A NEW dog walking and training park is set to open on the edge of North Berwick in the coming weeks.

Seek Dog Park has been in the works since February 2022, when it received planning permission.

Located at Castleton Farm, opposite Drift cafe, it is owned by Stuart and Jo McNicol.

The new facility offers a near-two-acre space of grass which is fully secure and enclosed, enabling dog owners to let their pets run off lead.

Mrs McNicol told the Courier: “Things are progressing well. We are just finalising inside the park and then sorting the website.

“We want to make the booking process as seamless and easy as possible for our customers.”

Dog owners will be met for their first visit to the park by someone from the farm, who will show them how to use the secure lock and access the park.

'Engagement is important'

Mrs McNicol said that the inspiration for the project came from a desire to create a stronger relationship with customers.

She said: “Engagement is important with people. We want to create a healthy relationship at the farm where we have more than just our crops.

“We know that our dog Bramble, a working Spaniel, can be nervous around other dogs.

“For many dog owners it is difficult to have that space for them to be free.

“This will provide that.”

Mrs McNicol said that plans were in place to include a tunnel at the park and different terrain for dog owners to hide treats and toys.

She said: “We called the business Seek Dog Park because we know dogs love to seek.

“It is our hope that we can have different areas to hide treats and toys to let the dogs seek them.”

She added that she hoped the service would be operational within the next month.

The facility will be open from 8am to 8pm in the summer months, with opening times in line with daylight hours during the winter.

Prices for the facility will be “in line” with other dog parks and have not yet been confirmed.