We had a wonderful experience with Best Paw Forward and would highly recommend Jamie and Michael!
We adopted our 1 year old dog Ted over the summer from a local animal shelter. Despite his sweet personality, he had trouble containing his energy and listening when distracted by other sights and sounds. Ted’s foster family encouraged us to get him into training after we adopted him since he showed a great deal of potential to learn. Although we were initially a little unsure of what to expect from behavioral training, we were pleased with Best Paw Forward from the minute Jamie and Michael came to our house for Ted’s first session. We could immediately see how passionate they are about their work and we saw noticeable progress in Ted’s listening and responsiveness to commands before the first session ended. As Michael continued to come to our home to work with Ted, we were amazed at how quickly Ted would respond to commands. We appreciated how Michael explained his teaching methods to us along the way and really helped us to understand the best ways to work with Ted. The training sessions were enjoyable for both us and our dog—the fun and rewarding dynamic that Michael created made it seem like more of a playdate. It was clear that Ted enjoyed working with Michael as much as we did as evidenced by his happy greetings whenever Michael came through the door.
Thanks to Best Paw Forward, we have been able to enjoy our relationship with our dog even more than before. We can’t thank Jamie and Michael enough, and we know Ted highly recommends them too!
-CJ and Stef