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A Dog’s Best Friend

Bearsden, Glasgow G61, East Dunbartonshire

(15)
14 hires on Bark
A Dog’s Best Friend logo
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A Dog’s Best Friend

Bearsden, Glasgow G61, East Dunbartonshire

(15)
14 hires on Bark

About

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.

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Reviews (15)

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V
6 November 2019

Diane is brilliant! As a trainer she is gone over and above for us. After just 2 sessions we have been visually able to see the progress our Harvey is making! Diane’s Harvey is a star too though! 😊 We already have our 3rd session booked and will continue to use Diane for the foreseeable future. More...

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17 October 2019

Diane is amazing. A month and a half ago our big rescue Bruce was struggling with meeting other dogs following being bitten on the tail, as well as past traumas that we don’t know the details of. He is a three legged, very loving dog but our walker was unable to control him and told us that she would not walk him anymore. I was devastated and felt like I was letting him down. In just a month and a half of walking and training with Diane he has learned to walk off the lead and is almost back to his normal self again with other dogs. I truly thought this would never happen for him and would never have believed that in just a short time I would feel confident to let him off the lead by myself. He is a happy boy again and all thanks to Diane teaching us to listen to Bruce’s needs as well as expecting him to follow our instructions. He is still learning but she has helped him to begin to realise his potential and for that I will always be grateful. More...

K
3 November 2018

Just took my pups over for an overnight stay after their first initial visit. They literally stormed in from excitement! A very good sign indeed. Diane is lovely and very accommodating- i feel comfortable dropping my children off with her and would not consider them staying with anyone else! More...

S
8 September 2018

Lily has a weekly walk with Diane.she sits and waits at the window and starts crying when she sees Diane. Diane has brought lily on so much for us. Lily adores Diane!

D
12 August 2018

Highly recommend Diane! Our pup Hudson absolutely loves going to classes and has been taught key commands for day to day life. The classes are informative and also fun and Diane is great for advice! Hudson loves Diane and it’s clear she loves him too! More...

D
23 July 2018

Fantastic and thoroughly knowledgable service provided. Would highly recommend.

C
23 July 2018

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!

E
23 July 2018

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 :) !

K
23 July 2018

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..

C
23 July 2018

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.

M
23 July 2018

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. More...

M
23 July 2018

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.

D
23 July 2018

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

F
23 July 2018

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

W
23 July 2018

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

Q&A

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.

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.

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 and 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)