Dogs Trust School in Edinburgh re-opens for face to face classes

The Capital’s much loved dog school is welcoming back dogs and their owners to face to face training classes once again.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:45 pm

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Hundreds of families across the region have welcomed lockdown dogs into their lives over the last year.

Dogs Trust Dog School in Edinburgh switched to teaching classes online to make sure no dogs missed out on the chance to learn new life skills.

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Hundreds of families across the region have welcomed lockdown dogs into their lives over the last year.
Hundreds of families across the region have welcomed lockdown dogs into their lives over the last year.

But now lockdown has eased, the training team are excited to be meeting up with four-legged friends and their owners once more to train dogs of all ages, from puppies and adolescents to adult dogs.

Head Coach of Dog School Edinburgh Julie Morrison said it has been a difficult year for dog training and she is looking forward to hearing the pitter patter of paws in the training room.

She said: “We were so pleased to have been able to continue training dogs in such a difficult year and thousands of dogs have received their training classes online in recent months, but nothing beats hearing the pitter patter of paws in the training room.

“Life is going to change in the coming weeks and months for ourselves and our dogs, which means owners may need to start putting some adjustments in place. Our classes can help owners teach their dogs the skills they need to continue living happily alongside them and to cope with the different experiences that life out of lockdown will bring.

Dogs Trust Dog School in Edinburgh switched to teaching classes online during the pandemic.

“This year, Dog School is being supported by funding raised by generous players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We want to say thank you to them as their support has meant we have been able to continue providing training to owners and their canine friends, despite the extraordinary times we have all experienced.”

Classes will be held at North Merchiston Club at Watson Cresent, Edinburgh Tabernacle at Inverleith Gardens and 71st Scout Hall at Corstorphine Road.

Classes will follow government guidance and there will be a maximum of six people allowed in a training class, ensuring social distancing measures can be followed.

To make sure demand can be met, online training classes will also continue.

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