Love Your Dog = Train Your Dog

Posted Jan. 03, 2013, at 5:40 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 11, 2013, at 4 p.m.
Cynthia | BDN
Cynthia | BDN

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


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

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.

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