Bedford Puppy Training Satellite

Contact Lorraine Lotan, Satellite Co-ordinator on 07787 114 447, or email



Lorraine Lotan, Satellite Co-ordinator at Clapham, specialises in promoting responsible dog ownership, making dog training fun for dogs and owners in obedience and agility. “I have owned rescue German Shepherds and Shepherd crosses & now have an 8 year old Golden Retriever called Molly and a 4 year old German Shepherd called Willow. I have two young children and own a company called Happy Dog Training & Grooming. Classes vary from puppy pre-school, puppy tumble-tots, obedience, agility and clicker training. I worked for Guide Dogs for the Blind for several years, starting out as Kennel Staff, (hard work but I loved it) moving on to be a Guide Dog Trainer which was very rewarding.

It is great to be back in the Assistance Dog world and I thoroughly love being involved with Canine Partners, recruiting and managing a team of volunteer Puppy Parents, training them and the puppies, helping to fundraise and promote the charity. I have been asked what motivates me; Chocolate!! (Oh and the odd glass of wine!), seeing how the Canine Partner dogs change the lives of people with disabilities, helping people understand and build a better relationship with their dogs. Every day is different; an ability to be flexible, work under pressure, think on your feet and have a sense of humour is a must.“


If you are keen to become a Volunteer Puppy Parent and you would like to visit our puppy classes to learn more: please fill in this Puppy Training Department Form. We appreciate all your support and if you would like information on other local Canine Partners' volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Up and Coming Events in Essex and surrounding counties below, please read the details for further information.

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For information on each Puppy Training Satellite utilise these links:
West Sussex; East Sussex; Essex; Hull; Gloucester; Southampton; Staffordshire; Isle of Wight; East Scotland; West Scotland.

Latest News

Carols, celebrities and canines
A packed Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street in London was the venue last night for our annual carol concert organised by Draycott Nursing and Care.

Retailer Nisa is supporting our assistance dog Elvis
Generous retailer Nisa has presented assistance dog charity Canine Partners with a cheque to sponsor Elvis through his training.

Participants double in numbers for Canine Partners Santa Fun Run
There was a sea of red as 100 enthusiastic runners dressed up in Santa costumes to cross Hull’s most iconic landmark the Humber Bridge in aid of Canine Partners.

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Santa lives in Glastonbury

22 Dec

You may not have heard the news. It came to my attention the other day that not only is Santa very much alive and kicking, but he actually lives in Glastonbury.  Read more

Canine Partners’ Leicestershire Training Centre

Canine Partners needs to raise £3.1million to build a second Training Centre in order to train more dogs and change more lives.

We have purchased a site in a village called Osgathorpe, halfway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Loughborough, which has a range of barns, outbuildings and associated land. The plan is to replace the barns and adapt some of the outbuildings to create the specialised buildings we need.

Having a Midlands Training Centre will not only increase our output, it will also make the charity far more accessible for those on our waiting list who are unable to make the long journey to our centre in West Sussex. 42% of the applications we received last year were from people living in the mid and northern regions of the UK. Many of our existing partnerships will also benefit from being able to receive support from the new centre.

The site will consist of a training centre and office facilities, fully accessible accommodation and kennelling.

This is an extremely exciting time for Canine Partners and we would be delighted to receive your support.

For more information about this project, please contact Cat Harvey on 01730 716018 or email

Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us



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