About Best Paw Forward Training


Best Paw Forward offers pet dog training with private lessons in your home, private lessons in my facility, and group classes.  

Lisa has been a dog trainer for 25 years, and a dog behaviorist for 9 years.  She has had many successes helping people and dogs learn to be more relaxed and happy, as well as helping dogs and owners learn the basics of obedience.

Group classes

Group classes are an excellent way to work on focus and socialization with your dogs.

We learn not only about sit/come/down/stay/heel, but we also practice focusing exercises.

Group classes are an excellent place to make sure you possess all the tools to make sure your dog has everything he or she needs to be an great member of your family and society.

Group classes are suitable for dogs who have completed their full series of vaccinations (all dogs must be fully vaccinated) and are NON-AGGRESSIVE.

(any dog found to be aggressive in class with be removed from the class environment and asked to attend private lessons to work on their aggressiveness)

I strive fully to make sure that all dogs are safe and comfortable in the class environment.

Private lessons

Private lessons are for people and dogs who cannot attend group classes.

Pups who are too young to have completed their full round of vaccinations are great candidates for private lessons, as we can protect them from diseases.

Private lessons for puppies include: crate training, biting, jumping, house training, calming and preventing separation anxiety.

Private lessons are also excellent for those who have time constraints that prevent them attending a group class, or for those with disabilities.

Group Classes Information & Registration

Group Class Registration

Group classes are for fully vaccinated, Non-aggressive dogs.

We offer:

Puppy class

Adult Dog class

Scroll to the bottom for a special Friday afternoon basic obedience class (all ages)

Class size is limited to 7 dogs per class, therefore registration is necessary to reserve your spot in the class.

Each person has until 10 days before the class to cancel registration.


Because of our limited class size, and the need to fill empty spaces, we must be strict on our 10 day cancellation policy.

Puppy class dates and registration

Puppy class- is a 6 week class which includes AKC STAR puppy testing and certification

Puppy class is $140 for 6 weeks of instruction

Next puppy class date is: February 27th @ 6:15pm

Adult Dog Class Dates and Registration

Adult Dog class-a 6 week class offering all the the light behavioral as well as obedience instruction

Adult class is $120 for 6 weeks of instruction

Next Adult Dog training classes are: January 18th @ 6:15

Afternoon Basic Obedience Training Class

This is an all ages class.  We will cover Sit/Come/Down/Stay and walking nicely on a loose leash.

There will also be light behavioral/social work as well as Focus in distracting situations.  This is a Friday afternoon class.  

Class starts at 2pm on Friday 26th.

All classes are limited in size to only 7 dogs, so registration is important to hold your spot.

Contact Information

Best Paw Forwards Facility is located in Chehalis Washington @

2726 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis WA 98532

You can contact us @ 360-262-3258

or email: doghelp@bestpaw-forward.com