Our innovative open enrollment program means you can start class this week - no waiting for a far-off start date!
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).
PuppyLove & Basic Manners
Much of the same material covered in PuppyLove & Basic Manners
Extra material & off-leash work included in PuppyLove
PuppyLove limited to pups 8-18 weeks old at orientation
Basic Manners limited to friendly dogs 18 weeks through adults
Positive, not permissive
Early socialization in a safe, well-run puppy program can actually increase neural pathways in the brain for pups that continue socializing when they first come to their new homes, up to the age of 16 weeks.
Basic Manners for adolescent & adult dogs.
Fix any bad habits that have already surfaced
Start improving social skills today.
No need to wait for final puppy shots since improvements in puppy shots make it safer than ever to come to class when your puppy is quite young.
Studies also point out the importance of early group sessions for mental & social development, with the fastest, strongest benefits for contact before the pup is 16 weeks old.
World-renowned lecturer, trainer, researcher 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.
If you are taking the PuppyLove (or Basic Manners) series, private sessions at Osteen during your series are just $25.
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.