Best Paw Forward is the home of PuppyLove, the Central Florida puppy class that sets the standard as the longest-running puppy program in Florida, and our parallel program of Basic Manners for older pups and adult dogs. They make up the most comprehensive puppy and basic classes in Central Florida, as well as the longest running group clicker program in the southeast U.S.
That positive foundation has created fun, productive performance and show classes too.
Our experienced, trained professionals and volunteers offer small group dog training sessions based on trust and respect.
Lead trainer P.J. Lacette has been training dogs in Central Florida for more than 40 years. She is charter member 15 in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a regular volunteer in that organization. She is once again on the volunteer staff for the educational conference put on by APDT. If you are attending the 2016 conference in Las Vegas in Oct., say hello to her there.
Programs are available days, evenings and weekends, with beginner levels in two locations.
Our home base offers group and private classes located on 10 beautiful grassy fully-fenced acres (with safe ponds) in Volusia County. We also have group classes at Spring Oaks Animal Care Center in DeLand.
Beginners group class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention. Advanced levels are offered in Osteen.
Private consultations may be scheduled in your home for most dogs. Dogs with potentially serious social issues are handled at our Osteen site.