2014 “Intro to Clicker Training” Workshops: 3/31 (instead of 4/7), 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1

3/22/14

Intro to Clicker Training




Intro to Clicker Training – Basic Manners for Dogs & Puppies is brought to you by Fresh Air Dogs in cooperation with Piscataquis Valley Adult Education


WHO – This class is for humans only (no dogs for this class only)


WHAT – This class covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. Whether your want a happy and peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be certified as a Therapy Dog, this class will get you started off on the right paw! This Intro to Clicker Training class is a prerequisite for all other trainings offered by Fresh Air Dogs


WHEN – This two-hour class is USUALLY held on the first Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — 2014 dates: 1/13 (bad weather on 1/06), 2/03, 3/03, 3/31 (instead of 4/07), 5/05, 6/02, 7/07, 8/04, 9/01, 10/06, 11/03, 12/01


WHERE – Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford — follow the road signs on Route 15, near the Dover-Foxcroft line, that direct you to turn onto the Sebec Shore Road


COST – $25 (Gift Certificates Available)


NOTE – All dogs must be up-to-date on immunizations and flea and parasite-free.


NEXT STEPS – After completion of this Intro to Clicker Training class, folks may register for additional training (dates/times to be announced), including:


The Basics (5 weeks)
Beyond the Basics (4 weeks)
Fun & Games
Workshops
Private Lessons


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINER – Russell Scott is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland; Level One, 6 days in 2012 re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training and Level Two, 6 days in 2013 re: Behavior Modification and Working with Problem Behaviors.


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and have had four dogs certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs.


The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs and puppies of all ages.

Group Training for Dogs and Puppies – Ongoing

3/1/14

Fresh Air Dogs offers a “Intro to Clicker Training Workshop” the first Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This first evening is for 2-legged only, no dogs for this class.


Private, one-on-one sessions with Russell Scott can be arranged (at your place or ours) by e-mailing Russell@FreshAirDogs.com, Cost $60/hour


Those who have taken Fresh Air Dogs’ “Intro to Clicker Training” class are eligible to enroll in “The Basics” – 5 weeks, Registration: $100 if paid in full or $25/week


Intro to Clicker Training – Registration: $25

• Welcome to Fresh Air Dogs!
• Orientation (no dogs this class)
• Training Philosophies, Intro to Clicker Training
• Equipment: Clickers, Treats, Treat Bags
• Introductions & Goals
• First Things First, Vocabulary
• Socialization and Exposure
• Charging the Clicker
• Name/Attention


The Basics – Group Training – Prerequisite: Intro to Clicker Training – Level 1 – Week 2

• Sit Happens
• Polite Walking
• Down
• Puppy Push-Ups


Group Training – Level 1 – Week 3

• Come!
• Friendly Greetings
• Random Reinforcement
• Let’s Trade!


Group Training – Level 1 – Week 4

• Spin & Twirl
• Stand By Me
• Leave It!
• Wait for Food


Group Training – Level 1 – Week 5

• Touch (Targeting)
• Distance Down
• Relax
• Touch Onto Stepper


Group Training – Level 1 – Week 6

• Practice/Review All (above)
• Graduation/Trick-Off
• Certificates


Beyond the Basics – Level 2 – Prerequisite: Completion of The Basics – Level 1 – Week 6

• Contact Russell Scott at 207.564.2604 or e-mail Russell@FreshAirDogs.com if you are interested in next level training.




American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

The AKC’s CGC program started in 1989 and is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.























Therapy Dogs International offers several programs that may be of interest to you, including:
Assisted Living
Children Reading to Dogs (Tail Waggin’ Tutors)
DSRD (Disaster Stress Relief Dogs)
Home Visits
Hospice
Hospitals (Children’s)
Hospitals (General)
Libraries
Nursing Homes
Schools
Shelters
The Final Visit
And wherever else therapy dogs are needed

Intro to Clicker Training – 12/02/2013

12/2/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training – 11/04/2013

11/4/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training – 10/07/2013

10/7/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training – 9/02/2013

9/2/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training – 8/05/2013

8/5/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training – 7/01/2013

7/1/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Intro to Clicker Training 6/03/2013

6/3/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – Intro to Clicker Training – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Click & Treat, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: www.FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Love Your Dog = Train Your Dog 5/06/2013

5/6/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


COST: $10 (Gift Certificates Available)


Pre-Registration Required – “JOIN” on the Fresh Air Dogs Facebook event page, e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com or give us a call at 564-2604


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!

Kids & Dogs: Safety First! 2013

4/27/13


Barkley did a great job at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA Healthy Kids Day today. He taught the kids how to be safe around dogs and why it’s important to ask the owner’s permission to pat the dog, approach the dog slowly and let the dog smell their hand. They also learned how to “Be A Tree” if a dog approaches them. www.be-a-tree.com













Fresh Air Dogs will be participating in the Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27th from 1-3 pm in Dover-Foxcroft. We will be highlighting our “Pat a Pet Therapy Dog” program and promoting “Kids & Dogs: Safety First!” We will teach kids how to greet a dog, how to respect a dog’s space (by learning to hear its nonverbal communication), and how to avoid a stray dog, and what to do when they see a group of loose dogs. To read a 2012 Bangor Daily News article about this event, click here.


In the meantime, click here for a great little video, “Become a Dog Listener!” to watch with your kids and help them learn how to be safe around dogs (published by AKC Canine Partners and the American Kennel Club). For a downloadable version of the activity guide that accompanies this safety program, click here.


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Love Your Dog = Train Your Dog 4/01/2013

4/1/13

2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


2013 dates — the first Monday of the month: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


COST: $10 (Gift Certificates Available)


Pre-Registration Required – “JOIN” on the Fresh Air Dogs Facebook event page, e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com or give us a call at 564-2604


TOPICS: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more!


NOTE: This Getting Started workshop is for humans only, no doggies this time. Also, if Mondays don’t work for you, call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 to schedule an alternate date.



MORE DETAILS: This workshop covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class if for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.

TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding that the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


TRAINERS: Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


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Guilford —
Monday, January 7 to Monday, December 2, 2013; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME
Contact: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604
Website: FreshAirDogs.com


2-hour “Getting Started” Workshop (6:30-8:30PM) the first Monday of every month in 2013 (1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2). Topics include: How Dogs Think and Learn, Good Manners, Dog Park Safety, and more! The cost for this workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required; just call Fresh Air Dogs at 564-2604 or e-mail Cynthia@FreshAirDogs.com.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all the training provided by Fresh Air Dogs and covers how dogs think and learn and basic good manners training using science-based, positive reinforcement. This class is for humans only – no dogs this time. Whether you just want a peaceful relationship with your dog or maybe you’d like your dog to be a Therapy Dog, this workshop will get you started off on the right paw!


LOVE YOUR DOG – Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well – most of the time. Learn HOW your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn WHY your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior.


TRAIN YOUR DOG – It’s simple. No yelling needed – just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the WRONG things. When your dog is doing the RIGHT thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you “come when called” if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense – to him. It’s your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don’t want … and, you and your dog will both have fun while you’re at it!


Russell and Cynthia Scott have been training dogs, and their owners, since 1978. They have put obedience titles on their golden retrievers and currently have four dogs that are all certified by Therapy Dog International as Pet Therapy Dogs. Russell attended Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy in Maryland re: How Dogs Learn and The Science of Behavior and Training. The Scott’s own Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford, providing training, Doggie “Playcare” and in-home “Sleepovers” (no crates of kennels), for dogs of all ages.


Fresh Air Dogs – Your dog’s favorite place to learn, play and stay!