Osteen, Central Florida

bestpaw@bestpaw.com (407) 321-1006

Gentle, effective, family-oriented methods Experienced instructors

Gentle, effective, family-oriented methods Experienced instructors

Gentle, effective, family-oriented methods Experienced instructors Gentle, effective, family-oriented methods Experienced instructors




9 a.m. to noon SUN. MAR. 22

Beginner hunting retriever workshop

Positive steps for progression in field retrieving bumpers & birds

$25 ($5 discount if form & payment received by March 18)

Land - short to moderate cover

Beginning blind work

Water introduction, rainfall permitting

Developing steady sits, reliable recalls

Friendly dogs of all breeds welcome on buckle or snap collars

Bring favorite toys or bumpers & treats


  • Conformation - show dog skills
  • Detour Doggie Delinquents programs for dogs with social issues
  • Agility skills - weaves, jumping issues, contacts, puppy intro

4 Paws Fit Tricks physical conditioning & skills 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

New program! Learn easy ways to add important fitness components into your daily routine and training sessions

Reinforce behaviors from manners or competition classes

Help with weaning off lures

Improve your own and your dog's timing, speed, communication

Better scores and more wins in show and agility, obedience, rally as well as other performance events  

Open to all Best Paw Forward Inc. students as an add-on

For our intermediate & advanced students, and for others dedicated to positive training methods:

Monthly package $55,  class size limited to 6 plus helpers

Longtime Best Paw Forward Inc. instructor Shirley Conley is back for the series, assisted by other BPF instructors

  ORIENTATION (ADVANCE CLASS, WEEK 1)  for beginner classes in two locations  

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, Thurs. evenings, Fri. afternoons & evenings)

Extra session 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 28, Osteen

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 


Seminar, workshop or event registration form Microsoft Office or Google Document 2019 (docx)



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!

Ready for a quick doggie attitude boost?


If your dog is annoying you in many ways:

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.