Board & Train Programs

We'll customize a program just for you!
Basic obedience, advanced training, behavioral issues,
...even housebreaking!
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In-Home Private Lessons

We'll come to you!
You and your dog will receive at-home, personalized, one-on-one training from one of our highly skilled trainers.
Call today and let us customize a program just for you!

Puppy Kindergarten

A solid foundation for training, good communication, and proper socialization are key ingredients for a happy puppy.
Don't miss this narrow window of time to shape your puppy's behavior for the rest of his/her life!
...and have tons of fun at the same time!

Best Friend's Dog Training in Pasco and Pinellas Counties!

Call us! 727-767-9000

Welcome!

We have a reputation of being able to handle, train and rehabilitate dogs that other trainers will refuse. We are often called upon by other dog trainers and behaviorists to consult with their clients when they are having difficulty. We train both large breeds and small, fearful and aggressive dogs as well as well-adjusted pets who just need brushing up on their “mutt manners.”

Dogs were known as “man’s best friend,” and have become an integral part of our families. Sometimes they need a little help to be the best companion possible. That’s where dog training comes in! Dog training can teach your furry friend basic obedience commands like sit, stay, come, and down. It can also help with more specific behaviors like house training, crate training, excessive barking, jumping and leash pulling.

We offer dog training services in Pasco and Pinellas counties. Our certified trainers use positive reinforcement included in a balanced training approach to train and rehabilitate dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. Whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog that could use some help with manners, we can tailor a training program to meet your needs.

Dog training isn’t just about teaching your dog commands – it’s also about building a bond between you and your furry friend. A well-trained dog is a happy dog, and a happy dog makes for a happier owner. Contact us today to get started on the path to a better-behaved pup!

Programs offered

During your dog’s time with Best Friends Dog Training he or she will learn:

Private Puppy Lessons - This get s jump start with your pup. Consult with us about crate training, potty schedules, socialization, and introducing commands like sit and heel with a food based method. this if for pups 8-12 weeks old.

Private In Home lessons - In our In-Home Program, a trainer comes to your home and teaches in your everyday environment.  Your dog will learn all of the obedience training he or she needs to be a great family pet and polite to friends, family, children, teens and other dogs.

In-Home Training Program is convenient because our trainers can work with you in your own home. For dogs that are already showing undesirable behaviors (jumping, counter surfing, resource guarding, escaping and trying to eat the neighbor’s cat) this program starts helping helps you on the first lesson! Private In Home lessons are great for people who have both the time and desire to train with their dogs daily.

Board and Train - the Board and Train program has exploded in popularity since our beginning in 1999. Life is getting busier and hectic for more people. People with busy schedules, have their hands full raising the kids, expecting parents, are choosing the Board and Train more often.

This program is the fastest route to having manners and control with your pup at home.

Some things they will learn while with us:

  • To Come When called (Recall command)
  • The Heel Command (Walk next to you)
  • To Walk politely on a leash (casual walks)
  • To not jump on people
  • To be quiet when told
  • To wait while doors are opened
  • To stay off furniture (if desired) and countertops
  • To Leave or release items from their mouth.
  • To Down and stay on command
  • To remain on a Place (board, bed, natural objects) and stay there.
  • We will also work on Housebreaking skills as needed and interrupt inappropriate marking behavior as needed.

Why Dog Training Is Beneficial for Both Owners and Dogs

Dog training can provide numerous benefits for both you and your dog. A well-trained dog is a joy to live with, and makes owning a dog a much more enjoyable experience. Dogs that are properly trained are also better behaved around other people and animals, which makes them more welcome members of the community. In addition, dogs that have received training are less likely to develop behavioral problems, and are less likely to end up in shelters or rescue groups. Finally, dog training can be a great way to bond with your dog and build a stronger relationship.

Dog training is important for several reasons.

  • Dogs are social animals that need structure and training in order to thrive
  • A well-trained dog is a happier, healthier dog
  • Training can prevent behavior problems from developing
  • Dogs that are not trained are more likely to end up in shelters or rescue groups
  • Training can help resolve existing behavior problems
  • Training strengthens the bond between you and your dog
  • Dogs that are not trained are more likely to be involved in accidents or bites
  • Training your dog is one of the best things you can do for him!

We understand that not all dogs are born perfect, and we’re dedicated to helping you train your pup so they can live up their full potential as a great companion. Whether it's an adult dog looking for new opportunities or someone who just purchased his first puppy; our classes will help teach him what he needs know! Let us start this journey today by contacting us!

Call us! 727-767-9000