavior Consults

Instructor: Lois Dimitre

Not sure where to begin on training your dog? Are you having an issue with reactivity or aggression? Lois can meet with you for a 1/2 hour to get to know you and your dog, develop a training plan, and help you decide the best way to move forward in your training. Consults appointments are available most evenings and weekends. Contact us to set a time. $30