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Martin Cooper

Advanced Junior Trainer Basingstoke, Hampshire


Martin is an Advanced Junior Instructor and a valued member of the Adolescent dogs team. He lives with his w and Senior Trainer Kassie Cierniak, so they are a popular choice for multi dog households who want more than 1 dog trained at a time and also a popular choice for those wanting work on socialisation with puppies or reactivity issues, as they can work together as a team to provide controlled interactions

Martin has experience working with a variety of breeds and gets excellent results and feedback from his clients.  He has also worked with many Assistance Dogs and has the experience to teach a wide variety of tasks as well as customise the training to wheelchair users. He believes in a positive training approach, utilising food, toys, praise and the environment to his advantage when training. 

Martin has had dogs most of his life, and has previously rescued and adopted 7 dogs, helping them to work through issues such as reactivity, lack of confidence, aggression to cats, toilet training, barking and training a deaf dog. 

He now owns 3 dogs with Kassie, a very well-trained Golden Retriever, a Rough Collie and a Miniature Dachshund, as well as a cat.  They are great role models to the dogs who come in for training.  

Martin is a popular choice for those who prefer a quieter, child free household with lots of socialisation opportunities, and is able to provide training around local livestock such as sheep and cows, as well as controlled training around horses. He is also able to provide training in the busy city centre, which is ideal for anyone needing to replicate their busy London lives.

Courses attending

Mike Newland - Basic Instructional Techniques Course - 2022

Adolescent Dogs - Advanced Junior Instructor Certificate

The School of Canine Science - Puppy Lab (currently attending)

Dr Ian Dunbar - Simple Solutions for common dog behaviour & training problems

The School of Canine Science - 30 Days of Canine Science - 2023

Not All Dogs See With Their Eyes – A Guide To Training Blind Dogs” Eve Welton

Craig Ogilve “interactive play workshop 2023

School of Canine Science: Canine Neutering 2023

Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer Course - currently attending

Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training - currently attending 

School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible - currently attending

Cannot recommend Kassie and Martin enough. Lebron spent two weeks in their home and it’s r
Loki has settled in really well - he is a completely different dog and an absolute joy to
Sent my Belgian Shepherd pup off for a 3 week residential stay with Martin the trainer as