I am Mark Philip, the owner and founder of The Dogs Secret - specialising in German Shepherd Dog Training And Behaviour Services.

German Shepherds are a significant part of my life and have been so for some time. They form a huge part of my life, from my family pets to my teammates in competitive dog sports and by my side as a working colleague daily.

Having served 12 years as an Police Dog Handler and Nationally Accredited Police Dog Trainer within the United Kingdom, I have worked in various roles and been responsible for the initial training and the continuous development of the Police Dog teams which keep the public safe. I am also a qualified Behaviour Practitioner, a NASDU accredited security dog trainer and would regularly attend court as an expert witness in my role as a qualified Dog Legislation Officer, thus ensuring you get the highest level of practical and theoretical knowledge.


German Shepherds are well known for being smart, loyal and friendly but this is not always the case. I want to help German Shepherds and their owners by providing them with training and education. By sharing my vast knowledge I have gained through personal experience, allowing owners to have their perfect family companion.

​I am extremely passionate about all aspects of dog training and behaviour. This gives me my drive to continually research and learn about modern training methods as I'm always seeking to better myself to ensure I'm ahead of the trends giving you the best possible service.


I strive to give you and your dog choices, by using a variety of methods ensuring your goals and expectations are fully achieved.

By choosing me as a Trainer, I will take the stress out of training your dog, by assessing and working with you to resolve issues and develop the dog to the standard you want. I will work with you to identify any problems and create a personalised training package with you to address these, using my proven methods.

Whether you’re a new owner, experienced or looking for something specific to challenge you and your German Shepherd then you’re in the right place.