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At Celtic Canines we are all about helping you understand your dog and showing you how to support them to become the best version of themselves.  You and your dog are a team and we want to help strengthen that connection and see your relationship flourish. 


We only use science backed, reward based training which is kind, ethical and puts your dogs wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.  We will never use any equipment or methods which hurt, scare or intimidate your dog. 


Celtic Canines was founded in 2017 in Edinburgh and then relocated to East Lothian in 2019.  

Our services include:              

Group classes at our venues in Longniddry and East Saltoun.

Private training consultations in your local area.

Fun group walks for dogs who love an adventure with some friends.


Cat Brown

Hi, I'm Cat the founder of Celtic Canines. 

The gorgeous girly smooching me in the photo is Maggie, my mischievous, loving Springer Spaniel and my best friend.

My goal is to make training fun for both you and your dog through reward based games and easy to follow exercises.


As an Assessed and Qualified Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter symbol showing that Celtic Canines is committed to providing the highest standards of ethical dog training.  I also have a BSc (Hons) in Animal Care and a background in Veterinary Nursing so you can be sure that your dogs are in safe, knowledgeable hands.  As science is constantly learning more about dog behaviour and psychology I attend regular seminars and workshops to provide you with the most up to date, effective and ethically robust training practice.​

I am also a qualified instructor with Canine Hoopers World.

I am fully insured with PBI, Disclosure Scotland checked and council registered.

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We reached out to Cat for some help with our 9 month old golden retriever pup Barkley. He is such a good boy but, due to adolescence, was struggling with keeping focus around distractions outdoors on walks. Barkley is not food driven so treats were not really an option to get his attention. Cat was brilliant from the start, she asked lots of questions in advance of our session so that she could understand more about Barkley and tailor our session to suit. She explained to us how to use toys and play to engage Barkley when we’re out to remind him that we are still fun and to help him stay connected with us on walks. We’re now working hard to keep this training going at home and we’ve already started to see improvements. We can’t thank Cat enough for her help so far and would highly recommend her for anyone needing a bit of support. She took the session at our pace and let us spend as long as we wanted on certain training activities before moving on to something else. The training report she sent following the session had lots of different games for us to try with Barkley and we’ve found it to be so helpful. Thanks again Cat!

Alison Russell

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Catherine has walked Milo daily since I got him at a year old in 2016.  Milo gets very excited hearing the car pull up and he goes off happily, tail wagging.  I love seeing the pictures of him out with his friends.

Catherine is open, flexible and helpful with training support and advice.  I would highly recommend Celtic Canines for any walking or training needs. 

Fiona Mackay