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Gentle, effective methods, experienced instructors
Work study options available to cut total cost to $75 (plus equipment if needed) with your help around home or property, or trade for items we need
Get ready for orientation/Week 1 https://bestpaw.com/sign-up 8-week series plus 2 weeks in Manners Plus intermediate level included
Off-leash work, play-to-train time included in PuppyLove when circumstances & time allow
Open-enrollment/orientation -- start right away; no waiting for far-off start date
PLEASE NOTE: Orientation/Week 1 (https://bestpaw.com/events) required at a different time & or day before joining classmates
Optional free 15-minute introduction to agility equipment at safe puppy heights
Free makeup/extra help class drop-ins in PuppyLove or Basic Manners during your 8 weeks
Ask instructor about options to move up early to Manners Plus intermediate level during your series for more advanced dogs, handlers
Beginners cover jumping up, pulling on leash, chewing/stealing your things, puppy biting, digging, barking, house training, heel, come, sit to say please, down, stand stay
OSTEEN GROUP SESSIONS, OSTEEN & IN-HOME TIMES
CLASS SCHEDULE BELOW. OPEN ENROLLMENT --jump into training right away without waiting for a far-off start date
At least a $20 discount for PuppyLove or Basic Manners if class form/payment both submitted at least a day in advance online, in mail, or in person. Discount codes (limit one per beginner level), details at https://bestpaw.com/discount-opportunities
Schedule orientation (required before beginner level series), small group & private classes: https://bestpaw.com/sign-up
firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 407-415-6601 (no commercial texting allowed) to confirm or set up other times
ORIENTATION FOR BEGINNERS: PuppyLove or Basic Manners, usually by advance appointment, so you start right away - no far-off start date. Send class registration form/pay ahead for series discounts (discount codes
SUNDAYS - Special events, workshops, seminars, occasional private classes. Check events page for details
MONDAYS (NO CLASSES MON. JULY 4)
9 a.m. Manners Plus (intermediate level behavior & pet obedience, agility intro)
10 a.m. Basic Manners (older pup & adult dog beginners)
free optional agility intro 9:45 a.m.
11 a.m. Orientation (Week 1 for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment
6:30 p.m. PuppyLove (pups ages 8-18 weeks old at orientation)
free optional agility intro 6:15 p.m.
Private sessions afternoon or evening sessions available at your location or in Osteen.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Private sessions, most available in Osteen.
4:30 p.m. Orientation (Week 1 for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment
6 p.m. Manners Plus (intermediate level behavior & pet obedience, agility intro)
7 p.m. Basic Manners (beginner older pups & adult dogs),
free optional agility intro 6:45 p.m. )
9 a.m. Intermediate/advanced agility competition
10 a.m. Advanced obedience/rally drills
11 a.m. Supervised play time for approved Best Paw Forward Inc. dogs
6:30 p.m. Orientation. (Week 1 for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment
3-8 p.m. Private sessions Osteen or at your location
9 a.m. Intermediate/advanced agility competition
10 a.m. Advanced obedience, rally
11 a.m. Basic Manners for older pups & adult dogs
Free optional agility intro noon
12:30 Manners Plus intermediate level behavior & pet obedience, agility intro
1:30 p.m. PuppyLove for pups 8-18 weeks old at first class
Free optional agility intro 1:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Supervised play time most Saturdays for approved Best Paw Forward dogs
Most popular classes are PuppyLove & Basic Manners (more material covered, some larger discounts for PuppyLove students)
PuppyLove -- pups 8 to 18 weeks old at orientation/first class
Starting at young age -- pups learn faster (Older pups that miss multiple sessions end up finishing in Basic Manners)
Need ONE puppy shot before starting classes thanks to improvement in canine vaccines– don’t miss out by starting late. Our own pups start the day they come home, like many veterinary university puppy programs.
Basic Manners-- pups 18 weeks or older (about 4 1/2 months old) or older, friendly adolescent & adult dogs ( 6-24 months old dog is a teenager, not a puppy)
Free doggie playtimes included for most PuppyLove & some Basic Manners approved friendly dogs. Continued playtime free with ongoing approval & attendance at least once a month
Private sessions available at our site or at your home for dogs friendly to dogs and to people
Detour Doggie Delinquents sessions for dogs with social issues available only at Osteen site.
PuppyLove/Manners Plus combo $215 for 8 weeks (Orientation Week 1, then 7 more weeks in PuppyLove regular times, plus 2 bonus weeks in Manners Plus immediately following beginner series)
Basic Manners/Manners Plus combo $255 for 8 weeks (Orientation Week 1, then 7 more weeks in Basic Manners regular times, plus 2 bonus weeks in Manners Plus immediately following Basic Manners series)
Approved for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test for dogs up to 1 year old, Canine Good Citizen series
FREE play times (dogs screened for good social skills) continue after PuppyLove series with at least monthly attendance & continued good social skills. Ask about playtime approval for friendly older trained dogs in our programs
USUALLY OUTDOORS & SOME INDOOR TRAINING
Download our driving directions to the rural site & tell your GPS or map programs to avoid Boy Scout Camp Road and Lake Ashby Road to avoid tire-sucking sugar sand.
Free Waze app correct more often than others
Check EVENTS page for more activities
Email email@example.com or call to confirm or set up other orientation times (students & prospective students only, please)
Easy on-line class registration https://bestpaw.com/sign-up & also available by e-mail (even by stamped mail)
Advance payment & completed submitted registration form required for discount offers
Microsoft Word version of REGISTRATION FORM available on request (call/text 407-415-6601, or open online PDF version in free Google documents). Pay & send registration form online to qualify for discounts starting at $20. Come to orientation early to complete paperwork & payment if necessary (no discount).
https://bestpaw.com/discount-opportunities for many advance-registration online discounts (returning students, seniors, active military/law enforcement/fire department, experienced trainers, veterinary & grooming staff, rescue dogs)
$75 group tuition with work study option, barter opportunities
Manners Plus – $55 per month. Intermediate obedience/beginner agility level.
Must first complete Best Paw Forward Inc. PuppyLove or Basic Manners, or Best Paw Forward Inc. private sessions. Experienced trainer-dog teams may join advanced classes, skipping this & beginner levels)
Advanced agility, obedience/rally – $50 per month. Includes both agility & obedience when class space permits. Long-term club members $45 per month. All rally, obedience competition, agility levels. Monthly package includes agility sessions for dogs with some experience on agility equipment, off-leash skills
American Kennel Club S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Agility Course Tests by appointment or event
Check events page for other fun activities
In normal times you can watch a program before you register (many of those you see in class are successful returning students with the next generation of dogs). You can still visit first, but due to coronavirus social consideration, bring a completed class form or visitor form (no commitment, nor charge of course for a single visit to come watch group class in progress). Visitors: Please leave dogs at home during class hours or schedule a private class
REFUND POLICY: To maintain the quality of our small, focused classes, there are no refunds once registration & payment are completed, or if class materials have been sent to a student.
Cancellations 1 week or less before private class or orientation/first session of series receive full credit for upcoming series, private classes or workshop that begin within 6 months of original start date
Free makeup classes for workshops or credit toward a private class at Best Paw Forward Inc. can be substituted for up to 6 months from the original date reserved.
Join our e-mail list (not shared with anyone) or come watch a class first -- we love dog families.
No visiting dogs during class times
We live on the property & teach private classes here & all over Central Florida, so please make an appointment before dropping in. Special events, time changes or a rare cancelled class all posted on this web page & on Facebook.
Use our driving directions - avoid any that include driving on Boy Scout Camp RD
1835 Oak Haven Plantation Road, Osteen, Florida 32764, United States
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