Martin has been training gundogs and companion dogs for over 35 years. He has not only trained with the best but also trained the best. His dogs have won trials in Britain, and in America he has made up both Hunting retriever Champions and Master Hunters. He has run workshops throughout Europe, Great Britain, Canada and America assisting students with his approach to achieve Titles on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2004 he coached the first American retriever Team to compete in England at the International Working Test, where they took fourth place. With companion dog’s martin has become a leader in the field of developing good companions that are loved and enjoyed by owners. His philosophy is to use whatever approach and method to help a dog learn and become a dog that stays in one home a lifetime.
He has been a feature writer for leading American and European magazines, and is the only journalist ever granted a personal interview with Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Martin has written three top selling books Advanced Gundog Training, Working Gundogs, and Getting it Right with Gundogs. Commentated on over 80 European championship videos, and for 27 years provided the commentary at the International Competitions held at the Country landowners Association Game Fair. The largest Game Fair in the world.
Martin was presented with the Dog Writers Association of America Special Award for the Best Training Article of 2001. In 2007 Countryman’s Weekly, a leading European dog magazine, selected Martin as Gundog Trainer of the Year, a highly esteemed award voted upon by readers and fans of his books and videos.
Martin wrote and hosted the series of web videos on puppy training for Eukanuba, which also went world wide.
Martin wrote the foreword to his friend Cesar Millan’s first book Cesar’s Way, and Cesar wrote the foreword to Martin’s 2009 revised Working Gundogs. In spring of 2008, he featured in the Mastering Leadership DVD Sit and Stay the Cesar Way and has acted as advisor and consultant on Cesar’s books plus writing content for Cesar’s Rules.
He has produced his own training DVD’s: Pet Training through Retrieving; Basic Gundog Training – British style; and recently “E-Touch- the Modern Humane Approach to the use of the remove electronic Trainer”.
Sought out regularly as a presenter and teacher for all aspects of dog training and behavior, Martin has carved out a niche in the dog world for his abilities not only to train dogs but also to teach those who love and want to work with them.
In April 2011 Martin was inducted into the International Association of Canine Professionals Hall of Fame alongside Cesar Millan.
Martin not only trains people and dogs but also is sought out as an expert in dealing with problem behavior in dogs. He is also recognized as a leading teacher in the use of the electronic collar as a humane and positive training aid.
Martin brings his talents to the School helping other trainers to learn new skills that will take them to new heights in their chosen careers and pastimes.