Providence Animal Center is happy to provide a variety of behavior and training services as well as informational resources for pet owners to help you and your pooch maintain a wonderful relationship.
Group Training Classes
Providence Animal Center offers puppy classes for puppies aged 8-25 weeks. Proof of age-appropriate vaccinations is required. In this class, your puppy will play with other puppies and you will learn about puppy behavior and training. Classes are held either Tuesday or Friday evenings from 6-7pm or Saturday mornings from 11am-12pm at Providence Animal Center. Class fee is $125 payable to Providence Animal Center. Please email Dayna or call 610-566-1370 x 229 to schedule your puppy for socialization class.
Basic Obedience Training
Michelle Frumento, CPDT-KSA, CNWI, of Your Mannerly Mutt, Inc., hosts an intimate class with force-free, positive methods. Skills learned in this 4-week class include basic commands and loose-leash walking. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 12-1pm at Providence Animal Center, in Media. To sign up, contact Dayna Villa at 610-566-1370 x 229 or email Dayna. Dogs must be at least 6 months old. Pricing is $100 and payable to Providence Animal Center.
Impulse Control Training
Laura Harrington, of Canine Communication, will host a limited time 4-week impulse-control training course starting on May 5th. The class will teach the following types of impulse control: jumping on people, going to a “place” to settle, loose-leash walking and providing entertainment items to work your dog’s body and mind for mental stimulation (aka enrichment). Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 11am-12pm at Providence Animal Center. For registration, contact Dayna via email or at 610-566-1370 x229. The $150 class fee is a full donation to Providence Animal Center.
Dayna Villa, CPDT-KSA, would be happy to schedule a private consultation with you to help you through any behavior or training challenge. Dayna offers her advice on a multitude of behavior challenges in the Training Videos, below. Contact Dayna for more information about pricing and appointment availability.
PLEASE NOTE: For safety purposes, we do not permit the use of retractable leashes, prong collars and shock collars for any dog on our campus, including those taking part in our low-cost behavior services.
Ask the Trainer: Crating
Ask the Trainer: Dog Collars
Ask the Trainer: Separation Anxiety
Ask the Trainer: Keeping your dog trained while outside
Ask the Trainer: How to properly put your dog in the crate
Bringing Home a New Dog
Bringing Home a New Adult Dog
Bringing Home a New Puppy
Bringing Home a Second Dog
Socializing Your Dog
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
Canine Communication, LLC
Laura Glaser Harrington, CPDT-KA ABCDT
In-home private dog training
610-246-7347 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Cerone, Ph.D., CSAT
Canine Behavior Consulting
In-home private dog training specializing in separation anxiety
484-995-0932 | Melanie@melanieceronephd.com
Pet supplies and grooming
Upper Darby: (610) 446-3206
Providence Animal Center cats and kittens for adoption at the Upper Darby location.