Malvern Garden Buildings are sponsoring Martha and her paw patrol in 2022!
Martha Preece is a very ‘tail-ented’ agility coach to her two beloved dogs, Maxwell and Elsie. This year, we’re sponsoring their pawsome team and will be sharing their journey with you!
Meet Martha, Max and Elsie below…
Martha trains both her dogs, Maxwell and Elsie, in agility as well as running other people's dogs. She's currently completing an online qualification in canine massage physiotherapy.
Following this, she aspires to set up her own business and continue teaching agility, mainly specialising in beginner's agility for dogs.
To compete at Champ Level with Max and Elsie!
Also known as Max
Border Terrier x Jack Russell
"I luff some cheddar cheese!"
"Nothing beats my tug rope!"
"I won Junior Gold at the Junior Agility Open Championships, and came second overall at the UKA finals 2021."
Working Cocker Spaniel
"Walking under Martha’s legs from behind, and standing on her feet balancing then walking together!"
"Chicken is pawlicious!"
"Nothing beats a good ball!"
"My medals and trophies are pending… When I'm 18 months old I can begin competing. I’m so excited for you to follow my journey!"
In March, Martha’s terrier Maxwell competed in the Crufts Young Kennel Club (YKC) Pairs category, running with another small dog in the competition.
Organised by the Kennel Club and held at the NEC in Birmingham, Crufts is the greatest dog event in the world!
They did amazingly well, achieving a podium finish in third place! We’re incredibly proud to have sponsored Martha and Maxwell as they showcased their terrific talent at the world-famous show.
Over the duration of the sponsorship we’ll be providing regular updates on the journey of Martha, Max and Elsie, including their achievements, upcoming competitions and future plans, so check back soon!
We can’t wait to see Max and Elsie raise the woof in the dog training world!
Maxwell and Elsie have been getting cosy this autumn, making the most of their Malvern Garden Building and snuggling up under a blanket in the open-sided area!
Throughout autumn there have been plenty of beach visits for Maxwell, agility run practice for Elsie and group training sessions in Cornwall for both pups.
Max is now grade 4, and both dogs have begun their winter training, practicing and perfecting their skills ready for summer 2023!
Maxwell qualifies for Crufts 2023!
The start of September has been a triple win for Maxwell – he won three classes including qualifying for Crufts 2023 and moving up to grade 4! Let the Crufts training commence…
A successful summer 2022
A super successful summer for Martha and the pups! Elsie completed her first A-frame and continues to progress with her seesaw. Maxwell scooped another award-winning rosette, securing 2nd place at the International Agility Festival!
Training is ongoing for both Max and Elsie and we cannot wait to see what autumn holds for their progression.
Martha agility training Elsie
Here’s a clip of Martha training Working Cocker Spaniel Elsie in preparation for an upcoming agility competition.
Another medal for Maxwell!
A big congratulations to Maxwell who won a bronze medal at the CSJ Agility Open! He also helped Martha with a demonstration full of fun and tricks for the recent Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Elsie's recovered and raring to go!
After a recent break and physio sessions due to a back injury, Elsie has now recovered. She attended her first agility camp where she met lots of other puppies and completed some tunnel and jump training. This is in preparation for her first competition which is only 4 months away! Elsie has also been helping with training at Martha’s Tuesday evening agility classes, whilst beginning to learn how to use the seesaw.
Rest and relaxation post Crufts
After his success at Crufts, Maxwell has been kicking back and taking a little time out! He’s had a lovely holiday before his next big event – Crufts qualifiers, where he and Martha will attempt to qualify for Crufts 2023. Here’s Maxwell relaxing at the beach with his brother Harris.
Elsie is on the road to recovery after sustaining a back injury. She has some physio sessions booked in, after which she’ll be able to get back on track with her training!
A podium finish for Maxwell and Martha
Martha and Maxwell were awarded 3rd place in the Crufts Young Kennel Club (YKC) Pairs category on Sunday! A huge congratulations to them.
Now this year’s Crufts has drawn to a close, both Maxwell and Elsie will begin their training to qualify for Crufts 2023. They’ll also be competing in lots of other shows, and Elsie has many training camps booked to help her learn new skills in preparation to compete next year!