Training your dog is a lifelong commitment, so start off on the right foot by choosing a quality program that works for you, your dog and your life!
'Bailey Lab' Photo By Kate Hall
Finish Forward Dogs, Inc. was founded by Shannan Hall-Nutting and Jason Nutting in 2009.
Through providing a wealth of quality, professional training services and fun opportunities in a safe, supportive atmosphere, our hope is that all dog owners will fully realize their dog's potential while enjoying the process, every step of the way.
Our simple and effective, dog and human-friendly training methods promote learning, improve clarity in communication and foster mutual respect between dog and owner. All of our Instructors promote the use of reward-based methods for training and behavior modification.
Our training studio features approx. 4,000 square feet of clear-span training space, equipped with 100% recycled rubber flooring, conference room, kitchenette, restrooms and plenty of on site parking. Ring and facility rentals are available. For studio pictures and rental info: Ring Rentals
Located at 30 Spring Hill Road in Saco, we're just minutes from the Maine Turnpike (Exit #36) and Route One. For directions: Contact Us!
In collaboration with area trainers, our training team is comprised of experienced professionals each bringing with them a unique set of skills and expertise in all areas of dog training and behavior. Please click HERE to read our Instructor profiles.
The Training Program
Pet Dog Manners
Our Pet Dog Manners classes for Puppies, Adults & Senior Dogs provides owners with an education in dog behavior and body language, fundamentals of how animals learn, and the use of reward-based training techniques.
Our students are schooled in the power of benevolent leadership and safe, effective management strategies that aid in creating healthy, cooperative relationships between dog and owner.
Clicker training is available with all of our foundations classes.
In addressing problem behaviors, we work with dog owners to develop a training plan that best suits their lifestyle.
By assessing the dog-human relationship and instating simple training protocols, dog owners are able to restore balance in the family pet or competition dog.
To learn more about our private training options, please click HERE
Dog Sports & Activities
From Competition Obedience, Rally-O, Agility, Weight Pull, Scent Work and Conformation to a plethora of activities for the family pet - we have it all!
Please explore our website to read about what we offer and Contact us if you have any questions at all!