CLASSES OPEN ON MON. MAY 25, MEMORIAL DAY - extra orientation 6 p.m. Tues. May 26
Monday 7 p.m. PuppyLove class is back!
Also watch for details to come on our new beginner agility program starting soon! Learn easy ways to add important fitness components into your daily routine and training sessions
Reinforce behaviors from manners or competition classes
When to use lures, when to let them go
Improve your own and your dog's timing, speed, communication
Better scores, more wins in show, agility, obedience, rally etc. - an agile dog can handle all kinds of challenges
Osteen fresh-air small sessions continue
No group classes in DeLand for now
Work study options & barter opportunities, always available at Osteen site, continue during this time of social distancing , as they have been since Best Paw Forward Inc. began decades ago.
Most of your small-group tuition fee can be paid through your time and skills. Join our inclusive program, using reasonable safe measures.
Rainy day when you are scheduled for classes in Osteen?
Covered training barn or under covered pavilion
More Best Paw Forward Inc. details on other programs continue below the latest AVMA announcement that follows
VISITORS DURING CLASSES MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES
We found this information helpful and reassuring for pet owners:
From the American Veterinary Medical Association
Updated as of 6 p.m. on April 5, 2020
Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are working hard to combat COVID-19. Veterinary professionals are receiving questions from their clients and their teams, and the AVMA is pleased to be able to provide credible information and resources to assist with responses to those questions.
To ensure the resources we provide you are as accurate and up-to-date as possible in this continuously evolving environment, the AVMA is in regular contact with CDC, FDA, and USDA; other state, national, and international veterinary and public health expert groups; and intergovernmental organizations (such as the WHO and OIE) to learn the latest developments and their potential impacts on veterinarians, patients, and clients.
Here’s some key information about COVID-19:
Link to AVMA article
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 so we can 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.