Best Paw Forward was founded by Valerie Masi, a Certified Trainer & Behaviorist 28 years ago in Santa Cruz, California. After visiting the desert for years, Valerie decided to move her company out to the Coachella Valley in 2003. Valerie feels that 90% of behavior problems are due to miscommunication between owner/guardian and the dog.

Teaching owner/guardians to read a dogs body language as well as showing them how to communicate back with their body language is a big part of the training.

Training Services:

  • Obedience Classes
  • Puppy Socialization Classes
  • Private Sessions At your Home
  • Basic & Advanced Obedience
  • Potty & Crate Training
  • Behavior Problem Solving
  • Aggression Problems
  • Fear Aggression Problems
  • Dog Aggression
  • Submissive Peeing
  • Fearfulness and Shyness
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • Consultations

Boarding Training Services:

  • Basic & Advanced Obedience
  • Potty Training
  • Shy & Fearful Behavior

Locations Served:

  • Coachella Valley
  • Palm Springs
  • Cathedral City
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Palm Desert
  • Indian Wells
  • La Quinta
  • Indio
  • Coachella
  • Thermal
  • Sky Valley
  • Shadow Hills
  • Sun City
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • DHS
  • Yucca Valley

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Call today for a FREE
20 minute phone consultation!

(760) 885-9450
We are fully insured & bonded.

Online Training:

Coming Soon!!! Best Paw Forward realizes that you may not be in the Coachella Valley year round. Your dog training does not have stop when you leave the area. Soon you will be able to take advantage Valerie’s proven training techniques in the comfort of your own home You will soon be able to access a complete library of training videos that you can use to help train your puppy or stop unwanted behavior in your adult dog.