National Pet Month Events

Pentland Plants and Midlothian Dog Training Club (MDTC) are celebrating national pet month with a range of taster classes at Pentland Plants on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April.

MDTC has been established for over 30 years and is Kennel Club registered. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who share their knowledge and experience to help other dog lovers.

The classes over the weekend are free to join in but we are taking donations for the local dog rescue charity “Any dog’ll do.”

In each class there are spaces for a maximum of 10 handlers each with one dog, so booking is essential. Bring lots of small tasty treats!

You can find out more about National Pet Month and MDTC at:

Reactive Dog Classes

Reactive Dog Classes

Saturday 14th April 12-1.45 

You’re trying to walk your dog, but it’s stressful because every time another dog appears, your dog goes nuts. Barking, lunging, growling. You’re holding on, trying to pull your dog away while shouting apologies at the other dog’s human. We can help!

(We will hold our weekly class in the field behind the garden centre, which you are welcome to watch, and from there there will be a taster class.)


New Dog or Puppy Discussion Group

New Dog or Puppy Discussion Group

Saturday 14th April 4pm

Thinking about getting a dog or puppy? We can help you think about your expectations and a dogs needs, about family time and commitment, cost, space and exercise, health and nutrition, training and play, appropriate breeds and breeders and any other questions you may have.

(Cafe Panola)



Basic Obedience Class

Basic Obedience Class

Sunday 15th April, 12.00am - 12.45 

Learn about basic obedience. We use positive reinforcement to help build a strong bond with your trusted companion. This includes socialising, heelwork, recall, sit, down, stay and leave.

(Field behind the garden centre)


Brain Games Class

Brain Games Class

Sunday 15th April 1.30-2.15 

Brain games provide mental stimulation for your canine buddy and polish up your human - dog communication skills and bonding, leading to a closer relationship. This class will be suitable for any dog that can be relatively calm within 5 metres of another dog. 

Agility Class

Agility Class

Sunday 15th April 3-3.45pm

Agility is a great way to build a bond with your dog and have fun as well as challenge them mentally and physically.


Please note that some of our events require you to book a spot due to limited spaces. If any event is full you can add yourself to the waiting list to be informed if spaces become available due to cancellation.

Event Event Date Spaces Available Register
Reactive Dog Class Sat 14th April 12:00 pm
Sat 14th April 1:45 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
New Dog or Puppy Class Sat 14th April 4:00 pm
Sat 14th April 4:45 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Basic Obedience Class Sun 15th April 12:00 pm
Sun 15th April 12:45 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Brain Games Class Sun 15th April 1:30 pm
Sun 15th April 2:15 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Agility Class Sun 15th April 3:00 pm
Sun 15th April 3:45 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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