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Free Day!
Free Night!


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.

We offer a wide variety of dog training classes to fit dogs from puppyhood to adult. Our unique Board & Train program allows your pet to have one-on-one training while he stays the night. Imagine, going away and coming back to a dog who no longer eats your shoes!

Our training techniques, taught by experienced instructors, are always positively reinforced. And class sizes are small, ensuring your pet gets the attention he or she deserves.

For both pets and their owners, training at Best Friends is the REAL treat.


Basic Obedience


Sit, Stay, Down, Leave it, Walking nicely on a leash, Wait at door, and No Jumping


Samantha is a certified, professional dog trainer who has been training for more than 26 years. She’s a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed); a CTDI (Certified Trick Dog Instructor); is certified by the AKC as an evaluator for CGC, S.T.A.R. Puppy, Community Canine, and Urban Canine tests; and is certified by the APDT to both teach C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills) classes, as well as give the C.L.A.S.S. evaluation. You’ll find her skilled at breaking the language barrier: helping people learn to “speak dog” and teach their dogs in a way the dogs can easily understand!



5:30pm – 6:30pm

March 20 – April 25




3:15pm – 4:15pm

March 25 – May 6*

*no class Easter Weekend, April, 15



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

Private in home
Private in center

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.