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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 7/3, 7/4 and 7/5 for 4th of July weekend. No classes or Puppy Social.

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

  Saturday, June 6th at 10:00am..........FULL
Sunday, June 21st at 4:00pm............FULL
Thursday, July 2nd at 6:15pm...........FULL
Wednesday, July 29th at 6:15pm
Sunday, August 16th at 4:00pm
Thursday, September 3rd at 6:15pm

Tuesday, May 26th at 6:15pm.............FULL
Wednesday, June 17th at 6:15pm........FULL
Tuesday, July 14th at 6:15pm..............FULL
Wednesday, August 5th at 6:15pm
Tuesday, September 15th at 6:15pm
Wednesday, September 30th 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, June 18th at 7:40pm...........FULL
Sunday, June 21st at 6:15pm..............FULL
Wednesday, July 8th at 10:00am.........FULL
Wednesday, July 8th at 7:40pm...........FULL
Tuesday, July 28th at 6:15pm..............FULL
Monday, August 3rd at 7:40pm
Thursday, August 20th at 7:40pm
Sunday, August 30th at 6:15pm
Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00am
Tuesday, September 15th at 7:40pm


Wednesday, May 27th at 7:40pm... FULL
Tuesday, June 16th at 7:40pm...... FULL
Tuesday, July 21st 10:00am..........FULL
Wednesday, August 12th at 7:40pm
Tuesday, August 18th 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

  Saturday, June 13th at 11:30am................FULL
Tuesday, July 28th at 7:40pm
Wednesday, September 9th at 11:30am
  Thursday, August 20th 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.