I picked up Max my Dachshund/Jack Russell cross on the 3rd of November 2000 from a local rescue centre in Germany. He was found in the woods wandering about.
He was about 3 years old and not used to live indoors and because of that a bit problematic but after six months or so he settled in and felt comfortable. We assume he was not socialised when he was a puppy and therefore has problems with other dogs, mainly large dogs. He needs time to get to know them but is usually fine after a couple of meetings.
Max stayed with my family and only moved to the UK in January 2012 (when he was 14). He has settled in very well and has even learned English. We are speaking English and German with him. He has achieved his Champion Trick Dog title and is working on his Gold Good Citizen Dog certificate.
Max loves to learn something new and whenever I get ready for trick training his eyes are brighten up and he starts to act like a puppy.
He is a very special boy and proof that an old dog can leran new tricks!
Completed and passed the COVID19 Risk Aware Trainer course
****Sunday, Monday and Tuesday classes are now online on ZOOM. Saturday classes at Wannock will resume on the 1st of August ****
Trick Dog Displays & stalls
Canine Body Language Instructor with the Dog Training College since July 2020
Certified Dog Parkour Instructor with the International Dog Parkour Association since November 2018
Force Free Trick Trainer since November 2018
CCFT - Certified Canine Fitness Trainer since July 2017
FITPAWS® MASTER TRAINER
since April 2016
Proud member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.
I am a registered instructor with Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability),
Dog A.I.D. is a registered charity that helps people with physical disabilities train their own dogs.
I am a member of Talking Dogs Scentwork
We have done some television/model work for:
- BBC (Game show, Sport Relief's Top Dog, Brandy)
- Thinkbox (advert Doggy Auditions during Britains Got Talent, Brandy & Max)
- Featureone (Cannes Film Festival, Max, short film with Ewen MacIntosh)
- SKY1 (Dog trainer for Dogs might fly)
- CO-OP Insurance (advert Puppy love, Brandy)
- Beco dog supplies (photoshoot 2016)
- ITV (The Next Great Magician) Brandy as Houndini with comedy magicians Young & Strange, Episode 1
- RTL Spektakulaer (documentary about Dogs might fly)
- Channel 5 (Britain's Cleverest Dog)
- PetFace advert 2018 with Rebel
- Company of animals (modelling muzzle, target stick, harness and head collar, shotoshoot 2018) with Rebel
- Julius Baer advert 2018 with Rebel
- JML dog toy photoshoot 2018 with Rebel
- Gtech photo shoot 2018 with Rebel
- Hive advert 2018 with Rebel
- Bayer photo shoot 2018 with Rebel
- Rover photo shoot 2018 with Bea