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Sat, June 22
Trauma: Addressing Behavior, Health and Confidence in Dogs



*Animal Communication
*Animal Reiki Certification
*Animal Rights
*Anxiety, Fear, Phobia and Trauma
*Barking & Digging
*Basic Obedience & Good Manners
*Behavior Training
*Canine Anxiety
*Canine CPR and First Aid
*Canine Massage
*Canine Nutrition
*Canine Sensory Management
*CATS: Understanding the Mysterious Creature
*Come Command
*Door Manners
*Families and Dogs
*Fear & How to Lessen It
*Finding Your Calling
*Flower Essences for People & Pets
*Food, Toy and Place Guarding
*I Can't Control Myself
*I'm Scared and Scarey on a Leash
*Introvert in an Extroverted World?
*KIDS: Earn an “I’m a Dog’s Best Friend” Certificate
*Leash Walking and Good Manners
*Obedience and Good Manners
*Off-Leash Protocol
*Proper Greetings:Who Me Jump up?
*Puppy Socialization
*Separation Anxiety
*Spirit Animals
*Understanding Cats
*Understanding Dogs
*Veg Life

*FREE Overview of our Dog Training Programs with Q&A: 6 week Obedience and Good Manners, Canine Good Citizen Certification, Single Theme Behavior, Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Certification, 4 week Understanding Dogs, 3 week Leash Walking, 3 week Off Leash / COME


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Dog Behavior Specialist: Lorraine May, M.A.
Executive Director of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Support
Voted Best Dog Training in Denver 3 years in a row!

Lorraine May has been training for over 15 years. The rescue has always accepted the hardest dogs that no one else wanted. Lorraine has fostered and worked with just about every breed and every issue successfully over the years. Lorraine’s dog behavior articles have been published by Channel 9, Mile High Dog magazine, Cats and Dogs Colorado magazine, Natural Awakenings, Walnut Hills Newspaper and other local publications.

Philosophy: Misha May employs Learning Theory which is an educational approach. We communicate with the dog clearly establishing consistent rules. We set the dog up for success so that instead of punishing him for doing something wrong, we spend our time teaching and practicing what is right. Just like an athlete practices his skills, we coach the dog until he can perform correctly on his own.

Prior to the session
: complete a registration to save time in the session

During the session:
assessment of dog and situation, training of dog, coaching of humans, development of goal oriented treatment plan, follow-up suggestions such as classes

Following the session: delivery of educational handouts, clarification of any questions, suggested continuation in classes, additional appropriate referrals

The session will address:
*Behavior: to teach the dog what he or she needs to know to replace an unwanted behavior with an acceptable behavior that gets him what he wants or needs (play, self-confidence, safety, attention, great life)
*Emotions: to help the dog develop a more positive association with his world which leads to relaxation, manners and a great life
*Physiology: to specifically address the nervous system and brain to help alleviate fear and anxiety
*Psychology: to develop confidence, build trust and heal past abuse, neglect and trauma

Reserve your appointment
by paying the 1.5 hour one session fee of $250 using our donation button with Paypal or credit card at


Sat, June 22 Trauma: Addressing Behavior, Health and Confidence in Dogs

June 22 Trauma: Addressing Behavior, Health and Confidence in Dogs

Donation Based class benefiting Misha May Foundation* and No Kill Colorado**
Hosted by The Brew on Broadway, 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
Instructor: Lorraine May Springer, M.A.***

The majority of dogs coming through rescue have been traumatized in some way, if simply by the impact of the abandonment itself. Other dogs experience trauma through abuse, neglect or the stress and tension of trying to accommodate humans and our human world.

The first portion of this class will be a dedicated presentation on holistic practices to support training, behavior modification, and trauma resolution.

The second part will be in a question / answer format (questions welcome on any dog issue) with widely applicable answers to benefit all participants.

Related educational emails will be sent out following the class to all participants.
Registration is required.
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Reserve your spot by donating any amount (class value is $45) using paypal or credit card with the donation button at

*Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Support was voted Best Dog Training in Denver three years in a row. The Foundation provides low cost / donation based dog behavior training for shelter and rescue volunteers, as well as owners. Incorporated as a non-profit in 2002, the Foundation has supported numerous organizations, and through rehabilitation and training, has helped hundreds of dogs get adopted and hundreds of dogs stay in their homes.

**No Kill Colorado is an animal advocacy organization dedicated to making Colorado the safest place for homeless pets. Our goal is to make Colorado the first No Kill state in the nation!

No Kill Colorado started as a grassroots movement in 2011 to educate the public about successful shelter models that save every healthy treatable homeless pet entering the shelter system. The programs and services that achieve a 90% save rate are being implemented in Colorado with wild success and we are proud our organization has been a catalyst in this change. No Kill Colorado, using these model successes, works with the community, rescues and shelters to improve save rates, moving Colorado ever closer to a No Kill state.

***Lorraine May Springer has been training for almost 20 years. As founder, executive director and head trainer of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Support, she has always accepted the hardest dogs that no one else wanted. Lorraine has fostered and / or worked with, just about every breed or mix, resolving a wide variety of serious issues successfully over the years with force-free respectful methods. Don’t punish, teach!

Lorraine holds Masters degrees in both Education and Psychology, both of which emphasize behavior science. She is a Reiki Master / Teacher and the creator of a Certification Course as an Animal Reiki Practitioner. Lorraine has studied and incorporates flower essences and essential oils, as well as trauma, anxiety and aggression reduction techniques.


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Class Cancellation Policy: Generally, we do not cancel classes. If we do, we will contact you by email. Be certain you have registered with a legible, easy-to-read, correct email address. When weather may be an issue, the class will not be cancelled if the teacher will be attending. Fees are then used to pay class expenses. In the case of extenuating circumstances, we will do our best to work with you. If a class is cancelled, we will re-schedule the class. If you cannot attend a re-scheduled class, your fee may be transferred to another class or become a donation which is tax deductible.



The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382
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