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Dog Training: Puppies Section 2

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm, runs for 5 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.

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: Manners 1 Section 3

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 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 $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

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 five weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Full Course

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section 4

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm, runs for 5 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 $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

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 five weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Will run

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section 5

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 5:15 pm, runs for 5 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 $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

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 1

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 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 $180 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). 

 One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Understanding the Maine Death with Dignity Act: Section A

Free

with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a live, online Zoom session.

On September 19, 2019, Maine became the nation's ninth jurisdiction with a death with dignity statute. Mainers are now able to die the way they want without suffering, in peace, and with dignity. Join us to learn more.

(There are 2 opportunities for this class, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. They offer the same information. Please register for only one so that others may have a chance to join the conversation. Please feel free to add your name to the waiting list if there are no more openings. Sometimes spots can open at the last minute.)

Family & Individual Care Strategies plus Resources for Aging in Place

$39

with Christine Mild

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6:45 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This online, live class will cover Elder Care/Aging in Place, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Falls and Safety, and finally Community Resources (that you don’t know are there until you need them) for four sessions.  The sessions will consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for questions. Additional resources will be shared online and/or sent via email.

The focus of this course is to help families and individuals navigate the aging process as independently as possible. In this day and age there are limited or no extended families nearby and, in Hancock County there are limited facilities for care and recovery.

The goal of these informational sessions is to help aging adults and their adult children be more knowledgeable about how they, or their family member can remain safe, healthy, and at home as long as possible.

Christine Mild has been a Physical Therapist for the last 29 years. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. Christine's extensive knowledge of geriatrics, homecare, and health & wellness for the aging population allows for her to share with you and your family ways of keeping healthy and aging in place at home. She has worked exclusively on MDI for the last 22 years and has close ties within the community.

You will be sent a Zoom link closer to the start date.

Family members may join the registrant on the same computer.

Understanding the Maine Death with Dignity Act: Section B

Free

with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a live, online Zoom session.

On September 19, 2019, Maine became the nation's ninth jurisdiction with a death with dignity statute. Mainers are now able to die the way they want without suffering, in peace, and with dignity. Join us to learn more.

(There are 2 opportunities for this class, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. They offer the same information. Please register for only one so that others may have a chance to join the conversation.)





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