Closed Labor Day Weekend September 1 - 3. No Classes, No Orientations

Depending on which source we can find, it looks like Volusia County is 13-14 inches above typical rainfall.  

As a thank you for your patience with the recent bad weather, current students and those enrolling and paying by Aug. 20 qualify for a free extra month of classes. 

Classes continue since when the weather is good for even a day things improve out here, so you could get more fun and learning free just by checking in with us. 

We post the rare closing of classes here on the web page and at BestPawFlorida on Facebook.

Current & potential students have expanded contact info on responding e-mails.


Orientation, Week 1 for PuppyLove or Basic Manners, 5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, Osteen. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, DeLand.

PuppyLove, beginner level for pups 8-18 weeks old:

Noon Sat. (free agility introduction 11:45 a.m.)

7:30 p.m. Mon. Osteen (agility intro 7:15 p.m.)

(6:30 p.m. Tues. DeLand)

Basic Manners, beginner level for older pups & adult dogs:

7:30 p.m. Wed. Osteen (free agility intro 7:15 p.m.) 

7:30 p.m. Tues. DeLand

Noon Sat. (free agility introduction 11:45 a.m.)

10 a.m. Mon.

Manners Plus, intermediate level:

11 a.m. Mon. & Sat.

6:30 p.m. Wed.

11 a.m. Sat. 

Intermediate-advanced agility continues at 9 a.m. Thursdays & Saturdays

Advanced obedience/rally continues at 10 a.m. Thursdays & Saturdays

Best Paw Forward Dog Obedience Clubs Of Florida team practice 4-6 p.m. Sun.  Aug. 19 (check with P.J. for location); 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 23. Some training days on the road. Get competition tips and help team members while you learn. Open free to all Best Paw Forward team and support volunteers for the Labor Day weekend annual tournament in Kissimmee.

Training for beginners, competition & more!


For pups 8-18 weeks old at orientation. A packed program with both on-leash and off-training including both behavior & obedience tricks. Early socialization in a safe, well-run puppy program can increase neural pathways in the brain for pups that start when they first come to their new homes at ages 8 to 16 weeks old. 

Basic Manners


Basic Manners is the beginner program for adolescent and adult dogs. Start today to fix any bad habits that have already appeared and to prevent future problems. Many behavior problems & obedience tricks covered.

Detour Doggie Delinquents

See Detour Doggie Delinquents page. Build more confidence; stop or decrease reactive responses in dogs with social issues in specialized private & group programs

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

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.

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 in to 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