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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.

We offer a wide variety of dog training classes to fit dogs from puppyhood to adult.

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.

Valet Services
To make things even easier, we’ll pick up and drop off your furry friend for any of our services. Please call our center for prices and to schedule pick-up and delivery.

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


Head-Start Program for Puppies
For puppies under 4 months: Training covers eye-contact, name recognition, attention, impulse control, sit & down, and coming when called.

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Bettering Beginning Behaviors
Using reward-based methods, exercises covered will include: attention, leash walking, sit and down stays, come, object release, leave-it and settle in the presence of distractions. Class will also include house and crate manners and home/sidewalk greeting behaviors.

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Learn to go through hoops, tunnels, A frames, and jumps to help build confidence in your canine friend.

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Home Alone
This class helps the owners of separation anxious dogs work on skills to improve their pets ability to be left alone.

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Building Canine Confidence
This class is for dogs who are fearful of unfamiliar humans in a variety of settings. Using human volunteers, exercises are designed to teach handlers how to best manage, followed by an emphasis on how to best reduce their dogs’ anxieties.

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Off Leash Obedience
This class is for dogs who have already taken basic obedience and whose handlers wish to begin working on/improving their dogs’ off leash reliability to cues in the context of distance and distractions.

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Growl 1
This class introduces basic management, training and modification skills for handling dog-reactive dogs.

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Growl 2
This class is for dogs/handlers who have already worked on basic dog-dog coping skills and are ready to work at the next level of reducing the dogs’ reactive/aggressive behaviors in the presence of other dogs.

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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.