Training Offers

Private lessons

Private lessons with Chris are available onsite or in your home! They are $90/hour and an additional $.44/mile is applied for travel expenses.

If you are not sure your dog is ready for a group class, get in touch and Chris can evaluate where you and your dog are at now, and if needed, prepare you for group work!

Rehearsals
 

     During your dog's day at daycare, we offer daily training of 45 minutes broken into three 15 minute sessions. With Rehearsals, we work with each client as individuals based on their training goals.

What will your dog gain from these Rehearsals?

- Proper training is important for your dog's physical and emotional well being.

- Training should be fun!

- Learning their motivation: What will your dog work for? This is what your dog wants as a reward to reinforce good behaviors (food, a toy, praise, etc)

- Foundation behaviors are the basic behaviors we strive to teach our dog to aid in communication. These are the stepping stones for all future training and relationship building!

     Social play offers all the physical exercise your dog desires, while individual training helps to stimulate your dog's brain. You choose the behaviors that are the most desired for your lifestyle and your dog. Together, we will provide a training plan to meet your goals!

Trainer

About Chris Ford

Chris is a Certified Dog Trainer through the Animal Behavior College. He is also a registered Evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy courses. Chris has been surrounded by dogs his whole life, but has been training professionally for four years in the area. He most recently taught private and group lessons through Finish Forward Dogs, Inc.

He strives to assist families in bonding with and understanding their dogs by opening the proper channels of communication.  

Chris is a proud and loving dog dad to his beautiful pup Raya, and loves spending his time with her in the Maine outdoors.

  

Training Classes
 

     Hello, Doggie! offers the following classes that when completed in succession, prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. All classes run for 6 weeks and any clients new to Hello, Doggie! must schedule an evaluation with Chris to assure you and your dog are ready for a group class.
 

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy $175

Acting for Beginners $175
Acting for the Stage $150

Acting for Film (Canine Good Citizen Test) $150
Want to do all four with your puppy? $600
Have an adult dog, and want to do all three courses? $425
If you are interested in bringing more than one dog to class, give us a call for a discounted rate!

 

Contact:

1311 Roosevelt Tr.

Raymond, ME 04071

www.hellodoggiedaycare.com

info@hellodoggiedaycare.com

(207)-655-6521

Our Hours:

Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 6:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sun: Closed