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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,we also run Brain Games which provide novelty, choice, problem solving and fun for your dog and strengthen your human-dog relationship 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 8 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 over a 12 week period, and at Ladywood over a 10 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

The Law is changing as of April 6 2016 you must have your Dog Microchipped

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Puppy Classes
For more information contact Susan at

susan.edwards@mdtc.co.uk
Current puppy classes are full. The next classes are :-
Ladywood Leisure Centre 15 June 2018
Bonnyrigg 2 July 2018

2018

March
MDTC now runs a monthly Brain Games Class for members. Brain games provide novelty, choice, problem solving and fun for your dog and strengthen your human-dog relationship.
Classes are £2.50 per dog but numbers are limited so classes must be booked in advance.
There is an online sign-up at; Brain Games
Classes will run on the mornings of Sunday 29th April, Sunday 20th May and Sunday 17th June 2018.
Further classes will be announced in the summer.'

April
Training will move to Vogrie Country Park on Thursday 19 April for the summer season, the first two weeks classes will be at 6.30 pm. Classes thereafter will be at 7.00 pm