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ScheduleIf you have a foster dog from any rescue or shelter, we have a FREE spot for you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
DT: Classes with DT before the date are part of the Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist program (as well as open to the public). Some are required; some are electives. Many of the other classes are discounted or need volunteers who attend free.
JAN 10: FREE Intro to classes-Denver
JAN 12: FREE Intro to classes-Lakewood
JAN 13: FREE Intro to classes-Denver
JAN 14: FREE Intro to classes-Arvada
JAN 15: $25 discount for Animal Reiki Certification Program beginning January.
DTJAN 17: 6 week Basic Obedience and Good Manners
DTJAN 17: 6 week Canine Good Citizen class
DTJAN 17: Scared and Scary Group class FULL (next class begins February 21)
DTJAN 19: Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program at Kriser's in Lakewood
DTJAN 19: 4 week Understanding Dogs
JAN 20: Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program at Lil' Angels in Denver
JAN 21: Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Program at Village of Five Parks in Arvada
DTJAN 21: Leash Walking and Good Manners
JAN 23-25: Animal Reiki Certification
DTJAN 27: Door Manners and Proper Greetings
DTJAN 31: Understanding Dogs 4 weeks
DTFEB 3: I Can't Control Myself
DTFEB 4: Scared and Scary on a Leash
DTFEB 11: Training Tips & Basic Nutrition
DTFEB 17: 4 week Understanding Dogs
DTFEB 18: Barking, Digging, and Annoying Behaviors
DTFEB 21: Scared and Scary Group class
DTFEB 23: Guarding: food, toys, territory, people
DTFEB 25: Living With More Than One Dog
DTMAR 7: Canine Good Citizen 6 weeks
DTMAR 9: Fear and How to Lessen It
DTMAR 11: Separation Anxiety
DTMAR 18: 4 week Understanding Dogs
DTMAR 24: Your Choice Dog Behavior Session
DTAPR 7: Leash Walking and Good Manners
*Animal Reiki Certification
*Anxiety, Fear, Phobia and Trauma
*Barking & Digging
*Basic Obedience & Good Manners
*Canine CPR and First Aid
*Canine Sensory Management
*CATS: Understanding the Mysterious Creature
*Families and Dogs
*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
*Proper Greetings:Who Me Jump up?
*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
The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is a grass-roots 501(c)3 non profit organization that operates solely from fundraising, income derived from a variety of human and animal classes, and the goodwill of many volunteers. Our sole purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs (and cats) at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue. We save animals from euthanasia (from many sources) and foster them for as long as it takes to find a home.
What is The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue?
Click here to view articles:
Love No Matter What
The Story of The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from Mile High Dog
Please join our MEETUP GROUP: Denver Dog Behavior with Misha May Foundation. and help us spread the word about positive dog training!
Misha, The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue's namesake, died on November 14th, 2000. Misha was on her way to be relinquished at a shelter when she was rescued. She found her way to Lorraine and that was the beginning of the story.
The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue's job will never be done. We wish we had a beautiful large facility to house as many animals as we receive calls to rescue. Sadly, that's not the case. We do the very best we can. We have dogs that have been with us for five years because we haven't found the perfect home.
We appreciate help in any way, whether that is a tax-deductible donation, volunteering, fostering, adoption, taking classes or donating your time or product/service to one of our many events.Please contact us if you think you might be able to help.
- Finally Our Own Dog! Click here to view article :Misha May's First Rescue
- Foreclosure Crisis 2008: Misha May on Channel 7 News. Please
click here to see the video.
- Rocky Mountain News article about The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
- Rocky Mountain News article about a lost dog Misha May
rescued in Utah. Please click here to read the article about Wendall.
- Thank you, Misha. Click here to view article:Inspiration
- Honor Dogs with Love Click here to view article: For Snoopy
- Reiki Exchange Click here to view article :Reiki Interchange
- Email Newsletter from 6/1/2010.
- Email Newsletter from Summer 2009.
- Email Newsletter from Summer 2008.
- On May 8, 2007 Grey's surgery was performed
by cardiologist, Dr. Karen Sanderson of Alameda East Veterinary Hospital who
discounted her services. See entire story here.
In each interview I was asked why Grey? Why spend so much money on him when there are so many animals who need help? I was pleased to be asked that question as it allowed me to talk about the mission of Misha May. I mainly highlighted 4 things:
1) Misha May attempts to help whichever dogs show up for us to help. The dog doesn't need to fit any criteria or standard like breed or age or personality or health; Misha May accommodates the dog, and who he or she is. This has meant holistic cancer treatments, long-term behavior training; puppy developmental education, heartworm treatments, etc. Or, as in this case, specific fund raising for Grey's surgery.
2) We treat dogs as if they are owned, not homeless. The difference in perception means we assume there is a home waiting for them and that if we do what is needed it will happen. We demonstrate that rescue can be not just humane but actually pleasant for the animals. They become and remain extremely adoptable. So far, so good!
3) Because we treat our dogs as part of the Misha May family, we provide a model, which encourages and supports the public to do the same. We don't discard our pets, euthanize them, give up on them, mistreat them, or abandon them. We believe it is unacceptable to treat a pet in that manner. We will take a dog back any time during his or her life.
4) In helping each individual dog, we always help additional dogs. In this situation, for example, we set out to raise money for Grey, but between donations and discounts, we most probably will have more than Grey needs. Grey has said he will be most happy to share with our other rescues. Grey was helped and then helped others. We like that very much!
|Lorraine May and Zeb
My reason for being is to improve life for dogs. In this ideal world, there would be no homeless, neglected or abused ones. And there would be no need for rescue, nor for families to give up their pet not knowing whether he or she might find another home. People often ask me how I got started in training, behavior and rescue. Although I have studied and Programd, my motivation and education have primarily come from the dogs themselves. My calling is to understand dogs, rehabilitate them, and then write about the process. In the beginning, I was compelled to rehabilitate my own dogs rather than consider giving them up. As it happens with many of the dogs who pick us, I loved them dearly, but wasn't entirely pleased with how they behaved.
Governing Board of Directors
Lorraine May: Executive Director and Founder
Terry Chriswell, Publisher, Mile High Natural Awakenings: Vice President/Secretary
Eileen Alm, Dennis Gunther, Barbara Millman, Jennifer Seyfert, Barbi Springer,
Steve Oxman, Judy Golightly, Cheri Roesler, Mary Hall
The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
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$100 - Training Club Membership;
$1000 - Lifetime Membership!
The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue
Lorraine May, Executive Director
PO Box 151166
Lakewood, CO 80215-1166
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Sweet, adorable Buddy is now in foster care and looking for a forever home!