Private & Group Classes
In an effort to limit human-to-human contact, puppy classes are curbside and parents can watch on a live stream!
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Providence Animal Center offers a variety of dog training & behavior services to dogs of all sizes & types, using humane and effective methods with highly skilled dog trainers.
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 private in-person session is an hour long and is a low $120 fee.
A private over-the-phone session is an hour long and is a low $80 fee.
Need someone to come to your home? Visit our partners page for a list of humane and positive trainers in our community that offer that service!
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.
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
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.
Only 4 youngster pups per class so reserve your spot today!
Class fee is $200
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!
This class is 4 weeks long with up to 4 dogs and one parent per class.
Class fee is $200.
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.