Patience Inspired Dog Training


Patience Inspired Dog Training facility is located in a renovated barn on Pawtuxet Farm.


We run our group and private classes inside our renovated barn and outside on our 11 acres of fields and forests.  All this wonderful space and we are centrally located in downtown Coventry.  It's a little slice of heaven hidden right off the bike path!  


About Us

Michelle Alexandre, MS, CPDT

My name is Michelle Alexandre and I got into dog training because I love to help people and their pe

Hi!  My name is Michelle Alexandre and I got into dog training because I love to help people and their pets. When I adopted an 8 week old Border Collie
I had no idea of what I was getting into.  I went through basic to advanced dog classes and still had major control issues.  I needed help, but couldn't find it. So I decided to become a dog trainer myself.  I've worked hard to be the best trainer I can be so I can help other people and their dogs.  

My journey (15 yrs and counting) has taught me how integral and difficult patience is in dog training. This is why I named my company after my crazy, high strung, highly driven, never napping, always moving Border Collie, Patience. Without her I never would have become a dog trainer, and certainly not one with so much experience with incorrigible"BAD DOG!" behavior.

I can help you with everything from Behavioral Modification to Competition Obedience.  

If your dog is jumping, pulling, nipping, barking, biting, anxious, fearful, aggressive, chewing, peeing inside, or just won't listen, let me help you.  I will show you how to have a dog you love and are proud of!


BA Psychology, University of Vermont

MS Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Certified CPDT-KA since 2008

Therapy Dogs International Evaluator

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Association of Professional Dog Trainers member since 2007

Shevonne Pezzullo


 Hello my name is Shevonne Pezzullo.  Ever since I was a little girl I have always had a love for animals, especially dogs.  I knew back when I was 12 years old that I wanted to pursue a career in training dogs and to help people enjoy their dogs the way it was meant to be.  Michelle has given me an amazing opportunity here to do just that!  I have the love, compassion, patience, ability and desire to help you and your fur baby.  Let me show you how fun it can be to train, and how satisfying it is to see the progress and potential you know your dog has!  No matter what the situation is, whether just basic obedience or specific issues that you need help working on, I would be more than happy to help!  

Veronica McKay


  Hi! I’m Veronica. I am originally from Vermont, but I’ve spent most of my life in Rhode Island. I’m a beach lover, dog owner & animal advocate.

I’ve worked at two different dog daycare and boarding facilities in Rhode Island, as well as volunteered at a local animal shelter while living in Vermont. Throughout the years, Michelle has taught me what I know about dogs, as well as their behaviors. In April of 2019, I decided to take the next step and start training under Michelle to obtain my professional dog training certification. Each day and dog is a learning opportunity, and I am so excited to expand my knowledge on their behaviors.

I would love to help you and your pet with whatever you may need. Contact me today!