Our innovative open enrollment program means you can start class this week - no waiting for a far-off start date! We are positive, not permissive.
(Details on our private training programs, and those for dogs with social issues, are at the bottom of this page.)
PuppyLove & Basic Manners are parallel programs for beginners - much of the same material is covered in PuppyLove & Basic Manners.
Both programs include:
Register online today for orientation (Week 1) in a small-group PuppyLove or Basic Manners program with experienced trained professionals & volunteers.
Easy on-line registration forms:
Advance payment & completed form required for discount offers (let us know if you have any challenges with our online materials).
Studies also point out the importance of early group sessions for mental & social development, with the fastest, strongest benefits for contact with people before the pup is 16 weeks old.
World-renowned lecturer, trainer, researcher Dr. Ian Dunbar recommends pups meet 100 people before they are 8 weeks old, and that they meet another 100 people before they are 16 weeks old. Dunbar is the founder of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the largest dog trainers group in the world.
Best Paw Forward Inc. head trainer P.J. Lacette is charter member 15 in the APDT
We are happy to provide private classes for young pups, especially if that is what your schedule and needs dictate. Both our private and small group classes teach pups how to focus around distractions, to respect and like other dogs and other breeds, and are a great foundation for happy, friendly dogs in the future.
Private sessions are available for Detouring Doggie Delinquents pets at our Osteen home base. Programs are geared to your family’s & dog’s individual needs. Periodically we also offer workshops & continuing education sessions for our Detour Doggie Delinquents teams.