Puppy and Adult Dog Training Classes

Lisa ForbesThis program is designed to help you get your dog trained.  At the end of each session you will leave with instructions on what your dog learned that day, so you can continue to reinforce all the training that your dog has been learning. Consistency is key to be successful when training your dog.

Location:  Peter Fitzpatrick Gymnasium                              Instructor:  Lisa Forbes

Phone:  978-925-9336                                                        Email: threedogtraining@gmail.com

Please contact the instructor prior to registration for class placement.

ClassDay and TimeDatesCost

Puppy Kindergarten 8 Weeks to 4 months old

Thursday
6pm – 7pm


Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

$130 /  4 weeks

Puppy Kindergarten 8 Weeks to 4 months old


Sunday
9:30am – 10:30am    

Feb 23, Mar 1, 8 15

Puppy Graduate  4 months to 6 months

Thursday
6pm – 7pm


Feb 20, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

$165 /6 weeks

Intermediate  6 months to Adult


To Be Announced


Newly Adopted Beginner 1 - 5 months to adult with no training


Thursday
7:15pm – 8:15pm

Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

$130 /  4 weeks

Newly Adopted Beginner 1 - 5 months to adult with no training


Sunday
10:45am – 11:45am    



Feb 23, Mar 1, 8 15

$130 / 4 weeks

Beginner 2   6 months to Adults


Thursday
7:15pm – 8:15pm

Feb 20, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

$165 /6 weeks

Intermediate   Adults


To Be Announced


Every dog must be current on vaccinations and also have kennel cough and a recent clean fecal sample. This information must come from your veterinarian in written documentation submitted prior to start of class.

All owners will need to have a 6 ft leash, harness and really good training treats. All family members are welcome to attend classes. students can reach out to me through my email prior to class if they have any questions.

Class Descriptions: 

All group classes will be run with no less than three dogs and no more than 6 dogs.

Puppy kindergarten: 8 Weeks to 4 months old 

 This 4-week class is designed to start the bonding and training process. This class will help you and your dog learn how to communicate. We will learn: nothing in life is free, housebreaking, crate training issues, teething, understanding body language, name recognition, sit, down and stay.

Puppy Graduate: 4 months to 6 months. Puppy k required 

This is a 6-week class designed to improve your skills and grow your confidence. We will learn: Drop it, leave it, wait, relax, greeting people nicely, recall inside and start leash skills.

Intermediate: 6 months to adult. Puppy Graduate required 

This is a 6-week class designed to continue building your skills and confidence. We will learn: Leave it part two, recall outside, loose leash walking. Then for the last couple classes we will work on any custom training you may want to do. 

Newly adopted/Beginner 1:  5 months to adult with no training 

This is a 4-week class designed to start building a strong bond with your dog. This will, ensure that they start to look to you for direction.  We will cover: Nothing in life is free, honeymoon phase, impulse control, understanding body language. Sit, Down, Stay.

Beginner 2: 6 months to Adults 

This is a 6-week class designed to improve your skills and grow your confidence. We will learn: Drop it, leave it part one and two, wait, relax, greeting people nicely, recall inside and start leash skills

Intermediate: Adults.  Must have complete beginner 2 class. 

This is a 6-week class designed to continue building your skills and confidence. We will learn: Leave it part three and four, Recall outside, Loose leash walking. Then for the last couple classes we will work on any custom training you may want to do. 

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About the Instructor- Lisa Forbes

I started my dog training business in 2014 after a 20-year career in the animal welfare filed.  I began working as an Animal caregiver/Adoption counselor with the Massachusetts Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In this position, I worked hands on with the animals daily Feeding, Cleaning, Providing Medical care, Preforming behavior assessment and Adoptions. Working with the dogs on a daily basis gave me hands on experience working with many different and challenging dog behaviors.  After 5 years with the MSPCA, I went on to the Lowell Humane Society, where I was part of a two-person team tasked with over hauling this shelter. As the Shelter Manager, part of my job was training all new staff, preforming all behavior assessments, setting up and working behavior modification plans when necessary. I have also worked as an Operations manager for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society and The K-9 Coordinator for the Monadnock Humane Society.

Working with dogs and their owners has become a passion of mine.  After my work in animal shelters, I have seen firsthand that most dogs are surrendered because they lack basic manners and structure in their daily lives. My goal is to keep dogs and their families together for a lifetime.  I have gained all the skills needed to successfully work together with owners and their dogs.  And with my positive reinforcement philosophy, fun training style and natural ability to read and understand dogs, I am able to teach you both how to be a successful team.