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…

Crufts 2022

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.

Follow Malvern Garden Buildings’ social and Martha’s Facebook page to see what else they get up to this year!

Martha Preece's dog Max

Coming Next

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!

Live Updates

November 15, 2022

Max and Elsie under a blanket

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!


September 6, 2022

Maxwell qualifies for Crufts 2023!

Maxwell with rosettes

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…

August 30, 2022

A successful summer 2022

Martha Preece's competiting dog Max winning second place on a podium at the International Agility Festival

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.

June 28, 2022

Martha agility training Elsie

Here’s a clip of Martha training Working Cocker Spaniel Elsie in preparation for an upcoming agility competition.

June 28, 2022

Another medal for Maxwell!

Max with rosettes

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.

June 28, 2022

Elsie's recovered and raring to go!

Elsie standing on agility slide

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.

April 20, 2022

Rest and relaxation post Crufts

Maxwell and brother Harris on the beach - sponsored by Malvern Garden Buildings

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! 

March 16, 2022

A podium finish for Maxwell and Martha

Martha and Maxwell with rosettes at Crufts 2022

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!

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