The Dog House was officially opened on October 17, 2011 by Ashley and Michael Mettham of Leesburg, Indiana. The Mettham's goal was to open a full service pet facility that would service not only North Webster, but all of Kosciusko County. This facility would offer everything from Boarding, Doggy Daycare and a wide variety of pet products and supplies, to top of the line grooming and dog training.
The business was originally located in the heart of North Webster. A little over 3 years later and The Dog House had outgrown its location. In the Spring of 2015, The Dog House relocated to its current location less than two miles south of the original. With over 8,000 sq ft and 5 acres of outdoor space there is more than enough room to continue growing and serving the county for years to come!
In September 2018 The Dog House opened it's second location in Syracuse, IN. This location offers an additional 20 indoor/outdoor runs and grooming services on a secluded 5 acre property!
Ashley Mettham has over 13 years of experience in both dog training and veterinary assistant experience. Ashley is the only trainer in Kosciusko County with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers CPDT-KA designation (Certified Pet Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed). To obtain this Ashley had to have a minimum 3 years training experience with Veterinarian and Client letter of recommendation. In addition she had to pass the 300 question CPDT exam. She has become one of the top trainers in the area for obedience, agility, barn hunt, and more.