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


Training Class schedule - more class SCHEDULE details below

Gentle, effective training based on trust & respect




  • 1 p.m. Sundays: Manners Plus (intermediate level for Best Paw Forward Inc. PuppyLove & Basic Manners graduates only), Osteen.
  • 2 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! Free optional agility introduction 1:45 p.m. Osteen.
  • 3 p.m.  Sundays Obedience/Rally competition, all levels, Osteen.. 
  • 4 p.m. Sundays PuppyLove (pups 8-18 weeks old at first class). Schedule orientation/first session at different time/day than regular class time. Free optional agility introduction 5 p.m. Osteen
  • 5:15 p.m. Sundays Agility Competition, all levels, Osteen. 
  • 6 p.m. Sundays Play time for approved dogs. Osteen.


  • 10 a.m. Mondays Manners Plus, intermediate for previous Best Paw Forward PuppyLove and Basic Manners students. Includes agility introduction
  • 11 a.m. Mondays Basic Manners (beginners, older pups & adult dogs) & PuppyLove combo, Osteen. Free optional agility intro 10:45 a.m.
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Wednesdays Private sessions available in Osteen for all  dogs (morning in-home private sessions available for friendly dogs)

  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays Manners Plus (intermediate level), Osteen 
  • 7 p.m. Wednesdays Basic Manners (older pups & adult dogs) & PuppyLove combo. Free optional agility intro 6:45 p.m.


  • 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


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

 Saturdays & some Sunday mornings: 

  • Private classes, special events, workshops, seminars. Check back for next starting date. 

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Easy on-line class  & 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. If you cancel your program 1 week or less before a private class or the first session of your series, you receive full credit for an upcoming series, private class or workshop that begins within 6 months of the original start date. Free makeup classes for workshops or partially completed group classes are available in Osteen group classes during the time frame of your original package for group series, or your credit can be applied to private sessions in Osteen. Include information at signup about conflicts with planned trips or special events to qualify for additional free makeup sessions/weeks. Private makeup classes for group classes are available in Osteen for $25 per hour. Please 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 - free Osteen extras!

Register online today for orientation (Week 1) 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!


Small group classes for lots of individual attention

  • PuppyLove & Basic Manners in Osteen (10 week series, may include intermediate level for some handler-dog teams ) & DeLand​ (7 week series). 
  • Open enrollment: Start right away (no need to wait for a far-off start date).
  • Set up &  confirm orientation appointment now. Orientation is your Week 1  class, with your dog, at a different time from regular  class sessions.​
  • Check events page for fun activities & for extra orientation times in addition to those listed below.
  • Register in advance in our on-line store.  You can also e-mail or call to confirm or set up other times. 
  • On-line appointment available at 
  • 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.

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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



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