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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Our Classes

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section D

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

No class April 19. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training.  Class meets for six weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Dog Training: Puppies Section B

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

No Class 4/19. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

This class is for puppies 9-16 weeks old on the first week of class. We will focus on proper socialization, troubleshooting puppy problems, and beginning obedience. Socialization is crucial at this age in preventing fear and related problems down the road so we will practice interacting with other puppies, meeting new people, exploring new objects and surfaces and growing confidence. We will also discuss house training and crate training, play biting and jumping and use positive reinforcement to teach your puppies to sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, walking on leash and come when called. Only people at the first class, no dogs please.

Dog Training: Canine Good Citizen Prep Section B

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170: MDI Adult Ed 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

No class 4/19. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and training and good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate and their first official title from the AKC. The class will prepare you to take the (optional) test at the end. 

Pre-Req: Manners 1 & 2 or permission of instructor (Salty Dogs Obedience).

Dog Training: Seniors Section B

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

No Class 4/20. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  NOTE: There is a set of stairs up to the training room.

Older pups need things to do too! Dogs of all ages benefit from training and learning new skills. This class will focus on exercises for keeping joints and muscles agile, learning about ways to continue to care for your older dog and considerations to take as they age, and working together to learn fun tasks and games including object discrimination! For the sake of this class we consider senior dogs to be 7 years or older.

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section E

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 23, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

No class April 20. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training.  Class meets for six weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Dog Training: Manners 2 Section C

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 23, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including mat training, walk away, drop it, focus work, leave it, heeling and adding distance and distractions to your obedience cues. Must have completed Manners 1 course for entrance (or by instructor permission). 

No Class 4/20. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Online Games for 55+

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Mar 24, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about online games in this fun and interactive webinar.

Dog Training: Manners 2 Section D

$175

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 24, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including mat training, walk away, drop it, focus work, leave it, heeling and adding distance and distractions to your obedience cues. Must have completed Manners 1 course for entrance (or by instructor permission). 

No Class 4/21. One dog+one handler per household per class please.  





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