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SEPT 10 FREE Intro to Classes and Programs

SEPT 24 Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program – Lakewood
$250 Discount by Sept 17

SEPT 24 Understanding Dogs 1x - Lakewood

SEPT 24 4 week Understanding Dogs with NO dog - Lakewood

SEPT 24 4 week Understanding Dogs with your dog - Lakewood

SEPT 24 4 week Scared and Scary - Lakewood

SEPT 24 Scared and Scary on Leash 1x - Lakewood

SEPT 24 Obedience and Good Manners – Lakewood


JAN 21 Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program – Lakewood
$500 Discount by Sept 10 - LAST TIME offered



*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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The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382

PLEASE NOTE: We do not own or operate a shelter and work with animals ONLY through fosters at this time.
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GUEST SPEAKER NEEDED? “How to Understand WOOF Behavior with Denver’s Best Dog Trainer: 3 secrets to creating a harmonious home for humans and canines”

Does your business, club, school, church, assisted living facility or other group need a guest speaker who entertains and educates? Lorraine May is available to speak about dog behavior problems and solutions. She will answer questions and follow up by emailing relevant handouts. May also shares miracle stories of rescues from Katrina to Kabul.
Contact for more information and to schedule.

Misha’s Mom, Lorraine May, has been training for over 15 years. As founder, executive director and head trainer of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue Support, she has always accepted the hardest dogs that no one else wanted. Lorraine has fostered and / or worked with, just about every breed or mix, resolving a wide variety of serious issues successfully over the years.

Fun Facts:

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • M.A.T. Masters in the Art of Teaching
  • Over 20 years in the classroom; 12 in kindergarten

  • M.A. Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
  • 10 years in private practice as a psychotherapist

  • Certified Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher
  • Reiki Master Teacher, Creator of Animal Reiki Certification
  • Studied flower essences, essential oils, Tellington Touch, anxiety and aggression reduction techniques

  • Graduate of Bovine Metropolis School of Improvisation
  • Performs in Denver with the groups Degeneration Improv and Princess Bootcamp

Lorraine May's latest article for 9news gives tips on living with more than one dog

NOT interested in becoming a dog trainer?
But you work in (or would like to work in) a pet related business?
Misha May’s Prepared Pet Professional Program is for you.
Includes CPR & First Aid certification, animal handling and communication, canine and feline behavior science, holistic approaches, core courses as well as over 50 electives.
You receive a certificate and up to one year to complete.
Your program begins the day you register.
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Refer someone to our program who registers and receive $100 worth of our classes FREE!



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Listen to Lorraine May's interview on Mile High Radio!
Be On Air Colorado | February 10, 2015

READ the article about Misha May in the Denver Post: Your Hub: Lakewood here! Lakewood nonprofit Misha May Foundation helps train unadoptable dogs by Austin Briggs


Misha May's Executive Director and Head Trainer Lorraine May now writing for 9NEWS! See her training tips here.


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To sponsor an Understanding Dogs Scholarship, donate here, email or call 303-239-0382.

CAN"T WAIT for classes? Contact us for an in-home behavior session or 303-239-0382. 

We Know You Love The Animals Like We Do

Thank you for visiting The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue website! There is something here for everyone, whether you are looking to volunteer, foster, adopt, take a class, go to an event or donate. We appreciate anything you can do for our dogs and cats.


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Our Commitment

  • We believe that each individual dog and cat, regardless of breed or mix, age or issue, or amount of time needed, deserves the opportunity to find a forever home. We rehabilitate medical and behavior problems, and facilitate healing. We are committed to the forever placement of each animal for whom we assume responsibility. 

  • We are committed to a compassionate society where euthanasia, or a ‘good death‘, is reserved for those animals who are suffering without hope, as well as for those animals whose dangerous behavior is truly beyond rehabilitation.

  • We are committed to using healing, compassionate methods, not force, with the animals we rescue as well as any animals we help.

  • We are committed to educating ourselves and others in canine behavioral science, relying upon teaching and communicating with dogs, rather than on frightening, dominating or intimidating them.

  • We are committed to each individual dog and cat, and we celebrate the mutually beneficial bond that they share with humans.

  • Licensed under the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, CO Dept of Agriculture

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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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Welcome to Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue website!

Our classes are appropriate for rescued dogs as well as non-rescued dogs. We successfully teach all breeds, sizes, ages and issues.

We do not have a physical location. We use foster homes for all of our animals. We use rented or donated space for our classes. We also offer dog behavior sessions, animal communication and reiki in your home.

We save hundreds of dogs through our community training programs, which offer free spots to fosters from any shelter or rescue, as well as our free puppy socialization classes.


Misha May Foundation
Dog Training and Rescue

Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
Phone 303-239-0382


PLEASE NOTE: We do not own or operate a shelter and work with animals ONLY through fosters.
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If you have a rescued pet: You'll get 10% off your new pet door AND Hale Door will donate that amount to the shelter or rescue you choose. To order online and receive your discount simply enter the name of the rescue organization during checkout.

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We believe in providing specialized attention for all the dogs in our care. Whether that is a little extra encouragement and time spent with a shy dog or making sure a wild puppy takes a little break, it is just part of the job! Our dogs are only in separate areas during private times, such as nap time, bed time, and feeding time for our overnight guests. The rest of the time they are out with their friends. We pride ourselves on our customer service. We will get to know you and your pets. We will never excuse ourselves from a face to face conversation with you to answer the phone. We will never make you feel silly for asking questions, calling to check on your dog, sharing dog stories, or asking us to point out your dog's new best friend. We are dog people and we understand!



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