Dogs Trust

Dog School

Dog School Edinburgh

We offer training classes for dogs at all stages of their lives, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Our classes are carefully designed by Dogs Trust and use positive and modern training techniques to help with all aspects of dog ownership.

Our Classes

Monday (50 minutes)

  1. 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Edinburgh Tabernacle, EH3 5PR

Tuesday (50 minutes)

  1. 18:00 and 19:00

Dogs Trust West Calder, EH55 8LE

Wednesday (50 mins)

  1. 10:00 and 11:00 

St Margaret’s Church Hall, 84 Main Street, Davidsons Mains. EH4 5AB

Wednesday (50 mins)

  1. 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Inch Park Community Sports Club, EH16 5UD

Thursday (50 minutes)

  1. 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

North Merchiston Club, EH11 1EP

Sunday (50 minutes)

  1. 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30

North Merchiston Club, EH11 1EP

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Lesson plans and FAQs

Dogs Trust Dog School classes combine training skills and exercises to prepare your dog for everyday life. We give you lots of information to help you understand your pooch and avoid common behavioural issues.

5 classes on a 5 week programme for only £55

School Trainers

Julie Morrison, Head Coach

Head Coach Julie Morrison was previously a Dogs Trust Training Behaviour Advisor, responsible for training at Dogs Trust West Calder as well as providing advice and support to dogs in their homes.

Julie has a CertHE from Bristol University in Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation and has recently completed the Puppy Life Skills course with Lincoln University. Julie has also studied Canine Behaviour with the Natural Animal Centre and Canine Psychology with the Animal Care College. Julie is also an accredited member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT 01301).

Angus Healy, Senior Coach

Angus has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and spent his first postgraduate year as a live-in dog carer/ trainee trainer in Hampshire. From there, he found his true calling as a dog trainer, and joined the Surrey branch of the Dog School when it was set up in October 2017.

After developing his skills as a coach in Surrey, making sure to add his signature sass and enthusiasm for all things dog wherever he could, he moved to the Edinburgh Dog School to start as the Senior Coach in September 2018.

Angus has raised his young lilac border collie, Juno, from the day she was born, and they both enjoy getting out and exploring the Scottish Countryside wherever they can.

Caroline Wright, Coach

Caroline has always had a love for dogs and regularly volunteers for greyhound rescue. She attended Dog School classes with her own rescue greyhound and loved the classes so much she returned as a volunteer before applying for the coach role. She is a Canine First Aider and is studying Animal Care and Canine Nutrition. Caroline also uses her background in photography and experience of social media to promote and market Dog School Edinburgh.

Keira Tait, Coach

Keira has had a lifelong love for dogs since her family adopted their sprollie, Molly from Dogs Trust West Calder in 2007. After deciding to pursue a career with animals, Keira went to Edinburgh Napier University and achieved a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology. During her studies she volunteered at Dog School classes for a year and now, having graduated, Keira jumped at the chance to join Dog School full time. Keira would love to have a dog of her own but is waiting until she lives somewhere more pet friendly.

Get in touch

T: 07388 375835 T: 07920 658647

Please email us with your enquiry at: [email protected]

Get in touch
T: 07388 375835 T: 07920 658647

Please email us with your enquiry at: [email protected]

Enquire now