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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

Providence, RI


See map directing you to the parking lot.

Masks and six-foot distancing at all times is required.

To register, complete the registration form and pay the $200 registration fee via VENMO or PAYPAL.

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:


Outbound Hounds

21 Sunset Terrace
Cranston, RI 02905

Session Start Dates



All dogs must provide proof of current vaccinations against Rabies, DHPP.

Required Supplies

  • 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. 

Optional Supplies

  • Clicker

  • 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.

  • Treat pouch

  • Coat for your dog during cold or rainy weather or thundershirt

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