Mission: At Best Paw Forward our trainers are passionate about teaching the human-dog language and creating a harmonious life for our clients and their dogs.

Vision: We strive for every human-dog partnership to experience mutual understanding, harmony and joy!

Core Values: Connection, Clear communication, Confidence, Understanding, Joy, Unconditional Love

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Welcome to Best Paw Forward! Whether you have a brand new puppy, a newly adopted rescue dog or a challenging dog that needs behavior to be guided in a different direction, we can help you. Our dedicated trainers will work with you and your dog to facilitate a powerful bond together through training, socialization and exercise. We recommend checking out our Package Training page, as all packages come with an in home lesson and this is where we recommend your training journey begins.


Email us or call us at 250.729.3900.

Want to speak to us in person? Come to our training center on Mondays between 1pm-4pm or Fridays between 12pm-5pm. There will be a Best Paw Forward staff member there during these hours to collect payments, fit your dogs for harnesses or other walking tools, demonstrate and sell our interactive toys, and answer all of your questions about our classes.

We are conveniently located in central Nanaimo at 1680 Northfield Road. During the day, our training center operates as Dog n Suds small dog & puppy daycare.