Residential Dog Training Holidays
In The Heart of Beautiful Staffordshire

Offering tailored activity breaks that cater to the needs of you and your canine companion; giving you the opportunity to enhance your handling skills and to introduce new training techniques. Aimed at achieving a greater understanding and symbiosis between you and your dog, helping you to understand canine behaviours and needs, and equipping you with the knowledge and methodology to build and strengthen your relationship with your dog.

My residential dog training holidays provide 1-2-1 expert coaching in a friendly, safe and constructive environment, taking place against the backdrop of Staffordshire’s beautiful countryside. There are lots of dog-friendly activities to sample and plenty of opportunities to savour everything this stunning county has to offer.

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Please feel free to call me on
01785 664 805 or 07828 482 654
if you would like to discuss anything about your residential dog training holiday or complete our dog training enquiry form.


We will begin your holiday by discussing what you would like to achieve, and looking at any specific areas or unwanted behaviours you would like to address. Drawing on my 20 plus years of experience I with then devise a training package to work against, ensuring that our coaching sessions meet your aims and desires over the course of the three days.

I will provide morning and afternoon coaching sessions throughout your stay. At the end of every training session, you will be provided with valuable feedback, giving you the information and space you need to reflect, learn and achieve your goals. Throughout you will have plenty of opportunity to put your new-found skills in to practice and ask any questions arising.

You will also have access to a range of The Dog Man’s online training materials that will enforce what you have learnt and act as a means of reminder as to the methodology.

There is a lot of emphasis on fun too. We will enjoy everything from scenic woodland walks, to pub lunches, and trips to some of Staffordshire’s favourite tourist attractions. If you would like an independent day out, then I can offer to look after your dog, leaving you free to relax and explore at your own leisure without concern.

We’ll start your break with a discussion about what you would like to achieve so I can make sure that our coaching sessions meet your expectations.

Throughout your stay, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your newfound skills into practice. Enjoy walks in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, a visit to the Shugborough Estate and even afternoon tea – naturally served on Wedgwood china.

Read on to discover more about the exciting activities you and your pooch can enjoy, thanks to a residential training holiday with The Dog Man ®

Remember that if you would like an independent day out, I am happy to accommodate you. I can pick up and drop off your dog later, leaving you free to relax and explore at your leisure.

Day 1 // AM Session

  • Check in and enjoy elevenses at The Dog and Doublet Inn
  • Establish training needs and behavioural problems
  • Introduction to The Dog Man’s modern and effective training methods

PM Session  

  • Visit to Cannock Chase and take part in a scenic woodland walk
  • A talk about understanding your dog and the principles of learning
  • Practical training and advice in becoming a more effective dog trainer
  • Back to The Dog and Doublet Inn for refreshments and a recap

Day 2 // AM Session

  • Breakfast with The Dog Man ® at The Dog and Doublet Inn
  • Recap on the previous day plus any questions you may have
  • Visit to Birches Valley Forest Centre for more practical training
  • Pub lunch or a winter picnic hamper, where we’ll talk about Associated Learning and Changing Behaviour (The Positive Way)

PM Session  

  • Visit to the historic Shugborough Estate for a demonstration and practical advice on dog training
  • Break for coffee and cake
  • A talk about:
    • What happens if it goes wrong
    • Solutions to unwanted behaviours
    • Back to The Dog and Doublet Inn for coffee

Day 3 // AM Session

  • Breakfast with The Dog Man ® at The Dog and Doublet Inn
  • Recap on the previous day’s training plus your questions answered
  • Visit to The Wedgwood Estate for a walk along the stunning avenue of trees and a woodland walk with practical dog training
  • Lunch and even treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea served on Wedgwood china – of course!
  • A talk about:
    • What your dog wants and what YOU want
    • Control without confrontation

PM Session  

  • A visit to a local town or village for demonstrations and practical advice on dog training with a higher level of distraction
  • A talk about:
    • Proofing your new training techniques
    • Break for coffee and cake at The Trentham Estate
    • How to optimise your dog’s learning
    • Building effective dog training into your lifestyle
  • Back to The Dog And Doublet Inn for an award presentation and celebratory drink

Just 10 minutes away from The Dog Man HQ in the village of Sandon, Staffordshire, you will find The Dog and Doublet Inn. This Inn has become a firm favourite with my clients; expect a welcoming and cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy traditional ales, home-cooked food and dog-friendly accommodation.

For those attending The Dog Man’s residential dog training course, a discounted rate is available. The price includes overnight accommodation for two people (and your dog of course), as well as a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.

If for any reason this does not appeal, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from in the local area, please get in touch for further details.


Why not take an additional day to explore the wonderful attractions Staffordshire has to offer, whether you love walking, history or culture, there is plenty to see and do. You would need to advise me, as at the time of booking, should you require to take advantage of my dog sitting service.


  • Available Days & Times:
    Monday – Wednesday // 10am – 4pm
  • Location:
    Stafford, Staffordshire.
  • Includes:
    1-2-1 Training (We don’t do groups)
    Client Zone Access
    Personalised Training Notes & Plans
    Behavoural Fact Sheets (Over 60)
    Continual After Support
    Tailor Made Training to suit your dogs requirements.
    Comprehensive Pet Insurance (ask for further details)
    Transport (Excludes Giant Breeds)
  • Does Not Include Your Accommodation.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss anything about the residential dog training holiday, or, alternatively complete and submit online our dog training enquiry form and I will revert back to you just as soon as I am able.


Office: 01785 664 805

Mobile: 07828 482 654