I am Mark Philip, the owner and founder of The Dogs Secret.

Dogs 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 competitive dog sports and by my side as a working colleague daily.

Dog are well knows for being smart, loyal and friendly but this is not always the case. I want to help dogs 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 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  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 dog then you’re in the right place.