Dog's Best Friend Training


Dog's Best Friend Training, founded in 1988 by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., is dedicated to enriching the lives of dogs and their owners through dog training using positive reinforcement-based techniques. Our dog training classes help owners understand and humanely influence their dogs' behavior. We conduct small group obedience dog training classes at multiple locations in Madison, WI as well as Fitchburg, McFarland, Sun Prairie, and Middleton. We also offer dog agility classes and private behavior consultations, and provide pet sitting and dog walking services.

We believe the most effective way to train your dog is through a healthy relationship built on trust, knowledge and clear communication.

Our dog behavior classes will bring out the best in you and your dog!

We offer:

  • Puppy classes, adult dog obedience classes, agility, tricks, and behavior classes 
  • Dog-behavior consultations and private training lessons
  • Dog walking
  • In-home pet sitting
  • Gift certificates available!
Visit Patricia McConnell's website for the country's most respected dog training books, DVDs and seminars.
Six Madison, Wisconsin area locations 
including Fitchburg, Middleton and Sun Prairie