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Best Paw Forward
   

Best Paw Forward

   
     
  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. About Best Paw Forward
Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog trainer offering dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. Best Paw Forward offers obedience training promoting greater understanding, health, safety and socialization of your dog. Any worries about taking a walk in a crowded public place or running out of an open door will become a thing of the past. You can go on vacation, walk on the beach, or visit a busy street fair with your dog, off-leash.
 
 
  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. About The Owner
Jason Mickalauskas began his career as a dog trainer at the North Shore Animal League in the pet behavior department. After 1 year as a regular dog trainer, he was promoted to head dog trainer with responsibilities including evaluating, training and working with dogs as well as supervising 3-5 other dog trainers. This position gave him the opportunity to work with literally thousands of shelter dogs to help improve their adoptability, as well as educating hundreds of new pet owners to help make their relationship with their pets much greater.
 
  With the total of 17 years of experience in dog training, Mr. Mickalauskas is a fully qualified dog trainer and behavior consult. He is able to develop a rapport quite easily with pet owners, enabling him to educate them about their dog's behavior and any changes that need to be made.  
  Mr. Mickalauskas' method of working with the dogs themselves are humane, consistent and fun to practice. He is confident that any client of his has been happy with the training results, customer service, prompt appointments and over all experience of working with him. He plans to continue along these lines, teaching dogs to put their Best Paw Forward!  
  Mr. Mickalauskas is not your average dog trainer due to the fact of many years hands-on experience working with extreme behavioral issues ... including extreme aggressions, fears and phobiatic traits. He's been around large packs of dogs all his life - with the privilege of being a second generation dog handler.  
 

 
     
 

Canine Good Citizen® (CGC™) Exam
Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. There are not many New York dog trainers approved to administer the exam, however, I am.
 

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
A professional organization of dog trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
 
     
     
  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. About The Staff
Our additional staff of professional dog trainers have also completed extensive training under Mr. Mickalauskas. This includes reading, studying, apprenticing, attending client's lessons, seminars and much hands-on training. Experience is a key factor. With numerous graduates to be proud of, all of our trainers have the experience necessary to address your dog's problems.
 
  At Best Paw Forward, all of our trainers realize that an other important aspect is professionalism. Our trainers are courteous, trustworthy, humane and friendly. No matter what type of business that you are associating with, you want to be handled professionally. Here at Best Paw Forward, your phone calls and your lessons will be handled professionally and considerately. You will find it easy to make an appointment, convenient to your schedule. And, any questions you may have will  be answered in an educated and knowledgeable manner.  
     
  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. Professionalism
In addition to our training skills and experience, there is another important aspect. Clients, animals, and their families are always treated with respect and professionalism. Phone calls are handled in a courteous, informative manner with no high pressure sales techniques. When a message is left for us, calls are returned promptly. Clients are always encouraged to phone in between lessons if they have questions, and we take pride in being on time for appointments.
 
     
  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. Community
We are dog trainers because we truly care about dogs and people. By preventing or alleviating behavior problems, more people are able to keep and enjoy their pets. Less animals end up being passed from home to home, winding up in shelters, or even worse. In addition to training, we educate our clients on the importance of spay/neutering, keeping up with vaccines, licensing, & more. Our clients are encouraged to adopt their pets from shelters or rescue groups. Those considering a breeder are educated on what to look for in a reputable breeder. There is always a 10% discount for training any dog that has been rescued.
 
 

 

 

Best Paw Forward

  Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York. Summary
Best Paw Forward truly cares about dogs and their families and look forward to having the opportunity to teach many more to put their Best Paw Forward! We hope that you will put your trust in us by having us train your dog! Referring your friends, family, clients and associates will be greatly appreciated as well. Please feel free to phone our office any time to discuss your concerns and get to know us! We sincerely thank you for taking the time to review this information!
 
     
 

Best Paw Forward Dog Education, private professional dog training for puppies and older dogs through customized in-home training programs by master certified trainers in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hamptons, Long Island, New York.