I am Mark Philip, the owner and founder of The Dogs Secret. The UK’s leading German Shepherd trainer based in North East, England.
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 team mates in the competitive dog sports and by my side as a colleague daily.
German Shepherds are knows for being smart, loyal, loving and courageous dogs, this is not always the case. I want to help German Shepherds and their owners by providing them with training. By sharing my vast knowledge I have gained through personal experience, allowing owners to have their perfect companion.
I love competing in dog sport along with working in an operational environment with service dogs as a Dog Handler and experienced Certified Trainer.
I have many years of practical experience as a handler and along with this, I have nationally recognised qualifications as a Trainer.
I am extremely passionate about dog training, specifically German Shepherds, which gives me my drive to continually research and learn about modern training methods and have obtained my Diploma in Canine Behaviour.
I strive to give you and your dog choices, by using modern and scientific based methods.
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 dog then you’re in the right place.