Biography: Martin Deeley
Martin Deeley is an internationally recognized dog trainer, writer, and commentator. He is co-founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals, which is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional and business practices among canine professionals. Visit his website at www.floridadogtrainer.com.
Martin's love is training and developing the perfect hunting companion. He has trained Spaniels and Retrievers in Britain as a semi and a full professional for both hunting and trials where he ran at the highest level, winning Open Field Trial awards. He now lives in Florida where he runs in Hunt Tests and has successfully trained and handled both his own and his clients' dogs at all levels.
Martin is also the only journalist ever granted a personal interview with Her Majesty the Queen of England. Martin considers this interview the greatest honor of his life because it reflected the confidence and trust that Her Majesty had in his integrity to fairly and honestly publicly portray her, her love of gundogs, and the effect that dogs have had in her life. This rare and unique interview was published in the leading British newspaper The Sunday Express, Britain’s leading country sportsman’s magazine The Shooting Times, and went on to worldwide distribution. He currently writes articles for leading American and European magazines and is a regular contributor to The Shooting Gazette, AKC Gazette, Off Lead, and the Texas monthly magazine City and Country Pets. His articles have been translated and published for devotees in Holland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, and Japan.
The three books he has written, Advanced Gundog Training, Working Gundogs, and Getting it Right with Gundogs, are available in Europe and the U.S. In 2002, Martin was presented with the Dog Writers Association of America Special Award for the Best Training Article of 2001. In 2006, Martin wrote the foreword to his friend Cesar Millan’s first book, and Cesar returned the favor for the revision of Working Dogs which was published by Crowood Press in May 2009.
In a series of training videos made with Paul French Videos, Martin worked alongside Britain’s top gundog trainers providing his viewers with various philosophies and methods of working and training their own dogs. He has produced two of his own videos in which he demonstrates his own training methods, Basic Gundog Training and Pet Training through Retrieving. In spring of 2008, he was featured on the Mastering Leadership DVD Sit and Stay the Cesar Way where he worked with Cesar to demonstrate basic obedience exercises. Martin is a leading commentator for gundog events, having provided commentary on over 80 International Championship Events. He also appears regularly as a guest on radio shows throughout America, talking on all matters related to dogs.
Martin looks to the future to help owners and their dogs create a relationship that will enrich both of their lives. He told Countryman’s Weekly that his award of Gundog Trainer of the Year was a great honor and humbling. “I never thought the British public thought of me that highly. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized in this way. I enjoy what I do because I can share it with everyone who loves dogs as I do”