Welcome to Train Me and My Dog’s Home Boarding Page. We are fully insured and licensed by Shropshire Council to provide home boarding. Whether you’re away for just one night or an extended holiday, we will happily welcome your dog into our home to provide them with their own holiday, giving you peace of mind that, while you’re away, your dog is being loved and cared for to the highest standard and enjoying their own little adventure with us.

I’m a professional, full-time dog trainer, qualified with Puppy School,  and I teach a variety of dog and puppy training classes around the Market Drayton & Newport area, with my husband, Steve. We are also both fully qualified Dog First Aiders and I’m a Raw Advisor for Natures Menu.

We have both had a massive love of dogs for our whole lives and I decided to ‘take the plunge’ to launch Train Me and My Dog, as a full-time profession, in January 2019, after delivering dog training on a part-time basis for Puppy School, for a number of years. 

We re-located to Market Drayton and launched our dog and puppy training classes, operating at two venues, Adderley Village Hall, just outside Drayton, and Sambrook Village Hall, just outside Newport, and our Home Boarding provision represents the next phase of our expansion. 

Owners are most welcome to visit us in our home, by prior arrangement, to view our facilities. Please telephone to arrange a completely no-obligation visit.





We are conveniently located just off the junction of the A53 and A41 at Tern Hill in a secure, one acre plot, which your dogs will enjoy daily, if boarded with us. With each dog being assigned its own specific garden area predominantly, they will also have access to our full plot for playtime sessions. A third of our garden comprises a large artificial turf area that is utilised for play sessions and outdoor training. We also offer a collection & drop off service so you have less to worry about and organise.




Your dog(s) will have its own cosy, fully centrally heated room, which will be assigned for its sole use for the duration of their stay. All rooms have a comfortable sofa for your dog’s to take a snooze on. We are more than happy to spend the night sleeping with your dog on the first evening of their stay to help them to settle in and feel at home and family dogs can be boarded together, in the same room, at your request.





All of our boarding rooms have gated access so that your dog will never have to be shut in their room behind a closed door. The gate will be closed during rest times/bedtime, but the door will always remain open.

All boarders will have carefully supervised introductions to other boarders and to our own dogs during their stay with us, but equally, they can have no contact with other dogs, if owners prefer this.

All interactions between dogs will be carefully supervised and monitored at all times as your dog’s safety is our primary concern.

A Typical Day for your dog will begin at approximately 8am and will incorporate;

· Regular toileting opportunities provided at least every 2 hrs during the day and evening, apart from bedtime

· At least 2 x 20 min individual play sessions outside with one of us, with a variety of their favourite toys

· At least 3 x 30 min outdoor group play sessions with other boarders, as appropriate

· At least one 30 minute, on lead, walk per day, exploring our local area

· At least one 30 minute, individual training session where we can work on any training that you would like us too; please detail at the time of booking from the available menu

· Evenings spent with the other boarders and our own dogs in our living areas, as appropriate

· At least a one hour rest period will be provided after eating, either in their own room or within our living areas with our other boarders and our own dogs

· Bedtime will be at approximately 11.00pm when all boarders will return to their own rooms. The pet provider will aim to help all boarders to settle comfortably into their rooms, sleeping in their rooms, as necessary

· Cuddle time will definitely be a regular feature of your dog’s day

· A range of enrichment activities will be provided on a daily basis 

· In the event of inclement weather, as many enrichment activities as possible will be provided indoors

· We will provide you with regular updates, while you’re away, of how your dog is doing, either via FB Messenger, What’s App or email

· Your dog will be well-loved and cherished by us during their stay. 

Boarders will not be left in our premises without us being on site, for longer than 3 hrs at a time, and they will always be left within their own rooms. Dogs may be crated during these times, if needed, as agreed and advised by owners.

Dogs will be provided to access to a crate overnight, at the owner’s request, but this will be unlocked.

Our aim is to build a balanced, happy pack of boarding dogs that will spend the majority of their time in the company of other boarders, ourselves and our dogs, as part of our family, but we can equally cater for your dogs to be boarded entirely separately from other dogs, if preferred.

We request that owners provide their pets with; a lead, collar, harness, water bowl, food bowl, food, toys, bedding, treats, their crate, and medicines, although we will also provide access to a range of toys and treats, as agreed with the owner.



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Your dog must be fully-vaccinated and people and dog-friendly, to board with us, as they will be boarding with our own 4 dogs, although they may be kept separately from them, if requested. We regret that we cannot accept female dogs in season.




Please contact us to check availability and to make a no-obligation provisional booking. Assessments of all prospective new boarders will then take place, through a one-off Assessment Visit that will take place in our home. This Assessment will cover any dog, over 6 months of age, for any subsequent boardings with us. Your dog will be assessed for its temperament and its suitability to be boarded with us and our own dogs, during this meeting. 

The Assessment will take place without the presence of owners so that we can assess whether your dog happily settles into our environment with us. Therefore,  we will collect and drop off your dog. 

Following this assessment, we will be able to advise if your dog is able to stay with us. If your dog is accepted for boarding, a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remainder being paid at least one week prior to the commencement of boarding.

Assessment Visit Costs for 2019/20 payable upon collection

5 – 20 mile radius of our home                       £15

20 miles or over from our home                    £20 +35p per mile for each mile above 20 miles 

Animals will be collected and dropped off by us between 7am – 10.30am ONLY or you can drop off and collect your dog yourselves between the same times, as agreed at the time of booking the Assessment Visit.


Home Boarding Prices 2019/20

Our prices

Our daily rate is £25 per dog. 

2 family dogs boarding in the same room - £45 per day.

3 family dogs boarding in the same room - £60 per day.

Please request a quote for 4dogs+

Our minimum length of stay is 8 hrs, to include an overnight stay, which is charged at our full daily rate of £25. 

We accept all breeds and all ages. 

Bank Holidays are charged at our daily rate, plus £10 per dog per day.



Up to 5 miles – Free

Between 5 – 10 miles                £15

Between 10 – 20 miles             £25

21 miles+                                        £25 plus 35p per mile


 Enquiries should be directed to either Maria or Steve on 07939 994126 or via email to

We look forward to hearing from you and taking care of your furbaby for their holiday.