PRE-SCHOOL: (best for ages 9 weeks - 16 weeks) $280
Puppy Pre-school is designed to bring out the best in your puppy by encouraging positive socialization, preventing unwanted behaviors and teaching confidence and basic skills. This program is unique in that combines training with daycare so puppies will burn off energy while playing and exercising under the guidance of our caring staff. Puppies will be socialized to a variety of puppy playmates, a variety of caring staff members, as well as small breed dogs. They will learn bite inhibition naturally by playing with other puppies. We will discourage any nipping or impolite biting. We practice resource guarding prevention by enriching the environment with multiple toys, water bowls and by feeding puppies individually. Puppies will grow confident and learn boundaries. Every puppy graduates pre-school after 6 days and once graduated and/or age appropriate, your pup can enroll in our Day School program with option to be CGC certified.
DAY SCHOOL: (best for ages 4 months and above) $280
Day School is designed to match the standards of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen requirements. With a combination of daycare and training, your dog will advance through our 6 classes at his or her own rate. These cover basic obedience and behavior management, including loose leash skills (heeling), Down/Stay, settle, recall, appropriate meet & greets and more. Every school day includes at least one structured walk, review of the lessons previously worked on and learning new skills/commands. As your dog grows in our program, we encourage you to continuously practice and proof their skills at home. You will also have access to our Training Guide, which provides training tips and video demonstrations to help with his homework. Dogs are more successful when everyone is on board!
COMMUNITY CANINE: (best for dogs with a mastery of basic obedience) $340
Community Canine is for dogs who are ready to test their skills out in the community! We expose them to real-world distractions and temptations by bringing them to places like Main Street, Lowes, pet stores, along the walking path, past the dog park, etc. where they will meet strangers and other dogs on their travels. They will have 5 sessions with the trainer in the community and the 6th with the owner. Dogs are welcome to take the CGC test at the end of the 6 weeks.
All dogs need to go through a thorough interview process, fill out an application and be up-to-date on all vaccines before starting at Blue Dog.
Additional Training Options:
* On-Site Private Training: $50/hour
* Off-Site Private Training: $75/hour
* 4 Week Private Training Package: $280
Address: 67 Katahdin Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011
School Hours: M, T, W, TH 8am - 4pm