Discounts, work study (help out for most of cost), barter opportunities

1835 Oak Haven Plantation RD, Osteen, Central Florida 32764-8872

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
Trick training can improve basic skills, like stays!

Training Class schedule - no DeLand classes for now. current

Gentle, effective training based on trust & respect. Barter, work study discount options

INDOOR & OUTDOOR TRAINING

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

Sundays (9 a.m. Sun. Mar. 22 Retriever Foundation Field Training workshop, Osteen)

  • 1 p.m. Sundays Basic Manners, teenage pups 19 weeks or older up through adult dogs. Osteen. 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.
  • 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). Osteen. Start immediately to take advantage of fastest learning & socialization age - NO NEED TO WAIT FOR FINAL SHOTS! Schedule orientation/first session at different time/day than regular class time. Includes free optional agility introduction 3:15 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. Sundays Play time for approved dogs. Osteen
  • 9 a.m. Sun. Mar. 22 Retriever Foundation Field Training workshop, Osteen


Mondays

  • 9 a.m. 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 PuppyLove-Basic Manners combo. Osteen. Free optional agility intro 15 minutes before regular class time 
  • 11 a.m. Mondays supervised play time for approved dogs
  • 12:30  - 4 p.m. Mondays Private sessions available in Osteen
     
  • 6 p.m. Mondays Orientation (Week 1 for PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, Osteen
  • 7 p.m. Mondays Private sessions available in Osteen
     

  Tuesdays - NO CLASSES fFOR NOW IN  DELAND AT SPRING OAKS ANIMAL CARE CENTER. Sessions continue in Osteen - current students can drop in there where space is available

  • Usually (not now) 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Orientation Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, (Week 1 for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, DeLand
  • Usually (not now) 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays: PuppyLove (pups ages 8-18 weeks old on first day of class), Spring Oaks Animal  Care Center, DeLand
  •  Usually (not now) 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Basic Manners (older pups & adult dogs), Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, DeLand


Wednesdays 

  • 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays Orientation (Week 1 for PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions) by appointment, Osteen
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Smart Agility performance event skills, Osteen
  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays PuppyLove-Basic Manners combo.  Osteen

 
Thursdays

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

 Fridays

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

Saturdays

  • 9  a.m. Saturdays Advanced/intermediate agility, Osteen
  • 10 a.m. Saturdays Advanced competition obedience/rally, Osteen
  • 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)


* Manners Plus - intermediate level only open to Best Paw Forward PuppyLove & Basic Manners graduates or Best Paw Forward private students

  • Pup or dog started in other programs elsewhere require at least one (or more) private sessions to catch up before joining at this level
  • Experienced competition-level trainers who have put titles on  previous other dogs may jump right into advanced classes. May also benefit from Best Paw Forward Inc. intensive PuppyLove & Basic Manner foundation classes.
  • Big discounts for PuppyLove or Basic Manners if thandlers have put titles on any dogs, including  STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen or other American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club  & other widely-recognized  titles


Easy on-line class registration   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, or if class materials have been sent to a student before starting a class since we have often turned away potential students for your spot in 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 known conflicts with planned trips or special events to qualify for additional free makeup sessions
  • Private makeup classes for group students in Osteen discounted to $25 per hour during original group series dates
  • Contact us directly as soon as possible about makeup options for approved makeups for true emergency situations

Open enrollment + orientation = start right away

  Open enrollment + orientation = start right away . Take orientation sessions in Osteen for classes there, or to get you going and provide  helpful downloaded materials to move to DeLand classes when they resume.


Our Osteen site has small, fresh-air sessions perfect for social distancing right now.

  1. Week 1 of series, different day and/or time from rest of  series. 
  2. Jump into training right away without waiting for a far-off start date
  3. Bring dog to orientation, hungry (no fun working on a full stomach!) & ready to get to work!
  4. Bring great human-grade protein-based soft treats, things your dog does not usually get at home (boneless chicken, hot dogs, ground beef,  cheese, lunch meat etc.)
  5. Dress for comfort & safety, down to lace-up or Velcro-style sneakers or running shoes


 https://bestpaw.com/ 

for class information only  (no solicitors, please)

 

For more details:

https://bestpaw.com/sign-up 


Sign up for a Basic Manners or PuppyLove class and drop in on other Osteen Basic or PuppyLove classes for free makeup sessions or for extra help during your 10-week series in Osteen or when we resume the 7-week series in DeLand. (PuppyLove teams can drop in on both levels in Osteen.) 


Those free Osteen extras are included with all Best Paw Forward Inc. beginner programs when space permits !


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. 


Orientation class must be done before you start in  a beginner level series, and is Week 1, your starting 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

DeLand​ (we hope to resume at this location soon)


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  (students & prospective students only, please)

  • 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.​

  1. Use our directions for Osteen location. Tell your GPS/cellphone GPS to avoid Boy Scout Camp Road & Lake Ashby Road if you want to use your system as a backup.

Contact Us

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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

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

11:45 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 – 05:00 pm

Sun

08:00 am – 05:00 pm

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