About Us

Discover the future of dog training with Way Forward.

Our Approach

Way forward is all about looking to the future and having a positive relationship with your dog, we facilitate this by providing you with tools you need to begin this amazing journey. We aim to resolve a variety of issues and seek to show you how to have additional fun with your furry family member. We currently serve Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and run group training classes, 1-2-1s, Behaviourals and Hoopers, with many more to come!

Head Trainer

Our Head Trainer Alice has worked with dogs in a professional capacity for many years, including rescue and grooming. She holds a FdSc with merit in Canine Behaviour and Training and is currently studying her BSc in Canine Behaviour. Alice has already achieved her Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training and a Level 3 Award in Dog Training achieving a higher Distinction which means her theory and practical skills are constantly being rigorously assessed.

Alice has spent many years working with rescue dogs to help them overcome a variety of issues in order to help them be placed in the most suitable homes. From a young age Alice has been fascinated with canine behaviour, which led her to work with wolves at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. This work helped Alice gain further insight into how animals learn and why they may behave in certain ways.

Other Interests

Alice believes in the importance of nutrition in canine behaviour and has achieved a Diploma in Pet Nutrition and is a certified Nature’s Menu Raw Advisor. Alice also holds a full First Aid Certificate and is proud to be a full member of the Pet Professional Guild. In addition, Alice is a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) – which requires a rigorous 2-day assessment of both practical skills and theory. 


What we get up to...

Alice attends regular seminars and courses to further her skills and knowledge, such as Clicker Expo. The following is a list of courses Alice has attended in the following areas:

– Building Cooperation with dogs
– Pet Microchipping
– Platform Training
– Predatory Chase Behaviour
– Trick Classes
– Behaviour and Training Problems
– Nutrition
– Kennel Club Sports Science
– Animal First Aid
– Hoopers

Well done Alice for achieving the award for highest grades at your graduation and another for best personal achievement !

Alice more recently has a keen interest in the new sport of Hoopers and is now an accredited Canine Hoopers UK (CHUK) Instructor and has begun training her own dogs for competitions, as well as offering training classes and private lessons.

Alice also competes in obedience and agility with her own dogs, having qualified to compete in obedience at Crufts 2018. Alice did exceptionally well in her obedience class, coming 4th within her group!

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