Training for puppies and their families! Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Socials and private lessons
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!
CLASSES, EVENTS & NEWS
NEWS: We'll be closed on
Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day. (We will be open on the Saturday of that weekend.)
All 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.
Please click here for the most current class schedule.
Questions? Call 401-714-5652.
Open Enrollment format!
Our classes are an Open Enrollment format so that you can start Basic Manners and Puppy Kindergarten classes at any time! Just take the Orientation first and then jump right into classes! No waiting for a new class to 'start.'
Puppy Daycare and Preschool
Introducing Rhode Island's first Puppy-only Daycare and Preschool for pups between 8 and 16 weeks of age! 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.
Out and About...
Come see us at the Pet Refuge Dog Walk on Sunday, June 2nd at Goddard Park.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN DOG PARK!
Thanks for supporting the SK Dog Park! Click here for more info, to make a donation or volunteer!
See what Heidi had to say about Puppy-Proofing your home on the "Rhode Show" on Fox Providence on 8/19/11
Welcome to Pooch Pawsitive!