Puppy and Dog Training in Glasgow

At Best Paw Forward Dog Training, we take a modern, force free approach to dog training. Our aim is to create a lifelong bond of trust between pet parents and their dogs with kind and effective methods of training.

Established in 2014. Owners Tracy and Lynn have been working together for the past 25 years; previously as Registered Veterinary Nurses in the Glasgow area. Their interest in the welfare of dogs developed during this period with a particular passion towards puppy development and dog behaviour.

Following 9yrs based at Huntershill Village, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, we now offer puppy training courses in Beasrden and individual home/park training sessions in East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

Our unique training and behavioural packages will suit every individual pet parent and their dog.

Both Tracy and Lynn are licensed professional dog trainers and members of Sarah Whitehead’s Inner Circle – one of the UK’s online mentoring and CPD platform that brings together and supports trainers, behaviourists and canine professionals.

In 2021 we were join by Lauren Young who has been working hard and is now qualified and accredited through the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT).

Is response to Covid 19 we have developed our online courses.  Before Covid hit many people believed that training especially for pups had to be “in person” to be successful; this is clearly not the case and with our support we can bring the training to your home at a pace that suits.

Our training is based around building trust and understanding and will help you strengthen that very important bond between you and your puppy/dog.

Our Training Classes

What Our Customers Think

  • Jaqueline Campbell

    I chose Best Paw Forward as I was impressed by the different options available and opted for a Gold Puppy Package as I was getting lost in all the different advice from books and online articles and videos and needed some straightforward guidance.

    Tracy was our fantastic and very knowledgeable trainer and helped my dog Roxy and I progress our training and was quick to identify and share helpful tips tailored to Roxy’s temperament and behaviour.  Tracy always made us feel at ease and after each session provided a helpful summary of the training session along with links to videos to help reinforce what we’d learnt.  Tracy was very approachable and made learning fun for me and Roxy and I’m now armed with straightforward advice and guidance that we can continue to practice.

    I would highly recommend Best Paw Forward for friendly, fun and highly effective puppy training.

    Jaqueline Campbell
  • Debbie McDonald
    Tracy and Lynn are amazing. They have a lovely, positive approach to dog training. I highly recommend them.
    Debbie McDonald
  • Isabel
    A big Thank You to Lynne and Tracy from Rosie. She has come on so well from puppy classes through to secondary and the last few 1-2-1 sessions have been great and so enjoyable for her.
  • Fiona
    Hi Lynn & Lauren

    Just to say thank you - hugely appreciate all the help for Harris and there is absolutely a difference already . The new ideas will be so useful- some we have never tried ever

    We had a pipe fixed in the house this morning and he's even less nervous with new people as a bonus ! We've had loads of people to the house for his two years and never has he been this manageable 🙂

  • Angela
    Fantastic classes. Lovely calm and positive environment for my puppy to learn. Tracy and Lynn are so knowledgeable and they make the classes interesting for owners and puppies. Thank you so much from Katie and Cooper too! See you in the new year, we will be practising.
  • Mary
    Just to say thanks for your time and patience in helping train Toby he is certainly showing off his new found skills to the dog walker as he mentioned that Toby was keeping close to him and coming back when he was told and he didn’t even need to bribe him with a treat 😂😂
    I will certainly keep you in mind if anyone of my friends get a puppy and will pass your name to them as all puppy’s and new owners need someone like yourself to help with the training.
  • Nicola
    Thank you Lynn,  You have been fantastic, I can’t believe the difference.  I would thoroughly recommend your services.
  • Roberta O'Connell
    Brilliant training for Alfie really brought him out his shell. Would recommend for anyone with a puppy.
    Roberta O'Connell
  • Katrina
    I came to Best Paw Forward after adopting Jeff, a lurcher who's manners just needed a bit of polishing (to stop him jumping up etc). Both Lynn and Tracy are incredibly professional, friendly, approachable and they definitely both know what they're doing (and continue to learn more to help with their work) Jeff and I both thoroughly enjoying our sessions at Best Paw Forward, and they taught us what I started with the intention of learning and then some. Ten out of ten, and I'd recommend their training courses to absolutely anyone who is having any sort of issues with their canine companion's training/manners.
  • Melanie
    Huge thank you to both of you, Tracy and Lynn, for your amazing knowledge and skills used to train our wee Bruno at the Puppy Classes. He's coming along great and I think he was unsure what to do with himself on Monday night now that the 6 week block has come to an end.
  • Lil
    I just wanted to say how much we appreciate all of your input and training advice with our wee boys. Despite both being very young they are very good boys and we couldn't do it without your support!  It's so lovely to see Rupert coming out in busy places and not freaking out and ignoring other dogs!
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