Tahoe Best Friends
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 Tahoe Best Friends Puppy and Dog Training 

Positive Reinforcement, rewards-based training
Small class sizes with individual attention. We focus on you and your best friend.

Tahoe Best Friends Dog Training

    By Sandy Mathiesen, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
S. Lake Tahoe's only certified trainer!


Group Lessons - South Lake Tahoe at Tahoe Best Friends - 2197 Ruth Ave, (off 3rd) near the Y

Puppy Training
Weekly – no waiting – call to register !
530 318 7696


Our puppy class focuses on safe puppy socialization and helping you build the right foundations.   We address puppy behaviors and common issues including house training, puppy nipping, jumping up – and more!   And we have supervised puppy play time !  


Puppies may safely join our class one week after receiving the first vaccination. 
The key socialization window for puppies is short  - so the earlier, the better!

Puppy Kindergarten –
 for puppies 8 weeks to 18 weeks

4 weeks for $100 or 6 weeks for $140 (depending on age of puppy).  

Call Sandy directly for class times, dates and information. 530 318 7696  

Age 8 weeks to 18 weeks.  Bring the shot record you may have, your puppy, delicious treats and your camera for all the fun memories. You will enjoy puppies play, but we will give you helpful tips throughout the hour and answer your questions

Obedience & Relationship 

For dogs 18 weeks and over


Basic Obedience plus attention and impulse control.  Learn and master the “basics” plus how to have your training work even with distractions. 


Class sizes are small, so PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 
Contact us to register for the class of your choice.


Your schedule doesn’t work for group lessons? Call us for customized private lessons in your home.


Get 3-4 friends together and build your own class! You choose the time, date and location!


Advance Classes, Recall (Come), Tricks and other fun classes to be announced.


Looking for a specific class?  ASK us!  


Together, we can explore your needs and work towards creating a strong bond with your best friend.


We are here to assist you. Free phone consultations available to discuss socialization programs, daycare or overnight care - just ask for Paige at 530 318 4760.
Together, we can explore your needs and work towards creating a strong bond with your best friend.

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At what age should I start training my puppy?

Tahoe Best Friends accepts puppies in classes starting at age 8 weeks (at least one of their puppy shots for protection) before they start romping with their classmates. Tahoe Best Friends use gentle, positive training methods and we can start them at a very early age. We start a new class puppy class every week, so you never have to wait more than a week to get into a class.

Tahoe Best Friends endorses the teachings of animal behavorist Dr Sophia Yin
for assistance in your training program please take a look at her videos of how positive reinforcement can change your relationship with your dog. 


Unleash the trainer in you

In the Reno area and need training: We highly recommend Dog Training by PJ - Finest trainer in Nevada

Call us today for more information 530 542 2336

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