Training for puppies and their families! Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Socials and private lessons
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Weather Alert/Class Cancellations!

We will be closed on the following dates:
Christmas - New Years (12/23 - 1/2)

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.

Open Enrollment!
Our beginner 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"!

Class Schedule
See our current class schedule and register online. 

To help your pup get off to a fast start, Puppy Kindergarten classes are offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

Wag It Games are Here!!!  Have fun with your dog while working on training skills.   Register for Wag It Games here!

Puppy Preschool
Our Puppy Preschool is open Monday through Thursday between 7:30 am and 5:30 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

We're hiring!
If you are interested in joining our small team to help dogs and their families get off to a good start, please click here for our current openings!

Association of Professional 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!
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!