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Dog Obedience Classes with Amee

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4 Weeks to a Better Dog
4 Weeks to a Better Dog: Problem solving for you and your pup. Includes a 15-minute phone consult w/ Amee prior to first session to determine if your dog is right for this program. This program is aimed at dogs who need to learn pleasant leash manners; and/or need a more reliable response to coming when called. 
Ages: Adults
Dates/Times: 4 Weeks to a Better Dog 9:30-10:20am
Session:  Wednesdays 10/14-11/4 (Weather Make up 11/11)
Location: Outdoors of the PCC in the back of the building
Min/Max: Minimum of 2 Participants, Maximum of 4.
Fees: Res Fee: $138 NRes Fee: $148

4 Weeks of Puppy Playgroup
4 Weeks Puppy Playgroup: for puppies between the ages of 8-15 wks at start of session, this program will offer you a chance to learn about appropriate puppy play and consult with Amee about behavior/development issues while your puppy has a playdate with other local puppies. 
Ages: Adults
Dates/Times:  4 Weeks of Puppy Playgroup 10:30-11:20am
Session:  Wednesdays 10/14-11/4 (Weather Make up 11/11)
Location: Outdoors of the PCC in the back of the building
Min/Max: Minimum of 2 Participants, Maximum of 4.
Fees: Res Fee: $138 NRes Fee: $148

Your Dog’s First Training Class

This 6-week class is suitable for puppies and dogs (8 weeks to 8 months) and new-to-your-family dogs.  We work on the basic manners such as sit, down, polite greetings, leash walking, wait/stay, coming when called and more.

Dog Genius Class
This class builds on the behaviors learned in your First Training class. Dogs will work around greater distractions, execute more reliable and precise behaviors and strengthen any behaviors that are not as consistent. Pre-requisite: Your First Training Class or equivalent. Your dog must be able to learn in a room with other dogs. 

Intro to Therapy Dog
Therapy dogs visit to make people feel better. If you have a social, well-mannered dog and you have the time to volunteer, Therapy Dog work may be the job for you both! This 6 week course can prepare you to become a certified ThD team. We will work on the skills of polite greeting, patient waiting while people talk, party tricks to entertain those who you visit, and learn the rules and requirements to certify through Alliance of Therapy Dog (

About Amee Abel, CPDT-KA
Amee Abel is Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers with a lifetime of animal husbandry experience (dogs, cats, horses, and more) and over ten years’ experience teaching training classes. She says, “Dogs are my passion and helping you with your dog is my profession.” She brings a depth of knowledge and experience about living with dogs that is rare to find.
In addition to offering classes at Peterborough Rec Dept, Abel offers private, in-home training and teaches a variety of classes for Monadnock Humane Society’s Training Center in Swanzey, NH. Abel is active in many aspects of dog training and sports. She’s an approved Tester for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and the AKC Trick Dog program. She judges for WCRL Rally and RFE RallyFrEe competitions and is an on-site Representative for CDSP Obedience trials. She’s a Tester/Observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) and over the past ten years has helped many teams become certified Therapy Dogs.
Amee’s dogs are first and foremost good household members, but they also hold competition titles in Obedience, Rally, Musical Freestyle (dancing), Agility, and one is a certified Therapy Dog. Her household further includes a cat, a just graduated from College son, and a very patient husband.

Amee Abel, CPDT-KA
Abel Dog Training, LLC

General Information
  • Please bring the dog’s vaccination records with you on the first class.
  • The max is 6 dogs, with a minimum of 3 dogs for most classes.
  • Dog handlers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to do the training unless you receive prior approval from Amee.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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