Here at the Rhode Island SPCA, we choose to use fear-free, cooperative care training methods and work in accordance to LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive). We recommend anyone planning to train their pet, utilize the same methods or find a trainer that does.

Following is a list of local trainers who we recommend:

Outbound Hounds 

Jones Animal Behavior ~ Training for your Cats & Dogs

Cooperation Canine

Lazybones Dog Training

Great Dog K-9 Training

Information from the experts!

IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants): The Humane Hierarchy

APDT (The Association of Professional Dog Trainers) Position Statement on LIMA

CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) LIMA

Muzzle Training: Not Just About the Muzzle

Muzzle Training: A Proactive Approach

For more information, contact the Rhode Island SPCA at 401-438-8150 or Rianna Ramirez, CPDT-KA.