About The Dog House Academy

The Dog House Academy Story

 

The Dog House Academy is a privately owned business and we have been training dogs of all ages and breeds since 1995. Owned and run by Shelley Heading, with the head office in Thorney Peterborough we offer training through the Peterborough area as well as the surrounding towns and villages.

The Dog House was established back in 1995 as Shelley was unable to find a suitable training class for her young Weimaraner Dooley that suited his sensitive but strong willed nature.   They were either over crowded and lacked basic knowledge, education and understanding or used punitive methods which did not sit well with Shelley’s ethos.

We are a far cry from your traditional dog training class – The Dog House Academy offers pet dog training that improves the dog / owner relationship by using fun up to date positive reward based methods, scientifically proven to work with consistency.   We pride ourselves on offering education to the owner and the dog as we guide and nurture you through our course curriculums or 121 private sessions.

With a qualified instructor, 24 years of experience and veterinary recommendation,  you can rest assured you and your dog are in safe hands!

Professional Memberships

  • APDT (Assoc Pet Dog Trainers no 3018)
  • Member COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology)
  • ABTC (Association Behaviour Training Council)
  • ICAN (Companion Animal Network)

Qualifications 

  • Nutrition (Cert. Nut Ofqual level3)
  • First Aid
  • Advanced Management of Cats and Dogs
  • Advanced Nutrition of Catand Dogs
  • Canine/human Interface
  • Diploma in Companion Animal Care
  • APDT Instructor Course
  • Basic Grooming
Shelley offers many classes through The Dog House, from Puppy Lifeskills and follow on courses, to adult 121 sessions, platform and more.
Other qualifications/courses include:
  • Advanced management of cats and dogs
  • Advanced nutrition of cats and dogs
  • Diploma in Companion Animal Care
  • APDT Instructor Course
  • Basic Grooming
  • COAPE Behaviour Advisor
  • Cert. Nutrition
  • First Aid
  • Canine Cognition
  • Platforms
  • Scent work for pet dogs
  • and many more

Professional Memberships

  • APDT (Assoc Pet Dog Trainers no 3018)
  • Member COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology)
  • ABTC (Association Behaviour Training Council)
  • ICAN (Companion Animal Network)