Dog Training Events & Seminars in Providence, RI


March 24th & March 25th, 2018
Aggressive Dogs: Defensive Handling & Training
with Michael Shikashio, CDBC & Trish Loehr MSc, CPDT-KA, CDBC

Michael Shikashio Aggressive Dog Seminars and Workshops in Providence, RI2 day seminar - 9AM to 5PM

Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?

Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?

Do you want to add more to your toolbox in modifying behavior in aggressive dogs?

Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish Loehr, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will be presenting a two day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the behavior modification techniques used with aggressive dogs.

Attendees will learn what is needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases.

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.

CCPDT: 14 for trainers, 3 for behavior consultants

Tuition: $275 + tax. Includes breakfast (pastries, tea, & coffee), lunch (pizza), & bottled water.
Single-day registration is not available - each day's topics relate to one another.

Click here to register.
Tax-exempt/non-profit organizations: e-mail us with a copy of your tax-exempt certificate and we will send you an invoice for registration.

June 24th & July 1st, 2018
"Click to Calm & Control Unleashed for Canine Confidence!"
with Emma Parsons, KPA CTP, CDBC

Two one-day seminars. Sign up for one or both!

Saturday: Basic Behavior Building
Sunday: Advanced Games

DETAILS COMING SOON! There will be working AND auditing spots available each day.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for an announcement.


Date TBA
Shetland Sheepdog Maintenance Grooming Workshop for Pet Owners

Shetland Sheepdog Best In Show

This workshop will cover the basic maintenance grooming of the Shetland Sheepdog for pet owners and dog sport participants.

The information discussed is also easily applicable to other double-coated breeds (Collie, Australian Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Samoyed, etc).

(Syllabus & full event details coming soon. Date to be announced - fall 2017.)
Three hour workshop: 10AM-1PM
There will be a short break. Tea will be provided.


Date TBA - AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing

AKC Canine Good Citizen CGC Testing in Providence RI | Spring Forth Dog Academy

Is your dog a Canine Good Citizen? All three levels of CGC testing will be held at this upcoming test!

Testing is $30 + tax per test. If you have a CGC test on file with AKC, you may take both the Community Canine (CGCA) & Urban (CGCU) test if you'd like - just register twice.

(STAY TUNED for dates & times!)

Please be sure to sign up at least 24 hours in advance. Space is limited to 6 tests.

Date TBA - AKC Trick Dog Testing

AKC Trick Dog Testing and Titles | Providence, RI
Is your dog ready to have their tricks evaluated? Come earn your AKC Trick Dog titles!

Testing is $30 + tax per dog. We will evaluate your dog for whichever level(s) you feel they are ready to pass.

(STAY TUNED for dates & times!)

Please be sure to sign up at least 24 hours in advance. Space is limited to 8 dogs.


Spring Forth Dog Academy
14 Bassett St.
Providence, RI 02903

Click here for directions, parking information, and other pertinent travel information.

Dog Training Events and Seminars in Providence, RI