About Us

Mark Mayho - Founder and Owner

Hello, and thanks for visiting our website! My name is Mark Mayho and I own Herts Canine.

As a child I grew up with a house full of Golden Retrievers; I often used to escape school (when I wasn’t supposed to!), collect my dogs from home and walk them for miles!

As soon as I could, I left school and was offered a job in a veterinary surgery. Here I got interested in dog behaviour and decided that was the path for me. I qualified as a canine behaviour consultant and dog trainer in 1999, then worked in training kennels and rescue centres training dogs until I founded Herts Canine in 2004.

I have been lucky enough to work with dogs on a full time basis ever since. 

In the past I have owned Labradors, German Shorthaired Pointers, St Bernards and Springer Spaniels. I currently own a Golden Retriever, Rottweiler and two Dachshunds.

I specialise with dogs that have any type of behaviour problem from mild to the extreme!

I am very conscious that no dog, no owner and no household is the same. What works for one dog will not necessarily work for the next! The thousands of dogs and owners I have helped have all been different and I thrive on helping owners and dogs solve their problems. 

In my opinion, anyone that thinks they know everything in this profession is dangerous! I am always learning and improving my understanding by attending courses and seminars on new methods. I am recognised by the Guild of Dog Trainers.

But, as they say, no man is an island, and I am lucky to work with a great team that share my passions for dogs:

David Stroud - Dog Trainer

David joined Herts Canine in 2018.

Previously he has trained dogs for agility since 2008. David first got involved with agility with his fourth Border Collie Fen. Fen was rescued from being both physically and mentally abused and David started agility with him as part of his recovery.

David now lives with two Collies who he has trained in obedience, agility and hoopers.

All of David’s training is based on positive reinforcement and encourages the owner to handle their dog to the best of their ability.

Kayley Mayho - Administrator

Kayley loves dogs; this is a huge bonus as she is Mark’s wife!

Kayley’s other love in life is horses and she is a qualified horse riding instructor. Unfortunately this career ended in 2017 when she had a riding accident and broke her back.

Kayley deals with the admin side of the business. Kayley is often the first point of contact for new enquires and can assist in providing information on our services and booking appointments.