22nd October 2019

How to keep my dog calm during fireworks

Many pets are affected by fireworks. We reveal our expert tips on how to keep your dog calm during the time of fireworks. It is reported that up to two thirds of all our pets are affected by fireworks; some to a greater degree of stress than others. Your dog may be showing some of these signs of stress or fear during this period: Restlessness in the home – pacing back and forth unable to settle Shaking/trembling Cowering – desperate to find a safe place to hide Excessive barking Walking in the park with your dog “off lead” runs the […]
11th August 2019

Recall Workshop – Thursday 15th August 6pm

Do you struggle recalling your dog? Wish their recall was quicker? This workshop may be for you. Limited to only 4 dogs per course we’ll work on their recall skills. This short course runs over a 4wk period. Week 1 is without the dogs for some theory work, week 2 & 3 will be at our training centre and week 4 will be in an outside enclosed field area. Cost is £100 to include course notes, whistle, lanyard and the outdoor session. Session 1 Thursday 15th August 6pm Handlers only Session 2 Thursday 22nd August 6pm Session 3 Thursday 29th […]
11th August 2019

Beginners Plus Course – Monday 19th August 10.30am

This 10wk course is a follow on to the beginners level.  Moving exercises on to the level and also incorporating some of the kennel club good citizen bronze exercises. This course starts Monday 19th August at 10.30am and cost £75
11th August 2019

Beginners Course – Monday 19th August 10am

Aimed at dogs over 16wks, this course covers basic training such as sit, down, stand and introducing them to stay and recall. It also includes some impulse control exercises such as appropriate meeting and greeting of dogs/people, leave and focus. This course starts on Monday 19th August at 10am and runs over a 10wk period of half hour sessions.  Costs of this course is £75
11th August 2019

Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award – Tuesday 13th August 6pm

    This course runs over a 10wk period of half hour sessions. Exercises include Loose Lead Walking Examination and grooming your dog Control at doorway/gate Impulse control around people & dogs 1 min stay Recall Further information available from the kennel club website There will be the option to sit a test by an outside examiner (date to be confirmed) This course costs £87.50
11th August 2019

Introduction to Scent Work – Tuesday 13th August 2019

    Dog’s sense of smell is fantastic and often we don’t give them the time to stop and sniff. This short courses teaches dogs to use their nose to find a particular scent. Scent work is great for mental stimulation and can suit any age/breed of dog. It can also be an activity which you can set up at home. This 4 week course (45mins per wk) will run on a Tuesday at start Tuesday 13th August at 4pm. This short course is limited to only 4 dogs and costs £100.  This will include some pots etc to allowing […]
6th June 2019

Top Tips on Dog Toys

Best Dog Toys   The World of dog toys is a huge business. All claiming to enhance your new puppy or dogs experience.   It is an exciting time getting a new puppy/dog, with lots of items to purchase; including beds, bowls, collars, harnesses, leads, food, treats and of course toys. We all love to buy gifts for our pets, however, with so much choice around it can be confusing what to buy. At Best Paw Forward, we have many years’ experience in training dogs; and have always believed in the importance of play when training. It is wonderful to […]
15th March 2019

Furbo Dog Camera

This is an advertisement supported by product placement When we were asked to trial the Furbo Dog Camera, we jumped at the chance.  For those of you who haven’t heard about the Furbo, it is a treat dispensing Wi Fi camera, with 2 way audio function.  To add to this it looks very modern and stylish, can be remotely activated and can even send barking or activity alerts to your phone. The Furbo arrived quickly, nicely packaged and even included some dry treats so we could get started right away.   I’m not very technical so the thought of setting it […]
4th March 2019

9 Best Tips on Crate Training your Puppy

9 Best Tips on Crate Training your Puppy   Crate Training for puppies:   Many people worry about using a crate with their new puppies, but crates should never be seen or used as a punishment for your puppies. We take special care and caution when using crates, and we totally understand that it is not for every family to use; however, if you are keen to know more about why, how and when to introduce a crate to your puppy, then please read on:     Why do we use crate training?   Let’s think about a few other […]