In January 2021, right in the middle of Covid, our old centre got flooded with catastrophic consequences. All our equipment, furniture and paperwork were destroyed. We had to find new premises very quickly and start a new.
Thanks to Brag Enterprises we have set up home in our new unit and have been developing our centre with the help from fundraising and grants.
We now have a main training room, a small 1:2:1 training room, office and sensory room.
The Animal Behaviour Centre was formed in 2005 but have worked along with Oliver's Army since the charity started. Whatever your needs The Animal Behaviour Centre can provide you with the advice and training you need to ensure your pet is a happy family member, whether this is behavioural, training or welfare advice. As well as offering Kennel Club Good Citizen training classes we offer many fun classes so why not try agility, scenting or fly ball with your dog, these can provide a great way to keep fit whilst having fun with your dog. You can also learn how to keep your dog safe and to apply first aid on our canine first aid classes.
Midlothian Dog Training Club was established in 1986 and remains a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers.
The Club is dedicated to responsible dog ownership and subscribes to force-free dog training values/methods, as advocated by the Institute for Modern Dog Training, the Kennel Club and other leading trainers and behaviourists. We focus therefore not only on the skills dogs need to live as happy companions to us but also on the relationship between dog and handler.
In 2021 Oliver's Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs were approached by 2 of its members wanting to use some of their time and resources to support our charity. They have now opened up some of their classes for handlers to train in Edinburgh using Oliver's Army methods and following our policies and procedures. We thank them for coming on board and supporting our charity.