Welcome to Our Furry Friends Training!

                                Positive SMALL GROUP CLASSES for extra attention.
                                Puppy Kindergarten, Basic & Advanced Obedience,
                                Preparing for Canine Good Citizen Test & Therapy Dog Visits,
                               Agility For Fun & more!

                                Personalized in-home training lessons

                                Private behavioral appointments & small group behavioral classes for more serious issues including
aggression                             with people, dogs & other animals, shyness or fearfulness

                                Doggie Day Care

    Our Locations!

    1) Diamond Springs Center - Primary Location Serving El Dorado & E. Sacramento Counties
    2) Pine Grove Center - Private Lessons & Train For Therapy Dog Visits
    3) Fair Oaks Area - Private Lessons
    4) In-Home & Affordable Training In 4 Counties: El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador & Calveras Counties

    Several of our top-notch trainers offer private & personalized in-home training & out in public in
    your own neighborhood in Sacramento, El Dorado, Calaveras and Amador Counties. For more
    information visit  www.CanineCollege-California.com  

Are you and your dog connected, and do you understand each other? Do you move through the world as a team or do
your struggles include one or more of the following:
  • An out-of-control and obsessive dog?
  • Is your little furry companion a sweetheart to you and then comes unglued when your friends come over?
  • Are you embarassed to take your dog on a walk or to the vet because of how they act when they see another dog?
  • Are your dogs fighting over you?
  • Is your dog refusing to follow your commands?

    Don't worry - there is help! Long-time dog trainer and behavior specialist, Cherie Maitland, owner
    and Training Director of Our Furry Friends offers one-on-one behavioral problem appointments
    plus small group classes. For over 14 years, Cherie Maitland  has used up-to-date, effective and
    humane methods to train all of the basics. She is happy to answer your training questions about
    your dog. Her expert help is also available for serious problems such as anxiety, fearfulness,
    aggression towards people, dogs and cats, nuisance barking, and safety with kids. For more
    information on the private behavioral lessons click on BEHAVIOR PROBS.

    Not sure what class to take or how to proceed with your furry friend? Try our helpful 1-hour
    Assessment & Training Tips class and clarify what's next, plus receive training tips that you can
    implement right away!  
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"I have taken dog training classes from numerous
instructors and learned a great deal over the years.  
However, I have never had a teacher whom I have
learned more from than Cherie, nor have I ever had
such a good time working with my dog.  Her skills
and training techniques are excellent, but her
enthusiasm and upbeat attitude are what make her
stand out from her competition.  In addition, the
bonding my lab/golden mix, Torch, and I have
experienced has been phenomenal!  It has made all
the difference in Torch's eagerness to learn, his
attention to me and what I expect/want from him, and
his joy while working. I highly recommend Cherie and
Our Furry Friends for all your dog training needs!"  
Nancy and her beloved dog Torch
Cherie and positive dog training
    Cherie, the owner of Our Furry Friends is very impressive in her understanding of canine behavioral science and of the subtleties of the human/dog
    relationship. This, combined with her decades of experience and sound instincts allow her to perform accurately and quickly to achieve results! She
    also adores the dogs.

    I've taken my silly, sweet Springer boy to her for some focus and confidence work successfully. My sister's rescue Pyrenees Mix who came with some
    very scary dog aggression has been almost completely transformed over about four months. She has softened and settled successfully into her new
    home thanks to Cherie and Alan, another excellent trainer there.

    I've used both Cherie and Alan - they both are extremely knowledgeable, effective, kind hearted and impeccably honest in their business dealings.
    Please be careful who you take your dog to, they could get harmed with a bad or inexperienced trainer.....for their sake, make sure you use a good
    one."       From Michelle in El Dorado County
Training With Respect & Understanding
Our Furry Friends Training offers classes, private in-home lessons and help with behavioral problems.
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Questions? Call 530-622-7877 or 209-296-4364
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We welcome your observation and visits to
see if Our Furry Friends is the right place for
you and your dogs.
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