Way forward dog training solutions

About us

At Way Forward we believe it is important that our trainers are constantly expanding their knowledge and experience in the field. 

Alice (Head Trainer) also holds a full First Aid Certificate and is proud to be a full member of the Pet Professional Guild.

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, Behaviour Consultations and Hoopers, with many more to come! 

Alice (Head Trainer)

Our Head Trainer Alice has worked with dogs in a professional capacity for many years, including rescue and grooming.

Alice holds a FdSc with merit in Canine Behaviour and Training and has also completed her BSc in Canine Behaviour Management. 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.

“As an Assessed and Qualified Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Symbol”

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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: nutrition, behaviour, aggression and puppy development. 


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! 

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. 

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