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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 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.

Adult Obedience- Basic 1
5 months or older with no previous training: 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 and how to lay down on their beds and be calm. Consistent training at home will reinforce the skills they have learned in class. Allan likes to provide as much one-on-one attention to each owner as he can, so classes are small.

$165 8 week course- 45 minute sessions

Adult Obedience- Advanced
For basic obedience graduates: This class is meant for dogs with previous training. The class chooses what we train, as a group or individual. You can repeat this class as many times and you like to achieve the desired level of leash training you want.

$165 for 8 week course

Rally Obedience
Rally Obedience is the fast growing sport for the new Millennium! Dog and handler teams follow a series of signs around a course and perform the instructions on each of the signs. It is not as formal nor precise as traditional Obedience. It is not as rigorous as Agility. There are three challenging skill levels. Do it for fun or learn to compete and earn titles. The primary focus is on teamwork. It is all about the handler and the dog having a good time together!

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Board & Train
Board and train takes the guess work out of training. Leave your dog with us and Allan can achieve the same level of training in just two weeks that an owner can in a six week class. One week of training provides a solid foundation of basic commands. A second week builds the “sit stay and down stay command.” At the end of training, the owner returns for a one hour private lesson. Allan teaches you how to continue training at home. Owners may come visit their dog anytime during business hours. Refresher training, by the week or pro-rated days, is also available for previously trained dogs.

$450 per week, $825 for 2 weeks

Private Lessons
Allan devotes his attention to only you and your dog in these exclusive sessions. They are tailored to your specific needs. Sessions are available by appointment.

$50 per 1/2 hour, $90 per hour

See a Class You’re Interested in? Give us a call for the class schedules.
“Allan is fantastic. Has worked miracles with my very dominant Shepherd mix. He is patient and caring, but demands respect from the dogs he works with. He has taught me how to be ‘pack leader’. ” Ruth
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.