Best Paw Forward Inc.: Gentle, effective, experienced dog training

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We frequently update with new programs & time slots, and additional training tips.

Gift certificates available - give your family a much-appreciated head start on more fun with your well-behaved dog.

Small Business Saturday is starting now - it  has turned into Small Business Holiday Season around here. Start classes in November or December and get an extra month of Manners Plus or competition level classes in Osteen free.

Training for beginners, competition & more!


  • For pups 8-18 weeks old at orientation
  • Detailed puppy bite work for gentle mouths on adults & children
  • On-leash & off-training
  • Behavior (jumping up, barking, housetraining, chewing, stealing etc.)
  • Obedience tricks (sit, down, stand, stay, come, heel, fetch)
  • Early socialization in a safe, well-run puppy program can increase neural pathways in the brain for pups 8-16 weeks old 

Basic Manners


  • Beginner program for older pups, adolescent & adult dogs
  • Started somewhere else and now realize you need more experienced, detailed help?
  • Fix bad habits
  • Create good habits
  • Behavior (jumping up, barking, housetraining, chewing, stealing etc.)
  • Obedience tricks (sit, down, stand, stay, come, heel, fetch)

Detour Doggie Delinquents

Is your dog

  • extremely shy?
  • nervous?
  • bossy?
  • possessive?
  • protective?
  • territorial?
  • aggressive?

New monthly small-group program for busy schedules: 4 p.m. Mondays,Osteen


 for details on our specialized gentle private & group programs that work! You can

  • build more confidence
  • stop or decrease reactive responses
  • help dogs with social issues

Private Classes

Private sessions at our Osteen location

or in your home.

Agility, obedience competition, rally, dog show/conformation training for fun and at all levels

PuppyLove & Basic Manners include free optional agility introduction.


Our innovative open enrollment program means you can start class this week - no waiting for a far-off start date! 

Register online today for orientation (Week 1) in a small-group PuppyLove or Basic Manners program with experienced trained professionals & volunteers. 

Easy on-line registration forms:

Advance payment & completed form required for discount offers (let us know if you have any challenges with our online materials).

Recent review:

Bonnie Bryan Brown reviewed Best Paw Forward Dog Sports Club  on Facebook — 5 star

Best Paw Forward Sports Club owner PJ is knowledgeable, patient and trainer extraordinaire. Her insight into dog training  and years of experiences with different breeds of dogs provides a wide base of training expertise. PJ supplies practical applications for each skill throughout the training classes and encourages you and your dog to be the best. Her gentle training methods work! My dog has a closer bond with me, delightful manners and respects both human and animal kind. Best Paw Forward Inc. in Osteen

ABC's of Agility & Conformation/Show Workshop, DDD series

New time, day for Agility Beginner Concepts program

 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting Nov. 7

 Weekly sessions with safe, beginner-height introduction to fun agility equipment for fitness, body awareness and fun. Osteen

For pups as young as 8 weeks old, & also for friendly older pups & adult dogs

$75 (or pay just $55 by registering & paying ahead online )

Rally Run-Thrus 2-3 p.m. Sun. Nov. 25

  Drop-ins $10 per household for multiple dogs/runs. Repeat runs must alternate with other participants. Extra nearby stations with signs at all levels; course with all levels. Instructor assistance included. Osteen.


Nov. 25

$20 in advance

$30 day of workshop


Detour Doggie Delinquents

For nervous, shy, territorial, dominant, possessive or aggressive dogs

New monthly series at 4 p.m. Mondays, Osteen.

Gentle ways to find your way back to more fun with your dog.

Requires advance payment & submission of behavioral questionnaire, to maximize your class time spent on solutions, not paperwork

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New Sunday class times

  • PuppyLove & Basic Manners beginner programs: new time 4 p.m. Sundays (also weekday & evening times)
  • Free optional PuppyLove & Basic Manners agility introduction 5 p.m. Sundays
  • Manners Plus session 1 p.m.  Sundays - intermediate level 
  • Obedience competition  (for all dogs beyond Manners Plus level) 3 p.m. Sundays
  • Agility (for all dogs beyond Manners Plus level) 5:45 p.m.  Sundays.
  • Play time for approved dogs 5:15 p.m. Sundays
  • All in Osteen.

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