No classes May 21-27

Sat. class is still on this week, May 19. All classes resume Mon., Memorial Day, May 28.

Our new page full of great training tips can help you in the meantime, while lead trainer P.J.  is on the road to the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America  national specialty.

Growl class

Detour Doggie Delinquents obedience & behavior series for excessively nervous, shy, territorial, possessive, dominant, bossy or aggressive dogs. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 7, 14, 28; July 12. 

"We've used a few different trainers for our dogs over the years and PJ and Best Paw is the best. She uses a logical approach that follows the dog's needs and instincts. Our dog, Morty, has socialization problems, but we've come so far with BPF! He's a happier, healthier dog, which makes us happier people."

Deb Darcy

Work study options

Volunteer and earn free classses!

"I trained my Lab with Best Paw in 2002, and she was the best behaved companion ever.  Now I have a Lab mix that I have been training at Best Paw in Osteen since early 2015.  I had planned to take the puppy  classes, but Maggie and I enjoyed the classes so much that she now has her Star Puppy award, Canine Good Citizen, and now we are training in Agility.  PJ is always supportive, patient, and encouraging.  Training has changed a lot since I initially started dog training, but the transition to positive clicker reinforcement has been more comfortable for me because of PJ.  I would and have recommended Best Paw to everyone who has a dog or puppy."

Karen Burmeister

"PJ has a deeper and more complete understanding of dog behavior than any other trainer I've known.  When you couple that with her dedication to teaching, you are in for an unparalleled learning experience.  Listen carefully and take notes, because PJ gives you more content than you can possibly remember.  I drive 3 hours each way to train with her and will continue to do so."

Carolee Boyles

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

Growl Class series Thurs. evenings starting June 7.  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 (a great gift idea for Father's Day!)

Private sessions at our Osteen location

or in your home.

Agility programs

ABC's of Agility for friendly beginner dogs

6 p.m. Mondays 

Intermediate-advanced agility 9 a.m. Thurs. & Sat. PuppyLove & Basic Manners include free optional agility introduction.

Obedience/rally competition classes

Gentle, effective training based on trust, respect & experience. 

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 extradoinaire. 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

Working around distractions

Our small group classes and private sessions teach you and your dog to cope when out on a walk or when guests arrive at your home, and even as therapy dogs or at agility, obedience, rally and dog show competitions. 

Small group & private classes in Central Florida

Don't wait for bad habits to develop -- prevent them now with positive methods that work faster and better than ever! Work study options available too - you can trade help or items needed for part of your group class tuition.

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Small group classes in Osteen & DeLand, private classes in Osteen or in your home, private classes for nervous/shy/dominant/aggressive dogs in Osteen

Best Paw Forward Inc.

1835 Oak Haven Plantation Rd, Osteen, FL 32764, US

(407) 321-1006

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