Best Paw Forward Inc.: Gentle, effective, experienced dog training

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Training Class schedule - Extra orientation added 1 p.m. Sat

Gentle, effective training based on trust & respect

INDOOR & OUTDOOR TRAINING

  • ROUGH WEATHER  MOVES CLASSES INDOORS IN OSTEEN
  • MOST WORK IN DELAND LOCATION INDOORS
  • Please use our driving directions or a frequently-updated program like Google or Waze


Most weekend programs continue as scheduled on the weekends following Thanksgiving and Christmas . Our students over the decades have told us they especially need & appreciate extra help over the holiday season. 


Sundays   -  Closed Sun. Dec. 15 

  • 1 p.m. Sundays Basic Manners, teenage pups 19 weeks or older up through adult dogs. Schedule orientation/first session at different time/day than regular class. Begin right away - no waiting for far-off start date! Includes free optional agility introduction 12:45 p.m. Osteen. 
  • 2 p.m. Sundays Obedience/Rally/Agility competition, all levels, Osteen.  90-minute advanced combination session
  • 3:30 p.m. Sundays PuppyLove (pups 8-18 weeks old at first class). Schedule orientation/first session at different time/day than regular class time. Includes free optional agility introduction 3:15 p.m. Osteen. 
  • 4:30 p.m. Sundays Play time for approved dogs. Osteen. 


Mondays  -  

  • 9 a.m. Mondays Manners Plus*, intermediate (only open to previous Best Paw Forward PuppyLove and Basic Manners students, or Best Paw Forward private students)
  • 10 a.m. Mondays Basic Manners (beginners, older pups & adult dogs) & PuppyLove combo, Osteen. Free optional agility intro 15 minutes before regular class time 
  • 11 a.m. Mondays supervised play time for approved dogs
  • 12:30  - 3 p.m. Mondays Private sessions available in Osteen.
     
  • 5:30 p.m. Mondays Orientation (Week 1 for PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, Osteen
  • 7 p.m. Mondays PuppyLove (pups 8-18 weeks old at orientation), Osteen. Free optional agility intro 6:45 p.m.
     

  Tuesdays  

  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays Orientation Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, (Week 1 for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, DeLand
  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays PuppyLove (pups ages 8-18 weeks old on first day of class), Spring Oaks Animal  Care Center, DeLand
  •  7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Basic Manners (older pups & adult dogs), Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, DeLand


Wednesdays  - Closed  Dec. 11, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 (holiday party) noon

  • 5 p.m. Wednesdays Orientation (Week 1 for PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, Osteen
  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays Manners Plus*, intermediate (only open to previous Best Paw Forward PuppyLove and Basic Manners students, or Best Paw Forward private students). No class Dec. 11
  • 7 p.m. Wednesdays Basic Manners (older pups & adult dogs) & PuppyLove combo. Includes free optional agility intro 6:45 p.m.

 
Thursdays - Closed Dec. 12

  • 9 a.m. Thursdays Advanced/intermediate agility, Osteen  
  • 10 a.m. Thursdays Advanced competition obedience/rally, Osteen 
  • ​11 a.m. Thursdays Supervised play time for approved ​Best Paw Forward dogs Osteen
  • 5-7 p.m. Thursdays Private class (all dogs) or orientation a(friendly dogs) available in Osteen; private in-home for friendly dogs

 Fridays - Closed Dec. 13

  • Noon-8 p.m. Fridays Private class or orientation available in Osteen for all dogs; private in-home for friendly dogs
     

Saturdays - No play time Nov. 30, closed Dec. 14 (visit P.J. at the Obedience Classic trophy table at the national American Kennel Club events Dec. 14-15, at the Orange County Convention Center 

  • 9  a.m. Saturdays Advanced/intermediate agility, Osteen. No class Dec. 14
  • 10 a.m. Saturdays Advanced competition obedience/rally, Osteen. No class Dec. 14
  • 11 a.m. Saturdays Manners Plus*, intermediate (only open to previous Best Paw Forward PuppyLove and Basic Manners students, or Best Paw Forward private students). No class Dec. 14
  • Noon Saturdays Supervised play time for approved ​Best Paw Forward dogs Osteen.  No play time Sat. Dec. 14


* Manners Plus, an intermediate level, is only open to previous Best Paw Forward PuppyLove and Basic Manners students, or Best Paw Forward private students

  • If your pup or dog started in other programs elsewhere, he will require at least one or more private sessions to catch up before joining at this level, and may not be ready to skip this level due to the intensive detail offered in our advanced obedience & rally programs
  • Experienced competition-level trainers who have put titles on  previous other dogs are usually able to jump right into our advanced classes, but still benefit from our intensive PuppyLove & Basic Manner foundation classes.
  • Dog lovers get big discounts for PuppyLove or Basic Manners for putting titles on any of their dogs, starting with Canine Good Citizen and other American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club and other widely-recognized  titles)


https://bestpaw.com/ 

for class information only  (no solicitors, please)

  

Easy on-line class    https://bestpaw.com/sign-up  & available by e-mail (even by stamped mail if you prefer!).  Advanced payment & completed registration form required for discount offers


REFUND POLICY: To maintain the quality of our small, focused classes, there are no refunds once registration & payment are completed maintain the quality of our limited-size classes since we have to turn away potential students for your spot in class, or if class materials have been sent to a student before starting the class

  • Cancellations 1 week or less before a private class or the first session of a series receive full credit for an upcoming series, private class or workshop that begins within 6 months of the original start date
  • Minimum $25 fee for earlier cancellations made before first meeting with an instructor to cover time, handling & banking fees. That fee may be higher if instructor has spent extensive time before first class date answering training questions for a registered student via telephone or in person
  • Open door policy at Osteen site makes it easy to check out program before you register (many of those you see in class are successful returning students with their next generation of dogs)
  • Free makeup classes for workshops or partially completed group classes included in Osteen group classes (when space permits) during dates/time frame of your original group series
  • Class credit may be transferred to private sessions in Osteen
  • Include info at signup about conflicts with planned trips or special events to qualify for additional free makeup sessions/weeks
  • Private makeup classes for group students in Osteen for $25 per hour during original group series dates
  • Contact us directly as soon as possible about makeup options for emergency situations


Free drop-ins at Osteen site for extra classes when space is available

Sign up for a Basic Manners or PuppyLove class and drop in on other Basic or Puppy Osteen classes for free makeup sessions or for extra help during your 10-week series in Osteen or your 7-week series in DeLand. (PuppyLove teams can drop in on both levels in Osteen.) The same benefit is included with all our beginner & advanced programs when space permits - free Osteen extras!


Register online today for orientation (Week 1) https://bestpaw.com/sign-up in a small-group PuppyLove or Basic Manners program with experienced trained professionals & volunteers. Your orientation class is at a different time and/or a different and must be done before you start in your regular time slot.


Our innovative open enrollment program means you can start class this week - no waiting for a far-off start date!  


PuppyLove & Basic Manners are parallel programs which cover similar material each week. Extra material & off-leash work included in PuppyLove. Starting at a young age means your pup learns faster so we cover even more in those sessions!


 CLASS DETAILS 

Small group classes for lots of individual attention

  • PuppyLove & Basic Manners in Osteen (10 week series, may include intermediate level https://bestpaw.com/sign-up/ola/services/manners-plus-osteen-only for some handler-dog teams ) & DeLand​ (7 week series). 
  • Set up  &  confirm orientation appointment now. Orientation is your Week 1  class, with your dog, at a different time from regular  class sessions.​  https://bestpaw.com/sign-up
  • Check events page for fun activities & for extra orientation times in addition to those listed below.

You can also e-mail  bestpaw@bestpaw.com or call to confirm or set up other times  

  • Register/pay in advance in our on-line store for an automatic $10 discount.  
  • On-line appointment available at  https://bestpaw.com/sign-up 
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine Tests by appointment in Osteen. 
  • See Appointment section on Home Page for other Private Class/Orientation potential  time slots.​
  • Use our directions for Osteen location. Tell your GPS/cellphone GPS to avoid Boy Scout Camp Road and Lake Ashby Road if you want to use your system as a backup.

Contact Us

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We love our dog families. Feel free to visit during normal class times. 

We live on the property and teach private classes all over Central Florida, so please make an appointment before dropping in. Special events, time changes or the rare cancelled class are all posted on this web page's home page and on Facebook.

Use our driving directions - avoid any that include  driving on Boy Scout Camp Rd .

Best Paw Forward Inc.

1835 Oak Haven Plantation Rd, Osteen, FL 32764, US (also Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, DeLand on Tues. evenings)

(407) 321-1006

Hours

Mon

08:00 am – 09:00 pm

Tue

11:00 am – 09:00 pm

Wed

08:00 am – 09:00 pm

Thu

08:00 am – 09:00 pm

Fri

12:15 pm – 09:00 pm

Sat

08:00 am – 09:00 pm

Sun

08:00 am – 07:00 pm

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