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Pooch Pawsitive has been offering classes and workshops at Rumford Pet Center in East Providence since 2007! Pooch Pawsitive’s goal is to help new dog and puppy owners get off to a good start by teaching both dogs and humans the skills they need to live a happy life together!

Pooch Pawsitive offers a variety of classes for training and socialization to meet your needs. Please check our current class schedule online for the most up to date information and to register online. www.poochpawsitive.com

Puppy Jumpstart Classes

Confused about housetraining? Not sure how to handle the puppy biting all the time? Then this class is for you!

Whether you are about to get a new dog, or are still having challenges, this single-session 1-1/2 hour class (for humans only) at Rumford Pet Center helps you and your new pup get off to a great start!

You'll learn about:
  • Housetraining
  • Nipping, Biting and Chewing
  • Safe Socialization

Please register at: www.poochpawsitive.com/class-calendar-and-registration/

Puppy Socials

Let your pup burn off some energy, meet new people and learn how to use his mouth nicely! Pups get to play with other pups their own age and are split into age/size/playstyle-appropriate groups and are closely supervised by our trained staff. Families are invited to come and participate in their socialization!

Puppies must be between 8 and 16 weeks of age and have had at least one DAPP shot and a proof of a negative fecal (stool) test.

Please visit our website at www.poochpawsitive.com/new-puppy for the current Puppy Social schedule and to download the registration form. Please call ahead (401-714-5652) to reserve your spot the first time you come!

Group Classes

Puppy Kindergarten is for pups under 16 weeks of age. Basic Manners is for dogs over 16 weeks of age. Both classes cover similar topics but are geared to the age of your dog.

Your dog will learn skills including Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Loose Leash Walking, No Jumping Up, Taking treats nicely, etc.

Attend an Orientation first (without the dog) and then attend 6 lessons (with the dog). Classes are Open Enrollment so that you can start at any time! Each lesson is its own independent module and does not need to be taken in any order.

In addition to beginner classes, we regularly offer Canine Good Citizen prep, Wag It Games, Tricks and Intermediate Manners classes.

The current class schedule and registration is available online at www.poochpawsitive.com/training.

Contact Pooch Pawsitive

Pooch Pawsitive is owned by Heidi Palmer McNeil, CTC, CPDT-KA. Heidi completed her formal dog behavior education at the Jean Donaldson Academy for Dog Trainers in 2002 and has been nationally certified since 2003.

Classes are held at Rumford Pet Center at 865 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

The class schedule is updated frequently and you can register for all classes online. Or call us at 401-714-5652 if you have any questions.

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