A Dog’s Best Friend

A Dog’s Best Friend

A Dog’s Best Friend locationBearsden, Glasgow G61 , East Dunbartonshire

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We are based in the West side of Glasgow and offer dog services which include boarding, day care, walking, practical private and group class training sessions, dog psychology and behaviour modification. We are a member of The National Association of Registered Pet Sitters (NARPS) and The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and adhere to their codes of conduct which includes the use of up to date, modern, positive and science based training, we do not use or condone the use of aversives in dog training. Please be aware that there are still trainers out there who yank on collars, use sprays and throw things at dogs and force dogs into position or worse, submission. If you come across this please ask them to leave your dog alone, and get in touch with us. We are also Disclosure checked, Insured and Pet First Aiders. We have two dogs of our own so weather boarding, day care or walking your dog will have plenty of exercise, company and cuddles. Dogs are our passion!

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A Dog’s Best Friend Reviews

A Dog’s Best Friend Reviews

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Wendy McLaren
5 Wendy McLaren

Great dog sitting service. My dog had and fantastic overnight stay. Would highly recommend.

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by David Crosby
5 David Crosby

Home from home for our boys Angus and Jackson. Friendly, fun and caring.

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Diane Mercer
5 Diane Mercer

Fantastic and thoroughly knowledgable service provided. Would highly recommend.

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Craig McEwan
5 Craig McEwan

From behaviour training to dog sitting, I would recommend a dogs best friend to anyone and everyone. Great service and lovely environment for dogs to learn and grow!

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Eleanor Marshall
5 Eleanor Marshall

A great service for all breeds of all ages. Diane is trustworthy, patient, caring and extremely kind. Definitely the best person for looking after your dog :) !

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Fiona McDevitt
5 Fiona McDevitt

Diane is the doggy whisperer! Rosco is so well cared for and relaxed in her company. Highly recommend

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Kerry Crosby
5 Kerry Crosby

Honestly home from home and more for our dog Jackson and soon to be for the new pup Angus...
Highly highly recommend...and Diane is a wonderful lady whom I like to call the dog whisperer..

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Charlotte May
5 Charlotte May

Excellent care for Dogs. We live close by and it is always a treat for Piper when she stays at A Dog's Best Friend ..we use Diane for short trips away, holidays and the odd day here and there.Would highly recommend.

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Mandy Ford
5 Mandy Ford

Basil loves staying with Diane and her family and he is really made to feel at home. Basil has stayed with Diane every time we have gone away on holiday or for weekend breaks since he was a pup. It's such a relief that we don't have to worry about him as he is so well cared for. He loves Diane's dogs and has a great fun playing with Cooper. When Basil and I are out for a walk and we bump into Diane the welcome and love he has for Diane is really touching - she really is Bearsen's own Dog Whisperer.

Review of A Dog’s Best Friend by Mike Brooke
5 Mike Brooke

Diane is like an Aunty to our dog and has been since she was a pup. Tia loves spending time with Diane and the other dogs she cares for and always comes home looking like she’s had loads of fun.

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A Dog’s Best Friend Q&A

A Dog’s Best Friend Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

Dog’s are our passion, and therefore it’s the best job in the world for us. We love what we do and do what we love. Also being able to make the relationship between dog and owner a better and stronger one gives us a great sense of satisfaction. All dogs deserve to be happy, safe and loved but there is no behaviour from a dog that the owner should have to put up with and that’s why we want to help.

What inspired you to start your own business?

When we went on holiday one year we had to put our two dogs into kennels, when we got back, our golden retriever had lost his voice (he didn’t normally bark) and our black Labrador had lost so much weight his hip bones were sticking out (he just didn’t eat- not like him). We were so upset when we got them back that we decided that there must be people like us who didn’t want to put their dogs into kennels. The business has grown from there.

Why should our clients choose you?

Studied Canine Psychology, Behaviour Modification (Canine Psychology Centre) and Dog Training and Handling (IMDT) As already stated above we do not use or condone aversives, the training methods we use gives your dog choices and rewards. This done in the right way has fast positive results. We are also able to help if your dog suffers from fear, separation distress or aggression.
Dog walking - We ensure that your dog is walked for the duration you pay for, we make full use of our local countryside so your dog can be off lead (if you allow it), have the freedom to be part of a pack and able to use all their senses. They come back happy and tired. We offer a home from home boarding experience staying in our home (not outside). We are also trained and qualified Pet First Aiders (Fitzcharles Training)


Practical Puppy Training Class

We run 3 Practical Puppy Training classes each week. Monday: Milngavie 12:00pm - 1:00pm Milngavie Town Hall Wednesday: Bearsden 7:00pm - 8:00pm St Andrews Church, Lesser Hall Thursday: Clydebank 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dalmuir Community Centre

Practical Dog Training Class

Thursday: Clydebank 8:00pm - 9.00pm. Dalmuir Community Centre Friday: Bearsden 7:00pm - 8:00pm St Andrews Church, Lesser Hall

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