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

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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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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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
Are you an Introvert in an Extroverted World?
Animal Rights, Welfare & Advocacy
Animal Communication
Anxiety, Fear, Phobia and Trauma
Barking & Digging
Beginning Training
Behavior Training
Canine First Aid & CPR Certification Canine Massage
Canine Nutrition
Canine Sensory Management
CATS: Understanding the Mysterious Creature
Come Command
KIDS: Earn an “I’m a Dog’s Best Friend” Certificate
Dog Trainer Program Program
Door Manners
Families and Dogs
Fear & How to Lessen It
Flower Essences for People and Animals
Finding & Following Your Calling
Food, Toy and Place Guarding
Impulse Control
From Wanting a Dog to Making a Match
I'm Scared and Scarey on a Leash
Leash Walking & Good Manners
Obedience and Good Manners
OFF-LEASH Protocol
Organizing for your pets – from Paw to Tail with Joan Ogner
*Proper Greetings:Who Me? Jump up?
Puppy Socialization
Puppy Training
Reiki Certification as an Animal Practitioner
Reiki Session for your Pet
Separation Anxiety
Spirit Animals
Understanding Cats
Understanding Dogs
Veg Life


For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

See Testimonials Here for the Understanding Dogs class

Here is what people are saying about our classes:
"My dog is good in class and I feel like I am learning a new way... I am connecting with my dog and there is an understanding of each other... this class is more like one on one... clear instruction, individual attention, comfortable 'feel'... very low key, calm atmoshpere, helps dogs and people... training is fun... training tips are very useful and at the pace of an individual dog's needs..."

Pay online! Use the 'Make a Donation' button on your right. Include your e-mail and indicate which class in the comments section of your payment. We will confirm your spot with an e-mail.

 

 

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

We highly recommend attending one of our FREE Introductory Sessions. They are beneficial for those enrolled in our classes already, for those trying to decide which classes to take, for those scheduled for in-home behavior sessions and for those who just want to learn more about dog training and canine behavior. These not only give you an overview of our philosophy and methods, but teach basic fundamentals and techniques which will serve you well. Attending one of these classes will enhance your overall training experience. No dogs please.


Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and Animal Advocacy through the Ages

In this class we will discuss: Animal Rights. What does it mean? Who advocates it? What are the goals of the animal rights movement? Animal Welfare. How is it different from Animal Rights? Who advocates it? What are its goals, strengths, and shortcomings? How do Rights people and Welfare people agree and disagree? Based on your beliefs, where do you stand? Animal advocacy. What is its history? Who were the "good guys" and the "bad guys"? Why does society treat animals the way it does? And finally, where do vegans get their protein anyway?


Proper Greetings: Who Me? Jump Up?

Does your dog like to greet folks with a jump or overexcitement? Would you like to learn how to stop this in a way that makes sense to the dog? We can show you how to manage and change this behavior so that your dog learns that jumping is not appropriate. We will help train him to do what you would prefer instead that will lead to him receive the attention he desires. Registration required. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com for a registration form. There are a few working spots for dogs. Let us know if you want to bring your dog and we will let you know if there is still space when you register.


Puppy Socialization

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. RSVP preferred. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com to receive registration form ahead of time. Handouts included.


Canine CPR and First Aid

I work as a Paramedic, and own a CPR training company that specializes in On site CPR training. Normally I am used to teaching Humans how to do CPR on Humans, however, I have developed and have been teaching a Fun and Educational Canine First Aid class. I am amazed how how much money is spent on pet toys, food, insurance, and there is so little that is spent on how to take care of them in the event of an actual emergency. Since there is no 911 for dogs it is my intention to close that gap. I use actual Canine CPR manikins where people actually perform "mouth to snout" breathing and compressions. The class content covers over 20 First Aid items including: First Aid kits, Torn pads, Dog fights, seizures, broken bones, electrical injuries, muzzling, and bleeding control. The is special attention to choking, bloat, and poisons.
In short I take my world of being a Paramedic, and then show students how to apply it to dogs. One thing the class gives to the students is confidence. Confidence that no matter what the situation involving their dog, they will be able to provide care that will help for the best possible outcome. That alone can be priceless. NO DOGS TO THIS EVENT-- Sorry

For more information please visit www.K9firstaidandCPR.com

Separation Anxiety: Comprehensive Management and Solutions

If you have a dog with separation anxiety, this class will further explain and clearly demonstrate the techniques and protocols described in this article. Additional resources, information on holistic modalities, and a strategy for a co-operative owner/peer group will be provided as well. Please see Lorraine May's article in the April 2010 issue of Mile High Dog Magazine.


Dogs Are What They Eat: Canine Nutrition with Stacey Klene

Why is there so much cancer, allergies and obesity in dogs? Who can you trust in the food industry? Learn to make optimum choices for your dog’s health, while saving money on vet bills. Stacey has focused on canine nutrition for many years and understands its connection to health. She is a wealth of information and she will provide additional resources as well. Sorry, no dogs in class.


Sensory Management of Canine Anxiety with Mary Ladik Hall

Learn how to use a variety of sensory modalities to help ease your dog's anxieties. In this class you will learn to work with gentle tools that will assist in easing canine angst. Methods that stimulate the dog's visual, auditory, tactile and olfactory systems will be discussed. Holistic energy work will also be addressed.


CATS: Understanding the Mysterious Creature

Please join us for this fun, educational 2 hour class to learn all about cats inside and out! We’ll cover many topics such as kitten development, cat body language, how to introduce a new cat to resident animals, common diseases and behavioral issues. You will be ready to take action when you foster a kitten or a cat, and/or adopt a new cat! This class is great for new cat owners and foster parents, and also will bring new information to veteran cat owners. We’ll have a Q & A session in each class, and you’ll have useful handouts to take home!


Come Command

Would you like your dog to come running when you want him to? Would you like to be able to call him out of interesting situations or even if he is distracted? We'll show you how to make that happen - yes it takes practice and motivation but it can happen!


Fear and How to Lessen It

You have probably heard of the Desensitization Process. Many times it is done incorrectly with little or no improvement. We will demonstrate Systematic Desensitization which not only changes behavior but changes the dog's emotional response to what he is afraid of. Fearful dogs are not relaxed or happy. Let us help you help your dog realize a new relationship with his world, transforming fear into curiosity or seeking or play. No dogs.


KIDS: Earn an “I’m a Dog’s Best Friend” Certificate

This one hour fun experience celebrates what you already know about dogs and will probably teach you some new things as well. We focus on seeing the world through a dog’s nose, eyes and ears. This class will help kids and dogs have the most enjoyable and safest friendships. Approximately ages 5-10. No dogs please. Parents welcome.


Food, Toy and Place Guarding

Is your dog unwilling to give up his favorite things? Is he uncomfortable or even growling when someone approaches his food bowl? Does he dislike others being near you or getting attention from you? Is he likely to compete with other dogs for what is offered? It's important to teach him our human rules. There is enough for every dog and when dogs give up things to humans it makes their life even better - no need to compete, feel uncomfortable or guard.


I Can't Control Myself

Is your dog young or at least acts young? Has your dog never quite mastered stay or wait? Is he difficult to leash? Does he grab treats - can't wait for his food dish to hit the floor? Does he seem high spirited and unable to contain himself? We'll help you, help him, learn to calm himself and wait his turn!
Registration required. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com for a registration form.
There are a few working spots for dogs. Let us know if you want to bring your dog and we will let you know if there is still space when you register.


Anxiety, Fear , Phobias and Trauma

This class will help you prepare your dog for thunderstorms and fireworks, and address general anxieties and fears. There are numerous protocols as well as natural aids and equipment which can help. These conditions generally worsen over time and do not go away. Find out how to help your pet enjoy life and relax more. NO DOGS PLEASE.


Obedience and Good Manners

Each class will include basic training such as sit, stay and come. Through individualized attention, we will help you build a strong bond and a mutually beneficial relationship to training and being together. We will reveal the behavior science behind what works so that you have tools for the life of your dog. We will demonstrate how to modify common behavior issues.


OFF-LEASH Protocol

Off leash training is challenging and not for every dog. You will learn the sequential steps as well as how to guage how you and your dog are doing. We'll talk about the most common pitfalls and how to correct those.


Door Manners

Would you like to know how to manage your dog(s) while you change their behavior at the front door? This class will address barking, jumping, rushing, escaping and over excitement. We will also touch on growling and fear.


Barking & Digging

Most dogs have strong survival drives which may result in behaviors like barking and digging. Suppressing or punishing these can result in neurosis, aggression and other undesirable behaviors. Learn how to manage and change these behaviors while helping them to satisfy their drives through exercise, games, and guidance.


I'm Scared and Scarey on a Leash

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? Learn how to practice and prepare for these walks so that your dog and you can relax and enjoy.
Registration required. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com for a registration form.
There are a few working spots for dogs. Let us know if you want to bring your dog and we will let you know if there is still space when you register.

TESTIMONIAL
Hi Lorraine
I just wanted to pass on a fun story about Dottie after we learned so much in our Scared and Scary class!
We went to my husband's family for the holidays in Iowa this year and brought both of our dogs. Luke's parents recently rescued a 150 lb St Bernard named Sully who really enjoys the company of other dogs. We brought Dottie with a solid plan of how to introduce the two dogs, but had a backup plan if all did not go well. After all, she has never met a dog the size of Sully before!
Per our previous successful introductions of Dottie to other dogs, we left Pedro in the car and had Dottie and Sully meet at a neutral park. As we approached each other, we tried not to allow the dogs to come to each other face to face, instead using the arc that we learned about in class. This worked great for Dottie's previous introduction to her dog friend Winston, but Sully was visibly excited at the opportunity to meet Dottie and Dottie, already being fearful, acted defensively by growling, putting her hair up and lunging.
We stopped this behavior immediately by turning and walking the other way. I can't tell you how much what we learned in class helped in this regard - we now know Dottie is afraid and doesn't trust other dogs initially and is also protective, so when we walked away she looked up at me as though she was saying "thanks for getting me out of that situation so I don't have to act scary!".
From there, we didn't give up! We spent the next hour SLOWLY getting closer to Sully, who by now had calmed down and didn't seem to care much about Dottie at all and was content with walking in the park. We had a lot of space in the park, so we started by doing HUGE arcs as we walked by each other and Dottie was placed on the outside of the arc so I was between her and Sullly, even though there was already a great distance between us. She wasn't reacting to Sully at all - success! Throughout the hour, we got closer and closer by paying close attention to Dottie's body language. She became looser and curious about Sully after a while. After the successful arcing, we walked Sully and Dottie together, again with a safe distance between us, and Dottie chose to move close to Sully as they walked. After she sniffed him and she let him sniff her, things significantly improved. After the time at the park, we walked them together back to Luke's parents house where they became even more acclimated. After about 3 hours of spending time with one another, we introduced Pedro and all went smoothly there.
We had an extremely successful weekend after this introduction, with Dottie taking a liking to Sully...she played with him and they laid on his bed together :)
Scared and Scary helped us to understand Dottie's needs from us and what we can do to make her feel safe, secure and trusting of us. She hasn't had any large outbursts towards other dogs recently, mostly due to the fact we now know how to approach situations that bother her. In fact, we are now 2/2 for successful dog introductions! She was a bit stressful to deal with when we first rescued her and now that we have learned these important tools, she is becoming such a wonderful, friendly and sweet member of our family.
I can't thank you enough for your expertise and for offering this wonderful class.
Happy New Year, Brigette

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Leash Walking & Good Manners

Does your dog pull? Does your dog ignore you? Does your dog get really excited? Are your walks stressful and less fun than you would like? Join us for some tools and techniques to help you and your dog enjoy your walk together.
There are a few working spots for dogs. Let us know if you want to bring your dog and we will let you know if there is still space when you register.


Organizing for Your Pets – from Paw to Tail with Joan Ogner

Having a pet entails significant responsibility. From maintaining records, to lining up the family for walking, feeding or medicating your pet – all require an organized approach. Joan Ogner, a Professional Organizer and owner of Very Organized, will provide you with great ideas for making life with your pet a pleasure and not a burden.
She will cover everything from pet records, food and supplies, to creating an organized approach to getting Fluffy or Spot fed and walked via a family accountability system. She will touch upon special situations such as puppies and elderly or chronically ill pets.
Joan has an interactive style, making this topic relevant to all that attend. Although this is a serious subject matter, Joan will keep you interested with useful examples, great tips and humor throughout.


Canine Massage

(Instructor: Hands On Hounds LLC)Do you want to create a deeper connection with your dog? In this class you will learn the many benefits of regular massage, the basic strokes and routines to support the physical and emotional well being of your furry friend. Please bring your dog, a dog bed or small rug, as well as proof of immunizations.
Mino Fuller is the owner of Hands on Hounds LLC in Littleton. She is a certified canine massage therapist, animal acupressure therapist and Reiki practitioner. She has worked with therapy animal organizations and many rescue groups to support their efforts.


Beginning Training

(Instructors: Lorraine May or Melinda Gillette) Each class will include Basic Training, Individualized Attention, and Solutions to Common Behavioral Problems.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Puppy Training

Puppy socialization, relationship building, training foundations, and basic beginning obedience. The first class is without dogs. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation and demonstration even if you do not plan to attend the other 7 weeks.
Our 8 week 1 hour classes cost $165 for the public. Dogs adopted through Misha May pay half price; Misha May foster dogs attend for free. We welcome dogs from any rescue group into our classes and we will work with you to help make it possible.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Understanding Cats

Instructor - Yukari Bianchi
Please join us for this fun, educational 2 hour class to learn all about cats inside and out! We’ll cover many topics such as kitten development, cat body language, how to introduce a new cat to resident animals, common diseases and behavioral issues. You will be ready to take action when you foster a kitten or a cat, and/or adopt a new cat! This class is great for new cat owners and foster parents, and also will bring new information to veteran cat owners. We’ll have a Q & A session in each class, and you’ll have useful handouts to take home! Yukari is the owner/trainer of You n’ I Animal Wellness. She is a foster parent and has worked as an assistant in the foster department of a local shelter in Denver.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Behavior Training

By appointment only.Boarding and Training combination, as well as Pet and House sitting may be arranged.
Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com if any of these locations work for you:
- Paw Prints, 6654 Timberline Rd, Suite C, Highlands Ranch;
-Doggie Pause, 3220 S. Acoma, Englewood
- Goldenview Vet Hospital, 885 Lupine, Golden.

Additional Locations: If you would like to suggest additional locations closer to you, please let us know. Classes are available evenings and weekends. Call or email for appointment. 303-239-0382. mishamayfoundation@gmail.com

Additional Classes: If you are interested in other classes or formats such as one day classes, please let us know. Would you attend any of the following? Clicker Training, Leash Walking, Thunderstorm (hurricane) Phobia, Relaxing with the Unfamiliar - objects, people, places, etc., Separation Anxiety Cure, The Many Uses of Rescue Remedy, House Training, Crate Training, Barking, Food or Toy Guarding.


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Dog Trainer Program Program

  

Application and info here.

Perhaps you or a friend are dreaming about becoming a dog trainer, but haven't been able to find an affordable, effective Program program. Be sure to consider this one, and let your friends know as well. This Program program has been developed from the completely successful protocols utilized with the rescued dogs of Misha May. This format is based on years of experience with a wide variety of both shelter animals and pets.

  Become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent or foster, and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve a variey of behavior problems using Behavior Analysis Worksheets.

  This certification is appropriate for pet parents, pet professionals, and rescue volunteers. Upon certification, you can start your own business, volunteer with a rescue or shelter, or apply for a compensated position with Misha May.

  Pre-registration is required. 6 spots are available for Dog Trainer Programs. Fee is $250 for first 6 week session. To receive details and an application for the Program Program, email mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

  Please share this with all of your friends with dogs. It is Misha May's mission to offer quality instruction to the community to benefit dogs and their people. Our goal is to end the need for shelters through understanding and education.

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Are You An Introvert in An Extroverted World?

This class is for Introverts, those who are drained by social interactions, and need solitude and quiet to regain balance. An Extrovert, always enjoying stimulation, says "Now where are we going and what are we going to do?" An Introvert, already stimulated by a rich inner world, says "I'm going home now." Learn strategies for coping with expectations and for setting boundaries; learn energy management to avoid burnout; become familiar with the advantages of being an introvert through recent research and studies.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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From Wanting a Dog to Making a Match

Play “How ready am I?” and “The Magnificent Match Game”. Dispel myths. Examine your life, your family and community. Navigate professionals and pup providers.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Beginning Animal Communication

This class will teach you the fundamentals of communication, will include intuitive techniques and handouts, and will outline follow-up practice.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Dogs Are What They Eat

(Instructor: Stacey Klene) Why is there so much cancer, allergies and other diseases? Learn to make optimum choices for your money, and for your dog’s health. Who can you trust in the industry? How is canine physiology affected? Stacey has focused on canine nutrition for many years and understands its connection to health. She is a wealth of information and she will provide additional resources as well.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Families and Dogs

This class will focus on engaging with known friendly dogs, assessing the risk and safe action options with unknown dogs, and learning crucial training exercises which enhance safe relationships. This class is appropriate for children 5 years and above, as well as adults. Children must be accompanied by a parent since family participation is the theme.

Lorraine May, M.A., taught in both public and private schools for over 20-years in the U.S. and Greece. In this class she blends her teaching experience with her expertise as a behaviorist to offer an enjoyable learning opportunity.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Finding & Following Your Calling

This class will aid you in determining your calling, as well as next steps to take. Lorraine will point out myths, cautions, and celebrations to watch for. Each step we take provides us with valuable feedback. Every skill acquired, every experience integrated, and every mistake perceived, add up to exactly what we need! We'll explore engaging fully with, and wisely nurturing, your dream. A bibliography and guided insightful exercise included.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Flower Essences for People and Animals

Following this class, you can immediately begin to choose remedies for yourself, family, friends, plants and animals. You will be able to choose a remedy when you feel out of balance, to create a custom remedy to address deeper problems, and to respond confidently in certain emergency situations.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Reiki Certification as An Animal Practitioner

This class will teach the students how to experience the world from the animal's perspective. Attendees will learn Reiki practices, as well as communication, handling strategies, physiology, psychology and more. Lorraine May is the creator of the class and the instructor.

Animal lovers, including rescue personnel, holistic practitioners and owners will find this class particularly useful. The course demonstrates a variety of specific techniques, with hands-on application. Each day includes hands-on practice.

Special attention is paid to trauma reduction and calming protocols. The result is often the alleviation of symptoms such as pain, fear and anxiety, as well as positive changes in behavior.

Reiki does not replace other kinds of medicine but collaborates with them, to create a multi-level approach impacting not only the physical body, but the emotions and the mind.


There will not be formal meal breaks so please eat prior to each class. You are welcome to bring finger food to munch on during our breaks.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Reiki for Your Pet

Schedule a Reiki Session for your Pet to Benefit The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue.


Send a REIKI Healing Charm to Your Favorite Animal: All charms are lovingly energized by REIKI Masters and certified REIKI Animal Practitioners with the intention of the highest good for this animal. All proceeds benefit The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization.
These beautiful angel charms can be worn on the collar, lead or bandanna. The can be placed near the animal's sleeping, eating or playing areas. For optimum healing, they can be adjacent to medicines and supplements. In ceremony, they can strengthen your focus and deepen your connection to animal wisdom. $10. Send email with your name and contact info, the recipient's info and situation (if you wish) and pay $10 via Donate with note: Reiki Healing Charm.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Spirit Animals

Read Spirit Animal Guidance by Lorraine May.

Learn techniques to effectively connect with your guiding spirit animals on a daily basis. Discover who has always helped you, who is helping you now and how to bring their power, gifts and wisdom into your daily life.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

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Veg Life

Learn how to include more plant-based foods for a healthier diet. We'll taste alternative options for meat and dairy with gluten-free options, try recipes and you'll take home lots of great information.


For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

Understanding Dogs

See Testimonials Here

An integrative, holistic approach to training, behavior, health and healing, including obedience, reiki, flower essences, calming techniques and communication. Includes a behavior consultation / coaching session / treatment plan for each participating dog. Learn how to solve canine behavior problems! Better yet, be confident that you can avoid creating or encouraging them! No problem is too big or too small for this class.

For more information, to register or volunteer please e-mail mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382.

A Supportive Class Structure
Each week, one owner will bring one dog. All humans will attend every week. Everyone in class will focus on that dog, and under the direction of Lorraine, will make sure he or she receives what is needed. This process will enable each participant to fully engage weekly in learning and applying fundamental concepts and techniques. In addition, they will gain insight into the motivations, temperament, history, healing and planning for the success of, their own dog.

About the Instructor: Lorraine May, M.A.
May is the Executive Director and Founder of The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. She holds Masters Degrees in both Education and Psychology. She teaches classes, and consults on behavior, for the general public, as well as various shelters and rescue groups. May has wide experience with rescue dogs, including the design, and implementation for three years, of the CHAMPS Training Program at MaxFund. May's concern regarding typical training classes, is that dog handlers are trying to listen to the teacher and manage their dog at the same time. Often one or the other suffers.

Demonstrating the Process, not the 'Finished Product'
May is committed to teaching others how to understand their dog, so that they may spend their time having fun and enjoying life together! Many demonstrations clearly show how terrific the trainer is (and how great the dog is!), but don't show the process whereby the owner and her dog can reach the same competency.
May believes that allowing participants to witness her initial observations, subsequent evaluations, ongoing thinking process, including her choices and even mistakes, will help make understanding dogs more accessible.

Goals and Opportunities
This class offers the opportunity to listen and learn, to engage in handling, and to be guided in follow-up practice. Each week, one owner will bring one dog. Everyone in class will focus on that dog, and under the direction of Lorraine, will make sure he or she gets what is needed. During this process, which begins with an evaluation, includes coaching and hands-on practice, and then culminates in a treatment plan, each class participant will learn many techniques, concepts and approaches for being the best owner, practitioner, or rescuer he or she can be.

What type of dog may attend?
Almost any dog may attend this class. A pre-class consultation may be required at additional cost.

Multiple Dogs
The instructor may create educational opportunities for dogs from the same household to attend at the same time, or for unacquainted dogs to meet.

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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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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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