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

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

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!

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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.

The most important part of raising your new puppy is proper socialization. Each dog is different but, in general, the critical socialization window closes somewhere between 12 and 18 weeks of age. Socialization is not the same as exposure. Puppies need to have purposeful, positive experiences with other dogs/animals, handling, noises, people, surfaces and locations/experiences. These experiences need to be safe and happy, and not be rushed. Undersocialized puppies will almost certainly have some level of behavioral problems so please make this a priority for your puppy. The following video will give you more information about why, how and to what to socialize your pup. Socialization Video. Class size is limited. Do NOT bring your puppy to the first class (humans only for the first class!) Tuesday, August 21st at 6:15pm in Hartland. 1 Spot Left!

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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 2Agility/Rally Combo 1
Agility/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 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 celebrated 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 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.