Upcoming Training Classes at Planet Dog

Training classes and Planet Dog Trainers

Training Classes

  • Puppy Training Classes
    Do you have a new puppy but lack the time to train them properly? Is he/she misbehaving? Send them to us! Our professional trainers will have them acting appropriately before you know it! Age Requirement: Puppies must be five months or younger at the time of class start date.                                
  • Here are some upcoming dates for Puppy Training Classes:
    • Wednesdays starting July 25th, 7:15-8:15pm with Mallory Hattie
      1st class is an orientation from 7-8:15pm for people only. This is a 6-week class.    
    • *FYI: June puppy class is full!                                                                                                         
  • Canine Core Method Training Classes
    All dogs can be part of a successful and social team if you tap into their primal desire to: Hunt and Connect. Using their prey drive, you will create a lasting bond with your dog that not only heals old wounds, but creates new channels for social behavior. From this foundation we “teach” the dog obedience. However, obedience doesn’t come from following commands, it comes from the dog feeling in sync with his handler. Age Requirement: Dogs must be 5 months or older to participate.                                                                                                                       
  • Here are some upcoming dates for Canine Core Method Training Classes:
    • Tuesdays starting June 5th, 7:00-8:00pm with Leah Twitchell
      This is a 5-week class.

Planet Dog Trainers

Puppy Classes Our professional Trainer Mallory Hattie will have your puppy behaving better in no time. Classes fill up very quickly, so if you have a dog in need of some "adjustments," you should act fast! The fee for each 6-week session is $135. 4-week sessions are $90.

Mallory Hattie

Mallory has been training people to train their dogs since 2000, and became a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) in 2003. She started Raising Canine Maine Dog Training and began offering Puppy classes at the Planet Dog Company store in 2005, where she continues to teach positive reinforcement classes and run the Puppy Play Groups on many weekends.

Mallory is available for private consultations, and also offers classes through Telling Tails Training Center in Fryeburg, Maine, and through the Recreation Department in Gorham. She is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator through the AKC. Mallory continues her education by attending workshops and seminars, most recently the Clicker Expo and Wag It Games Instructors course. She feels that having fun with training is paramount!

Canine Core Method Training Class In this session trainer Leah Twitchell will explore the foundations of drive-training. This holistic approach to dog training taps into your dog’s prey drive. The fee for each 5-week session is $120. 

Leah Twitchell

Leah has been studying different styles of dog-training since 2010, with a focus on drive-training which takes a holistic approach to the dog's emotional and physical well-being. She is one of the co-founders and developers of Canine Core Method, an educational platform for owners to connect and learn about their dog's natural drive. Leah believes that by working with your dog's inborn prey-drive, you can form a deep and lasting bond with your dog that will translate into a harmonious and mutually-beneficial relationship. 

She established her dog training business, Canine Movement Lab, in 2013 and currently offers private training and consultation in the Greater Portland Area. Her holistic approach to drive-training allows her to work with dogs who are reactive and fearful, or outwardly aggressive. Leah continues to study with world-renowned trainers in order to hone her skills, and she is very excited to offer her Canine Core Foundations class exclusively at Planet Dog.