Marie Howard-Deeth (FdSc) owns and runs both Woofington Grammar School for Dogs and Woofington Lodge. She has a foundation degree in canine training and behaviour from the University of Hull and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog trainers (APDT, UK 01289). She is also working towards her Kennel Club Accredited Instructors award (membership number HM2130351).
Marie has been working with and training dogs professionally since 2008. She specialises in both obedience and agility classes and also offers one-to-one personal training and behavioural consultations. Marie provides a range of services for The Dogs Trust, Bedlington Terrier Rescue, The Cinnamon Trust, the Oldies Club and Hounds First .
She has two dogs of her own. Ruby, a 12-year old Cavalier Spaniel Cross and Syke, a 3-year old Whippet Cross. Both are rescue dogs.
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Friday and Sundays are closed. However, weekends and evening hours may be available upon request.
Every dog, regardless of age or breed is capable of learning. Using humane reward-based training helps strengthen the relationship between dog and owner. No harsh methods of correction are used in training classes or in one-to-ones by Marie. Dog training always contains an element of training humans so it is important that dog owners are made to feel as important as their dog.
The canine training and behaviour industry is largely unregulated in the UK. This means anyone can call themselves a dog trainer or behaviourist and offer their services to dog owners. Taking advice from unqualified or inexperienced people can result in potentially making the behaviour worse and could even be dangerous.
Marie uses the most up-to-date methods when training dogs. These are based on modern, scientific, evidence-based techniques. She also provides a fun environment for your dog to learn. Marie enjoys teaching owners to improve their relationship with their dog and seeing a trustworthy and rewarding bond developed as a result.
Marie invests time and money into continuing professional development through seminars and conferences led by respected industry professionals. This ensures her knowledge and experience in the canine industry is kept up to date with the latest techniques.
“I strongly believe that people are at the heart of all good dog training and ensure that I treat people with dignity and respect. I am approachable and have a positive attitude which I feel motivates people to want to train their dogs and build a rewarding relationship.”
Marie is a qualified neuro linguistic practitioner and experienced work mentor and is successful in getting the best out of people, regardless of how they learn.
Woofington Grammar - School for Dogs
We offer highly accredited, highly recommended classes for your dog, premium home boarding and much more!
We go to Woofington School once or twice a week and it always a good fun for us and our two boxers. Marie is extremely professional and friendly person who gives us a lot of interesting and useful information. Our furbabies definitely enjoy their classes and so do I!
– V Korovina
Have been working with Marie with our reactive rescue Clyde 1 on 1 and he has made so much progress. He’s a much happier more focused boy all through positive reinforcement training. Cannot recommend highly enough.
– L Walsh
I absolutely love Marie and her classes. She treats us like a member of the family, one thing I’d say is it’s in an old wherehouse type building so everything echos (and wouldn’t be good if you had a headache) I can’t say a bad thing about the classes. My girl loves going and has gone to classes since she was 3 months old .
– R. Collinson
Holly is a mischievous little dog. She enjoys learning and loves Marie’s visit. Scent work is one of her favorited tasks and she responds well to Marie’s patient and reward teaching.
– Christine Black
Marie is so fantastic with dogs and has been a great help to me but most important Lola loves her.
– Babs and Lola
Woofington Grammar School is brilliant. Marie is highly qualified and really understands dogs. The training sessions are great fun and it’s great seeing how quickly the dogs respond to new commands. Highly recommend.
– Lesley Ritchie
Marie is a very caring person with the wealth of experience. She has the ability to deal with all aspects of animal behaviour, and through regular training sessions, my three years old Shihpoo has developed into a fun loving, friendly and obedient member of our family. I recommend Marie to all responsible dog owners, you will be amazed at what you discover about yourself and your beloved four legged friend. Go for it, and enjoy.
– Rosemary Lancaster MBE