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BEST PAW FORWARD was voted #1 for 6 Years in a Row on the WISN Alist!

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Best Paw Forward Puts the FUN in Dog Training Classes

We offer a variety of positive reinforcement dog training obedience classes for all dogs and handlers. Many of our classes are offered at several skill levels. Whether you intend to go on to shows, trials or just want to have a great dog, we have the right fit of classes for you. Everyone learns in a fun, positive and safe atmosphere!

Closed July 1st - 4th for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. No classes or Puppy Social on 7/3.

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Agility 1 Agility is a sport where the dog/handler team run a timed obstacle course consisting of mostly jumps, tunnels and climbing obstacles. This 8 week course is designed to introduce adult dogs (11 months of age or older) to Agility obstacles. The dogs will learn all the obstacles including the A-Frame and Weave Poles. For the timid or young dog, Agility boosts confidence. For the very confident dog, Agility teaches balances between speed and control. In all dogs, Agility enhances teamwork with the handler. The emphasis is on relationship building and having fun with your dog. Dogs must wear a plain buckle or snap-release collar and must be well socialized with other dogs. Class size is limited! It's great fun...come join us! Basic Manners is a prerequisite. New classes begin Tuesday, July 5th at 6:15pm in our Hartland location. 2 spots left!

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Outdoor Adventures Do you have a dog that does great in the classroom but when you take him for a walk, all bets are off? He suddenly forgets his name, and acts like he has never hear the word COME or LEAVE IT or HEEL ever before in his life. Then this class is for you and your dog. We start week 1 in the classroom but quickly head to the great outdoors to finish up week 1. Then, the rest of the classes are held at different outdoor locations around the area (downtown Hartland, Delafield, Pewaukee, Waukesha) where they will come in contact with other people walking their dogs, children, you name it; the real world! This class is dependent on Mother Nature which means that if it rains, the class will be cancelled and we will add one on to the end. Class size is very limited! Basic Manners and Level 2 Manners are both prerequisites. This is not a reactive dog class. You must call first to register for this class. New class begins Wednesday, July 13th at 11:30 in our Hartland location. 2 spots Left!

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Here is a listing of our classes:
Our Manners Classes include: Puppy KindergartenBasic Manners • Level 2 Manners
Our Dog Sport Classes include: Puppy AgilityAgility 1Agility 2Advanced Agility
Agility/Rally Combo 1Agility/Rally Combo 2Rally 1Rally 2Flyball 1Flyball 2Flyball 3
Our Specialty Classes include: Focus and ControlShy DogCanine Good Citizen
Therapy Dog Training and TestingOutdoor AdventuresFun 'N GamesBuilding A Rocket Recall
Socialization is very important to the development and health of your dog. We offer two different socialization opportunities: Puppy Socials and 1/2 Pint Socials

The date listed is the start date of class. You MUST pre-register for all classes.
All classes meet once a week on the same day and time. Prices and dates subject to
change without notice.

We have two locations to offer you more classes at your convenience.
Click here for directions to both our Hartland and our Pewaukee locations.

Our Training Philosophy

Training is the most important thing you will ever do for your dog. How you approach training will forever affect the relationship between you and your dog.

We believe in positive, motivational training methods, which have been tested to show great results. We use a reward-based training approach that makes the learning experience fun for the dog and will ensure that your dog will put its "best paw forward", listening to and obeying your commands. We keep our classes fun for both dogs and owners while learning in a friendly, positive environment.

Best Paw Forward celebrated its 10th anniversary in the dog training business in 2012. We have been voted No. 1 for Best Dog Training on the WISN-TV A-List for six years in a row.