Training for puppies and their families! Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Socials and private lessons
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Weather Alert!
All weather-related class cancellations will be announced on our voicemail system two hours before classes are scheduled to begin.  Please call 401-714-5652 for the latest updates.

We will be closed  over Labor Day weekend Saturday, Aug 30th - Monday, September 1st.

Pet CPR and First Aid Class
We're happy to host another Pet CPR and First Aid class on Sunday, July 27th from 2 - 5 pm.  Click here to register.

Class Schedule
Click here for the current class schedule and to register online.

Questions?  Call 401-714-5652.

Open Enrollment!
Our classes are an Open Enrollment format so that you can start Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners classes at any time!  Just take the Orientation first and then jump right into classes!  No waiting for a new class to "start"!

Puppy Preschool and Daycare
Our Puppy Preschool and Daycare and Preschool is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 5 pm. For pups between 8 and 16 weeks of age, our Puppy Preschool program is designed to reinforce housetraining when you're not home and provide socialization and enrichment for young pups in a safe, controlled environment!   Please call for details: 401-714-5652.  More info

Puppy Jumpstart Class
Problems with housetraining or nipping, biting and chewing?  Then come to a Puppy Jumpstart class, held on Saturdays at Rumford Pet Center in East Providence. 

Pooch Pawsitive provides dog training and behavior counseling for dogs of all ages.  Whether you have a new puppy at home, are integrating a new rescue dog into the family, want to fine tune your dog's training, or have behavior problems that you want to change, you've come to the right place!

Our focus is on helping your dog become a well-adjusted, confident social family member with good manners!  We work with you and your pooch to train the behaviors that you want, and eliminate the behavior that you don't.

Recommended by the Humane Society, SPCA, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a positive reinforcement, reward-based training approach builds a cooperative relationship with your dog based on trust, not intimidation.

If you've never felt comfortable yanking on your dog's collar, using prong or shock collars, choke chains or other punishment-based methods, then you'll be glad to know that there's a safe, effective alternative!
Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals
Read about Puppy Proofing your home in this Providence Journal feature.
Welcome to Pooch Pawsitive!
Ever wonder what goes on at Puppy Socials?  Click here to see this fun segment that aired on WPRI-TV's The Rhode Show.

Puppy Socials on The Rhode Show!