Maine Kennel License: F839

Renaissance Dogs

Our classes are suspended until further notice. Thank you for understanding. Stay Safe.

ONLINE TRAINING APPLICATION

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.

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.



Shed/Antler Hunting Class
​Instructor: Lois Dimitre

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 

Competition Rally Run Throughs

Sundays  9:00 - 10:00 am

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


GOLDEN RETRIEVER GROOMING WORKSHOP  (2 HOURS $5)
POSTPONED
Learn to groom Golden Retrievers ears and paws. Tidy ears and paws are more than just pretty, they are important for the health and wellness of your dog. 
PLEASE NO DOGS for this event. This is a spectator only event.



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

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How do I sign up for a training class?

127 Main Rd, Holden ME 04429

207-989-9977

info@renaissancedogs.com

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



Current Classes​


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy​ (6 weeks - $100.00)
Puppies ages 10 weeks to 20 weeks old (on the first day of class)

Sundays

March 15th 3:00 - 4:00 pm - FULL

​​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. 


Beginner Obedience (5 Weeks $100)

Appropriate for Dogs 5 months and older​

Sundays

March 15th 12:00 - 1:00pm - FULL

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 (5 Weeks $100)

Sundays

Feb 2nd 10:30 - 11:30am

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.




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