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class. Great for
the new puppy in
the family or to brush up on skills. YES, you can teach an old dog new tricks!!

Good Manners Obedience Classes

We all want to have good dogs and one of the best ways to ensure that is through a structured class environment. Dog training should be FUN in addition to working toward the goal of having a good,
obedient dog. Best Paw Forward is built on relationship and reward based training. Our obedience or
"good manners" training has a variety of levels to accommodate you as you and your dog progress
in your relationship.

Puppy Kindergarten

For puppies 9 to 14 weeks of age. This six week class teaches you how puppies learn and communicate. You will learn the fundamentals of becoming a benevolent guardian for your dog. Puppy classes include the basics of crate training, house breaking, nipping, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, basic cues, confidence building exercises and more. There is ample time in each class for the puppies to socialize together, which is a critical part of your puppy's development. Do NOT bring your puppy to the first class (humans only for the first class!) NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

6 One-Hour Sessions...$110

  Sunday, June 8th at 4:00pm...................FULL
Thursday, July 17th at 6:15pm................FULL
Sunday, August 3rd at 4:00pm
Thursday, September 4th at 6:15pm (skips 9/18)
Sunday, September 21st at 4:00pm
  Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:15pm.............FULL
Tuesday, July 29th at 6:15pm................FULL
Wednesday, August 20th at 6:15pm
Tuesday, September 9th at 6:15pm


Puppy Play With Q&A

Did you just miss getting into a puppy class? Is your dog too young or immature to sign up for Basic Manners? Want to understand what is appropriate puppy play? Want MORE socialization time for your pup? This class is for puppies 15 to 22 weeks of age at start of class. This 4 week class teaches you more about good puppy socialization. Socialization is a very critical part of your puppy's development. Your puppy will play with other pups and both of you will learn what kind of play is appropriate, when and when not to step in and break it up. We will also have time for some questions and answers about puppy play. Remember the need for socialization never ends but these first few weeks set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life. Let's get them off to a great start! NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

4 Forty-Five Minute Sessions...$50

  TBD Next Quarter   TBD Next Quarter


Basic Manners

This 8-week course is designed for dogs older than 16 weeks of age. In addition to learning theory being discussed, Basic Manners teaches you to teach your dog the basic commands that will enable you to have a happy household as well as a happy dog. This course covers basic cues including Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Leave It, Drop It, Wait at the Door, walking nicely on leash without pulling and introducing Heeling. Boundary Training, Off Leash Control and Problem Solving are also introduced. For those of you who have taken Puppy Kindergarten, the Basic class adds distance and more distractions (like holding stays for longer times with squeaky toys going off and frisbees flying by) and also includes leash training each class, heeling, boundary training, basic manners and attention exercises. NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

8 One-Hour Sessions....$185


Saturday June 7th at 10:00am (skips 7/26)...FULL
Wednesday, June 11th at 10:00am............FULL
Sunday, June 22nd at 6:15pm...................FULL
Monday, July 21st at 7:40pm....................FULL
Thursday, July 31st at 7:40pm..................FULL
Wednesday, August 20th at 10am
Sunday, September 7th at 6:15pm
Saturday, September 27th at 10:00am


Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:15pm................FULL
Wednesday, June 18th at 7:40pm..........FULL
Tuesday, July 8th at 7:40pm.................FULL
Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:00am.............FULL
Monday, August 11th at 6:15pm... 1 Spot Left!
Wednesday, August 27th at 7:40pm
Thursday, September 11th at 6:15pm
Tuesday, September 16th at 7:40pm


Level 2 Manners

Picks up where Basic Manners left off and concentrates on those hard to train areas. Improved manners and reliability, more emphasis on heeling and automatic sits, preparation for off-leash heeling, more attention exercises to keep your dog focused on you rather than another dog or person, proofing the recall so that it becomes automatic and reliable. All exercises take cues learned in Basic Manners and practice them at greater distances and with more distractions. Go to mat, drop on recall, fronts and finishes are also covered. Level 2 is a great way to prepare for Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, Rally Obedience and Outdoor Adventures. Basic Manners class is a prerequisite. NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

6 One-Hour Sessions....$150

  Wednesday, June 18th at 11:30am..... FULL
Wednesday, September 3rd at 11:30am... 1 Spot Left!
Wednesday, October 1st at 7:40pm
  Tuesday, May 13th at 7:40pm...............FULL
Thursday, September 4th at 7:40pm


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

Please note: NO Shock collars, prong collars or choke chains will be allowed in any of our classes.

Please go to our registration page to download the registration form.