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We are so proud of Laurie's accomplishment at recent Westminster dog show 2021. She sent us this from New York: "Wicked (Teller's mom) and I did this today! Pretty cool!"Laurie handled Wicked, a Belgian Laekenoi, to best of breed & got to play with the big names & faces in the herding group. Well done, breeders/handlers/owners of all the great dogs at one of America's oldest animal sporting events.Laurie Wright, Best Paw Forward Inc. instructor, at Westminster
MISSED SOME CLASSES DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?
Contact us about free makeup times for paid students
Most classes still outside, safe for learning. Some sessions inside due to weather conditions
Work study options & barter opportunities always available at Osteen site
Most of small-group tuition fee can be paid through your time & skills. Join our inclusive programs.
Full, flexible future class credit for sessions missed. Schedule your makeup classes now to qualify, or for makeup arrangements for special circumstances.
LOTS OF SOCIAL DISTANCE AVAILABLE. Please stay home if you feel ill, if you see Covid-19 symptoms or if testing says you are sick even if you feel fine. Let us know as soon as you can (you have our private cell number in your materials) so we can give you credit for extra weeks
Unregistered visitors/observers welcome - please complete visitor form at https://bestpaw.com/sign-up solely for contact information if needed for current medical reasons.
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Rainy day when you are scheduled for classes in Osteen?
Held when possible under covered pavilion, or with smaller classes inside Puppy Training Barn
Lighted agility/obedience/beginner field
Rally, obedience, tricks, fitness, play times, fenced property rental
Workshops & periodic series on conformation, tracking, common behavior issues, retriever field work & more
For one week or more prior to your first class, or if you find his good behavior slipping for any reason (busy schedule, sabotage from indulgent friends or family, stressful time) it is helpful to hand feed your dog for doing simple obedience tricks or new fun skills like fetch or roll over.
Dole out a few pieces at a time of high-quality dry or specialty dog food for paying attention to you in a polite way, or for learning or practicing his tricks, throughout the day & evening.
Give him his full ration of food without using the dog food bowl.
If you are limited in time at home due to your work hours or other responsibilities, do this just for the evening meal or whenever works for you.
This also helps a new dog bond to you faster. Dole it out a piece at a time or a handful at a time for doing useful tricks and demonstrating better manners.