Dog Training Events & Seminars in Providence, RI

Be sure to check out our Workshops, too. They're like mini events!

Click to Calm & Control Unleashed for Canine Confidence!
A 2-day event with Emma Parsons
Saturday, February 22nd & Sunday, February 23rd - 9AM-4PM

Saturday: Basic Behavior Building
Sunday: Advanced Games

This purpose of this seminar is to teach dogs to focus on their handlers in high distraction environments. These exercises are perfect for the competition dog/handler team. We will begin by reviewing the “Click to Calm” methodology (the presence of the distraction IS the cue to look at the handler) as well as work on necessary Foundation Behaviors such as the Back Up Sit, CTC without eye contact from the handler (multi-tasking), Get Behind, and Reorienting. Novel Stimulus will also be introduced and added to the exercises for complexity.

Control Unleashed exercises will also be added in: Parallel Jumping/Heeling, Car Crash Game and the “Dog In The Face.” All of these are fun games geared towards teaching specific skills such as acclimating dogs to the movement of other dogs and people, navigating small spaces in public areas safely and teaching dogs to better tolerate the situation where dogs “meet” head to head.

Tuition:
Working Spot: $375 + tax WORKING SPOTS ARE NOW FULL!
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Auditing Spot: $175 + tax
Click here to register for an AUDITING spot. Auditors may NOT bring dogs to this event.
Single-day registration is not available.

Includes tea & coffee, lunch (pizza), & bottled water.

CCPDT CEUs: 19.5 for trainers
IAABC CEUs: 20 for working participants, 14 for auditors

New Puppy Seminar: Friday, March 6th at 5:30PM

Are you the proud parent of a new puppy under five months old? Or, are you bringing home a young puppy soon? This seminar is for you! Learn from our professional trainers exactly what you need to know to set your puppy up for a lifetime of success. Topics include: potty training, nipping, teething, potty training, crate training, socialization, sleeping through the night, how to keep your puppy safely occupied while you're busy, common errors you're probably making, and busting myths about puppy raising!

Seminars at Crossbones are one hour presentations followed by a Q&A period. Seminars are just for people, so you can focus on learning from us without the distraction of managing or rewarding your dog.​

Tuition: $25 + tax
Friday, March 6th at 5:30PM
 with Katherine Ostiguy KPA CTP
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Canine Good Citizen Test: Saturday, April 18th at 9AM

Join us Saturday, April 18th for an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing event! All breeds and mixes are welcome. Pre-registration is required, and this event will be limited to 15 dogs.

Visit the AKC website for more information about the CGC program.

AKC Community Canine (CGCA) and Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU) tests are also available! Your dog must first pass the CGC test to take these tests. If you would like to take both the CGCA & CGCU tests, please register twice - once for each test.

Medallions will be awarded to all dogs who pass a test at this event.

$30 per test.
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Teenage Puppy Seminar: TBA

Are you wondering where your sweet, cuddly baby puppy went and who replaced them with an alligator? We know the feeling. Learn to navigate this challenging period of canine adolescence. Topics include: chewing & teething, "forgetting" previous training, hormonal challenges & spaying/neutering, age-appropriate exercise and enrichment routines, dog parks and social skills, decreased food motivation, jumping up on people, barking, and more. Appropriate for owners of dogs 5-16 months old.

Seminars at Crossbones are one hour presentations followed by a Q&A period. Seminars are just for people, so you can focus on learning from us without the distraction of managing or rewarding your dog.​

Tuition: $25 + tax
TBA
 with Katherine Ostiguy KPA CTP
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Reactive Dog Seminar: TBA

Reactive Dog Seminar | Crossbones Dog Academy in Providence, RIDoes your dog lunge and bark when they see other dogs on a walk? Have you tried to "distract" or "correct" them with limited success? This is one of the most common behavior problems we get asked to fix. Learn why dogs lunge and bark when they see other dogs, why this problem is SO pervasive in cities, how you may be rewarding it by mistake, and most importantly: how to stop it. Our trainer will explain management & training techniques to resolve this frustrating behavior.

Seminars at Crossbones are one hour presentations followed by a Q&A period. Seminars are just for people, so you can focus on learning from us without the distraction of managing or rewarding your dog.​

Tuition: $25 + tax
TBA
 with John Barbagallo KPA CTP
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