We are Crazelpup- Jodie Forbes, Hazel, Bramble and Tulip, and our mission is to promote dog training for everyone. Regardless of the dog or owner's age, gender, physical ability and despite the perceived limitations of certain breeds.
We believe that every dog has boundless potential and deserves an enriched and exciting life, and we will make it our duty to show owners just how incredible their four-legged companions can be, no matter what stereotypes dictate.
When I was nine years old I read on a breed-specific website that border terriers were 'untrainable', 'not to be trusted off-lead' and 'highly stubborn'. Nine-year-old me looked at the border terrier puppy in front of her and instead of accepting this as fact, dared to dream that this pup would grow up to be just as highly trained as the most incredible collies or poodles or german shepherds. Something I am continuously reminded of throughout my involvement in the canine world is that we are only bound by our imagination. If we dream of something and work hard to achieve it, stereotypes shatter and the impossible becomes possible.
Now, twelve years later, my border terriers are known around the globe for being impeccably trained and exceedingly intelligent. Border terriers are more commonly seen as being a highly trainable breed, and I hope that we contributed to this change in perception in a small way. But that is not enough. As long as there is an 'untrainable', 'stubborn' or 'lazy' dog leading an unenriched life because his owners truly believe he is 'too stupid to learn', I will not be content.
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Jodie is a 21 year old dog trainer with 12 years training experience. She competes in agility and freestyle to music at a high level, has trained dogs for television and media and has a degree in Animal Sciences BSc.
Jodie's preferred method of animal training is through shaping and using the clicker. She is also a believer in games-based training.
She aims to train different breeds in a variety of disciplines including assistance work, tracking, bite-work and herding. It is her dream to one day present a television series highlighting the intelligence of dogs.
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Hazel is a border terrier born in 2006. She has competed in agility, freestyle to music, obedience, handling, breed showing and grooming over her 12 years, and has appeared in multiple adverts, television shows and advertising campaigns.
Hazel knows hundreds of tricks and although she is now retired from agility, during her competing years she qualified for the UK Agility Grand Finals, the Kennel Club Starters Cup Finals and the KCI Junior Handling Finals.
Hazel is highly motivated by food and tennis balls, she enjoys swimming and her most reinforcing trick is "twist".
Bramble is Hazel's daughter, born in 2010. She has trained in agility, freestyle to music, flyball, obedience, handling, breed showing, disc dog, some assistance dog behaviours and like Hazel, has appeared in many TV shows and campaigns.
She competes in agility at a Grade 7 Championship level and was part of the winning Crufts Small Team in 2018.
Bramble also has 'Excellent' titles in Starters and Intermediate freestyle to music and has won four 1st places in YKC freestyle at Crufts.
Bramble is also motivated by food, however she also finds just performing behaviours highly rewarding. She likes tug toys and her most reinforcing behaviour is going through tunnels and weaving.
Tulip Meadows of Mongrubah
Tulip is a Chinese crested powderpuff cross Pyrenean shepherd. She is a year old and trains in agility, obedience and freestyle to music. She is also learning assistance dog behaviours.
Tulip is fear reactive with children due to an unfortunate experience, so is currently undergoing a behavioural modification plan using counter conditioning and desentisation to help her lead a more comfortable life.