MK9A Northern Location

Merrill's K9 Academy is now offering Private Lesson, including in-home lesson, as well as Group Classes in Northern Maine / Bangor area!

 

If you are planning on attending any group classes please sign up online or send us a message. If you do not sign up and it fills up, you may not be able to attend.

For booking private & in-home lessons, please contact Missy Pitcher

207-299-4223

north@merrillsk9academyme.com

 

Cash, Check, or Venmo preferred at time of class.

In-Home Lessons

Merrill's K9 Academy is now offering private lessons for dog owners who want to work on specific in-home training with their dogs. All classes are held in-home or in a public space for individual convenience. 

Our professional Trainers can address a variety of issues from biting, jumping, counter surfing, and barging through the door, as well as common basic obedience commands.

Our private lessons are great for families to all get involved in training. The flexibility of our private lessons allow us to focus on any commands from basic, intermediate, or advanced levels.

Please call, text, or email for booking - booking is not available online.

207-299-4223

north@merrillsk9academyme.com

Why Choose us:

  • Classes are individual, allowing for a tailored training experience

  • Focus on training in your home to get unwanted behaviors under control

  • In-home lessons to provide more flexible scheduling

  • One-on-one lessons with our professional trainers

  • Specific training styles are chosen to fit your lifestyle

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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS
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Merrill's K9 Academy offers private lessons for dog owners who want to work on specific training with their dogs. 

Our professional Trainers can address a variety of issues from biting, jumping, counter surfing, and barging through the door, as well as common basic obedience commands.

Our private lessons are great for families to all get involved in training. The flexibility of our private lessons allow us to focus on any commands from basic, intermediate, or advanced levels.

Why Choose us:

  • Classes are individual, allowing for a tailored training experience

  • A controlled environment to add as many / as few distractions as necessary

  • One-on-one lessons with our professional trainers

  • Specific training styles are chosen to fit your lifestyle.

$75 PER HOUR

PRICING PLANS AVAILABLE

In-Home Lessons
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Merrill's K9 Academy is now offering private lessons for dog owners who want to work on specific in-home training with their dogs. All classes are held in-home or in a public space for individual convenience. 

Our professional Trainers can address a variety of issues from biting, jumping, counter surfing, and barging through the door, as well as common basic obedience commands.

The flexibility of our in-home private lessons allow us to focus on any commands from basic, intermediate, or advanced levels.​

Why Choose us:

  • Classes are individual, allowing for a tailored training experience

  • Focus on training in your home to get unwanted behaviors under control

  • In-home lessons to provide more flexible scheduling

  • One-on-one lessons with our professional trainers

  • Specific training styles are chosen to fit your lifestyle

$100 PER HOUR

Pricing may vary based on location

NOTE: Due to high demand, we are only taking very limited behavior modification clients. Behavior modification includes dogs who have recorded bites and/or show extreme aggression towards people / other dogs. If you are unsure whether you qualify as behavior modification, please reach out and we can discuss!
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GROUP cLASSES

BASIC
OBEDIENCE
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Our Basic Obedience group class allows your dog to learn in an environment with other dogs and a lot of distractions!

Over the course of 5 weeks, your dog will learn how to walk on a loose leash, heel, recall/come, place/stay, sit/stay, and down/stay. We use a positive approach to training and trouble-shoot any issues that arise during training your dogs. Each class is 1 hour long with 10 minutes at the end of each class saved for socialization. 

This class is perfect for puppies 12 weeks and older, as well as older dogs that just need a refresher!

*If you think your dog can pass our test and skip to intermediate obedience classes, or if you aren't sure what training to do with your dog, please sign up for our 30-minute consultation*

 

Why Choose us:

  • Spend an hour each class learning new commands to create a foundation for successful training.

  • Allow socialization between dogs at the end of each class to encourage structure when socializing in a safe environment.

  • Classes with other dogs will allow your dog to understand commands in chaotic environments.

  • We understand that each dog learns different and can adapt training styles based on your dog's needs.

$150 PER CLASS

make sure group class says "north" before booking

Intermediate / AKC Canine Good Citizen
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We have revamped our intermediate / AKC Canine Good Citizen class! During this course, we focus on increasing our obedience, while also adding a focus of greeting other dogs, greeting friendly strangers, calm behaviors during interacting with strangers. We expand on our basic obedience class with additional long distance down and sit stays, including leaving rooms, and creating an overall well-rounded and social dog.

Each class is 1 hour long and we invite new people to class each time to pose as our "friendly stranger" to greet your dog! Towards the end of the 6 weeks, we will take a trip in public to put what you've learned to the test!

The last class will be spent going through the AKC Canine Good Citizen test with the evaluator as well as ensuring all dogs have the ability to move on to our off-leash course if desired! Our trainers will trouble-shoot any problems before the last class to make sure you are more than ready before taking the test!

Why Choose us:

  • Classes focus on increasing obedience previously learned in basics class to create he foundation for off-leash trining.

  • In addition, this class focuses on creating a social dog you can bring in public that will stay under control.

  • This class will have a lot of distractions and real-life scenarios for you and your dog to work through, creating a strong bond and well-rounded dog by the end of 6 weeks.

*Basic Obedience Class is Required before joining*

$250 PER CLASS

make sure group class says "north" before booking

Off-leash Obedience
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Merrill's K9 Academy offers and off-leash training course to those dogs who have completed basic obedience and intermediate obedience classes. 

This course focuses on taking knowledge learned in the previous 2 classes and applying in an off-leash setting. We spend at least 3 classes in public places pushing the obedience we have learned in a real life environment.

Our off-leash classes spends 3 classes at our facility re-enforcing all the commands we have taught our dogs in a controlled off-leash setting before going in public. For the last 3 classes, we travel out in public and put our knowledge to the test in the community.

The off-leash class is a great way to set up a healthy lifestyle for you and your dog, so they can live their best and most free life with you!

Why Choose us:

  • This class focuses on real life scenarios that you will find yourself in, in public.

  • This course sets you up for a healthy off-leash, free, lifestyle with your dog, either in public or at home.

  • We incorporate e-collar training so everyone can learn how e-collars work and how they can be used in a correct, healthy way to benefit your dogs off-leash life. 

  • We understand how your dogs learn as we have had them in class before and can tailor the training to ensure that you get the most out of this class.

*Intermediate Obedience / CGC Class is Required to take this course*

$250 PER CLASS

make sure group class says "north" before booking