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Dog Training

Sit Happens is an Edinburgh based dog training service run by Lorna Kennedy, a fully accredited IMDT, ethical dog trainer. The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) promotes the use of force free, science based training & learning techniques.


Lorna is originally from Dublin, she moved to Edinburgh for work in 2012, as a research chemist, but her love of dogs has led her to pursue a career in dog training. 


Lorna has decades of experience training animals (sport horses & dogs). Lorna has always been 'dog mad'. As a child she used to walk and train neighbour's dogs. She competed in junior handling dog shows as a teenager and won the Irish National Junior Handling Shetland Sheepdog Championship in 1995.

She is also a member of Stirling Agility Club​ and competes with her fantastic Vizsla, Drico.


Over the last few years, she has more formally been involved in dog training, attending courses on:

  • Mantrailing (tracking missing people by scent)

  • Scent Detection

  • Coping Strategies & Aggression seminars with one of the world leaders in dog ethology, Alexa Capra 

  • IMDT courses on learning laws and practical training

  • SOCS 30 Days of Canine Science

  • Certified Canine First Aider


Since January 2019 she has been working with Gosia Bates and teaching in Dogs and the City puppy classes. She had an official assessment by the IMDT in October 19 and passed with distinction. This is an Open College Network Level III qualification.

Lorna is Police checked and insured with Pet Business Insurance.

Lorna is fully toilet trained, and is tick and worm free.


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