Training

Indoor Training

Indoor training is at the Ladywood Leisure Centre and is primarily concerned with the behaviours which your dog needs to be your trusted companion. These include Heelwork, Socialising, Recall, Sit, Down, Stand, Stay and Leave

Training sessions are held every Friday night from 8 – 9.45 pm with sessions alternating between Beginners and Advanced throughout the evening. For new entrants there is a short Induction and basic training session where we assess what your dog can do and prepare it to enter the Beginners class. Indoor training runs from mid September to mid April, with a break from early December to mid-January when everyone seems to be occupied elsewhere.

Outdoor Training
Outdoor training covers the whole range of Club activities
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Behaviours, Outdoor training takes place on Thursdays in the fields adjacent to the car park at Vogrie Country Park from mid-April to mid-September (depending on the opening times at Vogrie). We normally have training in all disciplines every week unless the weather is very bad indeed

Fun Agility
To help you and your dog learn the basics of agility for fun, good execrcise and learning to work with your dog as a team.

Brain Games
Monthly brain games classes for members run one Sunday each month at Vogrie throughout the year.
Brain games provide novelty, choice, problem solving and fun for your dog and strengthen your human-dog relationship.
Classes are £2.50 but numbers are limited so classes MUST be booked in advance. Booking (members only) can be made at this link Brain Games

Demonstrations
The Club also provides demonstrations of basic training skills and agility in support of local community galas and other events

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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 Penicuik 11 January 2019
Bonnyrigg 7 January 2019

2018
September
14 September - Training returns to Ladywood Leisure Centre Penicuk 07.30pm
16 September - Brain Games Class. Booking (members only) can be made at this link Brain Games
October
7 October - Midlothian Science Festival Demonstration
14 October - Brain Games Class. Booking (members only) can be made at this link Brain Games
November
16 November - Club Tests for Beginners and Intermediate from 7.30. Please Note No Training due to the tests.
17 November - Advanced Test (Club Championship) will be held at Vogrie, time to be confirmed.
18 November - Brain Games Class. Booking (members only) can be made at this link Brain Games
December
7 December - The last night for training 2018 and the Christmas Social Event

2019

January
11 January - Training resumes at Ladywood