Dog training in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Reward based training for all dogs!

We pride ourselves on offering friendly services and a relaxed atmosphere  tailored to you and your dog’s specific needs. Rest assured with our qualified and insured instructors that your dogs training is in the right hands.

Who We Are

We Love Your Dog, Just as You Do!

We welcome people of all ages from all walks of life, dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages are welcome. Our main aim is to provide a kind, rewarding, and fun experience for both you and your dog.

Tailored training that suits you and your dog!

We know about your hectic schedule. We also know the only way you truly understand a new skill, such as dog training, is by practicing it in a real environment. This is why we’ve designed our training sessions around to help you and your dog gain new skills together.

1-2-1 Training

Teach your pooch how to behave with our specialised 1-2-1 training!

Group Classes

Small, fun, friendly and for all age groups! We offer a range of group classes to suit your needs.

Hoopers Training

Hoopers is an exciting new dog sport. It's great for dogs of all ages and owners of all fitness levels!

Scentwork Training

Teach your dog to use their most powerful tool (their nose) to detect target odours!

Reactivity Course

Teach your pooch how to behave with our specialised 1-2-1 training!

Behaviour Consultation

Can't seem to deal with a significant behaviour issue? Our consultation is ideal for you!

Telephone Consultation

Unable to attend a session in person? Self-isolating? Book a telephone consultation & train from home!

Bespoke Training

Teach your pooch how to behave with our specialised 1-2-1 training!

IMDT Acredited Trainer

Our Head Trainer, Alice, is a full member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). IMDT membership involves a rigorous 2 day assessment of both practical skills and theory.


Have a look at what some of our previous customers have said.

Alice is a fantastic trainer. We've attended her puppy training and her puppy manners training now and both have been so helpful. She only just force free positive training techniques, and not only do they work but they helped us build a really positive relationship with our puppy. Plus, the training is so fun for us both!

Annie Joy Fryer

We took our 6 month puppy to the training sessions with Alice. She was really helpful, any questions we had she would answer straight away even if it wasn't during the training session. Really friendly and welcoming atmosphere during the sessions too. I would definitely recommend Way forward dog training.

Hannah Sutton

My puppy Henry and I took part in a 4 week training class and thoroughly enjoyed it. Alice was very knowledgeable and supportive throughout and Henry made rapid progress 🙂 Alice also took the time to help me switch Henry to a raw food diet, thank you so much for all your help- Henry loves his new raw treats!

Rachel Yates