Want a Well Behaved Dog?
We offer a wide variety of dog training classes to fit dogs from puppyhood to adult. Your dog can learn basic commands in dog obedience classes or you can try our unique Board & Train program which 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! We also offer more advanced classes like dog agility training.
Our techniques, taught by experienced dog trainers, 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.
About Our Trainer:
Domenick Salvemini is an ABC Certified Dog Trainer graduate from the Animal Behavior College (ABC) located in Santa Clarita, CA. The year long, multi-phased, Certified Dog Training Course offered by ABC is extensive, and the approach is comprehensive. The material stresses the principles of obedience training, the understanding of the unique behaviors associated with different breeds, and the regular application of proven problem-solving techniques. Domenick’s training method is based on the concept of positive reinforcement. Learning and behavior changes are realized through a reward system that, properly timed and consistent, will facilitate change for the better. Anything of value to your dog-treats, toys, affection, or praise-will get your dog’s attention. Rewards decrease in frequency as the process continues. Eventually, praise, with an occasional treat, will be enough to ensure your dog puts his best paw forward.
Domenick’s aspiration is to train your dog to be polite, well-mannered, and fun to be around. A forever friend with a forever home. Ultimately, his goal is to keep as many dogs out of shelters, and in good homes, as he possibly can. As part of his commitment to local, disadvantaged dogs, he volunteers his time and expertise with MAGDRL, the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, where his compassionate and patient approach have been invaluable. Domenick spends his days as a mechanical engineer, and every other moment as a dog trainer. He stays current in the latest training techniques by attending continuing education seminars and workshops.
Domenick is accompanied by his 9 year old black and tan, Abbey, who is CGC and a therapy dog who spends time with elderly and children alike. He also had an18 month old Great Dane named Shilo, who’s size is only exceeded by his love for children and other canine friends. Both living in harmony at Domenick’s home with two 14 year old cats, Rusty and Dusty.Rates
$150 for 6 week course- 1 hour sessions
Add $15 for AKC STAR Puppy Evaluations
$150 for 6 week course – 1 hour/week
$550 per week, $1050 for 2 weeks
$85 per hour on site, $125 per hour off site
(discount packages available- call for details)
$85/1-hour session ($425 for a six-hour package)
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 pet 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.