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

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Detour Doggie Delinquents for dogs with social issues: 5:30 p.m. DDD orientation Mon. Jan. 21

Rally obedience run-throughs with instruction begin at 1:30 p.m.  Feb. 3 & Feb. 10

Class Sampler: Sun. Feb. 24

Physical Conditioning for Fun, Dog Sports, Conformation


Trick Dog

Sign up has started for small physical conditioning & nose work Thurs. evening classes. Class size limited for lots of individual attention. Check back for more details


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 
  • PuppyLove sessions 3:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Osteen. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in DeLand.

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)
  • Basic Manners sessions 3:30 p.m Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Osteen. 7 p.m. Tuesdays in DeLand.

Detour Doggie Delinquents


Is your dog

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

New monthly small-group program for busy schedules: 7 p.m. Mondays, Osteen


 for details & forms for our specialized, gentle private & group programs that work! 

You can

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


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

DDD orientation session at a different time/day from the rest of your $150 month-long series 

$85 DDD orientation included with advance payment & advance submission of behavioral questionnaire, to maximize class time spent on solutions, not paperwork

Private Classes


Private sessions at our Osteen location

or in your home for friendly dogs. Dogs with social issues come to the Osteen location.

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