Maegan Payne

Maegan Payne

All The Dog Things

Maegan is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a B.S. in Animal Science. She has worked with over 15 different species of animals ranging from dogs and cats to cattle, alpaca, goats and rodents.


Maegan is a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI), a Professional Dog Trainer listed with the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), and an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She also holds a certificate as a Puppy Start Right Instructor, and is listed as an AKC evaluator for the branches of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing as well as AKC Trick Dog testing.


Maegan holds several professional memberships including the Pet Professional Guild, Animal Training Academy (ATA), IAABC, and The Fear Free Coalition.


Maegan has had a lifelong interest in animals and their behavior. She has raised sheep, worked in animal education for the general public, and takes in every opportunity to attend seminars or read books on both human and animal behavior. Maegan is committed to using science to instruct humans and animals in how they can live their best lives together. Her goal is to teach the basic principles of behavior and training in an effort to ensure happy humans and happy animals. She is an advocate of force free, fear free, positive training.


Maegan has also competed/trained in Barn Hunt, Parkour, Rally, and Lure Coursing. Her doggy assistant Danny, holds titles in Barn Hunt, Parkour, CGC, and Trick Dog. She is also a volunteer for the Capital Area Humane Society, fostering and rehabilitating dogs when time allows.

Maegan Payne

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This class will teach you how to teach your dog almost anything. It will focus on learning skills that form the building blocks for behavior. These skills will set you and your puppy up for a life of mutual respect and communication. For dogs 8 weeks to six months old.
Please bring your puppy on a harness with a standard 6 ft leash, plenty of really yummy treats (cheese, chicken, hot dogs, or similar).  Prong, slip, choke, vibration, or shock collars not permitted.

Thursdays 7:30-8:15 p.m. Eight weeks: 10/22-12/17* *No Class 11/26

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

*Social distancing practices will be followed. Masks are required for indoor classes

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $159.00
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For new and advanced students.  Parkour is a fun sport that combines elements of agility and exploration.  This class is going to be primarily indoors and will focus on building the core skill needed to be a Parkour Dog! Beginner students will focus on novice level activities, while more advanced students will be building fluency in hand-stands, Tic-Tacs, and transition the novice skills to more challenging objects.  This class is reactive dog friendly, a great confidence booster, and will help you add some spice to your routine walks.  Please bring your dog on a harness with a standard 6 ft leash, plenty of really yummy treats (cheese, chicken, hot dogs, or similar).  Prong, slip, choke, vibration, or shock collars not permitted.

Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 pm.  Eight weeks: 10/22-12/17* *No Class 11/26

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

*Social distancing practices will be followed. Masks are required for indoor classes

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $159.00
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This class focuses on pattern games and the tools to give your dog the skills to cope with the world. We will also cover effective socialization using a deliberate focused method. This class is great for handling your over-excited pup, your shy pup, or as a preventive tool for reactivity. All dogs will have their own working stations.

Please bring your dog on a harness with a standard 6 ft leash, plenty of really yummy treats (cheese, chicken, hot dogs, or similar).  Prong, slip, choke, vibration, or shock collars not permittedBring an inexpensive, portable mat and the book Reactive to Relaxed by Leslie McDevitt. (For dogs 6 month- 1 year - other ages accepted based on availability in class and instructor approval). 

Thursdays 8:30-9:15 p.m. Eight weeks: 10/22-12/17* *No Class 11/26

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**
*Social distancing practices will be followed. Masks are required for indoor classes

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $159.00
Sorry- Product Out of Stock or Class is Full
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