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Board & Train



We require your dog to have previously attended a behaviour consultation/workshop with Jo Cottrell before being considered for our board & train service, if they have behaviour issues. Please contact the office via for more information.

Our Board & Train service has replaced our generic boarding service to enable us to work with your dog on basic behaviour training in addition to the current provision during their stay with us.  It is a perfect way to providing your dog with basic training or a 'Top up' each time they stay with us to get them back on track whilst you are on your vacation. 

Daily training activities include:

Walking respectfully on lead

Pack Walks with other dogs

Off Lead/Long Line Socialisation with dogs in a secure area

For dogs staying 6+ nights additional activities may include:

Basic Training - Sit, Stay, Recall

Essential Oils treatment

Socialisation in public areas

At the end of the 6+ night stay we will provide you with a brief training report to enable you to continue the training work at home.  Additional coaching sessions can be booked to teach you the practical skills and understanding to enable your dog to maintain their progress.  

We have made this change because we are passionate about helping dogs become more balanced, happy dogs during and beyond their stay with us.

Please Note:

This programme is not suitable for dogs exhibiting aggression issues that have not attended a consultation/workshop/boot camp prior to their Board & Train stay with us.

The Dog Trouble Team are fully trained in identifying and addressing dog behaviour issues, in addition to maintaining balance within a pack. Unlike other boarding facilities, dogs are matched in groups according to their personality and energy, ensuring that each dog has a positive experience during their stay and are not practicing unbalanced behaviour.


NOTE: We accept up-to-date titre test results as well as vaccination records and we do not insist on vaccination against Canine Infectious Bronchitis (Kennel Cough). 

Dogs who board with us should have been vaccinated against distemper, parvovirus, and hepatitis (this is sometimes called DHP or DHPP or DHPPi) within the last 3 years or have had a titre test to prove immunity. 


Please upload a copy of the vaccination certificate or titre test to your dog’s Kennelbooker profile. This can be done in your Pets information section.

Drop off


All drop off and collection times must be one of the following specified times: 


Morning: 07:45, 08:00, 09:00

Afternoon: 15:00, 15:30, 15:45

(You can ask for a late PM pick up of 18:30 for an additional £10.00)

All drop off and pick up times are confirmed upon booking. Please adhere to these timings as they can impact the daily schedule at Dog Trouble. If you are unsure of your timings please refer to your booking confirmation email.

Overnight bookings are charged at a 24 hour rate.  You will be required to bring your dog’s own food for the duration of their stay or, in the case of dogs that are raw fed, we can provide and charge for this.



 £72 per dog (24 hrs)

*Prices include VAT


Your booking will not be confirmed until full payment has been received.

Full Payment is required on confirmation of booking and within 7 days of receipt of invoice. If you fail to make the full payment within 7 days of invoice, a reminder email will be sent, and you will be given 48 hours to pay.  If you do not pay after the 48hour reminder email, your booking will be cancelled.  All bookings made within 7 days of arrival must be paid immediately. 



Any bookings you cancel within 24hours of stay are non-refundable. Any cancellations within 7 days of arrival are transferable but non-refundable. Cancellations 7+ days of arrival will be refunded but you will be charged a 5% administration fee of the total amount.

In the unlikely event that Dog Trouble Ltd needs to cancel your booking due to circumstances beyond our control any Training School or Board and Train bookings will be refunded in full.


 *** All bookings during high season dates must be a minimum of 5 Nights. We will accommodate bookings less than 5 nights where we have availability. This will be confirmed near to the booking date.

High Season Dates 2024 - 2025: 

  • 08/072024 - 08/09/2024  (Summer Break)

  • 28/10/2024 - 01/11/2024 (Half Term) 

  • 23/12/2024 - 03/01/2025 (Christmas Break)

  • 07/04/2025 - 21/04/2025 (Easter Break)

  • 26/05/2025 - 01/06/2025 (Half Term)

  • 08/07/2025 - 08/09/2025 ( Summer Break)



Boarding booking requests are available through Kennelbooker, 

our online booking system. Click on this pdf icon for more information on registering and creating your Kennelbooker account (opens pdf in new page). 


To register with Kennelbooker use the "Kennelbooker" button below, or use this link to go to the Kennelbooker registration/login web page.

Once you have your account set up and you've added information about your dog and your contact details, you can check available dates, request bookings, make payments, cancel bookings, check back on previous bookings, and keep your dog's details and vaccination history up-to-date without having to provide this information every time you request a booking. 


If you are unable to use our online booking system please contact us to assist you with your request:  Email:
Tel: 0118 979 1214

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