Doreen Metcalf is the president of the Maine Schutzhund Club and she welcomes TR GSD owners to audit club training and to become members.
Family dog obedience lessons, trick training, and AKC STARS puppy and Canine Good Citizen class are taught by Helen Peppe and M.J. Grant. Classes are 6 weeks and $150-$200. They include individual consults. We also offer boot-camps year round for all breeds. Boot camp is a week long intense training and play week that includes boarding. Camps are $700.
Hourly training is available. We welcome puppies and all dog breeds with no training or beginning training.
Our training is based on motivational training using Operant conditioning of positive and negative reinforcement methods. We include families in the weekly boot camp training with intake and out going consult/counseling and training sessions. We also teach dogs how to swim and loose leash walk as well as dog and human socialization.
Training is $80-100 an hour. All Timber Ridge dogs receive a discounted rate of $80 an hour.