Do not feed your dog before class. Full dog tummies make it hard for dogs to concentrate in class.
Bring super-yummy class treats*
Proof of vaccinations & health
Children in class:
Shy, nervous, aggressive, noisy dogs:
Female dogs in season
Equipment for Basic Manners, PuppyLove and private sessions:
Leash corrections rarely needed nor used.
Gentle Leader or Snoot Loop head collars, fitted with our help, are a great choice for a dog or puppy that is pulling hard. Your dog will likely need a few days to get used to you having such easy control of his head & body.
Group Class Locations
Best Paw Forward Inc.
1835 Oak Haven Plantation Rd.
Osteen FL 32764-8872
Our Osteen home base offers group and private classes located on 10 lovely grassy fully-fenced acres in Volusia County.
Spring Oaks Animal Care Center
152 McGregor Rd., DeLand 32720
Tues. night PuppyLove & Basic Manners group classes
Driving to the Osteen site:
Download or print/take along web page directions.
Most GPS & mapping programs contain serious routing errors. Tell your system to detour around or avoid Lake Ashby Road & Boy Scout Camp Road if they show up on your route.
Watch closely on the first turn after you enter our subdivision on the dirt road (you turn right into Saddle Creek Farms, then left at the first intersection.)
Watch out for misleading links from servers even if they pop up on our registration form.
PuppyLove (8-18 weeks old at orientation/first class)
Basic Manners collar choices
What to wear
Most Osteen site classes outdoors under cover.
Comfortable clothing; dress for easy movement & bending over
Photo & video recording during classes encouraged. All rights reserved to Best Paw Forward. Please tag Best Paw Forward in any you put on-line and submit any images or video for credit toward future classes.
Advance registration & Orientation Class required for all PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions
Orientation - first class for PuppyLove or Basic Manners group series.
Great protein-based foods like
Schedule your orientation class to start at a different time & sometimes different day from regular classes - suggestions for times on class schedule page).
Easy on-line class registration/reservation form on this web page.