This is Bella, a 2 year old “working” Cocker Spaniel. Got to say she’s the liveliest dog I’ve ever owned. She has plenty of drive and go and is superb at agility where she tackles jumps at heights usually only for the larger dogs! she excels at retrieve work and loves swimming, so much so that she swam the width of the Lancaster canal at 12 weeks of age!!!

New dog Grooming Salon now open in Preston!

We are pleased to announce that “PRETTY PUPS” is open for business at

32 Watkin lane, lostock Hall, Preston. PR5 5RD

Lots of opening special offers for new customers. Pease call in for a look round without obligation

Everything from a simple shampoo & nails clipped to full show cuts,

ALL at reasonable prices!

Call Rachel on 07927921399  *or see us on facebook


This is Lexi another rescued from lancs GSD rescue in 2016. She is 8 years old now and is a joy to own, apart from eating my car seatbelt the first week I got her! She already does  fantastically well at agility and is improving rapidly with her obedience. a laid back and loyal friend.

Welcome to the new website!

Latest Basic Beginners Obedience Course – *Our Brand New Arena Now open at Landorn Kennels !”

Preston – Next Available Course starts 23rd August:- 5 week course, heelwork, stays, re-calls etc PLUS socialisation. Non food based training using praise & play! Only £40 for full the course. Please call to reserve a place 07480859920! Held at Landorn Boarding kennels ( see link Page) 

Wigan Course sadly no longer available due to circumstances beyond my control


Sunday School Training.

 Now booking for:- 22nd August 2021

Limited places Available. Learn to enjoy your dog & meet new friends! Please note there is a £10 cancelation fee applicable if you book then cancel!

These  days  include agility, obedience, socialisation & flyball. Lunch & refreshments provided.

Times 10am ’til 2.00 aprox. Pauls Farm, Dunkirk lane Leyland. PR26 7SY


All this for only £22 per handler / dog per day.

*Please note any additional people will be charged £2 extra for refreshments & Lunch.


All dogs over 1 year old catered for on these sessions Some younger dogs may be allowed by special arrangement only, please ask.

Problem dogs, a speciality, welcome too!

Contact Mark now on 07480859920  to reserve your place.

Dog agility classes every Friday evening at Pauls Farm. Please ring for information about joining (see above).

Dog fouling campaign

Mark, I just wanted to let you know that we asked the schools we visited during our anti dog-fouling campaign to fill in a feedback form and I have just finished putting the results together. Out of the 11 schools you visited we managed to get feedback from 8 of them and the feedback was all very positive.
We asked the schools how satisfied they were with the session you did with Nel. The options they had were very satisfied, satisfied, neither, dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. All 8 of them said that they were very satisfied with the session you delivered.
We also asked them if they were happy with the content of your session. They had the same options of very satisfied, satisfied, neither, dissatisfied or very dissatisfied. All 8 of them said that they were very satisfied with the content of your session.
They also made the following comments about your session:
All the children really enjoyed the session with Mark and Nel and the session also further managed to get the key messages about dog fouling inThe pupils enjoyed the session and gained a lot of informationThose children who were afraid of dogs had the opportunity to overcome their fear. The children’s fears were handled carefully and in a way that expressed having a fear of dogs is actually a healthy fear to haveAll children were told about why they couldn’t approach an unfamiliar dogThe dog was excellent, behaved well with the children and modeled many of the speech’s messagesMark spoke clearly to the children. Afterwards the children were knowledgeable about the problem. Mark had a nice manner with the children and answered questions well and at their levelThe children enjoyed meeting Nel and one little boy who was terrified of dogs ended up being able to stroke herIt was valuable that the children got to meet a dog and its owner which they would not ordinarily get to do I just wanted to thank you again for the sessions you delivered. I also found your session very enjoyable and I think it was very informative for the children. I know the children I spoke to really enjoyed meeting Nel and learning about dogs, their behaviour and how to look after a dog properly.
I hope that we can work together again during our future anti dog-fouling campaigns.
Kind regards,
Rebecca Hill Eco-Schools Officer


Mark has over 40 years industry experience and has had great success over the years training many dogs, his success lies in his calm methodical approach which can cope with even the most unruly of our canine friends!  Mark works with groups and also on a one to one basis, he is based in Wigan but works all over the north west helping owners and their dogs lead a more harmonious life.

Mark has lectured at Myerscough Agricultural College, worked with Wigan Council on dog behavioural matters and had spoken for the Probus society as well as  being involved in several tv programmes. The Princes Trust is another national organisation that have also benefitted from Marks unique approach. He is also the voice behind the displays put on By Preston Agility Dogs (PADs) and is a founder member of that club . Mark also works closely with several canine rescue organisations and helps processing and rehabilitating of any problem dogs. Many dogs owe their lives to the Dogtastic techniques that bring about behavioural changes.


I rescued Heidi from a home where she hadn’t been outside in solitary for many months, was under weight and nervous of everything and everyone! She was also going to be rehomed once trained but again I  decided to keep her. She has had her problems and has proved to be very dominant if left to her own devices within my pack. She was a dog that needed firm leadership and guidance to stop trouble from breaking out. She did well at agility & was an integral part of the display team.  Sadly Heidi was put to sleep in May 2016 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Rest easy my beautiful girl x.


What can we say about him? He was spoiled  rotten. A real character, & being obedient does not come naturally to him. Typically for a terreir he can be noisy and loves his food! . Jake has worked with me when visiting centers for adults with learning dificulties and was a huge hit with all the people there. He has also helped with teenagers from the Princes Trust and showed them how much fun a little dog can have! Sadley Jake was PTS in 2016 and is much missed


Nell was my main obedience and agility dog for many years, winning dozens of prizes, though now sadly retired. Despite suffering a stroke several years ago, when she temporarily lost her sight and was unable to stand or walk, she has plodded on merrily to old age. She enjoys a little walk out every day and is happy in her retirement. My beautiful Nellie was PTS aged 17 years. a superb dog and best friend.