Group classes

Group classes are held at The Potter League for Animals and Rumford Pet Express in Middletown, RI!

Puppy Social Group

Mondays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

At Rumford Pet Express in Middletown, RI

Ages: 8 weeks - 7 months

1-hour sessions

Have your puppy join us for Puppy Social Group, where you will have a controlled environment to socialize your puppy to public places, new people, other dogs and puppies and a grooming environment. Puppies will be able to interact in puppy play at the end of the hour.

Cost: $10 +tax

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

May 7th - June 11th

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm

At Rumford Pet Express in Middletown, RI 

Ages: 8 weeks - 11 months

Six 1-hour weekly sessions. 

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start with puppy education, socialization activities, and basic training.

At the end of the class, you will receive the education and materials for twenty skill sets, including five behaviors: sit, down, recall, loose leash walking, and leave it. 

Upon graduation, you will also be provided with an AKC form signed by an AKC-certified CGC evaluator to be submitted for your puppy’s AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certification!

Cost: $165 +tax

Basic Obedience

At The Potter League in Middletown, RI

Ages: 6 months or older

Six 1-hour weekly sessions.

Basic Obedience builds on basic obedience while introducing a few new behaviors. The skills you and your dog will learn will become valuable tools to navigate distractions and challenging situations.

At the end of the class, you will receive the education and materials for holding a sit and down, relaxing on a mat, impulse control, recall, leash manners, and leave it.

Cost: $120 +tax

Leash Reactive

At The Potter League in Middletown, RI

Ages: 6 months+

Six 1-hour weekly sessions

This class is for reactive dogs (lunging, barking, snarling) toward other dogs or distractions when on a leash. Learn calming techniques, how to manage your dog when on a leash around their triggers, and how to teach your dog to act more appropriately when seeing them. The techniques taught in this class can be used for reactivity toward people, noises, other animals, and other distractions or for dogs who have difficulty disengaging from distractions.

 We will be outside for this class to set up the dogs for best success, simulating real-life situations.

Scent Work

At The Potter League in Middletown, RI

Ages: 3 months +
Six 1-hour weekly sessions

This course is an excellent outlet for your dog's incredible sense of smell. It engages and challenges their brain differently than other outlets. Scent work mimics the task of detecting, locating a scent, and communicating to the handler that the scent was found. Working detection dogs search for various scents to help protect and save. Scent work taps into this fantastic work to provide fun games for you and your dogs. You will have a deeper connection and bond with your dog through their nose at the end of the three weeks. 

Making grooming and vet care easier with Cooperative Care

At The Potter League in Middletown, RI

Ages: 8 weeks+

Three 1-hour weekly sessions.

This class covers all aspects of at-home body handling and grooming. It is designed for dogs uncomfortable with being handled or groomed and those looking to desensitize their new puppy to handling and grooming.

You will receive the education and materials for correct body handling, at-home grooming, and desensitization at the end of the three weeks.