About us

Glasgow Dog Training Club has been established for approximately 40 years and is registered under the Scottish Kennel Club to examine the Good Citizens Awards Scheme. The methods of training used are positive re-enforcement in accordance with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Code of Practice. The Club is non profit making and donates to various “doggie” charities including Greyhound Awareness League, Canine Partners, Canine Concern Scotland Trust, Glasgow Dogs Trust and SSPCA.

We run weekly classes costing £6 per dog including Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. The Club is run by a Committee of dedicated volunteers. We have fun nights, events and a library. There is a monthly award for the Dog & Handler who has improved the most throughout the month and we also work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Awards. We aim to promote responsible dog ownership and to educate the public how to train and look after their dogs. We offer free advice on buying a puppy or rescue dog.

Valerie Burns (MAPDT 00862) Training and Behaviour Advisor

Val is a Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and only uses kind, fair and effective means of positive, reward based training. She holds a Diploma (With Distinction) in Canine Care, Training, Health and Behaviour and has a Certificate from Centre of Applied Pet Ethology.  She continues to further her knowledge by regularly attending seminars in the field of training and behaviour.  Val has worked voluntarily for Canine Concern Scotland Trust since 2002. Her recently rehomed English Setter, 6 year old Louie, is currently undergoing his assessment to become a therapet.  Val is a Therapet Assessor and Area Representative for Glasgow.  Val is also a puppy foster parent for Canine Partners who train dogs to work with disabled people.  Val has a wealth of experience working with different breeds of dogs and has owned, bred and shown an assortment of dogs throughout her life.  Val has been involved with the Club for over twenty five years and continues to improve the services offered for the Members of the Club.

Carol McQueen

Carol is a Member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and an Examiner for the Good Citizens Awards.  She has been involved with the Club for many years and has a Certificate from COAPE (With Distinction).  Carol is also a volunteer with Canine Concern Scotland Trust and her two Labradors are registered Therapets.  Carol is working towards her Accreditation with the Kennel Club and regularly attends seminars and workshops in the field of dog training.