MEET THE TEAM

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FOUNDER

Mark thompson

Mark Thompson founded the dog house in1994, through his childhood love of animals and his formidable attention to detail he developed The Dog House
into the world-renowned activity holiday and education centre facility designed
exclusively for the teaching and enjoyment of dogs.

speaks fluent dog and semi fluent english

OWNS - THREE LABRADORs, ONE TERRIER AND A SPANIEL

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OFFICE MANAGER

Julie Bastow

Mark's right-hand woman and dog encyclopedia, Julie runs the office and all day-to-day duties. Julie has been with the dog house for 15 years, her secret to dealing with the madness?....she goes home to cats.

OWNS - ONE LABRADOR, TWO BRITISH BLUE CATS

Trainers

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SENIOR TRAINER

James Hargreaves

HUMAN DURACELL BUNNY, JAMES SPENDS HIS SUMMERS TRAINING DOGS AND HIS WINTERS TACKLING THE FRENCH SLOPES. 

SELF DESCRIBED MAN OF MYSTERY

OWNS - A BORDER COLLIE

SENIOR TRAINER

HATTIE LAWERENCE

 

  

TRAINER

Jay Leach

Jay is a familiar face to most of our clients, collecting and delivering our guests to and from London on the dog house bus.

 

an experienced handler, he has a soft spot for the many, many puppies that come to us for their 'best start in life' training 

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HAILING FROM THE MIDLANDS HATTIE HAS EMBRACED THE LIFESTYLE IN WALES ALONF WITH HER DEDICATION TO DOG TRAINING.

 

EVER POSITIVE AND FULL OF ENERGY HATTIE HAS IMPLMENTED A RANGE OF NEW TRAINING  

DAFYDD JOINED THE DOG HOUSE TEAM THROUGH A GOVERNMENT APPRENTICESHIP

PROGRAMME AND HAS GONE ON TO BE A VALUED MEMBER OF THE TEAM

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 TRAINER

DAFYDD LEWIS 

 

  

DAFYDD JOINED THE DOG HOUSE TEAM THROUGH A GOVERNMENT APPRENTICESHIP

PROGRAMME AND HAS GONE ON TO BE A VALUED MEMBER OF THE TEAM

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 TRAINER

BEN BASTOW

 

  

Welfare

HEAD OF WELFARE

SOPHIE LEWIS

Sophie organises all elements of our guests welfare from diets to medical care to room management. 

Her role relies on an in depth knowledge and bond with all of our guest but she definitely has a soft spot for dachshunds.

 WELFARE

Holly Bradford

Initially working at The Dog House in her Summer Holidays, Talog local, Holly has now become an integral member of the welfare team.

 

Supporting the groom team she can often be found beutifying our guests battling the Welsh weather and landscape    

Welfare 

Gina Davies

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