Corgi sitting up and waiting for a treat

How We Train

My love for dogs doesn’t cloud my desire to help people. My mission is to keep dogs with the people who love them and to teach both about a healthy relationship based on common sense, clarity and consistency. I want to help

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Management: The Crate

​The crate is the easiest, most practical tool to manage a dog in the home, and if there is space for it, in the car. We see about 6-10 clients every week for a variety of problems – from basic

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Patience Grasshopper

Learning something new is never a straight-line progression. Let’s repeat together: learning something new is never a straight-line progression. There are dips that come from lack of understanding, lack of time spent, and lack of motivation. We all want the

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Two dogs on tight leashes meeting nose to nose

How To Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Leash reactivity: this general term describes dogs barking, lunging, growling and seemingly “losing their mind” at the sight of a trigger. Triggers are generally other dogs, people, cars, bikes, skateboards etc. The dog has an emotional response to what they

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Drive Sports and Why We Love Them

From time to time, you may see videos and pictures of our dogs biting sleeves, barking at the ‘bad guy’ in the blind, climbing walls to grab a tug or pulling a sled. ​What is this all about and why

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Belgian Malinois dogs placing on dog beds outside during a MDTC Board & Train stay

Positive First: The Next Generation In Training

There are many terms that describe a trainers’ methodology that can be confusing to dog owners. Here is a little break down: PP, Fear Free: uses only positive reinforcement/negative punishment. Adds or removes reinforcers to increase or decrease behaviors and

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Dog on long leash being training on the beach by Teri Robinson, owner of Maine Dog training Company

A Few of My Favorite Things

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it helpful to create a list of some of our top favorite training tools that we’ve encountered over the years- perfect as gifts for the trainer (or dog!) in your life. 

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