Welcome to Best Paw Forward!

We are excited to have you join our community so we can help your dog put their best paw forward!

Please take a minute to watch the Getting Started Video below from our Training Director, Michael.  This video is intended for our day school and board and train dogs to work on some key foundations before joining us for their program. 

We will cover three things in this video to help you get started on your way to a well behaved dog.

1. Rules and Boundaries
How to create them.
How to teach them.
How to achieve consistency among the family.

2. Phases of food use and how not to get stuck with it in your hand!
Phase 1 “In the hand” Luring
Phase 2 “Hidden on body” repetition
Phase 3 “Off the body” Trust building

3. Stay and Free
Stay is to have your dog stationary without moving.
Free is a word used to let your dog know they are now free to move.

Watch the video. Take notes. Practice.

Do not feel as though you have to watch the whole video in one shot.

Feel free to pause the video. Work on one section and then move to the next one when you have more brain power to work through the exercises.

Quick reminders:
For training or behavior questions, please email trainer@bestpawforwardinc.com and one of our trainers will respond within 24 hours.  

For scheduling or payment questions, please email info@bestpawforwardinc.com and someone will respond as soon as possible.  Our office hours are 9am – 4pm Mon through Fri.