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For more than 10 years Dog's Best Friend Training has been a meaningful part of life with our Berners – beginning with calm, beloved Healy and continuing with young,"spirited"(also beloved!) Cara!
Positive reinforcement and individual guidance for both dog and human are integral to the many thoughtful and diverse classes offered. Together with indispensable one to one counsel from Chelse Wagner, DBF has provided the skills and confidence not only to raise well mannered and affectionate companions but to engage them with their humans in activities they love!

— Peggy Lee —

Dog's Best Friend Training is a tremendous resource for pet owners. My dogs and I have taken numerous classes and I've found the trainers to be very professional and understanding of the dogs' and owners' individual training needs. In addition, I've had several individual consultations with Chelse Wagner. She is an excellent trainer and animal behaviorist, and has a wonderful rapport with animals with varying temperaments. My dogs and I have greatly benefited from the expertise and training at Dogs Best Friend.

— Mary Sesto —

I've been attending classes at Dog's Best Friend with my dog, Rookie, for almost three years now. I started out in puppy socialization classes, obedience, and am now in the advanced competition agility class. I have only good things to say about the instructors at Dog's Best Friend. They are supportive and positive, tailoring the instruction to each dog/handler's needs. Because of their knowledge and experience, they do not have a one size fits all approach. They help each team build a solid relationship and foundation - no matter what your individual goals are. I also appreciate the fact that they stay abreast with emerging training methods and share that knowledge with their students. They are always progressing so that their students can also. Thank you Dogs Best Friend Training!

— Diane Poole —

I owe all of you at Dog's Best Friend Training a great big THANK YOU for all you have taught me since I started attending your classes two years ago with my Lab Guiness. When I adopted Guiness he was 6 months old. He was an easy going, happy pup without a care in the world. Your classes were a wonderful way for Guiness and me to develop our bond and we both had a lot of fun. When Guiness turned 1 1/2 years old and went through a fear stage. I found myself faced with a situation I had never faced before, living with a dog that at times was very unpredictable. Trainers Chelse and Lisa came to my rescue and taught me so much more about training a dog than I could ever imagine. They gave me the confidence and taught me the skills so that I could help Guiness overcome some of his fears, all while providing him with a positive learning environment and loving home.

— Sue Williams —

Thirteen years, two dogs, and numerous classes later, I'm here to testify that the teachers at DBF are superb and compassionate, the courses are everything that a dog owner needs, and the results for me were one dog who was a masterful tricks performer and the other who went from the dog of many challenges to a focused, well-behaved, and loving K-9 citizen. We could not have done it without Aimee, Chelse, and the rest of the DBF staff!

— Fran Breit and Frieda —


Does your dog need some mental stimulation? Come play with us and learn weaves, jumping, a-frame, basic crosses and maneuvers.




Our training philosophy includes positive reinforcement-based techniques, with a thoughtful, science-based curriculum. Owners understand and learn to humanely influence a dog's behavior