Private & Group Classes
All in person behavior services have been temporarily suspended.
ZOOM SESSIONS & DISCUSSION GROUPS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT CLASSES.
One-on-one private training appointments are available via zoom and over-the-phone - click here to learn more.
See which classes are currently available below & check back for in-person offerings!
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Private one-on-one training
Need some one-on-one time with a training expert to help improve your dog’s behavior? A private session with one of our experienced trainers offers more scheduling flexibility than a group class, and problem behaviors can be addressed more specifically. Your lesson will be tailored for you and your dog's needs.
- A one-on-one 1 hour session via Zoom is a low $80 fee.
- A one-on-one 1 hour over-the-phone session is a low $60 fee.
If you would like to schedule either a phone consult or zoom session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific needs. A trainer will be in touch to schedule it with you.
Available times for Zoom Private Sessions:
- Tuesdays 4-5pm
- Wednesdays 4-5pm
- Thursdays 4-5pm
- Weekend and night sessions may be available
Available times for Over-the-Phone Private Sessions:
- Mondays 3-4pm
- Mondays 4-5pm
- Saturdays 3-4pm
All Things Puppy Discussion Group
This is a lively, open discussion group for puppy parents about the joys of Puppyhood, hosted by Carolyn Muller CPDT-KA, ABCDT, certified trainer from Providence Animal Center.
Whether you have a puppy or are thinking about getting one, this group is a place for you ask questions, discuss topics, get guidance. The session is via Zoom so you can do this right from the comfort of your home.
$25 fee. Discussion Group is 60-90 minutes long.
ZOOM Boredom Buster Workshop
Are you stuck inside due to weather, not feeling well or walks are not enough? Your dog or puppy has nothing to do but pester you? Do you need some "human time"? Does your dog need some "dog time"?
This 60-90 minute workshop will explore the many enrichment ideas you can put into practice immediately. Enrichment is an essential part of your dog's daily routine. Simple to complex brain games, fun activities to involve the kids or even just you and dog or puppy. Don't miss the chance to learn so much in this workshop. Your dog will thank you for it and you will be happier with some "me" time.
$25 fee. Discussion Group is 60-90 minutes long, hosted by Carolyn Muller CPDT-KA, ABCDT, certified trainer from Providence Animal Center.
ZOOM Beginner Life Skills
This class is for youngster pups 6+ months old and their parents to learn fundamental skills essential for lifelong success.
In this 4 week class we will cover how to best achieve crucial foundational behaviors such as sit, wait, leave it, name recognition, and how to curb unwanted behavior jumping. In addition, you will learn powerful tips and techniques to properly exercise your youngster's mind and body through enrichment.
Space is limited and class is held virtually on ZOOM.
Class fee is $120
ZOOM Intermediate Life Skills
Does your dog already know the basics like sit, down, and maybe even paw, but needs help fine-tuning their over-excitement? Then this class is for you!
This class will help you and your dog further develop those already-learned basics into better behavior practices through impulse control. Areas that will be covered include: proper greetings, patience, settling, focus and more!
Space is limited and class is held virtually on ZOOM.
Class fee is $120.
ZOOM Leash Walking Workshop
Does your puppy or dog bite the leash, stop walking, pull in every direction but forward next to you, jump up on people who want to pet them, not listen to you? This 60-90 minute workshop will help you and your puppy or dog learn how to take better walks together!
This class is live via Carolyn Muller CPDT-KA, ABCDT, dog trainer for Providence animal Center. It is open to puppies and dogs of all ages.
Class fee is $30
PANDEMIC Puppy Socialization
This class is for puppies aged 8-25 weeks old to learn how to socialize during this time of social distancing! This class offers a fun, safe environment for puppies to practice socialization skills - and also curbside service!
$175 fee. Class is 4 weeks long.
There are no upcoming Puppy Pandemic Socialization sessions. Check back soon!
Puppy Leash Walking Workshop
Does your puppy bite the leash, stop walking, pull in every with direction but forward, jump up on people who want to pet them, not listen to you? This 1-hour long session will help you and your puppy learn how to take better walks together!
This class is for puppies and young adult dogs up to 8 months old.
This class is for the puppy and two parents per puppy.
Social distancing and masks will be required.
Class fee is $30
There are no upcoming Puppy Leash Walking Workshop sessions. Check back soon!
Adult Social Dog Walking
Learn outdoor social skills with your dog in an intimate, small group set up of up to 5 dogs with enough room to practice safe social distancing.
Dogs must be 6+ months old.
This class will help you and your dog learn leash walking techniques, dog-to-dog etiquette, and body language in a fun social setting with walking as a pack, outdoor games, and obstacle courses!
This class is for dog friendly dogs and is rain or shine - all dogs need to be walked, right?
This class runs for 4 weeks. Class fee is $200.
There are no upcoming Adult Social Dog Walking Classes. Check back soon!
Your Perfect Pooch in Public
It's time to take what your pup has learned in class and go explore the world!
You will learn how to put learned behaviors to use in real life situations with lots of distractions so that you and your dog can gain the skill set to make outings delightful and easy! This is quite the opportunity to advance your knowledge and confidence with your dog!
The first two weeks of this class will be on site at Providence Animal Center - outside and the last two classes are "on the road" where you and your dog will attend class at a designated location.
This class is 4 weeks long. Space is limited to 5 dogs and two parents per dog so sign up ASAP!
Class fee is $200
There are no upcoming Your Perfect Pooch In Public Classes. Check back soon!
Loose Leash Walking Fundamentals
This 2 week class will help you learn the foundational skills needed for better walks together using a variety of easy techniques using positive reinforcement.
This class is held outdoors and is for up to 5 dogs and their parents, rain or shine.
Class fee is $100
There are no upcoming Loose Leash Walking Fundamentals sessions. Check back soon!
Need a way for you and your pup to beat the heat? Check out PAC's indoor Enrichment Zone - a large maze within our Training Center designed to challenge your dog's brain and sense of smell to uncover delicious, rewarding treats hidden within different objects.
It's just you and your dog in the room together -which makes this class perfect for pups that are nervous, reactive, high-energy, young, older, etc. All are welcome to come enjoy this special experience!
$30 for 30 minutes
There are no upcoming Enrichment Maze sessions. Check back soon!
We frequently add new classes to our behavioral rotation, so continue to check back!
PLEASE NOTE: For safety purposes, we do not permit the use of retractable leashes, prong collars and shock collars for any dog on our campus, including those taking part in our low-cost behavior services.