Dog Training

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

I am Leah, your trainer at Callander K9. I am a qualified IMDT trainer and pro dog trainer. A canine body language specialist, soon to be behaviourist based in Callander and can cover most areas. I am an approved instructor with the dog training college, hold an advanced diploma in canine behaviour, a qualified Hoopers & Agility trainer & scentwork specialist. I am insured and DBS checked. Our ethical training methods use scientifically proven games to teach your dog how to make the right choices in life. We can offer training and life-long support from the moment you choose to get your dog. Whether you want to train your puppy to an advanced level, add in scent or dog sports to your lives or you have specific struggles to address, we will support you in your journey whilst building an incredible bond between you and your dog.

What we can offer

  • Getting a puppy
  • Puppy Class
  • Beginner level class
  • Intermediate level Class
  • Advanced level Class
  • Teens & Rescues
  • Scent Workshop
  • Loose Lead walking workshop
  • Recall workshops
  • Gun Dog Training
  • Hooper’s
  • Agility
  • IMDT partnership grades 1-5


Through my unique, ongoing support programme, I’m there to coach, mentor and support you.

You will be only 1 of 2 new clients that I take on monthly to ensure optimised learning, proven results and individual support.



🐶 45 minute consultation to determine the most appropriate support available whether it be sports, 121 training or group training programmes 🐶

I will learn all about your dog, their behaviours, struggles you may be having such as dog introductions, recall, barking at others etc. Discuss your coping mechanisms, any previous training & decide on a future plan that is suited to you & your dog’s needs.

Bookable Training Sessions


Thank you for all your time and effort with us over the last 6/7 weeks. The weeks seem to have just flown by!! I have really enjoyed the sessions and have felt the pups have really benefited from them too. Lots of tips and tricks which have definitely helped keep them entertained and give me some light relief haha!! You have the patience of a saint… especially with so much going on but you gave everyone an opportunity to ask individual questions and have definitely provided support to each and every one of us!

Nikki & Family (Plus Harris & Finn)

We attended the fun agility 6 week course. The fun element was there from the start and we were both put at our ease. Leah worked out each dogs personality and made sure everyone was safe. I hadn’t realised that the fun agility would require me to run round a field shouting instructions. Good exercise for me too. I am no spring chicken! By the end of the 6th week we did a full circuit. Poppy had been unsure of one of the elements and with ideas and bribery, for Poppy, not me, she did it 3 times on week 6. Leah was just excited as I was. As well as the manic bit, the dogs learned to switch off when another dog was doing the course. There was no judgment just complete fun for all. Crufts here we come…….well maybe not!

Janet McLelland

Thanks so much for your help over the past six weeks or so. We have really found the training beneficial and will continue to put it into practice in the months to come.  We particularly liked the practical and realistic nature of your approach as it felt like it acknowledged that our dog is part of our family rather than a creature to be trained to behave in a very strict and structured way.  Laylah decided to go off on a little adventure of her own in the forest this morning so I remember what you had said about always making a fuss of your dog when they come back, however long they have been away!  It felt like she was gone for hours (probably no more than about 5-7 minutes) and she had clearly had a brilliant time as she came hurtling back down the track to me 😊  I was very relieved to see her back!

Jane, Adrian & Laylah

Firstly we’d like to say how much we enjoyed the course and how much we learned. We think that this has made Lussa a much more confident dog and us more confident owners. We think this has helped to improve our bond with Lussa and we’ve really noticed a difference in her behaviour and our ability to train her. You and Alan were always so welcoming and positive and we looked forward to our Tuesday evenings! You explained everything and were always able to answer any questions we had. We really appreciated the support you gave us with regards to Lussa’s resource guarding behaviour (and whenever she would display this when we were with the group – it meant a lot that you would explain collie behaviour to the rest of the group).

Imogen Stuart & Lussa

Hamish my rottweiler loves her to bits!!

Lorenza Tunstall

Thank you so much Leah! I have a very happy and tired Sid

Anne Gordon

Thanks so much Leah, yesterday was fantastic. We’ve done some of your training this morning and going great, postman has made a delivery without Barney going berserk and I could really see his concentration on the walk. Really excited to see his progress. Many Thanks

Marie Maclean

Leah is an an amazing dog trainer, very knowledgeable about dog behaviour and training. My dog absolutely adores going for walks with her and his doggie friends (he’ll wait by the window looking for her!) Even although he is still a pup, he is very big and thanks to Leah’s help with socialisation and obedience courses, he gets along well with other dogs. We can not recommend her highly enough.

Chara Gallos Allan

Excellent service and Leah really spend’s time making sure my 2 dogs are well looked after and tired after their walk.

Claire Robbins

Fantastic! Professional and reliable services for our furbaby. Leah is very knowledgeable

Wendy Munro