Basic One (AKA Pit Class)
Pit Class / Basic One
Basic obedience class for dogs of any breed over 6 months of age.
Pit Class is offered free-of-charge to current shelter and foster dogs in the Handsome Dan's Rescue Foster Care and Shelter Dog Enrichment Programs.
Saturdays at 10:30AM
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
See map directing you to the parking lot.
Masks and six-foot distancing at all times is required.
Email the completed registration form and a copy of your dog's vaccination record showing he/she is up to date on his Rabies, DHPP vaccines. You may take a photo of the form and vaccination record and attach those to your email.
If you prefer, you can mail a check and forms to:
21 Sunset Terrace
Cranston, RI 02905
Session Start Dates
Saturday, July 31 (no classes Aug 7)
Saturday, September 25
Please note that the first week is orientation and for humans only.
It is suggested that you arrive early to get your dog used to the sights, sounds and smells before class begins. Your dog will be more successful if he is well exercised prior to the start of the class.
All dogs must provide proof of current vaccinations against Rabies, DHPP.
Flat buckle or martingale collar
4 foot leash
Body harness OR head halter, whatever you are using now. Note that we may make equipment change suggestions.
Soft, small, and strong-smelling training treats. Bring three times the amount you think you will need. Dogs love change, so consider three types.
Old sheet or blanket to lay out on the ground. This should be large enough for you and your dog to have room to sit on together
Mat, blanket, large towel, or flat dog bed
Caribener to connect the collar to the harness or head halter incase of equipment failure.
Water in a covered bowl
Waist leash (Or a belt you wear around you waist, with an additional four foot leash attached to your dog so you can work hands-free.
Coat for your dog during cold or rainy weather or thundershirt