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BEST PAW FORWARD was voted #1 for 8 Years in a Row on the Milwaukee Alist!

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Best Paw Forward Puts the FUN in Dog Training Classes

We offer a variety of positive reinforcement dog training classes for all dogs and handlers. What does positive mean? We reward the behaviors that we like/want. We get those behaviors by using methods that do not use fear, force or intimidation. We reward by using praise, treats, toys, etc. Trust and cooperation are the root of our relationship-based training. The result is a happy, well adjusted dog with great manners and a joy to share in life.

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!

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Building A Rocket Recall Having a solid recall can literally save your dog's life! Imagine calling your dog to come and not being frustrated... because they actually came back to you! As with all training, recall is about putting a routine into your daily life in which your dog enjoys taking part. In this class you will work on skills used to build a solid rocket recall. This may only be a 4 week class but it will give you skills that will last your dog’s lifetime, if you continue to practice....and keep it FUN! Basic Manners class started you down the right path; this class will continue to build on what you have learned and give you new insight and techniques. Dogs must be well socialized with other dogs. Basic Manners class is a prerequisite. Class size is limited to 4 dogs. NEW CLASS BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 10:00am IN OUR HARTLAND LOCATION.

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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 (10 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 to 5 dogs! It's great fun...come join us! Basic Manners is a prerequisite. NEW CLASS BEGINS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th at 6:15pm IN OUR HARTLAND LOCATION OR THURSDAY, JANUARY 14th at 7:40pm IN OUR PEWAUKEE LOCATION.

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Canine Good Citizen This 8 week class focuses on training your dog to have good manners around other people and other dogs and helps build confidence and control. Each week we work on the different test parameters that comprise the Canine Good Citizen Test so that you and your dog are prepared to take the test. Dogs must be friendly around other dogs and people. On the 8th week of the class the Canine Good Citizen Test will be administered by a certified AKC Evaluator and those dogs which pass will receive a certificate from the AKC (American Kennel Club). A great class for improving your dog's manners! This is an advanced class and therefore assumes that the foundations of basic skillls have been taught prior to enrollment in CGC. Basic Manners is a prerequisite. Level 2 Manners is highly recommended. Class size is limited to 6 dogs. NEW CLASS BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13th at 6:15pm IN OUR PEWAUKEE LOCATION.

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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 PlusAgility 2
Agility/Rally Combo 1Agility/Rally Combo 2Rally 1Rally 2Flyball 1Flyball 2
Our Specialty Classes include: Focus and ControlShy DogCanine Good Citizen
Therapy Dog Outdoor AdventuresBuilding 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 service Southeastern Wisconsin and have two locations to offer you more classes at your convenience. Click here for directions to both our Hartland and our Pewaukee locations in Waukesha County.



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 cues. We keep our classes fun for both dogs and owners while learning in a friendly, positive environment.

Best Paw Forward is in its 19th year in the dog training business. We have been voted No. 1 for Best Dog Training on the A-List for eight years in a row and received First Place in the Pet Training category in the 2016 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Top Choice Awards - Best of Greater Milwaukee.