Confident trainers. Confident leaders. Confident dogs.


Our Mission & Vision: At Best Paw Forward, our trainers are passionate about teaching the human-canine language and creating a harmonious life for our clients and their dogs. We strive for every human-dog partnership to experience mutual understanding, harmony and joy! 


Core Values

Connection, Clear communication, Confidence, Understanding, Joy, Unconditional Love

Whether you have a brand new puppy, a newly adopted rescue dog, or a challenging dog that needs behavior to be guided in a different direction, we are here to help you. Our dedicated trainers will work with you and your dog to facilitate a powerful bond together through training, socialization and exercise.

We recommend checking out our Package Training page, as all packages include an in-home lesson and this is where we recommend your training journey begins.

We are conveniently located in central Nanaimo at 1680 Northfield Road. During the day, our training center operates as Dog n' Suds Small Dog & Puppy Daycare. We arrive at the end of the day for an evening of classes.

Want to speak to us in person? Mondays from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (except statutory holidays) and Fridays from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, there will be a Best Paw Forward staff member at our training center to collect payments, fit your dogs for harnesses or other walking tools, demonstrate and sell our interactive toys, sign you up for class and answer all of your questions.

Our Team

Meet the amazing team that makes up Best Paw Forward.


From puppies to advanced dogs, we have you covered.