Welcome to our website

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you'll enjoy discovering the varied training that we have on offer to you and your furry friends and discovering more about our Truly Social Home Boarding Adventure Holidays for dogs and pups.



 All of the training we provide is fully positive and reward-based and is offered in Tern Hill, Market Drayton, conveniently located just a minute from the A41.

We specialise is providing small, bespoke high quality training courses, ensuring lots of individual support for each participant. Most of our training courses have a maximum of  3 - 5 participants so you need not worry about your dog becoming over-whelmed by being surrounded by huge numbers of other dogs.

We  are fully qualified and insured trainers with Puppy School, a national network of highly trained dog training professionals, and have been operating in this area since January 2019 only, following a house move from the Midlands, and we have huge plans for the future. We are passionate about training and the benefits that it can bring in developing and maintaining your relationship with your dog, improving their socialisation, obedience and promoting their health and well-being. I was a Primary School Teacher for 30 years so I have a wealth of teaching experience, ensuring that my training sessions are carefully planned, clear and progressive and that, even in a group session, I can pitch the training at the right level for your and your dog. 

We currently offer Puppy, Beginner's, Intermediate and Advanced level obedience training to all breeds, from 11 weeks upwards. We also offer Scentwork Workshops and we hope that you'll choose to join us for one of our fun, informative and friendly courses or unique workshops that run regularly throughout the year. 

Please be aware that our puppy training course is available for pups aged between 11 weeks to 20 weeks of age only. Older pups would join our Beginner's Level 1 Obedience Course as it's important to train very young puppies separately to those pups that are entering their adolescent stage of development, which occurs at around 5 to 6 months of age. 

Whether you're looking for a one-off  foundation-level training course to teach the basics consistently or an intermediate  oe advanced course to further develop the initial training you have already completed  with us or elsewhere, you will find it available with us.

You will also find a wide range of more complex, advanced training courses that we plan to offer, once we have built up our client-base in this area. Our Scentwork courses have already launched and coming soon are Doggy Dancing, Trick Workshops and Assistance Training Courses. These are fun but complex  workshops so owners will need good handling skills at a distance, with duration and around distractions; exactly what we teach on our Level 2 Obedience Course, Canine College. So, if you wish to really get the best from your dog and help him to realise his full potential, by providing him with a lifetime of learning, please sign up for one of our foundation or intermediate-level courses and be ready to be amazed at what both of you can achieve!

We also run a free  Dog Walking Group, where we meet at various locations around Shropshire and South Cheshire during the weekend and anyone with a social, friendly dog is welcome to join these walks. Please visit our FB page and request to join our Dog Walking Group to find out when walks are taking place. These walks give you a chance to socialise your dog on a regular basis and practise the techniques you've learnt in training sessions, in the real world, with the full support of your trainer and fellow owners. 

New for 2020, following on from successful Summer events, we now offer a range of Doggy Socials for friendly dogs; currently these take the form of Mixed Breed Socials, Small Dog Socials & Puppy Socials and each runs once a month.

We offer a full range of 1:1 services to tackle various training and behaviour issues, including reactivity workshops. We have a Facebook Page that you can visit by clicking here, full of videos, our latest news and a full list of courses that are currently available for booking. Please be kind enough to like and share our page if you visit us and engage with it regularly to ensure you keep seeing our posts and stay updated with all new training and events.

We hope you enjoy perusing our website as there's lots to see and we hope to meet you and your dog very, very soon.


Maria and Steve

'Brilliant experience; loved every minute. Excellent tutor who was very friendly, always on hand if needed and delivered the  course brilliantly. Cannot fault it at all.' Wendy Duhig & the very lovable, Tess.

'Capable and knowledgeable! What more could you want?'

Albert Bull & the irrepressible, Hugo



FREE Welcome Pack worth £35 and our special Puppy Guidance Pack containing 15 'must-have' information sheets for all Puppy Training bookings or bookings for pups under 12 months!

'Puppy School has been amazing; would recommend to anyone. It's not just about training for obedience, it's a real bonding experience for you and your pup. Friendly and helpful service. Sad to have finished. Poppy will miss, it I'm sure.' 

Sarah Jane Beatrup & her clever girl, Poppy

New venue released! We'll be offering Adult Beginner's Training in Sambrook from Saturday, 23rd March and Puppy Training from Saturday, 22nd June.

Brand New Course for Adderley, Market Drayton! Launching of  our intermediate-level training, Canine College - Sunday, 19th April. Limited places available so book today to secure yours.


About Us

Hi, I'm Maria and I own Train Me and My Dog with my husband, Steve.  After a lifetime of owning, training and loving dogs, I was fortunate enough to be accepted as a trainer for Puppy School, fulfilling a lifelong ambition and, once qualified,  I began a successful training school in the Birmingham area. Now, happily relocated to the beautiful Shropshire countryside, I'm excited to be launching Train Me and My Dog in Market Drayton, with my hubby, Steve, as my willing assistant. 

I offer fully force-free, reward-based dog training and puppy training in Market Drayton and Newport, mainly, in 6 & 5 week courses and our course syllabus is ABTC accredited; the only regulatory body for animal training in the UK.

I keep up to date and current by attending courses on dog training and behaviour, reading new literature, watching webinars and following well known and successful trainers/behaviourists. I'm also a Raw Advisor for Natures Menu and Steve and I are fully qualified dog first aiders.

I have been involved with the dog-rescue world, carrying out  assessments of dogs coming into rescue and performing home assessments in order to carefully match potential owners with a dog seeking its forever home.

Due to this passion for rescuing, two of my own dogs, Cassie and Holly,  are rescues and I have two further pooches,  GSD, Bria and my latest addition, Cooper, a miniature Labradoodle. Every booking made with me will result in a donation being made to a local animal rescue, on your behalf.

I'm also an Administrator with Positive Puppy Training and Advice, an online, FB page providing advice and guidance for puppy owners with over 14,000 members worldwide.

I'm fully insured with Pet Business Insurance and Steve and I are really looking forward to working with you all.

Please don't hestitate to contact me for an informal chat regarding your needs or any way in which we can help you and your dog.

'We have had the best experience. We have learnt so much and seem to have a wonderfully confident, relaxed and content puppy. Can’t thank Maria enough for her help and support!' 

Telisha Jenkinson & clever, tiny boy, Pepe

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For Further information

Train Me & My Dog

Ashcroft, Longford Road, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3PZ

07939 994126