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Puppy Training to Give Your New Best Friend the Best Start in life

Positive Reinforcement Puppy Training with Sirius Positive Dog Training for puppy owners in Rhode Island and surrounding areas

Puppyhood Is The Most Vital Period For Developing A Well-Behaved Dog.

What happens in puppyhood will affect the rest of your puppy’s life.

Through positive reinforcement methods we focus on giving New England puppy owners the skills to raise a well rounded dog who is a joy to be around, while minimizing the chance of behavior issues commonly associated with more “traditional” methods.

We’ll help you build a strong foundation with your new puppy so that you can have a lifelong friendship based on trust and cooperation.

What Types of Behaviors Do We Work On?

Each puppy is different and each pet parent has different goals, but there are some basics that are imperative for all pups. We’ll work with you to create a custom plan for your puppy that can include teaching skills and solving typical puppyhood speedbumps such as:

  • Chewing and Mouthing
  • Puppy Biting
  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Basic Training

…and most importantly, Mindful socialization:

Puppyhood is the best opportunity to build your dog’s confidence to shape a well-rounded dog. We’ll work with you to teach your puppy that the world is a fun and safe place.

  • Chewing and Mouthing
  • Puppy Biting
  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Basic Training

…and most importantly, Mindful socialization:

Puppyhood is the best opportunity to build your dog’s confidence to shape a well-rounded dog. We’ll work with you to teach your puppy that the world is a fun and safe place.

How does training Work?

1. Contact us for a free 15-minute call! And we’ll collect information about your puppy, situation and your goals for training!

2. We train your puppy at your home, our home, or out on the town depending on your training goals and individual dog.

3. You’ll enjoy a well-trained, confident, and happy puppy as well as employing your own new skills to communicate effectively.

Work with Michele

Why Train with Sirius Positive Dog Training?

Training for the Individual

Applied to 2 and 4-legged clients, we'll consider your individual needs and goals for life with your dog

Sound, Certified Advice

Informed by hundreds of education hours from some of the best minds in behavior, we're committed to giving our clients the most up-to-date training and guidance

Support from start to finish

Our clients enjoy an active partner in their dog's training. Well beyond our initial sessions, you'll enjoy a resource for support for years to come

Why Choose a Fear Free Certified Trainer?

Fear free training takes the battle of wills out of everyday interactions and care for your pet.

Rather than restraining (and stressing) our four-legged family members for regular check-ups, grooming, and other procedures, what if your dog would cooperate? 

Fear Free Certified Dog Trainers work with clients to introduce cooperative husbandry that reduces dogs’ stress and fear when exams, injections, grooming and other procedures are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should we focus on first with our puppy?

There are many things that go into training a puppy: continuing their house training, addressing puppy behaviors such as nipping and chewing, setting up a consistent schedule of sleeping, eating and eliminating.  But the most important element should always be building our relationship with our puppy, so that we have a trusting, confident companion; and providing them with a positive introduction to the world.   This means experiences with new people, places, sounds, sights that build confidence and avoid overwhelming our puppy.

When should I start training my puppy?

Immediately!  Every interaction we have with our dogs teaches them (for better or worse).  Teaching our puppies while they are still impressionable and malleable is much easier than trying to un-train puppy mischievous behaviors later on. 

My puppy hasn’t had all their shots, can we start training?

Yes! Training can (and should!) start before your puppy has all their shots. The socialization window (i.e. the period when our dogs become hardwired) is short, so it’s important to safely get your puppy introduced to the world. Socialization and training can be safely accomplished without putting puppies into environments where they are at risk of developing infection or disease.

Why is early socialization important?

The socialization window for puppies is between 3-16 weeks.  Most puppies are 8-12 weeks old when they arrive in their new home; the combination of their genetics and their experiences from birth to 16 weeks shapes (hardwires) our dogs’ perceptions, impressions and approach toward life.  

Are You Getting Ready To Add A New Puppy or Dog To Your Family?

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time, but it can also be full of surprises. We help Rhode Island pet owners learn how to puppy proof their home and prepare for the training that will be necessary.

Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your new pet. We want to ensure that your new puppy or dog has a happy, healthy start in life – and that means starting off on the right foot by preparing ahead of time.

Are You Ready For Your Family Dynamic to Change? We’re Here to Help!