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.  All of the training we offer is positive, modern and fully reward-based and is delivered at two venues; in the beautiful village of Adderley, conveniently located between Audlem and Market Drayton and at Sambrook, conveniently located just off the A41 between Hinstock and Newport. 

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.

We currently offer Puppy, Beginner's and Intermediate-level training to all breeds, from 11 weeks upwards 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 Adult Beginner's 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 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. These include; Scentwork Detective Workshops, 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 Intermediate-level 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 the Market Drayton/Audlem area during the weekend and all participants on our courses are welcome to join these walks for life. This is your 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 trainers and fellow owners. 

We also offer a full range of 1:1 services to tackle various training and behaviour issues. We have a Facebook Page that you can visit by clicking here, full of videos and our latest news. Please be kind enough to like and share our page if you visit us.

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


Puppy Training  in Adderley, Market Drayton & Other Puppy Services (8 - 20 weeks of age)

Training for dogs/pups over 20 weeks of age in Adderley and Sambrook, Newport 

Workshops & Unique Training for dogs/pups over 20 weeks

Private Consultations 1:1s in Shropshire & S Cheshire

Visiting Trainer Workshops for dogs/pups over 20 weeks of age 


FREE Welcome Pack worth £35 and our special Puppy Guidance Pack containing 15 'must-have' information sheets for all February 19 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.

Brand New Course for Adderley, Market Drayton! Launching of  our intermediate-level training, Canine College - Sunday, 24th February at 6pm. Limited places available so book today to secure yours.

Puppy training & Services

6 WEEK PUPPY TRAINING CLASSES offered in Adderley, market drayton


Puppy School is an established national network of puppy training tutors providing courses that are of the highest standard, using gentle, kind and positive methods only.

Founder and Director of Puppy School, Gwen Bailey, set up Puppy School in 2002 to help owners give their puppies the best possible start in life. Gwen is a world renowned behaviourist and trainer who has written 13 books, lectures worldwide and personally trains all of the Puppy School Team, including me.

If you'd like to see our puppy classes in action, please click the link; Puppy Training Class Video

Available Dates & Times of our classes

Still, undecided? Please read our article;  Why Choose to Train Your Puppy at Puppy School?

'Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Maria!! We have learnt so much over the last 6 weeks and Doug has loved every minute of it! As mentioned to you today Doug managed to escape through our front door a few days ago and bolted straight up the road but, as we use the PS recall technique on a regular basis, when I used it, he came running straight back to me...which is amazing!! Thank you.' 

Becky Tong and the wonderful Doug The Pug

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Free welcome pack (worth £35) from nature's menu with every Puppy school booking!


Natures Menu manufacture and distribute high quality food including, raw mince and nuggets, ready-to-serve tins and pouches, high quality kibble, meaty treats and a variety of raw bones. These are all delivered straight to your door.
The commonly reported benefits of raw feeding, via testimonials, include;

  • Fresher breathe and cleaner, whiter teeth
  • Sensitive stomachs improve
  • More stable energy - less hyperactivity
  • Reduction of allergies and food intolerances

Don't fancy feeding raw? Try Natures Menu treats and bones instead.
New to Train Me and My Dog! Sign up for any of our courses or individual sessions to receive your £15 off voucher and receive a further 20% off voucher at the end of your course.

Puppy Guidance VISITS


We'll help you to analyse your lifestyle to find a breed that will be best suited to it. We can also provide guidance on breeders, and choosing the right puppy from a litter.

You'll also receive our Puppy Guidance Pack with each visit booked to ensure that you get off to the best start before you even bring your puppy home. Only £25 per visit!


Pre-Course visits Special offer


Book a pre-course visit at a special price of only £25 (saving £10). So, you've booked one of our courses but would benefit from some advice prior to it beginning. Book our pre-course visit for help with a specific issue or advice regarding your new puppy.

Receive our Puppy Guidance Pack with each puppy visit booked.


FREE Puppy Guidance Pack for all bookings


Containing useful information on a range of important subjects to ensure that you get off to the right start with your puppy including;

  • Crate Training
  • Toilet Training
  • Puppy Play
  • Teaching Puppy to Sleep Through the Night
  • Socialising Your Pup
  • Resource Guarding
  • Raising Two Pups Together
  • Raising a Pup with an Older Dog
  • Lead Resistance
  • Eating Feaces and Non-Food Items
  • Adolesence
  • How to Use a Houseline
  • Frustrated Aggression
  • Tips for Working with High Energy Dogs
  • Preparing for a Baby

Help for a local animal rescue


Having been an animal lover since birth, I am passionate about animal rescue. Each year, we support a local rescue by donating for each and every booking taken.

For 2019, we will be supporting Grinshill Animal Rescue in Shrewsbury. 

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Has your dog not completed a formal course in the basic cues? Then this course could be for you. For dogs and puppies over 5 months who have never attended a formal training course or for those dogs who would benefit from refresher training to improve their consistency. Join us for this foundation-level training course to develop, or further improve, your dog's consistency in following their foundation cues, to improve their overall level of obedience. This course includes the development of training techniques to help you to overcome a variety of unwanted behaviours.

It's never too late to start that training journey!

Available Dates & Times

'Maria is a wonderful dog trainer with patience and passion and a love for what she does. We had a brilliant experience and learnt so much from Maria.'

Mike Duhig and the amazing Tess



Our follow-on course for those owners and pups who have completed Puppy School or have attended a puppy class previously.

Puppy University is a new addition to our range of courses and was developed by renowned behaviourist Gwen Bailey, through the Puppy School franchise.

Puppy University is a six week block of classes suitable for puppies and young dogs (under one year old) who have completed the Puppy School course or equivalent.  The course is specifically designed to tackle some of the challenges that owning adolescent dogs can bring, by developing self-control and motivation.



Our follow-on course;

this course is a 6 week block of one hour classes suitable for older dogs (above 5 months) who have either completed our Adult Beginner's Class, our Puppy School class or an equivalent puppy class training, with a different provider, and offers intermediate-level training for you and your dog in a fun, interactive way.


Unique Workshops & Training courses

Coming Soon! Trick Training Workshop!


So you'd like to wow your friends and continue your training adventure with your dog. Join us at our Trick Training Workshop, available throughout the year.

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Do you want to train your dog to help you around the house? Teach your dog to bring items to you, put rubbish in the bin, collect the post, load and unload washing, fetch their lead and so much more......available soon.

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NEW FOR 2019! Recall workshops!


Experiencing issues encouraging your dog to come back to you when called? Join TMAMD to further strengthen and build an effective recall toolbox so that your dog will always come back to you when called, by signing up for one of our inter-active, play-based Recall Workshops. Learn how to become THE person that your dog loves to be with the most, making effective recall a breeze in this 3-4 hour workshop, only available with TMAMD. 

Through a range of 'Follow-Me', 'Lead-Me' and 'Let-Me-Go' games your dog will quickly learn that there’s no better place to be, than to be with you. Small groups of 6 dogs to 2 trainers will ensure high levels of support and guidance for all participants. An investment of only £60 will secure your place on this workshop.

  Delivered throughout the year.

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1:1 Training

Tailor-made training

So, you love your dog dearly but they're driving you nuts! Don't despair! We're here to help and can deliver 1:1 training for you and your dog in the comfort of your own home to tackle a wide range of training/behaviour issues.

How it works

We visit you at home and work with you and your family. We teach you the skills you'll need to successfully tackle the issue you are experiencing and support you to develop the confidence to help your dog to overcome them.

Learn More About the issues we can help you to tackle

Visiting trainer workshops

Fun 1/2 Day Workshops

Full Day Workshops

Covering a Range of Beginner's Taster Sessions

Delivered by visiting experts!

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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, mainly, in 6 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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Ashcroft, Longford Road, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3PZ

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