Dog training

Chelsea and Scotland star Billy Gilmour spotted DOG training in Glasgow with terrier Buddy ahead of pre-season return

BILLY GILMOUR is back in training – DOG Dressage.

The Chelsea and Scotland star made good use of his extra free time after international duty to put his Staffordshire bull terrier pal through his paces at Glasgow’s The k9 way facility.


Billy Gilmour was part of a poor Scottish exhibit in DublinCredit: Kenny Ramsay


Gilmour picked up Buddy last summer at Small Town Kennels – owned by his uncle near his Saltcoats home.

The Scot returned to spend time in Ayrshire this summer with his younger brother Harvey, who has just signed with Kilmarnock.

The k9 method provides training for dogs of all ages and breeds working with 8 week old puppies to adult dogs of all ages.

Chief Instructor John Allison professionally trained and handled dogs in 2007 in the British Army serving with the Royal Army Veterinary Corp as well as the Defense Animal Centre, The British Forces K9 Training School.

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He wrote on Instagram: “It was great welcoming @BillyGilmourrr to our new training facility with @BuddyGilmourrr last week.

“Spending time working on a place command to help house visitors and other triggers, sitting still and walking on a loose leash with Buddy to ensure an enjoyable walk for the whole family.”

We told you how the Scottish hero also prepared for his pre-season at Chelsea – training with a Scottish youth team.

Ayrshireman, 21, is back at the family home of Ardrossan for the summer and he is keeping fit by taking part in training with Glenafton.

The West of Scotland Premier League side shared an image on their social media of Gilmour wearing a Glenafton top with manager Ryan Stevenson, himself a former Chelsea youngster.

Gilmour, who spent last season at Norwich, has been linked with a loan move to Everton from Chelsea this season.

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He was once spotted at Loch Park cheering on old pals – while his younger brother Harvey signed his first professional contract with Kilmarnock.

A spokesperson wrote: “Earlier this evening we were delighted to welcome Champions League winner, Chelsea player and Scotland international Billy Gilmour to our second pre-season training session.”

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