Welcome to Wagtails Canine Services – offering Doggy Day Care and Home Boarding, Dog Training and Behaviour Modification.

I live on an 8 acre small holding, just outside Beverley, East Yorkshire.  Facilities include large, securely enclosed garden, training paddock,  indoor training area, lake walk and 2 large grass fields. 

My name is Ruth Bryant.  I started my career as a groom and horse riding instructor, after gaining my BHSAI.  I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse, having worked for over 10 years in the Veterinary Industry. My love of dogs led me to study for an HNC in Canine Training and Behaviour at Bishop Burton College.  Whilst working in Veterinary Practise I went on to further my studies, gaining my COAPE Diploma in Practical Animal Behaviour and Training(an internationally recognised and accredited behaviour qualification) to become a member of CAPBT.  I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog trainers (APDT) having successfully passed their assessment (APDT Number 01112).

As well as training my own dogs I have over 10 years experience taking puppy socialisation parties for a large local veterinary practice,  running dog training courses for pet dogs,  and also for Canine Partner puppies and their “puppy parents” preparing the dogs for further training as Assistance Dogs for disabled people. 

Wagtails offers a full boarding and daycare service where your dogs can come and spend their day(s) here whilst you are at work or away  Dogs are not kennelled but join my 2 dogs in what we are doing – e.g. walks in the fields.  When not out and about they come into my home, sleep where they choose to, and have plenty of company. I am licensed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.


Training involves plenty of fun for you and your dog – making sure that training is something your dog chooses to do with you – either in class or a private session.  Where a dog has a behaviour problem a meeting with you is arranged either here or in your own home.   

I have been fortunate to have had animals all my life – Dogs, Cats, Horses, Goats, Poultry and Bees!  I currently have a bold and friendly black cat, Nigel and 2 Border Collies.  I competed successfully with my older dog Tig in Working Trials, and now do a bit of Agility for fun and fitness.  My young dog Morse has competed in Rally Obedience, and we won in our first working trial competition together. We are currently starting to compete at Agility.

My aim is to help you provide the best care you can for your dog – be it in providing good training and enhancing the bond between you, or in caring for your dog here at Wagtails when you are unable to.   Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel Wagtails Canine Services could help you and your dog in any way.


Contact Me: 07818 491 454