Training Your Pet

The Potter League offers dog training classes for dogs ages two months and older. Our classes are taught by experienced dog trainers and we utilize a Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behavior modification and training.

Small Breed ObediencePuppy Classes and Basic Training for beginners of all ages as well as Specialty Classes to address issues such as Leash Reactivity, Coming When Called and Leash Walking Manners are offered in our large, indoor climate-controlled training center. For those looking for play and exercise for your dog, we offer fun Dog Sports classes such as Agility, Freestyle Dancing and Rally-O (Doggy-O) as well as Play Groups for puppies and small breed dogs. Looking for a more individualized approach? Our Private Consultations and Training are tailored to your schedule and specific needs. All classes (except drop-in Play Groups) require pre-registration, which can be done online or in person at the shelter. 

Register for Classes

Potter League dog adopters are entitled to a tuition discount on any beginner dog training class as well as the opportunity to attend our free weekly drop-in Adopter Training Class on Sundays at 10:00am.

A trained dog is a happy owner and happy owners are our goal!

"We were looking for an affordable program from people who truly love dogs and believe training is all you need to make any dog manageable! Potter League was the perfect match for us!"

Melissa, Narragansett, RI


Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
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87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI

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