10th February 2020

My Puppy’s First Walk

My best tips on preparing for your puppy’s first walk:   Our puppy’s first walk is a special time for all, so lets make sure its filled with special memories for you both to cherish.     When is my puppy safe to go out for their first walk?   Most puppies should be ready for their first steps outside once their vaccination protocol is complete. Please check with your own vet on their protocol, but as a rough guideline it is usually 7-10days post second vaccination. It is important to adhere to these recommendations for the safety of your […]
24th January 2020

Beginners Course – 21st April 5.30pm

Aimed at dogs over 16wks, this course covers basic training such as sit, down, stand and introducing them to stay and recall.  It also included some impulse control exercises such as appropriate meeting and greeting of dogs/people, leave and focus. This course starts on Tuesday 25th February at 5.30pm and runs over a 8wk period of half hour sessions.  Course costs £80 and is limited to 4 dogs.
3rd January 2020

How do I settle my new puppy?

8 Best tips on how to settle my new puppy on their first night home   A new puppy Getting a new puppy is a wonderful experience – and promises many new adventures – but the first few nights of having your puppy at home can be challenging. As experts in dog training, we have some tried-and-tested tips to help you settle your new puppy at home. Please do not panic, we survive and such events are fond distant memories.   How do I settle my new puppy? One of the most challenging times is getting our puppy to settle and […]
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 […]
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 […]
26th February 2019

Puplog by Zeus

Puplog by Zeus – age 18wks   Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day last week. My dad helped me make my very first Valentine card to give to my lovely mum. Everything went to plan including a large paw print across the card from me. Mum was delighted and gave me a huge hug before displaying it proudly on the fridge door – only thing was, I didn’t realise that she wanted to keep it there. I thought I could take it back and have a game of rip the card up; its such a great […]
13th February 2019

Puplog by Zeus

Puplog by Zeus – age 17wks   What a busy two weeks I’ve had since we last caught up; I know what mum means when she says the weeks just fly by.   New Pals:  I have met a bunch of new friends; in fact one of my favourite play sessions last week was with a Border Collie dog, in Linn Park.  At first, I wasn’t sure if he wanted to play, but I said hello in my usual enthusiastic way, which seemed to go down well, and the next thing we were chasing around all over the place, around […]