Transformative Pet Training!

Welcome to our leading pet training center, where we specialize in nurturing well-behaved and happy pets through expert training programs. At our state-of-the-art facility, we understand the importance of a well-trained pet, and our dedicated team of experienced trainers is committed to providing a positive and effective learning experience for both you and your furry companion.

Our pet training programs are designed to address a variety of needs, from basic obedience to specialized skills. Using positive reinforcement techniques, our trainers create a supportive environment that encourages learning and fosters a strong bond between pets and their owners. We believe in tailoring our training approach to the unique personality and behavior of each pet, ensuring that they receive the individualized attention they deserve.

Expert Training at Our Pet Center!

Here at Mutty Paws Academy we offer a variety of training classes! We offer positive reinforcement training, both private and group classes.

  • To sign up for a class, you first need to be in our system. Please register as a new client then reach out to schedule

Whether you're dealing with a new puppy, an adopted adult dog, or a furry friend with specific behavioral challenges, our trainers have the expertise to guide you through the training process. Our goal is to empower pet owners with the knowledge and tools to reinforce good behavior and address any concerns in a constructive manner.

Choose our pet training services to embark on a journey of transformation with your pet. Join the many satisfied pet owners who have witnessed the positive impact of our training programs. Experience the joy of a well-behaved and confident pet by enrolling in our expert-led training sessions. Invest in your pet's well-being and enhance your relationship by booking a training session with us today. Together, let's unlock the full potential of your pet's abilities in a supportive and enriching training environment.

Our Trainer Emma

Meet our Trainer

Emma is a graduate of UNE with a degree in animal behavior. Emma’s main focus at the academy has been our Independent Study program, evaluating new clients, and expanding our training offerings. Emma’s mindset of dog training is keeping it fun for the dog and their owner while always using positive science-based methods. She has experience training shelter dogs in Illinois and regularly volunteers with local rescues here in Maine. Outside of MPA you can find her training her long term foster Rory or playing with her rescue dog Bam.

Training dog

Get real results through our positive reinforcement training classes for dogs of all ages and skill levels.

We believe dogs can overcome a long list of challenging behavioral issues and we can help you see the potential your dog has. We provide dog behavior modification programs for owners struggling with their dog’s behavior here in Scarborough and surrounding cities. This program is designed to replace your dog’s unwanted behavior with the desired behavior. Dog behavior modification includes troubleshooting dog behavior problems such as:

  • Nipping
  • Bolting out the door
  • Chewing
  • Crying
  • Whining
  • Destructive behavior
  • Marking
  • Possessive behaviors
  • Barking
  • Stealing
  • Digging
  • Jumping

Class Groups

Manners 1 Training Class – Bring your dog in and work with our trainer on learning cues like: Sit, Down, Stay, Leave it, Place, and loose leash walking. Class sizes are small with normally 6 dogs or less to participate in this class allowing for individualized attention.

Manners 2 Training Class – Bring your dog in and work with our trainer on learning advanced cues like: Heel, Side, Finish, automatic Leave it, and fun tricks! Class sizes are small with normally 4 dogs to participate in this class allowing for individualized attention.

Canine Good Citizen – your dog will prepare for this amazing AKC test! You'll practice skills required for the test and on the last week of class test for the CGC.

Tutoring – Our tutoring program consists of at least one parent and the dog in a one-on-one 45-minute session. In addition to addressing specific behaviors, we will share with you tips and tricks on the basics of training and provide you with documentation on how to continue working these behaviors at home.

Daycare and Train – This program is for when your dog is at the facility for daycare or boarding. Your dog will get a 30-minute customized training session to work on whatever you are struggling with. You'll get homework so that you can reinforce what your pup learned at home.

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German shepherds training

Training Group

  • Group Class | Manners 1:


  • Group Class | Canine Good Citizen:


  • Group Class | Loose Leash Walking Seminar:


  • Group Class | Enrichment Seminar:


  • 3 | Manners 2:


  • Group Class | Manners 2:


  • Group Class | Recall Seminar:


  • 1 | Enrichment Seminar:


  • 3 | Manners 1:


  • 6 | Canine Good Citizen:


  • 1 | Loose Leash Walking Seminar:


  • 1 | Recall Seminar:


Training Individual

  • Private lessons at center (4 pack):


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Book Your Pet's Stay

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Puppy Training

Basic commands such as sit, down, stay, eye contact, off, and come are included in the Mutty Paws Academy puppy classes. Our staff teaches the right way to socialize your puppy with people, other dogs, and animals. We guide and assist them with potty training and let you know when they need to go. Would you rather put them on a potty schedule? We can also accommodate them too. 

We are always sure to walk your puppy on a loose leash to prepare them for when you’re ready to leash them regularly for walks. We assist with controlled chewing and what objects the dog is allowed to play with. Training your dog at an early age gives them a better chance to become well-behaved when they reach maturity.

German Shepherd looking at trainer.

Aggression Rehabilitation

We believe that dog aggression towards people or other dogs is very fixable. Obedience on or off leash is easy to learn in a few sessions. It’s never too late to put a stop to aggression, no matter what breed or how old your dog is, there is always hope to change the way your dog reacts to certain situations. We specialize in aggression rehabilitation and will evaluate your dog and find the roots to your dog’s aggression. 

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Benefits in Training Your Dog

By training your dog, you challenge them to think smarter, be safer and have more fun to be around. Trained dogs have more freedom to play and run around because training them makes them reliable. Our trained personnel at Mutty Paws Academy can help your puppy on their first lessons or fix a behavior problem in no time. All they need is a little patience, faith in them, and lots of love. 

Bottom line, we want to make your life easier starting with a well-behaved dog. Through using our unique attention-based training method, our experienced, and dedicated dog trainers, we will teach your pup how to listen to off-leash control, even around the most severe distractions or loud noises.

Your dog will become part of our family. Book now for our next dog training classes today!