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The Full Story

Lynn first attended Edinburgh District Dog Training Club classes in 1974, progressing via the
Committee to Vice-Chair, Chair then Club Trainer with that club.

Lynn became an independent dog trainer in 1995 and has since then been running three main
classes each week – puppy socialisation, beginners and intermediate pet dog obedience. At various
times has run “Growl” classes specifically for dog-aggressive dogs and classes in heelwork to

Lynn was the second person in Scotland to be successfully assessed under The Kennel Club’s
Accreditation of Dog Training Instructors (KCAI). She has had contracts with
The Kennel Club as KCAI Regional Mentor for Scotland and Northern Ireland, and then as UK
wide mentor, supporting dog trainers through this City and Guilds validated qualification.

Affiliate Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) since 1993.
Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (No 442). Has also been an assessor for the APDT,
visiting other classes to assess the class trainer for APDT membership.

A-List Examiner for The Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) at Bronze, Silver and
Gold levels. 


Awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club in 2012, for services
to that club over the previous 20 years. Continues to organise a range of activities at their annual
Wheaten Day North family events.

Currently (2023) owns a Lowchen (Little Lion Dog). Has previously owned a Spanish Water Dog
(Espiritu de la Catarata) and was a member of the Spanish Water Dog Club. Has been a member of
the Scottish Bullmastiff Society and The Basset Griffon Vendeen Society.

Showed her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier at Crufts on two occasions. Has also shown the Spanish
Water Dog, a Bullmastiff, Flat Coated Retrievers, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Golden Retriever
and worked with a Portuguese Water Dog (Canadian Champion).

Has had several articles published in “Dogs Today” magazine, giving advice to potential puppy
owners on breed choice. Acted as a “Dial A Dog” Adviser for this magazine for 5 years.

Has attended numerous seminars/ workshops/ training events, including clicker training with Karen Pryor and then Gary Wilkes, APBC seminar on predatory aggression.

Worked on a voluntarily basis with The Edinburgh Dog and Cat and delivered training to EDCH staff on topics such as Guarding, Separation and Clicker Training.

Organised Fun Dog Shows during local gala weeks for Portobello Community Festival Association

BSc from Edinburgh University, Masters Diploma in Careers Guidance from Napier University
and SVQ Level 4 in Management.Association.

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