We are Crazelpup- Jodie Forbes, Hazel, Bramble, Tulip and Willow, 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.
Now, fifteen years later, I have a degree with honours in Animal Sciences, I am a qualified dog trainer with the Dog Training College and Pro Dog Training, I have worked with hundreds of different dogs, trained media dogs for companies such as Amazon, Dogs Trust, Land Rover and Stella McCartney, my dogs have won many first places at Crufts in multiple activities and performed internationally.
"Work for a cause,
not for an applause"
Jodie is a 25 year old dog trainer with 15 years training experience. She competes in agility, hoopers and freestyle to music, but has also dabbled in breed showing, disc dog, handling, flyball, obedience, scentwork, tracking, rally and mantrailing. In 2020 Jodie was awarded the Inspirational Young Person award at Crufts.
Throughout her life, she has worked and volunteered at veterinary surgeries, zoos, kennels, an elephant sanctuary, a dog shelter, groomers, pet shops, a dairy farm, a theme park petting zoo, training dogs for media and she began full-time work as a pet dog trainer and behaviourist in 2019. This breadth of experience with a whole variety of animals from goats, pigs and chickens to giraffes, elephants and lemurs has contributed to her knowledge of behaviour and training principles.
Game of Talents, ITV (2021)
Hazel was a border terrier born in 2006. She competed in agility, freestyle to music, obedience, handling, breed showing and grooming over the past 15 years, and appeared in multiple adverts, television shows and advertising campaigns.
Hazel knew hundreds of tricks and during her competing years she qualified for the UK Agility Grand Finals, the Kennel Club Starters Cup Finals and the KCI Junior Handling Finals.
Sadly, in November 2021, Hazel passed away aged 15. However, in her life she travelled around Europe, climbed Mont Blanc, hiked through the Black Forest in Germany, visited Juliet's balcony in Verona, paddle-boarded in Austria and lived every second to the full. She had the most wonderful life, and was so loved by everyone who knew her.
Cerbora Special Fortuna
Bramble is Hazel's daughter, born in 2010. She has trained in agility, hoopers, freestyle to music, scentwork, tracking, mantrailing, rally, flyball, obedience, handling, breed showing, disc dog, and is an assistance dog.
She competes in agility at a Grade 7 Championship level and was part of the winning Crufts Small Team in 2018. She has also done media work with celebrities including Andy Murray, Deborah Meaden, Katherine Ryan, Vernon Kay and Amanda Holden.
Bramble also has 'Excellent' titles in Starters and Intermediate freestyle to music, an 'Excellent' tile in beginners rally, a gold agility warrant and has won six 1st places in YKC freestyle at Crufts.
Bramble helps as a stooge dog to help anxious or reactive dogs, as she is fantastic at reading and acting appropriately to other dogs' body language. She has helped rehabilitate multiple people who suffered severe dog phobias and has regularly visited schools to help educate children about dogs.
Mongrubah Bramble Ruby
AW(G) FS St Ex Int Ex Rally Beg Ex
Tulip is a Chinese crested powderpuff cross Pyrenean shepherd. She was born in 2017.
Tulip used to frequently show reactive and anxious behaviours and struggled to control her arousal in certain situations. This lead to her often behaving aggressively towards strangers, dogs and children.
However, with lots of kind, gentle behaviour modification and confidence building work, she is getting so much better. She now chooses to interact with people and the number of people she trusts has hugely grown. She no longer has to be muzzled for vet and physiotherapy visits and sometimes even plays with unknown dogs!
Although being a complicated girl, Tulip has been able to compete in agility, hoopers, rally obedience and freestyle to music and has done some media work, as well as being trained in scentwork, tracking, mantrailing and obedience.
Tulip Meadows of Mongrubah
Tulip Meadows of Mongrubah
Williow is a bearded collie mixed with a border collie and a kelpie. She was born in March 2021.
Willow is incredibly intelligent, friendly and very cheeky! She competes in agility, hoopers, dog dancing and rally obedience currently, but also trains in nosework, bitework and disc dog. She has also done media work, and has a huge set of performing skills.
Willow has tried so many activities already at such a young age, and this is because I believe it is important for her to find her passion instead of me choosing it for her. As it stands, she throws her all into the activities she does, and has such a zest for learning. I see her going big places in the future! However, whatever she wants to do in her life, I will be proud of her.
Willow Wheathouse of Mongrubah