Services and Rates – Solid K9 Training aggressive dog rehab, dog anxiety

Services and Rates

services_ratesTogether, we pick real world situations for training so that your dog learns to stay at your side, walk at your pace, and be patient when you stop, despite distractions of the real world.

We will train any dog, regardless of breed, shape, size or history. We are also one of a handful of trainers that, not only WILL work with, but successfully train and rehabilitate highly aggressive dogs that have a history of biting other dogs, and/or people. Every dog deserves a chance to learn and to live, and we believe every dog has the potential to be simply awesome.


Head Start Puppy Class

We are excited to be introducing Head Start Puppy Classes to our training lineup!

These classes are for puppies 12weeks to 16 weeks of age.
Classes will take place on Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm and Saturdays from 10am-11am

Head Start Puppy Classes will cover:

Proper Socialization
Everyone wants to walk down the street with their dog by their side. It is important that puppies learn how to ignore other dogs while on leash. Puppies know how to play with other puppy, we teach them how to focus on you even with other puppies, dogs and people are around. Being able to bring a calm, well mannered dog with you no matter the environment is our main objective.

Foundation of Obedience
In this class we will teach you how to set your puppy up for success. You will learn how to communicate in a way your puppy understands. Teaching sit, sit-stay, come and let’s go.

Confidence Building
Different stations are set up to help you guide your puppy through things they may see as “scary”. By showing your puppy how amazing it feels to work through “scary” things, we are building their trust in you and confidence in themselves. ​

Calming Exercise
You will be shown different exercises that you can do at home to teach your puppy how to be calm. Its hard work to do nothing, we will show you how to make “doing nothing” rewarding.

Cost: $350 for 3 months of unlimited classes (includes long line and pet convincer)

Please fill out our Training Contract below, vaccination records (at least second round of shots) are required for puppies to participate in training and can be attached via the contract. 

Once submitted, our office will contact you to get started!

Training Contract

One-On-One Obedience Training

We are excited to be offering One-On-One Obedience Training here at Solid K9 Training!

We are now offering 1/1 dog training for select dogs at our training center.  Your dog will not only learn the basic necessary commands, such as Sit, Down, Place, Heel, and Recall, but will also be able to understand the calm state of mind that is needed so you are able to have your dog around lots of distraction. You will be working on the 3 D’s: Distance, Distraction and Duration all of which allow you, and your dog, to be able to really enjoy the world around them.

Keep in mind that a lot of the 1/1 training work is going to be about 90% you the dog owner, and 10% us the dog trainer. We show you the basics and the fundamentals and you work with your dog daily to get the results you want.

You and your dog will learn the basics of remote collar training, as that is the best way we feel to get an off leash trained dog, an obedient dog, and a dog that you can enjoy.

Keep in mind that this is just the start! 5 sessions of 1/1 teaches you the fundamentals of what we are going to want you to do. You will learn how to motivate your dog so that they want to learn, both how to do something you want and to stop something you do not want.

You will also be able to ask our trainer on how to eliminate basic behavior modification situations, however, the 1/1 sessions are not geared for heavy behavior modification, intense fear/nervousness and aggression, both dog and/or human. We have a wonderful Board and Train program for these issues.

Cost: $699 for 5 sessions

The first training session will run for 90 minutes, the remaining 4 training sessions will run for 60 minutes.

Includes cost of prong collar. E-Collars can be purchased at the training center if needed.

Please fill out our Training Contract below, vaccination records and a fecal float are required to participate in training and can be attached via the contract. 

Once submitted, our office will contact you to get started!

Training Contract

Pack Walks


Join Shayla and Peter for a 1-hour Group Pack Walk through the streets of Providence! Walks are held every other Saturday during the spring and summer months.

Pack Walks are open to anyone who would like to join (if using a prong collar and/or ecollar) and are a great means of support for owners to keep up with their training, increase dog handling skills and get help troubleshooting any issues on the walk. This event is not a “how-to” but rather an opportunity  to practice existing training with the additional distraction of other dogs and owners. We will offer you guidance and instruction in a safe, non-judgmental environment to help you and your dog work through any challenges during the walk.

The Group Walk is a structured walk and exercise. We will help you enforce your dog’s proper walking etiquette, specifically no sniffing, marking, lunging, lagging, pulling or biting. In order to participate, your dog must be wearing his or her e-collar and/or prong training collar. Please review the below safety protocols and requirements in preparation for the Group Walk:

1. All dogs must be wearing and have been previously trained on a prong collar and/or e-collar.
2. All owners must bring their own poop bags and water for their dogs.
3. No flexi-style leashes allowed — no exceptions. All dogs should be on leashes 6-feet in length or shorter.
4. All humans should be wearing comfortable, closed-toe shoes; no flip-flops allowed.

Adherence to these rules allows us and others the chance to have an educational and safe Group Walk experience.

Each “Pack Walk – One Person” ticket covers the price of one human and their dog(s).

Cost: $10 – cost covers one person and their dog(s)

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am 

Location: Solid K9 Training, 25 Acorn St. Providence, RI

Dates: 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19

Tickets can be purchased at the following link (use the drop down on the right to select a date): Pack Walk Tickets

When you arrive to the Solid K9 Training center, please meet outside right near our front entrance. We kindly ask that you do not pet or approach any other clients/dogs during this event. For any specific questions, please contact We look forward to seeing you at the Group Walk!

Agility Classes

Group Class

We are excited to announce we will be offering agility classes! Agility is a great way to help your dog gain confidence and get physical and mental exercise. Agility strengthens the bond between handler and dog and improves focus. This will be in a group setting over the course of 6 weeks, 1 hour per week, limited to 6 dog/handler pairs.

Supplies to bring:

  • A toy your dog loves
  • A treat pouch/treats if your dog is more food motivated than toy motivated
    (If you aren’t sure, bring both to the first class and your instructor will tell you)

Agility obstacles include:

  • Dog walk
  • A frame
  • Tunnel
  • Chute
  • Place table
  • Weave poles
  • Panel jump
  • Single jump
  • Double jump
  • Tire jump

To set up every owner/dog team for success in this group setting it is required that your dog:

  • Understands basic obedience, able to focus on you, as this is NOT an obedience class.
  • Is NOT dog aggressive/leash reactive, as the dog will be more focused on the other dogs than learning new behavior.
  • Is NOT human aggressive as we will not endanger the other clients in the class.
  • Is secure on a martingale collar, slip lead, or prong collar to prevent the dog from slipping out of the collar.

Group Class Dates/Times

To Be Announced

Price: 6 weeks $199.00


Click here to view & fill out the General Training Contract



Board and Play

Boarding / Board & Play

Price: $75/nightly or $475/weekly

This option is open to only past and current clients! Your dog will spend the day outside socializing and playing with other dogs, they will be safe and secure in our climate controlled kennel and come home tired and happy, but not stressed, anxious, or overadrenalized.

Click here to view & fill out the General Training Contract


Our daycare is daycare on steroids.

Monday through Friday 7:30am – 6:30pm
(Drop-offs and pick-ups between 7:30am and 6:30pm)

Saturday & Sunday
(Drop-offs between 9am and 10am; Pick-ups between 5pm and 6pm)

Price: $39/day or $300/10 days (individual days usable anytime in the following year) or $500 unlimited monthly.

For scheduling, please contact the front desk by email or phone. or 401-274-1078


Click here to view & fill out the General Training Contract

Trick Training Class

Group Class

FREE Dog Trick Training Class for Kids is enrolling NOW! Classes will be held Saturday’s for 5 weeks beginning Saturday, July 8th and ending Saturday, August 5th. Classes will be held from 9am – 9:45am. Follow the link below to purchase your FREE ticket. This class is for children ages 7-15 and an adult must be present during the class. 

We are extremely excited to be offering trick training with our trainer Brittney! Ready to have some fun and show off your dog!? Tricks are a great bonding experience as well as mental and physical stimulation for your dog. Class is limited to 6 dog/handler pairs per class.

Supplies to bring:

  • treat bag
  • treats
  • collars acceptable for trick class: slip lead, martingale, prong
  • Clicker (we prefer the clicker from Starmark)

Watch the clicker conditioning video under our FAQ section so your dog understands what a clicker is prior to coming to class.

The tricks that will be offered, but depending on you and your dogs progress are:

  • Paw
  • Touch
  • Target
  • Sit pretty
  • Cross paws
  • Weave
  • Figure 8
  • Bow
  • Dig
  • Speak
  • Hit it
  • Spread ’em
  • Roll Over
  • Spin

Expectations of students:

  • Owners are to practice during the week as one hour per week at class will not be enough consistency for the dogs to learn new behaviors.

To set up every owner/dog team for success in this group setting it is required that your dog:

  • Understands basic obedience, able to focus on you, as this is NOT an obedience class.
  • Is NOT dog aggressive/leash reactive, as the dog will be more focused on the other dogs than learning new behavior.
  • Is NOT human aggressive as we will not endanger the other clients in the class.
  • Is secure on a martingale collar, slip lead, or prong collar to prevent the dog from slipping out of the collar.

Group Class Dates/Times:

Saturday Mornings for 5 weeks starting:

Saturday, July 8, 2017  – Saturday, August 5, 2017

9:00 am to 9:45 am

Price: FREE

To sign up, please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your spot, and then fill out our General Training Contract.


Private Trick Training lesson 1/1

A 60 Minute private lesson with our trainer Brittney, gets you undivided one on one attention to get your dog exactly where you would like them to be. Focus on the tricks that you want to learn to train. It will not matter if your dog is dog aggressive or reactive as this is a private lesson. If your dog is human aggressive Brittney will be able to coach you through the steps in order to get your dog preforming tricks. Again it is still required for your dog to exhibit basic obedience and able to focus on you. As this time will not be used to work on or train basic obedience.


Price: 5 private 1 hour sessions, $399.00

To sign up, please fill out our General Training Contract and we will invoice you via PayPal.

Additional Services

Walk Guru

Find peace in your walk.

walk_guru1Is walking your dog stressful? Does your dog pull you down the street, lag way behind or react to every passing dog or person? Do you have to wake up early or stay up late to walk your dog and avoid encountering other dogs or humans?

In this “Walk Guru” program, our trainers Brittney will show you how to train your dog to walk politely next to you without marking, pulling, lagging or exhibiting any other unacceptable behaviors. In the first session at our facility, you will learn the ins and outs of the structured walk, including the concepts of thresholds and auto-sits, and the importance of the handler’s body language and energy. By establishing leadership with proper tools, techniques and our training philosophy, you will learn how to create an unspoken connection with your dog so you can finally enjoy a peaceful walk. At the end of the session, we will put all of this into action with a walk outside.

walk_guru2In the second 75-minute session, you will apply what you and your dog have learned to the “real world” on the local streets surrounding Solid K9 Training, We will create distractions with other dogs from our facility and role-play situations with which you are struggling. You will learn the common mistakes folks make with the walk, such as waiting too late to give the dog information, and how to avoid them.

Price: $299 for two sessions (each session lasts 75 minutes).
**The price includes one prong collar, which will be provided to you at your first session. Please bring your own 4- to 6- foot leash.

Click here to view and fill out the Click here to view and fill out the General Training Contract.

Our office will send you an invoice once received.

***This program is not designed for dogs exhibiting any aggressive behavior. While the majority of misbehaved dogs will benefit from this program, there are approximately 10 percent of dogs, such as those struggling with severe dog reactivity, that will require a more intensive training program. Shayla or Spencer will inform you during your first session if your dog requires more intense training. In such a case, Solid K9 Training will provide you with a full refund for the Walk Guru program and will recommend the appropriate program for your dog.

Phone/Skype Training with Jeff


  • $125 for 30 minutes, dog training clients
  • $200/hr for dog training clients.
  • $300/hr for dog training business consultation.

Are you interested in my services but don’t have the budget? Are you in an area of the USA I do not reach? My Phone/Skype Call Training can help you get DRAMATIC results and build a lasting relationship with your dog.

I can walk you through proper training techniques to help resolve any issue. You can also email me videos, pictures, and info about your dog’s behavior before we talk so I can see just what issues you’re having with your dog. Together, we can come up with a solid plan on how to address the issues you are struggling with, and get you on the path to success.

Click here to view & fill out the General Training Contract

Grooming/Bathing Services
  • Paws Salute Grooming


    Paws Salute Grooming is located in our building at 25 Acorn St. Providence, RI.

    For more information, including hours and grooming packages, visit their website

Free Services

Solid K9 Training is happy to share free dog training advice for those who are not in a position, for whatever reason, to enroll into one of our professional training programs.

You can also find an enormous amount of free dog training videos and advice on Solid K9 Training’s YouTube channel and Facebook feed.

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest


T3: Train the Trainers

T3: Train the Trainers

Train The Trainers is a Seminar for Dog Trainers who want to grow & better their business.

In this special and rare opportunity, Sean O’Shea of The Good Dog Training & Rehabilitation and Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training will share how to massively accelerate and excel-in both your hands-on training, as well as the often-overlooked and misunderstood business world of dog training. Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned professional looking to sharpen your skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to take your game to an entirely different level.

Sean and Jeff will show you how, even in difficult economic times, they have continued to grow their businesses at incredible rates.

Jeff and Sean will share with you their unique and specialized training approach that has proven to be highly effective in addressing everything from everyday problem behavior to the most severe behavior problems – standard obedience to cutting edge e-collar training. Jeff and Sean have developed reputations as trainers who can handle any situation, and are often the last call before a dog is surrendered or euthanized.

Three to Five days of all-day intensive instruction, in both business and training, as well as dinners and plenty of other time with Sean and Jeff to discuss anything and everything that you want to know.

Topics include (click on each to find out more):





Watch this video by Sean O’Shea and myself HERE.

Future Seminars

Find a list of seminars that are coming up HERE

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Shadow with Solid K9 Training

In this shadow program, Solid K9 Training staff members and Jeff will share with you all aspects of running Solid K9 Training’s award-winning training center, including the daycare, Board & Play, Board & Train and One-on-One training programs. If interested, please complete the Training Contract, and we will then provide you with additional details.

Click here to view & fill out the Training Contract