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 owners and their dogs with kind and effective methods of training.

Best Paw Forward was established in 2014. Owners Tracy and Lynn have been working together for the past 20 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, training and dog behaviour.

In October 2015 Best Paw Forward opened its purpose designed training unit at Huntershill Village, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, with non-slip matting throughout, providing an important level of safety and comfort for both you and your dog, while enjoying some of our more energetic classes on offer.

We currently offer a variety of training and behavioural packages to suit every individual client and their dog. Our hugely popular and successful one-to-one sessions offer a choice of three unique training packages, individually tailored around your own specific requirements. To complement our individual sessions, we also operate classes in Bearsden and Bishopbriggs, where we encourage all ages to get enthusiastic about training their dogs. Classes are kept small, usually around six dogs, giving you and your dog a more personal and tailored experience.

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

Is response to Covid 19 we have developed our online course platform.  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 both you and your puppy.  Our training is based around building trust and understanding and will help you strengthen that very important bond between you and your puppy.

Our Training Classes

What Our Customers Think

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roberta O'Connell
    Brilliant training for Alfie really brought him out his shell. Would recommend for anyone with a puppy.
    Roberta O'Connell
  • Debbie McDonald
    Tracy and Lynn are amazing. They have a lovely, positive approach to dog training. I highly recommend them.
    Debbie McDonald
  • 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.
  • 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.
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