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BEST PAW FORWARD was voted #1 for 7 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 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 FRIDAY, JUNE 30th - TUESDAY, JULY 4th FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND. NO CLASSES OR PUPPY SOCIAL.

Our Hartland location will be closed from July 21st - July 29th as we complete the fourth and final phase of our facility update. New floor matting will be delivered and installed during that week. Classes in progress in Hartland during that week were scheduled to include a skip date and will resume the following week as planned. Pewaukee classes will continue without interruption. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project.

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Level 2 Manners - Daytime Class 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. Class size is limited. Prerequisites are: Basic Manners completed and your dog is able to hold a 10 second stay in the presence of other dogs and mild distractions. Daytime class begins Wednesday, July 12th at 11:30am in our Hartland location. (skip July 26th).

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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! It's great fun...come join us! Basic Manners is a prerequisite. Class begins Tuesday, July 11th at 6:15pm in our Hartland location (skip July 25th).

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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 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 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 will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in the dog training business in 2017. We have been voted No. 1 for Best Dog Training on the A-List for seven 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.