Area's covered for our collection and return service - Markethill, Hamiltonsbawn, Richhill, Armagh.

We do accept dogs from outside our catchment area but owners will have to make their own arrangements to transport their dog to and from our Dog Guru Centre in Markethill .


Canine enrichment is any activity your dog finds innately satisfying and looks after their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, by stimulating their senses, engage their minds, or move their bodies.

At Dog Guru we understand the importance of canine enrichment as an essential part of making your dog happy and healthy and unlike the traditional programmes offered by other dog walkers and doggy day care service providers.  At Dog Guru we offer a totally unique service that satisfies your dog’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.

We currently offer 1 daily programme 5 days per week, Monday to Friday. Operating between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30pm which includes the collection and return of your dog.

  • 9.00am - 10.00 am – At some point during this time frame your dog will be collected from your home and transported back to our ‘Dog Guru Centre’ outside Markethill in our purpose designed vehicle, which is fully equipped, and air conditioned for the safe transport of your dog and meets the most exacting of industry standards.  The areas covered by our collection return service are Markethill, Richhill, Hamiltonsbawn & Armagh.  (We do except dogs from outside our catchment area but owners will have to make their own arrangments to have their dogs left with us at our 'Dog Guru' Centre in Markethill)
  • 10.00am -3.00pm – During this period your dog will be involved in a full list of enrichment activities designed to stimulate their senses.
  • Some examples include:
  • Supervised managed interaction with other dogs in our totally secure ‘Dog Guru outdoor arena, which encompasses 7200 square feet, with facilities for play, stimulation, and balanced relaxation.
  • Time allocated for daily training exercises when the Dog Guru is on site.  Such as better calmness on the leash.
  • Walks in the nearby Gosford Forest Park.
  • Time for soothing relaxation, hugs and reiki balancing with our onsite qualified therapist.
  • 3.00pm -3.30pm – At some point during this time frame your dog will be returned to your home, safe and sound, happy physically, mentally, and emotionally enriched.

What we require from you & How to book

All our programmes have been expertly devised by Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’ who for over 30 years, has enriched the lives of thousands of dogs and their owners, curing every possible behavioural complex imaginable through his human teaching and canine education and healing programmes.  He is the only dog trainer in Northern Ireland to ever have has his own BBC television series and probably the only dog trainer from Northern Ireland to have ever created their own innovative and uniquely developed, positive dog training and behaviour methodology, which he calls “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®.

What we require from you:

  • All dogs must be fully booster vaccinated including vaccines for kennel cough, copies must be provided for our records on the first day of collection.
  • We would ask that you are present for your first collection if it’s the first time you are using our service. (We will arrange an exact time to suit). This is so that you can introduce us to your dog and show us where you would like us to leave them should you not be present when we return.
  • Our service and staff are fully insured, and we are insured to carry keys, which are always kept in a lockable container and stored in a safe overnight.

What to do next:

Simply click on the calendar to book your slots.  If you are booking more than one day or one dog you will qualify for a 5% discount of our normal price.   Simply use voucher code dogactivity5 when booking online to receive the discount. 

We look forward to welcoming your dog to the ‘Dog Guru Centre’.