My name is Mark Murray and I have more than 45 years experience as a professional Dog Trainer.
This Webpage acknowledges the amazing performances of many dog/handler teams who have trained with me over the years. Their Trial results are recorded here for everyone to see and enjoy. It's a recognition of the dedicated work needed to prepare a dog for competition trialling.
Great competition dogs don't just magically happen. They are created by using a training system that complements their temperament. A training system that promotes and develops a happy and confident dog, one who is very correct in his work.
Look under the "Training Tips" tab for lots of information on the training and management of dogs.
Congratulations to Julie with Davey with 2 first placings in her Tricks competitions with scores of 78.5/80 and 77/80 and Merle with Jesse achieved her Rally Excellent Title with a score of 99/100
See the 'Trial Results' Tab for the scores and details
Competitive Dog Obedience Book
SORRY, ALL COPIES OF THIS BOOK HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD.
While there are no plans to reprint the Book at this time, we are looking into producing a revised Digital version in the future.
Click on this link and head to page 19 to read the review.
"Competitive Dog Obedience - Training Guide"
The Guide is designed to assist you with your individual training for ANKC obedience Trials. It's for all those times when you're practising on your own and need a reference guide. It offers alternative thinking, different methods and clear explanations. It’s designed specifically for handlers who are starting on their competition journey and also those who are already competing. It may just change your training outcomes and give you that competitive edge.
“Learned a stack of new information, a great book” – Steve
“Absolutely invaluable information for anyone wanting to compete and enjoy the training journey with their dog. It would take many years to gain this amount of competition knowledge” - Di
“So many new concepts that really helped my tired old obedience training.
Really exciting to see my new dog in action” - Jemma
“I’m just a beginner and this book has really given me the confidence to compete in ANKC obedience trials” – Peta
“Great read. Really good information. Less than the cost of a private lesson” - Charlie
"Congratulations on your book, very professional and informative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge". - Sharon
"If anyone is after a good book to read about competing and training a competition dog then this is the book for you" - Lana
"Mark is a great trainer. I have learned a lot from him. This is a really great book." - Dianne
"Great read for those beginning their journey into the world of training and trialling and a good reminder for us oldies to rethink some of our methods" - Annette
"Mark's compact book is a gold-mine, a really useful tool for new people and experienced people alike. It's a gem and very much worth a read" - Claire
"I found it excellent and will certainly recommend it. It is clear and concise. I am hoping you consider volume 2 to include Open, UD and UDX activities" - Sue
"Loving your book" - Cathy
"Congratulations on the launch of this great instructional Guide. Anyone considering trialing should read this as it connects motivational ideas into practical, reward driven results" - Ian
"I would expect nothing less from my old friend Mark Murray" - Rhonda
"You've done an astonishingly good job both in content AND style. I loved so much of what you've said, your words have given me clarity. Well done, it's extremely readable" Di (Sth Aust)
"The book is really easy to read and the logical steps make it fool proof. I have recommended the book to my friends" Gael
"Your book is the BEST book on training for competition I have ever read. It's so easy to read and understand and I will be referring to it over and over again" Erica
Congratulations to Annette with her dog 'Vandal' on gaining your:
Tracking Champion Title
Novice Obedience Title
Open Obedience Title and
Rally Novice Title.
BH Title (Sportdog working Title)
Well done from everyone in the Group. Super Work!!!
Congratulations to Di with her dog 'Poppy' on gaining your:
Novice Rally Title and
CCD Obedience Title
and 1st Place in Novice Obedience
Fantastic scores. Well done from everyone in the Group.