Welcome to our website

Midlothian Dog Training Club est.1986 and registered with the Kennel club and is dedicated to promoting responsible dog ownership The Club is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a Committee, elected annually, and supported by instructors who give their time on a voluntary basis to share their knowledge and experience with other dog lovers.

MDTC is committed to continue to develop methods of training in order to help members with their dogs in general companion training.

The Club subscribes to the values and training methods of the Institute of Modern Dog Training and the club has accredited trainers with others actively working towards membership of the Institute IMDT

Trainers also continue to attend seminars to broaden their knowledge on how dogs learn and the latest training methods. Seminars have included those on Cognitive Skills, Working with Reactive Dogs, Recall and Loose Lead Walking

Using positive reinforcement for both dogs and owners, we aim to help you to:-

• build and maintain a relationship of trust and understanding with your dog

• understand and enjoy the training process

• coach your dog in the behaviours that enable him/her to adapt to our lifestyle.

• encourage your dog in socialising with people and other dogs

• work with your dog to solve problems such as jumping up, barking and lack of confidence.

In addition to regular indoor and outdoor training, we provide basic fun agility, brain games classes and reactive classes. To measure progress and recognise achievement we organise Kennel Club Good Citizens’ Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and our own Club Tests for those who wish to enter.

We meet every week of the year except for the Christmas and New Year period, take part in demonstrations of our actitivities and have social evenings at Christmas and in the summer.

In winter we meet at the Ladywood Leisure Centre in Penicuik on Friday evenings from 7.30 pm and in summer at Vogrie Country Park on Thursday evenings from 6.30/7 pm.

We also run Puppy Classes on Monday evenings at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Bonnyrigg and at Ladywood each over a 9 week period, both with limited numbers.

Please click below for our Introductory Booklet.

Midlothian Dog Training Club Introductory Booklet

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Forthcoming Events

Puppy Classes
For more information contact Susan at
Current puppy classes are full. For the next available dates :-
See the Main Puppy Class Section - Click to View Puppy Class Details and Dates

AGM will take place on 14 February at 7pm.
Click to View AGM Notice

Good Citezen Bronze and Silver Test on 20 March.
Good Citizen Gold Test on 21 March.
No Training Good Friday 10 April (Except Puppies)
Return to Vogrie Country Park 16 April.
Good CItizen Bronze, Silver and Gold Tests 18 June.
Summer Social Event 25 June.
Return to Ladywood Leisure Centre 11 September.