Methuen Classes

All of our classes are structured using scientifically proven positive reinforcement based methods of training to ensure an effective and enjoyable learning experience for you and your dog.

Please read the class descriptions below before registering for class.

Your support of the MSPCA Dog Training programs at Nevins Farm not only helps you and your dog, but also helps the thousands of animals we care for each year. 

 Available Classes: 

Manners & More!   Training Fun & Games   Specialized Support

Puppy Play & Learn

  Agility Foundations   Ruff Diamonds
Basic Manners   Agility Intermediate   Ruff Diamonds II 
Basic Manners-Your Time   Agility On Your Time   Ruff Diamonds Agility 
Basic Manners Add-On   Agility Private Lesson   Behavior Consultations
Beyond Manners   Control Unleashed    Private Lessons 
Beyond Manners-Your Time     Control Unleashed II    Seminars and Workshops 
Canine Good Citizen Prep   Intro to K9 NoseWork     
Canine Good Citizen Test    K9 NoseWork Intermediate      
    Wag It! Games    
         

Puppy Play & Learn 

If you have a puppy between 8 to 16 weeks old, we hope you'll join us for this 4 week class!  Puppy Play & Learn is a great way to get your pup started on fun learning while contributing to the positive early socialization experiences that are so critical for your puppy's development.  (Note: If your puppy is over 16 weeks of age, please enroll in our Basic Manners class.)
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Class Schedule:  Weekly Enrollment! 

Saturday, 8:00-9:00 a.m.Start any Saturday* provided you register by Friday morning! (Mary Ann Callahan, CPDT-KA)
PLEASE NOTE:  Your 1st class starts at 7:45 a.m. to give your pup a chance to get settled and allow for a brief overview of dog body language and clicker training.

Cost: $60 for 4 weeks

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 Basic Manners
(Level 1)

A class designed for owners and their dogs aged 4 months and older. Our focus will be to provide you with information about how to train your dog in the basic behaviors that make him or her a well loved and enjoyed companion.
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Class Schedule:

Monday, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Starts 11/10/14 (Nini Bloch) This class is full!
Monday, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Starts 01/05/15 (Nini Bloch)
Monday
, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Starts 12/08/14 (Nini Bloch) 

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Starts 11/05/14 (Sue Goley) This class is full!
**There will be no class on Wednesday, November 12th**
Wednesday,
11:00 a.m., Starts 11/26/14 (Sue Goley)

Thursday, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Starts 12/04/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Friday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Starts 12/05/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
Friday, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Starts 11/14/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Saturday, 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Starts 11/29/14 (Sue Goley) 
Saturday, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Starts 12/20/14 (Sue Goley)
Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**

Saturday, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**

Sunday, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Starts 12/14/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
Sunday, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Starts 12/14/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Cost: $160 for 8 weeks

** DISCOUNT:  Enroll in 'Basic Manners' AND 'Beyond Manners' classes at the same time and use the discount code "going on" during checkout to receive $10 off! **


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 Basic Manners: On Your Time (Level 1)

Flexible classes for dogs (and puppies!)  We teach you our Basic Manners course at your pace. Start any week and you and your dog progress through levels at your own pace. Classes are designed to fit your schedule and budget. Need to miss a week for a vacation? No problem! Come back and pick up where you left off. You have 14 consecutive weeks from the date you start to complete up to 12 classes (we encourage you to attend at least 8 classes).
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Class Schedule: Weekly enrollment! 

Wednesday
, 6:00 p.m., Begin any Wednesday* provided you register by Monday!  (Paul Emerson, CPDT-KA)
* Your 1st class will begin at 5:30 pm with a 30 minute semi-private Orientation.*

Cost: $190 for 12 classes over 14 weeks

** DISCOUNT:  Enroll in 'Basic Manners' AND 'Better Manners' classes at the same time and use the discount code "going on" during checkout to receive $10 off! **

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 Basic Manners: On Your Time - Add On Package

Enjoying Basic Manners: On Your Time so much that you would like to continue?  Select this option to add 4 more weeks of training!  Great for young dogs or for practicing with increasing levels of disctractions.  This option is eligible for the $10 'going on' discount code if enrolling prior to the end of your regular class.  Please contact the office for more details.

Cost: $75 for 4 classes over 6 weeks

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 Beyond Manners (Level 2)

This class is a continuation of the Basic Manners skills.  We will play a variety of training games geared towards perfecting and making more reliable the behaviors from Basic Manners.  We will also teach your choice of fun trick to help improve your training skills.  
Prerequisite: Clicker Training experience a must; Basic Manners or equivalent.

Class Schedule:

Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., See 'Beyond Manners On Your Time' below...
 
Saturday, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Starts 10/25/14 (Sue Goley) This class is full!
Saturday, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Starts 12/20/14 (Sue Goley)
Saturday
, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**


Sunday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Starts 12/14/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Cost: $160 for 8 weeks

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Beyond Manners:  On Your Time! (Level 2-3)

Have a great time training at your own pace using fun games to polish the most popular (and challenging!) Basic Manners skills of gracious greetings (4 paws on the floor no matter what), loose leash walking (past distractions including food on the ground and other dogs), really reliable recalls (past and thru exciting distractions), look at that/look at me (helping turn irresistible distractions into cues to look at you).  We will also spend last portion of each class working on your choice of trick/behavior.   

Our flexible 'rolling enrollment' format allows you to start any time and come to as many as 6 classes over 8 weeks.  If you need to miss a couple classes -- no worries -- you have the extra time to make them up and the flexible curriculum ensures you won't fall behind.  More Info >>

Prerequisite: Clicker Training experience (Private Lessons available for those without clicker experience); Basic Manners or equivalent.

Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Start any Thursday provided you register by Tuesday!  (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Cost: $130 for 6 classes over 8 weeks or $160 for 8 classes over 10 weeks

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Canine Good Citizen Prep Class 

This class will walk you and your dog through preparation for the American Kennel Club's (AKC)Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing.  Each owner/dog team will practice the 10 items on the test through 7 weeks of classes.  The last week (week 8) will be an actual test where you and your dog can achieve a CGC title.  Dogs receiving this distinction are recognized as being embassadors in their communities.  To learn more about the AKC's CGC program, please visit their web site: http://www.akc.org/

Class Schedule:

Thursday, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Starts 12/04/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Friday, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Starts 11/21/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Saturday, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**

Cost: $170 for 8 weeks (includes CGC test fee)

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 Canine Good Citizen Testing!

Location:  Training & Education Room at MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA

Open to the public.    

Saturday, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Starts 11/15/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Cost: $25 for Test

Thanks to a special grant through Animal Farm Foundation, Pit Bulls who pass the CGC test through the MSPCA at Nevins Farm's Dog Training Program will earn extra funds for our homeless animals!  Click here for details.

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 K9 Nose Work - Try It!
Have you heard about the fun people and dogs are having in K9 Nose Work? Not sure what this new sport is all about? Then come and try K9Nose Work! Once you do, we are confident you will love it and sign up for a class.

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Sign up by TUESDAY, receive your confirmation and come Wednesday ready to Try It! (Diane Pelletier)

Cost: $10 per Try It

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K9 NoseWork - Introduction

This fun new activity channels your dog’s natural curiosity and interest in using his nose. Much like detection dogs, your dog will learn to find a designated scent while getting mental and physical exercise! Most dogs can participate including shy or overly energetic dogs, puppies, and seniors. Participate for fun or get ready to compete in this upcoming sport. Limited to 6 dogs. NOTE: your dog must be able to be quietly crated away from you while other dogs are working in the room. More Info >>

Class Schedule:

Monday, 6:00 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- Start any Monday provided you register by Friday! (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI)
Wednesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- e-mail the Dog Training Office to be added to the list for this class: dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org
Cost: $175 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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K9 NoseWork - Intermediate 

Continue building your dog’s nose work skills in this fun continuation class. Much like detection dogs, your dog will learn to find a designated scent while getting mental and physical exercise and as this class progresses you'll begin neutral scent detection training in more complex environments! Most dogs can participate including shy or overly energetic dogs, puppies, and seniors. Participate for fun or get ready to compete in this upcoming sport. NOTE: your dog must be able to be quietly crated away from you while other dogs are working in the room.
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Prerequisite:  Nose Work Level 1-2

Class Schedule:

Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- Starting Wednesday, November 5th provided you register by Monday! (Jean McCord, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, CNWI)

Cost: $175 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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K9 NoseWork Class - Intermediate thru Trial Preparation

Continue building your dog’s nose work skills in this fun continuation class. Much like detection dogs, your dog will learn to find a designated scent while getting mental and physical exercise and as this class progresses you'll begin neutral scent detection training in more complex environments! Most dogs can participate including shy or overly energetic dogs, puppies, and seniors. Participate for fun or get ready to compete in this upcoming sport. NOTE: your dog must be able to be quietly crated away from you while other dogs are working in the room.
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Complexity of searches will increase as you and your dog have a wonderful time training at a level to potential enter K9NW Level 1, 2 or 3 trials!

Prerequisite:  Nose Work Intermediate

Class Schedule:

Monday
, 7:00-8:00 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- Start any Monday provided you register by Friday! (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI) 

Cost: $175 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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Advanced Classes


Agility: On Your Time (Level 3)

If you've just started agility and want more time on the contact obstacles or to practice weave poles, come to this hour-long coached practice (outdoors). If you want more experience in walking and handling short sequences (up to 10 obstacles), we'll offer those as well for more advanced students.  This open practice offers you the chance to set your own goals within the structure of specific exercises, work at your own pace, and get some tips along the way. Your dog will also increase their abilities to perform reliably among different dogs. 

Our flexible "rolling enrollment" format allows you to start any time and come to as many as 4 classes over 6 weeks. More Info>>

Prerequisites: Your dog must have a reliable recall and stay (most of this class will be conducted off leash in a fully fenced, 60' x 100' arena) and must get along with other dogs. Dogs should be familiar and comfortable with all the obstacles although not necessarily working at full height. The seesaw and weave poles can be works in progress. We have two seesaws; one we'll keep low. 

Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- Start any Thursday provided you register by Tuesday! (Nini Bloch)
* Your 1st class will begin at 5:45 pm with a 15 minute semi-private Orientation.*

Cost: $60 for 4 classes over 6 weeks

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Agility Foundations (Level 3)

This 6 week class will introduce you to basic agility fundamental skills such as working your dog on the right and left sides; crosses; distance work as well as introduce equipment. A great class for the beginner or someone still developing basic agility skills. Dog Requirements:  Your dog should be able to reliably stay (sit or down), come when called and be comfortable training around other dogs.  Handler Requirements:  Prerequisite of Better Manners (L2) or equivalent.  Must have clicker training experience; handler enthusiasm and a sense of humor a big plus!

Class Schedule:

Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., (See Agility: On Your Time option above) (Nini Bloch)

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks

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 Agility Intermediate (Level 4)

This 6 week class will help you continue to build upon the basic agility fundamental skills you started in Agility Foundations I and begin to play with more challenging exercises and equipment while improving your dogs confidence, focus and self-control and starting to run sequences.  Prerequisite of Agility Foundations (L3) or equivalent.  Must have clicker training experience; handler enthusiasm and a sense of humor a big plus!

Class Schedule:

Thursday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., ROLLING ENROLLMENT -- Start any Thursday provided you register by Tuesday! (Nini Bloch)

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks


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 Agility 30 Minute Private Lesson/Assessment

Begin or advance your and your dog’s agility skills with customized one-on-one attention in a Private Lesson format.  This ½ hour format is an economical and enjoyable option for you if a once-a-week group class doesn’t fit your schedule or your dog’s ideal learning environment.  This is also a helpful option if you aren’t sure you and your dog are quite ready for the Agility Foundations class and would like an Instructor’s Assessment and to leave with some skills to build. 

Class Schedule:

By Special Appointment, Mondays at 5:00PM or Thursdays at 5:00PM
Contact dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org to schedule your appointment! (Nini Bloch)

Cost:  $30 for 30 minutes

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Control Unleashed!  

The 'Control Unleashed' class and at-home activities will build your dog's ability to relax, focus and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations through the use of training games that increase attention, reduce the power of stressors and the pull of distractions while you and your dog have fun in a friendly, safe and supportive environment. Prerequisite: Manners and More! or equivalent Level 2 class.
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Class Schedule:

Monday7:30-8:45 p.m., Starts 12/08/15 (Nini Bloch)

Friday, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Starts 11/14/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)

Saturday, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**

Cost: $150.00 for 6 weeks

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Control Unleashed! - Advanced

Continue to advance your dogs focus on you, ability to relax in stimulating environments and self-control playing fun 'Control Unleashed' games like Give Me a Break, Look at That, Mat Races, Dog in Your Face and Car Crash along with more 'mayhem' and exciting opportunities to build upon the progress made in 'Control Unleashed' class. Prerequisite: Must have completed Control Unleashed! basic class. 

Class Schedule:

Monday, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Starts 12/08/14 (Nini Bloch)

Saturday, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Starts 11/22/14 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
**There will be no classes on Saturday, December 6th.**

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks

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Rally-O Obedience

Join us for 6 weeks of coaching support and fun practice while you learn the individual exercises to enjoy (and potentially compete in!) the sport of Rally Obedience!   Rally is a fun and exciting team sport where all dogs (purebred, mixed breed and dogs with disabilities) are encouraged to participate.  Dog and Handler teams navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit-Down-Sit, Straight Figure 8, Send Over Jump, Recall Over Jump.

Class Schedule:

Friday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Starts Fall 2014 (Melissa Zilembo, CPDT-KA)
E-Mail the Dog Training Office for Start Dates - dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org 

Cost: $120 for 6 weeks

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Ruff Diamonds
(Level 1)

Does your dog react the way you want when you are out on walks, at the vet's office or at a park? If not, then this may be the class for you! This special class is for our "diamond in the rough" dogs who react to other dogs. It is limited to 4 dogs so we can provide individualized attention and assistance. Our goal is to give each dog and owner team strategies to build calm behavior around other dogs and improve training.
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Class Schedule:

Tuesday, 6:00-6:50 p.m., Starts 11/18/14 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI) This class is full!
Tuesday, 7:00-7:50 p.m., Starts 11/18/14 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI) This class is full!

Tuesday, 6:00-6:50 p.m., Starts 01/13/15 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI)
Tuesday, 7:00-7:50 p.m., Starts 01/13/15 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI)
Tuesday, 8:00-8:50 p.m., Starts 01/13/15 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI) 

Cost:  $250 for 8 weeks

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Ruff Diamonds 2 (Level 2)

This next level class for dogswho have completed Ruff Diamonds 1 will explore teaching skills used in agility to improve dog and handler confidence as well as building on the training learned in level 1. The class is limited to 4 dogs. Prerequisite: Ruff Diamonds 1

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, 8:00-8:50 p.m., Starts 011/18/14 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI) This class is full!

Cost: $240 for 8 weeks

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Ruff Diamonds Agility (Level 3)

This class is for dogs who have at least completed Ruff Diamonds 2.  You will continue to advance your dog and handler agility skills building on the previous foundation.  The class is limited to 5 dogs.  Prerequisite: Ruff Diamonds 2
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Class Schedule:

Tuesday, 8:00-8:50 p.m., Starts 11/18/14 (Carolyn Barney, KPA-CTP, CNWI)

Cost:  $240 for 8 weeks

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'Wag It! Games' Class
(Level 1)

Introduction to games involving hoops, ladders, boards and tunnels, teach our dogs how to shadow our movements including flips, turns and spins, play with turning on/off lights, racing to mats and riding on scooters as well as using their nose to push balls to us as well as find hidden scents.  These activities will mentally stimulate your dogs while enhancing your bond and team-work.  To learn more about the individual Wag It Games check out the originator's website at http://wagitgames.com/.Prerequisite:  Puppy Play & Learn or Basic Manners or equivalent (students and dogs must be familiar with clicker training)

Monday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Starts 12/08/14 (Nini Bloch, Certified Wag It Games Instructor)

Cost: $120 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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'Wag It! Games' Class (Level 2)

Continue building on the fun games started in Level 1 and gain speed and reliabilty in performing games involving hoops, ladders, boards and tunnels, teach our dogs how to shadow our movements including flips, turns and spins, play with turning on/off lights, racing to mats and riding on scooters as well as using their nose to push balls to us as well as find hidden scents.  These activities will mentally stimulate your dogs while enhancing your bond and team-work.  To learn more about the individual Wag It Games check out the originator's website at http://wagitgames.com/.

Prerequisite:  Wag It! Games Level 1 or equivalent (students and dogs must be familiar with clicker training)

Monday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Starts 12/08/14 (Nini Bloch, Certified Wag It Games Instructor)

Cost: $120 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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'Wag It! Games' Class

(Intermediate/Advanced)

Even more fun as you increase your dog's mastery of the great games started in Level 2 and gain speed and reliabilty in performing games involving hoops, ladders, tippyboards, teeters, and tunnels, teach our dogs how to shadow our movements including flips, turns and spins, and play with racing to mats, riding on scooters, distance work, and fancy footwork on buckets .  These activities will mentally stimulate your dogs while enhancing your bond and team-work.  To learn more about the individual Wag It Games check out the originator's website at http://wagitgames.com/.

Prerequisite:  Wag It! Games Level 2 or equivalent (students and dogs must be familiar with clicker training)

Please e-mail the Dog training Office if you are interested in this class - dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org

Cost: $120 per dog and handler for 6 weeks

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One-on-One Training


Behavior Consultations

Private, one-on-one behavior consultations are available on Mondays at 5:00-6:00 PM for people whose dogs have more complex behavior issues such as aggression, separation anxiety or other fear based behaviors.
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Cost:  $95 for 1 hour

(** Next available appointment: Monday, November 3rd at 5:00PM **)

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Private Lessons -- At the MSPCA

Private lessons are a great way to get an introduction to clicker training or receive one-on-one coaching and a customized training plan for making progress with behaviors like keeping paws on the ground when guests visit, coming when called, settling down, playing without getting overaroused or walking nicely on a leash. 

Lesson Schedule:

By Special Appointment,
Mondays at 5:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. (Nini Bloch)
Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Jean McCord, CPDT-KA, CNWI, KPA-CTP)
Thursdays between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Jean McCord, CPDT-KA, CNWI, KPA-CTP)
Fridays between 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (Calli Towne); 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Jean McCord, CPDT-KA, CNWI, KPA-CTP)
Saturdays between 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (Mary Ann Callahan, CPDT-KA)

Contact dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org to schedule a different day/time for your appointment!

Cost: $60 for 1 hour lesson here at the MSPCA at 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA


Private Lessons -- At Your Home

Enjoy the convenience of personalized support in the comfort of your own home!  While training topics like those listed above can easily be covered here at the MSPCA, sometimes owners find it helpful to have a Trainer come to their home to further customize the training to the home environment and/or make it easier for the entire family to participate in a Private Lesson.  We are happy to accommodate you!

Lesson Schedule:

We will coordinate an appropriate Instructor with your availability...

Cost: $90 for 1 hour lesson at your home (if location is more than 20 minutes drive from MSPCA rate may need to increase depending on Trainer's travel distance)

Testimonials: 

"Because my puppy Otis needed more training (he was and still is a very energetic, zany pit bull), I decided to take private lessons with Mary Ann. I found this to be a terrific way to zero in on specific issues that I was having with him while building on the foundation from puppy classes. Mary Ann temporarily became my therapist as I tried to analyze what I could do better and how I could outwit Otis. We talked about dog breeds, books on dog training, how to work with a clicker (yes, it really is effective): I could and did ask anything and everything. We worked inside and out, on and off leash; we had other dogs come into the room for Otis to meet appropriately. These classes were invaluable, all because Mary Ann is super: compassionate, intelligent, easy going, and fun." - Susan T., PhD & Otis the Pit Bull

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Seminars and Workshops

MSPCA Dog Training in Methuen is proud to host a number of training workshops and seminars each year.  Please check back for upcoming events.

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 * Full Classes & Wait Lists *
If you would like to be added to a 'Wait List' in the event that a full class has a cancellation, please complete your Registration form and indicate in the last block the class you are interested in taking and that you wish to be wait listed.  Please be sure to include daytime phone numbers as we may need to reach you last minute.  

Important Information:

We require any dog attending class to be free from contagious disease and parasites, up to date on their rabies vaccine and current on all other vaccines per their veterinarian's recommendation.  Should your dog show symptoms of illness (such as coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme lethargy or inappetence) within 48 hours of your class, please leave him/her at home to avoid spreading anything to your classmates' dogs.  Even if your dog is unable to attend class, you can still come to see the material presented and potentially 'borrow' the Instructor's demo dog so that you can keep up with the exercises and jump right back in once you're dog is feeling better.

Please note: All classes are on a first-come first-served basis. If the class you were interested in has filled, you will be contacted about alternate class availability. If you find you are unable to take this class after registering for it, you must notify the office 10 days prior to the start of the class. Notification after 10 days will result in you forfeiting 50% of your registration fee. Sorry, no exceptions! There will be no tuition refund once class has started.

**Message from the Director of Training and Behavior, Mary Ann Callahan, CPDT-KA**

Thank you for considering the MSPCA to help you accomplish your dog training goals.  If you did not find the class you hoped for on this site, please e-mail or telephone (contact info below) to let us know what you would like to learn with your dog.  Our goal is to help you have fun while learning (and laughing!) with your dear dog and we are happy to add new classes or bring back past ones based on the demand from our students. 

For more information:

Phone: 978-687-7453 Ext. 6121
E-mail:  dogtraining_methuen@mspca.org

Training Office Hours

Tuesday thru Friday:  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM *
Saturday:  7:30 AM - 1:30 PM *
Sunday & Monday: Office Closed
*  E-mail will also be checked once in the evening Tuesday thru Saturday.