National shows, obedience, rally, agility, dock diving, shopping, meet-the-breed booths, educational events
Did you know that mixed-breed dogs have long been welcome in AKC companion events? Like those of us at Best Paw Forward Inc., many AKC breeders & trainers also donate time & resources to rescue efforts. (Check out our discount page for big savings through work study and other price breaks that can help you with holiday shopping!)
Stop by and say hello to Best Paw Forward Inc. instructor P.J. Lacette along with her dog buddies at the AKC Obedience Classic trophy table Sat. & Sun. Plan to spend the day and check out not just the wonderful shopping, but the awesome AKC'National Championship Dog Show, Agility Invitational, obedience Juniors Classic, Junior Agility Competitions, Meet the Breed booths, the Santa Splash dock diving, and so much more
Shows, events all week leading up to national AKC Club events Dec. 14-15 at Orange County Convention Center.
Go to https://webapps.akc.org/event-search/#/search to find your favorite events and times, and check out local dog club shows, obedience trials and other events at convention center Dec. 10-13
Orientation 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Osteen
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, DeLand
OTHER TIMES, DAYS AVAILABLE IN OSTEEN BY APPOINTMENT (especially Wed. mornings, Fri. afternoons & evenings, occasional Sun. mornings)
Come with your dog. Take home tips, training exercises, materials that start to improve life with your pet starting today
We cover so much in class that you'll be glad to have notes already written for you in our student handout section (open only to registered students)
Free handouts providing additional material also at https://bestpaw.com/training-tips
Rainy day when you are scheduled for classes in Osteen?
Class moves to the house, air-conditioned training barn or under covered pavilion
Different time/day than the rest of your series. Very active learning start for dog & family (read how to get ready for this first class). Makes it possible for you to start now!
No need to wait for a far-off start date for beginner levels (start now for advanced work too)!
Set up & confirm orientation appointment now. Orientation is your Week 1 class, with your dog jumping into to training right away, at a different time from regular class sessions.
Read how to get ready for this quick, very-active first class at https://bestpaw.com/sign-up where you'll find your class form for registration.
For registration discount codes:
Complete & return your class form, grab your discount code and claim your discount by paying ahead at https://bestpaw.com/shop?olsPage=products
Let us know if you have any trouble getting your completed payment & forms through - we are happy to help and still give you your discounts.
How to get ready for your first class (slightly different handouts for each location):
For more details:
For shy, nervous, bossy, possessive, territorial, dominant, protective, reactive or aggressive dogs - Private & group classes in Osteen
Our PuppyLove( for pups 8-18 weeks old at 1st class, & our Basic Manners (for older pups & adult dogs) programs, can help prevent future social issues in many dogs.
Exciting & fun agility (lighted agility field), rally, obedience, tricks, fitness, play times, ring/fenced property rental, safe ponds for swims, all help dogs stay healthy & happy. Workshops & periodic series on scent work, conformation, tracking, common behavior issues, physical conditioning, retriever field work & much 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.