About Us

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”

Assistant Trainer

Our Assistant Trainer Wenzdi possesses a lifelong background in Canine Care.

Wenzdi joined the Way Forward team in April 2021. She is our resident assistant trainer and possesses a lifelong background in canine care. In addition to rescuing all 4 of her dogs, she has volunteered at kennels and animal sanctuaries in the past and has even helped run a charity rescuing exotic animals! 
Having recently completed her IMDT assessments with distinction and has full IMDT membership status. 

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! 

Institue of Modern Dog Trainers

The IMDT is the leading education provider for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists and is a Registered Learning Centre for The Open College Network.

Pet Professional Guild

PPG promotes the use of positive operant and respondent training methods, both personally and professionally. The guild holds that all training should be conducted in a manner that encourages pets to enjoy the process, which will, in turn, lead them to become more confident and well-adjusted pets. PPG members optimize the use of applied behavior analysis to systematically identify and resolve problem behaviors using the least aversive and intrusive methods, tools and equipment.

Canine Hoopers UK

Canine Hoopers UK was formed in 2017 to provide UK handlers and their dogs with a fun, fast, low-impact sport. Clubs, societies and individuals are able to host Canine Hoopers UK shows, competitions and training by Accredited Instructors. Canine Hoopers UK strives to protect the long term well-being of the dog by maintaining flowing courses of low impact obstacles. It aims to be an inclusive dog sport making sure that this sport is accessible to all dogs and handlers, in particular large and tiny breeds, dogs which require a little extra space, patience or understanding and also to handlers with limited mobility.

Natures Menu

Certified Raw Advisor for Natures Menu. Ensuring your dog is getting the best nutrition.

Scentwork UK

Scentwork UK trials are based on detection-style nose work practiced daily by customs & exercise dogs, bomb explosive dogs, search & rescue dogs and medical detection dogs.

UK Dog Behaviour & Training

The UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter provides assurance to the public and other professional bodies that the practitioner they employ has been checked, supported and monitored by a reputable accrediting member organisation.