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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.

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th. There will be no classes or puppy social.

In order to help you plan, here are the dates we will be closed for the upcoming Holiday season.
We will be closed for Christmas 12/23 - 12/27, 12/31 and 1/1. No Puppy Social on 12/27. No 1/2 Pint Social on 1/1.

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...$120

  Sunday, December 6th at 4:00pm
Thursday, January 21st at 6:15pm
Sunday, January 31st at 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 16th at 6:15pm
Sunday, April 3rd at 4:00pm
  Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:15pm
Monday, December 14th at 6:15pm
Tuesday, January 5th at 6:15pm
Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:15pm
Monday, February 8th at 6:15pm
Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:15pm
Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:15pm


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

  Thursday, October 29th at 7:40pm.... (skips 12/24, 12/31)........FULL
Sunday, November 8th at 6:15pm....(skips 11/29,
Tuesday, November 24th at 7:40pm..... FULL
Wednesday, December 9th at 7:40pm...(skips
12/23)... FULL!
Monday, December 14th at 7:40pm.....FULL
Sunday, January 24th at 6:15pm
Thursday, February 4th at 7:40pm
Saturday, February 6th at 10:00am
Wednesday, February 17th at 7:40pm

  Tuesday, October 20th at 7:40pm...FULL
Monday, November 2nd at 7:40pm....FULL
Wednesday, January 6th at 7:40pm.. 2 Spots Left!
Tuesday, January 12th at 7:40pm
Monday, January 18th at 7:40pm
Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00am
Wednesday, March 9th at 7:40pm
Tuesday, March 15th at 7:40pm
Monday, March 21st 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, January 20 at 11:30am   Thursday, February 11th at 6:15pm
Thursday, March 31st at 6:15pm


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.