Basic Manners 6 Weeks - $160
Recommended age approx.5 months and up. This is the class to take if you have never taken a class with your dog before.
*Class included in a Training Package

Upcoming Classes:
Oct 4th, Wednesdays 7:45pm
Nov 1st, Wednesdays 6:40pm

This course is for the dog that needs to learn AND practice the basics in a stimulating environment. Even if your dog already knows some of the Basics, if they have not practiced this around other dogs and people then this is a perfect class for you both to begin your training.

A few of the critical lessons we cover:

  • Manners including Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Wait, Come, Walk on a loose leash
  • Teaching your dog how to make good choices all the time
  • Plenty of focus work on owner and ignore distractions. An essential skill!
  • How to use distractions effectively in your training. They are everywhere!
  • Proofing all learned skills including Stay and Recall
  • Learn how to teach your dog to go from crazy to calm quickly
  • Learn how to properly and effectively play with your dog and incorporate it into your training

This class is recommended for your newly adopted dog or the older than puppy dog who has not yet been in a classroom setting. This class will get you ready for the next levels of training, whether it be Leash Skills, Confident Canine or even an exciting dog sport like Agility.

Leash Skills 6 Weeks - $140
Recommended age: Upon completion of a previous class. 5 Months and up!
*Class included in a Training Package

Upcoming Classes:
Oct 19th, Thursdays 7:45pm
Nov 14th, Tuesdays 5:30pm


This course is for the owners and dogs who struggle with their communication when walking on leash – those who want their dog to listen and make good choices in the real world. This is a fast paced course and basic skills are required to be successful so a previous training class is recommended for this course.

A few of the critical lessons we cover:

  • Proofing all manners learned in previous classes in a stimulating environment
  • Loose leash walking – always!
  • Heel work. Pay attention to human and walk nicely at the side
  • Distance and Recall work with distractions
  • Stay with distractions and for longer periods of time
  • Walks with the class outdoors (weather permitting)

This class concentrates on building your relationship together and perfecting the cue’s your dog knows so that you can trust your dog’s skills in more and more distracting environments.

Really Reliable Recall 6 Weeks - $140
Recommended age: Anytime – this class is essential!
*Add this class to a Training Package!

Upcoming Classes:
Oct 29th, Sundays 10:45am
Nov 9th, Thursdays 6:40pm

The Really Reliable Recall teaches your dog to come the FIRST time you call them. Trained properly, the RRR works at a distance, when he is with other dogs, greeting people, chasing squirrels or sniffing in holes – no matter what your dog is doing – it is instantaneous.

Using a method that is easy to learn, easy to teach, easy to implement and fun to do, you will find this class highly effective. The Really Reliable Recall works for puppies and older dogs, as well as difficult to train breeds. It keeps your dog safe, providing you with peace of mind. This is your Emergency recall; the call you use when you need an instant response from your dog.

*Your dog must be crate trained for this class as crates are required equipment for the class.

Confident Canine 6 Weeks - $140
Recommended age: Upon completion of a previous class. 5 Months and up!

*Add this class to a Training Package!

Upcoming Classes:
Oct 13th, Fridays 5:30pm
Nov 13th, Mondays 7:45pm

If you want to dive deeper into how dogs learn and the most effective training methods then this is the class for you. The goal of this course is to teach you and your dog to work together, form a partnership and learn from each other. You can expect to love this class as it is filled with lots of play, games, and mental stimulation.

A few of the lessons we cover:

  • Proofing all manners learned in previous classes in a stimulating environment
  • How to communicate and use a clicker effectively in your training
  • Hand targeting , Retrieve, Rear End Awareness, Go to your Mat
  • Learn the importance of PLAY, how to do so effectively and incorporate it into your training
  • How to manage the “trigger” distractions and create relaxation
  • Confidence building for all situations
  • Balance and stability work on FitPaws equipment
  • Fun tricks and introduction to Agility equipment

You and your dog will walk away with more confidence, and a new language of communication that you both understand. You will have learned how to break down big behaviours into smaller ones and how to teach them effectively. This is a creative learning class that will give you alternate solutions for modifying behaviours you are stuck on. You will be amazed at how quick your dog learns behaviors after this class!

No reactive dogs please*

*If you are experiencing reactivity, we can help with a private lesson to get you ready for this class!

 

Fine-Tune Fido 4 Weeks - $110
Prerequisite: Completion of at least one Best Paw Forward course. We encourage those we have not seen in a long time to join this class! Dogs must have a basic understanding of the following behaviours: sit, down, stay, recall, heel. Your dog should already be able to perform the behaviours on a cue although they may fail under distraction.

Upcoming Start Dates (4 weeks)
TBA

Are you looking for a fun way to continue practicing what you and your dog have learned in class already? Or maybe you and your dog have been out of training for a while and want a “refresher” class? Through lots of fun games, this class will practice and proof those important skills that make our dogs great pets!

Week 1: Focus and Impulse Control Games
Week 2: Loose Leash Walking Games
Week 3: Recall Games
Week 4: Multi-Skill Games

 

Tiny Tykes 6 Weeks - $150
Recommended age 6 months and up. If your pup is younger than this, Puppy Kindergarten is for you!

Upcoming Classes:
Early 2018. Interested? Please email and we will notify you first of a start date.

Calling all little dogs! We have taken the best behaviors from our other classes and talked to lots of small dog owners and created a class just for you! This course is for the little dog that wants some confidence and is eager to learn new things. Practicing in a stimulating environment with other small dogs is key in a well-balanced little dog – and they will even have some new friends to play with. Your small dog will love the learning environment geared just towards their size and we look forward to showing you what our smallest demo dogs can do.

A few of the critical lessons we cover:

  • Manners including Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Wait
  • Recall games / Come when called
  • Hand and Foot targeting
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Small Dog Tricks!
  • Plenty of focus work and ignore distractions. An essential skill!
  • Learn how to properly and effectively play with your dog and incorporate it into your training

This class is recommended for small dogs under 30lbs. This class will get you ready for the next levels of training, whether it is Leash Skills, Confident Canine or even an exciting dog sport like Agility. No Reactive dogs please – contact us if you are unsure before registering.