(401) 728 - 0920
987 Charles Street
North Providence, RI

It's all about you and your dog.
Brian Nicastro, head instructor


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Obedience Tales Dog Training has graduated over 1000 classes. Opened in 1993, it is the oldest obedience school in Rhode Island.   

Brian Nicastro is the owner and head instructor. He started showing dogs in obedience trials in 1990 and has decades of experience in instructing obedience classes.

    Memberships include:
  • Rhode Island State Sheriffs K9 Unit
  • Obedience Training Club of Rhode Island
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Brian has put numerous AKC Obedience titles on dogs and is the recipient of the 1992-1993 Award of Canine Distinction from Dog World Magazine.

Brian is actively a Canine Good Citizen evaluator and Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. He has always loved animals - he thrives on the gratification from teaching people how to cohabitate with their dogs.



Chooch was one of Brian's dogs and was the King of Obedience Tales.  He was trained in both advanced obedience and search and rescue.

He loved being a role model for the students and demonstrating commands from Brian in class. Chooch was well known by all. RIP Chooch. You are missed very much..  


Lois, trainer assistant, has been here since the spring of 2001. Being between dogs at the time, she found helping others with their dogs very rewarding. She now has two dogs of her own, Lance and Brinkley, training both at Obedience Tales since they were eight weeks old. Lance, a Great Dane, is now five and a half years old and Brinkley, is a 10-month old Golden Retriever. When not at the dog school or her other job, Lois enjoys sailing and has recently been introduced to camping. Brinkley enjoys both of these acctivities, while Lance prefers his creature comforts at his favoirite kennel, his idea of roughing it is having to sleep in a covered run rather than on his own bed in his room at home!


Beth, trainer assistant, joined the staff at Obedience Tales in 2006. She started basic training with her dog Lexi and never left. When not at the dog school, Beth is an instructional jplay teacher and swim instructor for the Boys and Girls Club.






Amy, trainer assistant, was a student before joining the staff at Obedience Tales in July 2007. She started in a Beginner Obedience Class with her 11 month old lab mix, Hardy.  During the day, Amy works for Massachusetts General Hospital as a Lab Manager in the Cardiovascular Research Center studying zebra fish heart defects.

Amy’s love for animals has lead her to surround herself both at work and at home with them.  Amy looks forward to helping others develop better bonds with their dogs.

Hardy continues to attend Advanced Classes where he improves weekly.