Obedience Training Classes

The Potter League offers free basic obedience instruction to all Potter League dog adopters.  This special class for adopters offers the opportunity to talk to a professional trainer regarding any behavior problems dogs may be exhibiting. Classes are held on a drop-in basis: whether you adopted this week or last year.

Potter Adopter classes are held every Sunday at the Potter League from 10 - 11am.

For the general public, the Potter League offers an array of group training classes, specialty classes, and play groups that are open to any owner and your canine companion! These include classes for puppies and adult dogs.  Check the Obedience Training Schedule on the website for details on all classes.   

Specialty Classes … For fun and training we suggest Agility and Doggy-O. These have been very popular classes. Short programs that teach recall, loose leash walking, tricks, and small breed play group are held for one or two classes. Other short programs offer tips to help annoying problems including barking, door dashing or possession of toys.

Classes are held in our new 1600 sq. ft. indoor obedience training room.  There is plenty of room to spread out.  Both two-legged and four-legged attendees find the rubberized floor to be very comfortable.  For more information on classes, e-mail Jill or call 401 846-8276, ext. 122

The Potter League also offers private behavior consultations - either at your home or at the shelter with Sarah deVries, our Behavior Services Manager.  One hour in-shelter consultations cost $50 and on-island house calls cost $75* per hour.  Please contact Sarah deVries at 846-8276 ext 104 to schedule an appointment. *Off island house calls may incur additional fees for travel.



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