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Training Classes for you & your Dog

Appleton, Wisconsin

(920) 954-6268

"Best Friend" Companion Dog Training offers training classes, from puppy pre-school and puppy and beginner basics through more advanced behavior training. Having a well trained and behaved dog will help make the time you spend together more enjoyable and safer for both you and your dog.


Silvia Golz is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She has been instructing group training classes for pet dogs since 1998 and added private in-home training sessions in 2003. She believes in using only positive training methods while training and encourages you to also be positive, consistent, patient, and fair while working with your own dog.


Silvia proudly shares her life with husband Steve and their two Siberian Huskies: Cian and Raen. Her heart also holds a very special place for Kyle, Dante, River, and Greyson - furkids who have crossed The Rainbow Bridge. They were incredible boys who touched our lives forever.


Silvia's Training Philosophy:
"I believe that the foundation for all training lays in the relationship that you build. I feel that in teaching the dog owner to better communicate with their dog in a positive manner you will be successful in that desired relationship which will be built on trust and mutual respect. Training should be a partnership with a focus on reinforcing desirable behaviors rather then only correcting the undesirable behaviors. I believe that you must have patience when training. We are teaching not only a foreign language but also an entire different culture to these, our wonderful companions. I cannot train with the use of pain. My heart will not allow it." Silvia Golz, Certified Pet Dog Trainer