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Foster dogs from any rescue or shelter may attend our dog training class for free. Register at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com

PRIVATE IN-HOME SESSIONS
HIRE A GUEST SPEAKER

Sep 16 Obedience and Good Manners Instructor Program

Sep 16 FREE Intro to Classes and Programs

Sep 16 FREE Puppy Socialization

Sep 16 Flirt Poles for Dogs: Make and Learn to Use for Exercise and Better Control - Lakewood

Sep 23 6 week Obedience and Good Manners - Lakewood

Sep 23 Relax...Chill Out...Slow Down...De-Stress, Lakewood

Sep 23 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Sep 30 Bow, Wag, Stare: Translating Dog - Lakewood

Sep 30 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Oct 21 Anxiety Fear Trauma P.T.S.D Phobias, Lakewood

Oct 21 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Oct 28 Guarding: MY toy, MY food, MY human, MY home – Lakewood

Oct 28 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Nov 11 I Can't Control Myself (Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Greetings, Counter Surfing), Lakewood

Nov 18 Scared and Scary on Leash, Lakewood

Nov 18 FUN! YOUR Dog Thinks - Problem Solves – Works Out – Bonds – Succeeds! Donation-based Canine Confidence Building Course – Lakewood

 

Classes

*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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Special DealsSpecial Deals on Multiple Classes:
Sign up for any 1 class: $25 if paid 2 days before the class; $35 after.
Sign up for any 2 classes: $40 if paid 2 days before your first choice.
Sign up for any 4 classes: $75 if paid 2 days before the first class.
Sign up for any 6 classes: $100/ up to 2 days before the first class; when you register, you must choose the 6 classes

 

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Private In-Home Sessions

Private In-Home or Office Sessions
Performed by Lorraine May, M.A.
Executive Director of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
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.

In-Your -Home Sessions: Jeffco and Denver – day, evening, weekend
Office Sessions: Lakewood - day, evening, weekend

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. Why not be kind and compassionate to your friend rather than harsh and punishing?

Number of Sessions: Typically one session is adequate to help the owner change his or her behavior and learn how to proceed with changing the dog’s behavior. Follow-up training typically happens in one of our specialty classes (Understanding Dogs, Scared and Scary) which cost $150 for 4 weeks.

Prior to the session: complete a registration so that the trainer arrives prepared and ready to work
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 our specialty 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

Pricing:
Initial consult / training session / treatment plan / handouts – 1.5 hours @ $350
Follow-up treatment session – 1 hour @ $250
Package of 3 one hour follow-up treatment sessions - $600
Follow- up classes if appropriate for your dog(s) - $150 for all 4 weeks
Understanding Dogs - for almost any issue
Scared & Scary - for dogs who fear, react to, or dislike other dogs, but are okay with humans

Foster dogs from any rescue or shelter may attend our dog training classes for free. However, we do not have the resources to offer private sessions for free.



SEPTEMBER

Sep 16 Obedience and Good Manners Instructor Program

Sep 16 FREE Intro to Classes and Programs

Sep 16 FREE Puppy Socialization

Sep 16 Flirt Poles for Dogs: Make and Learn to Use for Exercise and Better Control - Lakewood

Sep 23 6 week Obedience and Good Manners - Lakewood

Sep 23 Relax...Chill Out...Slow Down...De-Stress, Lakewood

Sep 23 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Sep 30 Bow, Wag, Stare: Translating Dog - Lakewood

Sep 30 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood



SEP 16 Obedience and Good Manners Instructor

In this 18 week program, students will become knowledgeable about, and have hands-on experience with, instructing Obedience and Good Manners based on behavior science with effective, force-free, positive techniques.

Misha May Foundation was voted Best Dog Training in Denver for three years in a row because we consistently teach people how to help their dogs learn to live in the human world, while respecting the individuality of each dog and of each human / canine team.

Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com for an application.
Space is very limited.

Cost for entire 18 week program:
$800 if paid on or before September 16, 2017
$850 if paid after September 16, 2017

Level One:
Sept 16 from 9:00-10:30am
Sept 23, 30. Oct 21, 28. Nov 11, 18 from 10:00-11:00am
Students attend the 6 week Obedience and Good Manners class with their dog of choice.
One book will be required reading.

Level Two:
6 Saturdays beginning in January, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am
Students attend the 6 week Obedience and Good Manners class, without a dog, in the role of assistant.
Students also attend a one hour class each week.
There will be weekly homework and reading amounting to about one hour.

Level Three:
6 Saturdays beginning in April, 2018 from 9:00-11:00am
Students attend the 6 week Obedience and Good Manners class, without a dog, as part of the Teaching Team.
Students also attend a one hour class each week.
There will be weekly homework and reading amounting to about one hour.


SEP 16 FREE Intro to Classes and Programs

September 16th from 9:00-10:30am
NO DOGS
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alameda (exact address will be sent upon RSVP)
RSVP to mishamayfoundation@gmail.com


Which of our dog training services will help you and your dog the most?
Are you interested in training for your dog, help with a behavior problem or just understanding him better? Would you like a career change or enhancement to become a Dog Obedience and Good Manners Instructor? This FREE Intro will help you decide what choices to make.

SEP 16 FREE Puppy Socialization

September 16th from 10:45-11:45am
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alameda
Address and details will be sent upon registration at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com
FREE class; tax deductible donations appreciated
Hard copy proof of vaccines required.

Puppy socialization, playtime, relationship building, developmentally appropriate activities, and training foundations. Socialization is when a puppy experiences his world as a safe, positive and fun place, thus enabling him to grow into a confident, happy adult. Puppies with appropriate vaccines may attend between the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months - proof of vaccine required. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com to receive registration form. Puppy handbook and many handouts included.

SEP 16 Flirt Poles for Dogs: Make and Learn to Use for Exercise and Better Control - Lakewood

September 16 from noon-2:00pm
Private Home near Alameda and Wadsworth, Lakewood
Address will be sent upon registration.
NO dogs. Class Fee: $60 (includes materials fee to make your pole)

Exercise: The Flirt Pole can be used to exercise your dog in a small area. If you are injured or elderly or just don't have the energy to wear your dog out with a jog or long walk, the Flirt Pole can do it for you!

Prey Drive: It is perfect for teaching those dogs who chase bunnies or squirrels how to control themselves and pay attention to you.

Reactive Dogs: If you have a reactive dog and would like an alternative to walking, this is a great tool.

Obedience Training: In order to have fun, your dog must learn and follow cues. This is a great way to apply your obedience training and move to a more advanced level.

This fun class will teach you how to make a Flirt Pole and use it safely. We will introduce you to basic drills and games you can use with the Flirt Pole, not only for play and exercise, but to work on prey drive, impulse control, and basic obedience.

The materials fee will cover your pole and rope.
Please bring a stuffy toy.
Please bring one or two rolls of fancy duct tape and you can mix and match with others in the class.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your spot by paying the $60 fee using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE (if you do not want to make a pole), although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs. The cost is half off or $30 if you want to make a Flirt Pole.

Sep 23 6 week Obedience and Good Manners - Lakewood

Sept 23 (NO Dogs first week), 30. (Skip Oct 7,14). Oct 21, 28. (Skip 11/4). Nov 11, 18 from 10:00-11:00am.
Private Home near Alameda and Wadsworth
Address and details will be sent after registration.

This class covers all of the basics such as sit, down and stay plus lots more. Come and leash walking are also included, as well as calming techniques. We educate you about dog behavior based on science that works. Our approach is force free and positive. We respect you and your dog, and your loving relationship. The class is fun and stress-free, yet effective.

Registration required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com. Reserve your spot by paying the $150 fee using paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.

Foster dogs, who are not adopted or spoken for, from any rescue or shelter may attend for free with their handler.

SEP 23 Relax...Chill Out...Slow Down...De-Stress, Lakewood

September 23 from 11:15-12:45pm
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alamedad
Address will be sent upon registration/donation.
Dogs DO attend.
$25 per class or these 5 for $100: Relax.....Chill Out (dogs DO attend this class), Bow Wag Stare, Anxiety-Trauma, Guarding, I Can't Control Myself

This class is for dogs who are easily overstimulated and can’t seem to calm down.
Dogs who are easily excited will learn to tolerate their surroundings better.
Owners will find their dogs paying attention more easily.
It will be helpful if your dog knows ‘sit’.
When a dog learns to tolerate his environment and become less stimulated, he can participate more fully in your life without 'getting in trouble':)

This class is NOT for dogs who have bitten (see Private Behavior sessions - reduced fee).

We will teach you relaxation and calming protocols that are fun and support your dog in choosing to chill out.

Bring your dog on a buckle collar and/or harness (we love the Freedom harness), 6' or less leash, a blanket, an ACE bandage and loads of tiny treats. We'll teach you how to get your dog's attention and how to help him become more relaxed no matter what is going on around him. This can help with reactivity, prey drive, herding instinct, overstimulation, and general life chaos.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per class fee / $100 for all 5 classes (see above) using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE, although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs.

SEP 23 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost)

September 23rd from 1:00-2:30pm.
Address and details will be sent upon registration.
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, 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 our specialty 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

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your spot by paying the 1.5 hour one session fee of $200 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.
Or reserve 3 appointments by paying the 1.5 hour three sessions fee of $500 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.

SEP 30 Bow, Wag, Stare: Translating Dog - Lakewood

Sept 30 from 11:15am-12:45pm
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alamedad
Address will be sent upon registration/donation.
Dogs DO attend.
$25 per class or these 5 for $100: Relax.....Chill Out (dogs DO attend this class), Bow Wag Stare, Anxiety-Trauma, Guarding, I Can't Control Myself

Dogs are excellent communicators and use body language to share information about what they're thinking and feeling. Their signals tell us what action will follow: playing, biting, growling....

Without words, they have difficulty getting humans to pay attention. When is a wagging tail a sign of a happy dog, and when is it a warning? Is your dog smiling or snarling? How does your dog tell you he's stressed out and needs your help?

In this class we will observe and learn to recognize the first signs of discomfort, common signals of friendliness, uh-oh here comes the bite, and everything in between. We will also learn to recognize mixed signals when the dog is conflicted.

Class includes a power point presentation, some discussion / Q&A, and follow-up emailed handouts.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per class fee / $100 for all 5 classes (see above) using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE, although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs.

SEP 30 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost)

September 30th from 1:00-2:30pm.
Address and details will be sent upon registration.
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, 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 our specialty 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

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your spot by paying the 1.5 hour one session fee of $200 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.
Or reserve 3 appointments by paying the 1.5 hour three sessions fee of $500 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.



OCTOBER

Oct 21 Anxiety Fear Trauma P.T.S.D Phobias, Lakewood

Oct 21 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood

Oct 28 Guarding: MY toy, MY food, MY human, MY home – Lakewood

Oct 28 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost) in Lakewood



Oct 21 Anxiety Fear Trauma P.T.S.D Phobias, Lakewood

October 21 from 11:15-12:45pm
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alamedad
Address will be sent upon registration/donation.
Dogs DO attend.
$25 per class or these 5 for $100: Relax.....Chill Out (dogs DO attend this class), Bow Wag Stare, Anxiety-Trauma, Guarding, I Can't Control Myself

This class will be helpful for anyone living with or working with dogs with generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, histories of abuse or neglect or abandonment, and phobias such as to thunderstorms.

These conditions generally worsen over time and do not resolve by themselves. Learn how to help your pet relax and enjoy life more. Your whole family deserves it!

Many of the reliable treatments, tools and protocols are effective for each of these conditions. We will go over each of them and how to use them. There will also be some time for Q&A as well as some discussion of participants’ situations.

We address physical, emotional, mental and physiological levels.

Handouts containing all of the material covered will be emailed following the class.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per class fee / $100 for all 5 classes (see above) using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE, although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs.

Oct21 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost)

October 21 from 1:00-2:30pm.
Address and details will be sent upon registration.
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, 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 our specialty 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

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your spot by paying the 1.5 hour one session fee of $200 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.
Or reserve 3 appointments by paying the 1.5 hour three sessions fee of $500 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.

Oct 28 Guarding: MY toy, MY food, MY human, MY home – Lakewood

October 28 from 11:15-12:45pm
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alamedad
Address will be sent upon registration/donation.
Dogs DO attend.
$25 per class or these 5 for $100: Relax.....Chill Out (dogs DO attend this class), Bow Wag Stare, Anxiety-Trauma, Guarding, I Can't Control Myself

In dog world, it is normal for dogs to guard anything or anyone they believe is theirs. In human world this can cause serious problems from souring the relationship to aggression. Breed or mix, as well as a history of neglect and deprivation, can also contribute to this behavior.

Any one of the following behaviors can describe a resource guarder.
This class is for you if your dog:
*is unwilling to relinquish his favorite things to you
*seems uncomfortable with others around his food dish or bed
*dislikes other dogs or people giving his human attention or being close
*reacts when folks come to visit

Learn the tools and exercises to assess your situation and formulate a plan to change your dog’s behavior before it gets worse, which it most likely will.

Instead of confronting a dog, which can elicit more guarding and aggression, we believe it is important to teach our dogs our human rules. “If you do as I ask, there is a much better life for you!”

Instructor Lorraine May learned the hard way with her dog, Tara, many years ago. Tara had been starving on the street before being rescued. Food meant everything to her, and rightly so. Tara’s biting and guarding propelled Lorraine to become a trainer in order to first save her own dog. Tara lived out the remainder of her life bite-free!

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per class fee / $100 for all 5 classes (see above) using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE, although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs.

Oct28 Private Behavior Session (reduced cost)

October 28 from 1:00-2:30pm.
Address and details will be sent upon registration.
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, 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 our specialty 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

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your spot by paying the 1.5 hour one session fee of $200 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.
Or reserve 3 appointments by paying the 1.5 hour three sessions fee of $500 using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org or mail a check to Misha May, PO Box 151166, Lakewood, CO 80215-1166.



NOVEMBER

Nov 11 I Can't Control Myself (Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Greetings, Counter Surfing), Lakewood

Nov 18 Scared and Scary on Leash, Lakewood

Nov 18 FUN! YOUR Dog Thinks - Problem Solves – Works Out – Bonds – Succeeds! Donation-based Canine Confidence Building Course – Lakewood



Nov 11 I Can't Control Myself (Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Greetings, Counter Surfing), Lakewood

Nov 11 from 11:15-12:45pm
Location: private home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alamedad
Address will be sent upon registration/donation.
Dogs DO attend.
$25 per class or these 5 for $100: Relax.....Chill Out (dogs DO attend this class), Bow Wag Stare, Anxiety-Trauma, Guarding, I Can't Control Myself

Most dogs have survival drives and / or social behaviors which can result in their being annoying, intrusive or destructive. Suppressing or punishing these can result in neurosis, aggression and other undesirable behaviors.

In this class, you will learn to:
Manage undesirable behaviors with a common sense approach.
Teach replacement behaviors by treating your dog as an athlete in training.
Satisfy your dog’s needs and channel his energy productively.
Set your dog up for success.
Design, develop and instruct your dog on his approved job description.
Elicit and maintain your dog’s attention through tried and true behavior science.

Class includes demonstrations as well as follow-up emailed handouts. Each participant will receive some individual attention for their issue.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per class fee / $100 for all 5 classes (see above) using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Active fosters, who are currently fostering a dog and attending class to receive information for their foster dog (not their own dog), from any rescue or shelter, may attend for FREE, although Misha May is always appreciative of donations to help our educational programs.

Nov 18 Scared and Scary on Leash, Lakewood

November 18 from11:15am-12:45pm
Private home near Wadsworth and Alameda, Lakewood
Exact address and details will be sent the week of class.
NO dogs; $25 per person

In this one time class, we demonstrate and teach you the tools to help desensitize your dog. You will have a strategy that is helpful for walking, for addressing emergency situations and for actually changing your dog's behavior. You and he will both feel more confident about how to handle situations. You can help your dog change his negative emotional response to the world.

Does your dog act like he wants to attack the world? Does he bark or lunge or whine? Are you embarrassed to walk him? Does whatever you seem to do only make it worse? Is your dog afraid of or belligerent toward other dogs? Learn how to practice and prepare for these walks so that your dog and you can relax and enjoy.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com.
Reserve your space by submitting the $25 per person class fee using Paypal or credit card with the donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.org.

Nov 18 FUN! YOUR Dog Thinks - Problem Solves – Works Out – Bonds – Succeeds! Donation-based Canine Confidence Building Course – Lakewood

Nov 18 for 25 minutes on the course – sign up below for a time slot (only 4-6 dogs at a time).
Private Home in Lakewood near Wadsworth and Alameda
Volunteer to help set up or guide at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com
Gift Items and Doggie Stuff will also be available by donation.

Bring your dog for the fun of being together and feeling successful. You and your dog participate at your dog’s level of ability and interest. The goals are for him / her to feel safe and trust you even more than before. You participate as a team, and you win if you enjoy yourselves!

Friendly, leashed dogs will be guided through a series of stations with everything from interactive problems to solve and agility equipment, to brain teasers and obedience cues. Bring treats if your dog is treat motivated.

Dogs do NOT meet.
Each dog must have his / her own individual handler.
Late arrivals will miss that much of their 25 minutes.
Your time is NOT reserved until you make a donation and return the registration form.
Harnesses (we love the Freedom) preferred; buckle or snap collars are fine.
NO retractible leashes or leashes longer than 6 feet.
Children under 18 must be with an adult who can keep them close.

Registration Required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com. Indicate your 1st and 2nd choices for your 30 minute time slot. To reserve your spot make a donation between $15 and $50 per dog with Paypal or credit card using our donation button at www.mishamayfoundation.og.

Time slots available (5 minutes allotted for entrance and exit – 25 minutes on actual course):
11:15-11:45am
11:45am-12:15pm
12:15-12:45pm
12:45-1:15pm
1:15-1:45pm


 

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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.


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Contact

The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382
mishamayfoundation@gmail.com
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Ways to Help Us

Check our our Online Gift Shop

Sponsor one our many activities: the printing of our annual newsletter/mailing, signs or flyers, special event space, etc;

Money (click on the donation link) to keep our animals fed and help pay veterinarian and boarding bills;

Time as a Volunteer

Services or Products at one of our many events - gain exposure and goodwill!

Dedications

Reiki session or charm to someone's animal who can't afford it;

A portion of your proceeds: any business or event can do it;

Come to a Class or Event which helps us raise money!

Contact us and let us know what works for you, or to see how we might work together. We're excited about the possibilities and are always open to new ideas!


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