Best Paw Forward Inc.: Gentle, effective, experienced dog training




Nose Fun for fun or competition nose work for your dog

Scent work's a popular new activity

Channels dog’s natural sniffing ability & desire to hunt

Fun for handlers

Easy way to build dog's confidence, focus

Nearly every dog can learn to successfully participate in Scent Work (even puppies & even dogs with social issues)

Learn how to

Encourage a distinct alert behavior (so your dog gives you obvious cues) 

Teach dog to focus on target scent, ignore distractions

Recognize when your dog has found a target scent

Learn how scent movement affects dog’s hunting behavior

How to properly handle search odors, manage dog’s searching strategy

Same concepts can be transferred to Handler Discrimination for obedience competition & Scent Work.

$120 for 6 weeks

Jump for Joy: Physical Conditioning 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday workshops: May 26, June 30, July 28

 Take one or more sessions

Small group class limited to 6 for individual attention

Focus on what you need right now & in the future    

For show & performance dogs


Frustrated because your dog is dropping bars in agility?

Having trouble with heeling or jumps in rally & obedience?

Falling short in dock diving?


Develop body awareness, confident social skills

Supplement training & breeding programs with improved speed, strength, flexibility


Conformation dogs:

  Better toplines

Effortless, clean gaiting

Improve reach & drive

Stack longer


Tips on how to safely return to normal activity after illness, surgery, injury

Fitness options when weather is not conducive to outdoor activity

Shed extra pounds

  • agility
  • obedience
  • rally
  • conformation
  • dock diving
  • field
  • herding
  • carting
  • drafting
  • weight pulls
  • barn hunt 
  • And so much more
  • etc.

Open & complete Seminar, Workshop or Event Registration Form below. Use Word or the free Google Doc.


Seminar, workshop or event registration form Microsoft Office or Google Document 2019 (docx)



Detour Doggie Delinquents for: extremely shy, nervous, bossy, possessive, protective, territorial, aggressive dogs.

Ready for a quick doggie attitude boost?


If your dog is annoying you in many ways:

For one week or more prior to your first class, or if you find his good behavior slipping for any reason (busy schedule, sabotage from friends or family, stressful time) it is helpful to hand feed your dog for doing simple obedience tricks or new fun skills like fetch or roll over.

Dole out a few pieces at a time of high-quality dry or specialty dog food (we are feeding our own dogs Orijen, Acana, Fromm and a few others, mostly grain-free) for paying attention to you in a polite way, or for learning or practicing his tricks, throughout the day & evening. 

Give him his full ration of food without using the dog food bowl. 

If you are limited in time at home due to your work hours or other responsibilities, do this just for the evening meal or whenever works for you. 

This also helps a new dog bond to you faster. Dole it out a piece at a time or a handful at a time for doing useful tricks and demonstrating better manners.