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.

Dog School Edinburgh are currently recruiting volunteers! For more information, please visit https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/vacancies/

Our Classes

Please enquire below about our face-to-face classes or our popular virtual training sessions.

St Peters

  1. Wednesday : Evening

Lutton Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9PE

North Merchiston Club

  1. Thursday : Evening
  2. Sunday : Morning, Afternoon

48 Watson Cres., Edinburgh, EH11 1EP

71st Scout Hall

  1. Tuesday : Evening

233 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AR

Edinburgh Tabernacle

  1. Monday : Evening

41-42 Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 5PR

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.

4 classes on a 4 week programme for only £65

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).

Vera Da Silva Galamba, Senior Coach

Vera was previously a rehoming and welfare coordinator, working with a variety of rescue dogs of all breeds and ages. Vera has a post-graduate certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy and is currently doing her Diploma of Canine Behaviour.

After working 5 years in rescue, with dogs that have been given up due to behaviour issues, Vera realised she wanted to help people keep their dogs by tackling these issues before they become overwhelming. It was this desire that led her to Dog School: to help the owners and the dogs develop a better relationship.

Rebecca Warburton, Coach

Rebecca was previously a Zoo keeper and spent a lot of her time training exotic animals. Rebecca has attended many animal training seminars and education programmes to gain knowledge of advanced training science and had plenty of experience putting that into practise in her ten years working at the zoo.

Having recently rehabilitated a rescued a pony, Rebecca realised that training was her biggest passion, which then inspired her move to Dog School. Rebecca has always been obsessed with dogs and even though she has worked with some very cool animals, she believes none can beat a dog!

Lis Hardie, Coach

Lis started working with animals by volunteering at a local rescue centre in 2014. This led to her developing a career in rescue, where she found the most rewarding aspect of her job to be training the animals. This passion continued when she spent a year in Australia, volunteering with local animal welfare charities providing training and support.

Most recently she worked in the veterinary environment, providing care for the furry patients recovering from their operations. Ultimately, she realised her love for training and moved over to Dog School where she looks forward to helping owners and their dogs.

She also has a rescue Husky cross called Ellie, who inspires her to learn more each day.

Get in touch

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

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Get in touch

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