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Sam MProvidence, RI



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Hi, I’m Sam! I have 15+ years of experience caring for dogs, spent 2 years working at a high-end daycare & hotel that also offered walking services, and am an active volunteer with a local dog rescue organization. I am pet CPR & first aid certified. My corgi mix, Rhyme, is my best friend and I will show your dog the same love and careful attention that I would expect to be shown to her!

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Ashly RProvidence, RI



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I'm Ashly. I have great love & respect for the happiness that our pets can provide & am intent on giving them the same. I am motivated to serve our animal and human population by providing the BEST experience for you & your fur baby. I specialize in relationship-building, behavior & personality management, balancing the pack’s energy (so your dog feels safe) and relieving your worries!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Emelie PProvidence, RI



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Hi there! I am a lover of animals and I enjoy taking care of not only my own pet (currently living with mom), but also the pets of other animal lovers as well. Since childhood I have been a pet owner and have expansive experience in pet sitting and dog walking. I volunteered at a homeopathic pet boutique for a few years, so I gained experience and learned a lot about the health and care of animals. I very much enjoy being with these great companions and I would love to spend time with yours!

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About Dog Training in Providence, RI

Training Fun Fact #1:

Are you a gadget lover when it comes to your dog? Special leashes, collars, and clickers can be useful training tools, but not all dogs respond to those extras. Some pooches will have better results when it comes to learning with consistent lessons and plenty of verbal praise and visual signals like smiling. In fact, many dogs respond better to facial expression and hand commands than any other type of training tool.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Canines have more adult teeth than humans do. Ten more, to be exact. The human mouth has 32 pearly whites, and the doggo has 42. The incisors are at the front, and the canine teeth sit right behind them. Molars are the farthest back and just before those teeth are the sharp-edged pre-molars. While this may all be a lot to keep track of, brushing your dog’s teeth needn’t be. Train your furry buddy to let you brush their teeth every day. Some dogs who love the procedure.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Dogs are super-sleuths when it comes to a lot of things, and that includes reading your emotions. They can sense if your body is tense, or on the other end of the scale, relaxed. They can read how you feel towards someone you meet on the street, as well as your mood toward them. This is why dogs can be well trained for positions like emotional support dogs and service dogs for PTSD. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Providence, RI

The costs for dog training in Providence vary due to the variety of options available. As an example, in-home private lessons for your pooch can range between $700 for a 5-week course and $1300 for 12 weeks of one on one training. Classes for special needs dogs with personality characteristics that need attention can cost around $1000 for 4 sessions.

Packages for board and train lessons can be as much as $3600 for a month of instruction at the trainer’s facility. Class options are many; for instance, Canine Good Citizen Classes over 5 weeks will cost $175, as will puppy training. All of the alternatives mentioned may incur a consultation fee of somewhere around $75 to $125.

Although having the best-behaved dog on the block is important to you, the commitment of weekly classes may be a roadblock to your plans. Or, perhaps one on one training is the plan before your pup joins a group class.

Customized in-home sessions can be yours when booking with a dog trainer on the Wag! app. Connect with a vetted local trainer, chat and pay in-app, and get started. It’s that easy! 

Going Off-Leash in Providence, RI

Rhode Island is a dog-friendly state and Providence welcomes all pooches to come and experience the fun. Restaurants are a big hit with local doggos. Outdoor patios are designed with four-legged patrons in mind, and walking about town is the pawfect excursion to enjoy. 

Get your pup ready for all-season adventure. Dogs over 4 months of age are required to be registered with the city and vaccinated for rabies. Pick up after your pooch no matter where you go, and keep your dog safely leashed unless in an off-leash dog park.

After a day of seeing sights like the Providence River, head to a dog-friendly burger bar. Then, let your pooch stretch their legs at Cricket Field Dog Park. It’s a small park but a well-shaded one, making it the perfect destination on a sunny day. 

Pawtucket Dog Park is located at Slater Memorial Park. Tree-lined walking paths and biking trails are open to dogs too, but make sure that your energetic pupster heels well when a biker passes by. When the path is clear, you can go back to a loose leash walk. After 5 pm, you can take Fido for a long run on Sachuest Beach in Middletown. 

Dog Training in Providence, RI

Where do Providence dog trainers hone their skills? They work with pawsome pooches at local dog shelters and adoption centers and then apply the skills when working with your woofer. Canines of every breed, size, and age benefit from training and your dog will, too.

What types of dogs are happily taking lessons with local dog trainers? Rhode Island has a long list of favorites. Both the American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier made the list. The Pitty was in the number one spot as treasured companion of pet parents in the state. Strong and sturdy, they need compassion and leadership to help them put their best paw forward. The Am-Staff is a busy dog, too, that thrives on companionship with someone willing to exercise their dog regularly both mentally and physically.

On the other end of the weight scale are the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu. Both of these small dogs are full of spunk and attitude, making a great addition to the family. They’ll need training, though, to keep them from taking over the house and ruling the roost.

Always deserving a mention is the athletic Labrador Retriever, who takes a spot on the list of popular pups in almost every state. The German Shepherd has the same claim to fame and is always a prized pet because of their loyalty and eagerness to be a part of everything.

Which breed have you chosen? To set your dog up for success, start training today. Connect with a local dog trainer, chat and pay in-app, and coordinate a session that works for you.