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Good Manners Classes

We all want to have good obedient 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. We reward the behaviors that 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. Our Good Manners or "obedience" training has a variety of levels to accommodate you as you and your dog progress
in your relationship.

Classes will resume beginning on Tuesday, May 26th! For students that were in progress when
the Safer-At-Home order began, please check your email for your class date of return. We are giving everyone the opportunity to finish their class.

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  Puppy

Do you need a little guidance getting started on the right paw? Even though we can't meet in person we can still get you started on the right path. We are offering our Puppy Orientation online for only $25! This offer gets you the Orientation video, puppy Orientation booklet and all the supporting material for week 1 of puppy class. Sign up for Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners once we are able to resume in-person classes and we will apply the $25 toward the cost of the class. We are making this special offer because we want to get you and your pup off to the best start possible. Please call (262-369-3935) or email (bestpaw@att.net) to register.

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Puppy Kindergarten

For puppies 9 to 15 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. Class size is limited. Do NOT bring your puppy to the first class (humans only for the first class!) The date listed is the start date of the class session. NEW CLASS SESSIONS BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

6 One-Hour Sessions...$140

  HARTLAND LOCATION   PEWAUKEE LOCATION
  Sunday, May 31st at 4:00pm.......FULL
Monday, June 1st at 6:15pm.......FULL
Thursday, June 18th at 6:15pm...FULL
Sunday, July 12th at 4:00pm
Thursday, August 6th at 6:15pm (skip 8/16)
Sunday, August 30th at 4:00pm (skip 9/6)
 

Monday, June 15th at 6:15pm....FULL
Tuesday, July 7th at 6:15pm
Monday, July 27th at 6:15pm (skip 9/7)
Tuesday, August 18th at 6:15pm
Monday, September 14th at 6:15pm


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

If you have children please read our policy on children attending classes.

       
  Puppy Confidence Building   Puppy Confidence Tunnel

 

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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 skills 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, and walking nicely on leash without pulling. Boundary training, impulse control and problem solving are also introduced. For those of you who have taken Puppy Kindergarten, the Basic Manners class adds distance and more distractions (like holding stays for longer times with squeaky toys going off and frisbees flying by). Unlike Puppy Kindergarten there are no off leash socialization periods. Class size is limited. This class is not for leash reactive dogs. In order to help you and your dog learn in a group setting, dogs must be okay on leash around other dogs (i.e. no growling, excessive lunging, or excessive barking). Do NOT bring your dog to the first class (humans only for the first class!) The date listed is the start date of the class session. NEW CLASS SESSIONS BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

8 One-Hour Sessions....$185

  HARTLAND LOCATION   PEWAUKEE LOCATION
 

Monday, June 1st at 7:40pm.......FULL
Sunday, June 14th at 5:45pm.....FULL
Thursday, June 18th at 7:40pm...FULL
Wednesday, July 8th at 11:30am
Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:40pm
Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00am

 

Monday, June 1st at 7:40pm........FULL
Wednesday, July 1st at 6:15pm....FULL
Tuesday, July 14th at 7:40pm
Monday, August 3rd at 7:40pm (skip 9/7)
Wednesday, August 26th at 6:15pm


If you have children please read our policy on children attending classes.

       
  Basic Manners   Basic Manners Outside



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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. Class size is limited. Prerequisites: Completion of Basic Manners, ability of dog to hold a 30 second stay in the presence of other dogs (not behind any barriers) with mild distractions. The date listed is the start date of the class session. NEW CLASS SESSIONS BEGIN ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

6 One-Hour Sessions....$160

  HARTLAND LOCATION   PEWAUKEE LOCATION
 

Monday, July 27th at 7:40pm (skip 9/7)

  Wednesday, June 10th at 7:40pm

 


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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.

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