About The Team

Marie is supported by a variety of people and dogs who help make Woofington Grammar School for Dogs and Woofington Lodge a success.



Marie Howard-Deeth
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).
Partick Howard-Deeth
Assistant Manager
Patrick is Marie’s husband and has an equal passion for dogs. When he’s not working, he helps out at Woofington Lodge. He walks, feeds, plays with and more importantly cuddles all the boarders at the Lodge to make them feel safe and loved.  Patrick is fully qualified in Canine First Aid.
Jess Duckett
Classroom Assistant
Jess is Marie’s dedicated class assistant and helps out in training classes. She is studying a level three extended diploma in science and hopes to become a canine physiotherapist in the future.  Jess currently has one dog – Bubbles who is a Chorkie (Chihuahua X Yorkshire Terrier).
Ruby helps Marie on behavioural consults as she is well-socialised and very skilled at reading body language of both dogs and people.  Her calm behaviour and excellent communication skills helps reactive dogs relax in her presence and learn social skills and appropriate greetings.  She likes harmony at Woofington Lodge and will strive to make dogs boarding at Woofington Lodge feel calm and settled. (photography by Emma Constance)
Steve the Stuffie
Steve was purchased at Crufts in 2014 and has been really good with other dogs.   He doesn’t react to their behaviour and he is particularly good with anxious dogs or dogs that are very reactive towards living dogs.  Steve doesn’t mind being barked at as dogs quickly learn that he isn’t a threat (or a real dog) and this can help dogs to gain confidence.

Puppy Packages

Puppy training in your own home. The benefit of 121 puppy packages is that the training is tailored to your needs, your dog’s breed traits and personality.  We can be flexible about what you want to focus on with your puppy which means that it won’t follow a particular classroom structure where I have to […]

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One-to-one Training

1-1 Training
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Dog Behaviour advice


We have over 9 years experience in dealing with Aggression, fear, phobias, jumping up, anxiety, destructiveness.

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Dog Behaviour advice

Class Training

Our classes include obedience, agility, tricks, scent-work all carried out by fully accredited professional Marie Howard-Deeth

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Dog Behaviour advice

Rescue Work

Over the years we have worked with the Bedlington Terrier Rescue, Cinnamon Trust The Oldies Club Dogs Trust Hounds First and many more.

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Puppy Classes

Our Puppy training classes cover socialisation, basic obedience and responsible dog ownership.

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Home Boarding

Highly accredited and recommended premium home boarding services. Woofington lodge provides your 4 -legged companion with all the comforts playtime and attention they get at home.

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Woofington Grammar - School for Dogs
We offer highly accredited, highly recommended classes for your dog, premium home boarding and much more!