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Want a Well Behaved Dog?
We Know just the Trick.

Come. Sit. Stay a while. After a short time at Best Friends, your wish for a “good dog” is our command.


A Message from Anne Wolpert

I have been a Professional Dog Trainer since 2001. One of my primary goals is to assist dog owners in managing their dog’s behavior in the most positive way possible. After receiving my initial training from Purdue University’s Animal Behavior Clinic, I taught in many different venues including group classes in a retail setting, private in-home behavior consultations and the training of therapy dogs.

I believe that proper training and coaching from a canine training professional is the best way to develop a positive and lasting bond with your canine family members.

 

Rates
Puppy Head Start
For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months: Through consistent reinforcement and praise, your dog will be introduced to the basic commands of sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and will learn loose leash walking. This course also addresses common problem areas such as potty training, chewing, biting, digging and barking. Social and handling skills learned at a young age help puppies grow into well adjusted adults in new situations. The bond of trust and understanding will last a lifetime.

$120 for 6 week course, 45 minute sessions

Adult Obedience- Basic 1
For dogs 5 months or older: Train your dog in a real life situation and your dog becomes reliable in real life situations. By the end of class many dogs have learned basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, settle and loose leash walking. This class also covers common problem areas such as potty training, chewing biting and digging. Consistent training at home will reinforce the skills they have learned in class.

$120 for 6 week course, 45 minute sessions

Adult Obedience- Basic 2
For Basic Obedience Graduates: The emphasis in this class is on reliability, working with distractions and continuance of skills learned in Basic Obedience I. We will also practice more advanced skills such as heeling with turn/pace changes, long down stay, long sit stay, sitting politely for petting and many more. This class will also cover remote commands and off-leash work.

$120 for 6 week course, 45 minute sessions

Advanced Obedience
For Basic Obedience 1 & 2 Graduates: This class will cover remote commands and off leash work.

$120 for 6 week course, 45 minute sessions

Temperment Testing
By learning a dog’s personality, training becomes easier. Testing allows you to learn your dog’s strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Understanding your pet will facilitate a smooth transition into your home.

$35 per half hour session, $50 per hour session

Behavior Modification
These private sessions are helpful for dealing with behavior problems such as barking, chewing, house training, leash lunging and more. Our attention is devoted exclusively to you and your dog in these sessions which are tailored around your pet's individual needs.

$35 per half hour session, $50 per hour session

AKC Canine Good Citizen
This class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen exam. It focuses on the skills required to pass the exam.

$35 per hour, plus cost of exam

Board & Train
While your pet boards, they will receive a one-on-one session each day, personalized to meet the needs of you and your pet. Our program provides your dog with a setting in which he or she can focus on learning necessary obedience skills. This training is often highly effective when a problem arises in the canine/human relationship. This price includes one exit lesson. Consultations are by appointment only.

Packages start at $300 per week

Private Lessons
Our attention is devoted solely to you and your pet in these exclusive sessions that are tailored around your specific needs.

$75 per 30 minute session, $110 per 1 hour session

See a Class You’re Interested in? Give us a call for the class schedules.
“Once again, I am pleased with Riley’s stay at Best Friends! He is the happiest and very content dog when I picked him up…from his mannerisms, I can tell Riley was well loved and cares for. ” Miller
Other Services

Play and Stay »Whether your dog loves social group play, or is the more independent type, we have a boarding option that fills the day with fun & excitement!

Boarding »Play all day, stay the night. All in luxe comfort with plenty of TLC. This is boarding with Best Friends.

Day Camp »Your dog will enjoy safe, supervised social play with certified Doggy Day Camp counselors. You’ll wish you could come, too.

Grooming »From a quick shampoo to a full day of pampering, our groomers will make your pet “paw”sitively gorgeous.