Best Paw Forward

30th October 2023

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 […]
9th July 2022

Pupdate Cali the Cavalier

Introducing our new pup Cali, she is a beautiful 8wk old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel   The 1st Night! I was so nervous, dog training experience but was still worried about lack of sleep, especially with a toddler but she is doing amazingly. 1st step was creating positive associations with the crate. Luring her in with some food, then marker word and feeding. We repeated this with a couple of bits of food and then put her food bowl into the crate and left her to eat (with the crate open).       2nd step was creating settled/sleeping associations […]
29th May 2020

Preventing Separation Anxiety with your dog during Covid 19

Top tips on preventing Separation Anxiety with your dog after lockdown   At some point the dynamics of our home life will change completely, as adults go back to work and the kids head off to school. Many dogs will adjust back to the familiar pattern, prior to lockdown, but I also fear many will suffer various levels of anxiety and uncertainty to the suddenness of change.   Possible reasons for concern Home Life   Changes during lockdown in and around our homes Increased activity and presence 24/7 Constant noise and business of people Limited quiet time       […]
7th May 2020

Our Best Tips on Puppy Socialisation during Covid 19

Puppy Socialisation during Covid 19 Here at Best Paw Forward we would like to give you our best tips on how to deal with Puppy Socialisation during Covid 19. During the first 16 weeks of our puppies life, they will go through an important development stage; this is when they learn about their new environment, and if socialisation is approached correctly it will greatly reduce the chances of your puppy developing any fears and phobias at this early stage. Socialisation is not just about getting your puppy playing with other dogs, or introducing them to as many people as possible, […]
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 […]
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 […]