MARK WALDEN

 

 

After studying Animal Management, Mark was one of the first people to qualify for an advanced apprenticeship in Animal Care. He was subsequently given the opportunity to manage a boarding kennels, cattery and rescue home, where hundreds of dogs were rescued from breed charities such as Beagle Welfare, Basset Welfare and Labrador Retriever Rescue. he still an advisor and re-homing officer for Basset Welfare. 

Following this, Mark was given the opportunity to work in Dog Law with leading solicitor Trevor Cooper. He accompanied Trevor across the UK, holding seminars to a wide range of audiences from pet owners to police, dog wardens and professionals. Mark has done presentations at events such as The Pet Show 2013 in Stoneleigh, focusing on meeting the welfare needs and responsibilities of dogs.

In his free time, Mark is Treasurer & Show Manager of the South of England Basset Hound Club. He is on the committee on one of the biggest dog shows, Windsor Ch. Show (often regarded as the 'Summer Crufts').

Mark volunteers for the YKC (Young Kennel Club), and is an official Kennel Club steward at events such as Discover Dogs and London Pet Show. He occasionally judges under Beagles and Bassets, as well as being requested to judge at many Ring-craft and fun dog events.

Mark has a blog (www.markwalden.org) where he conducts views, reviews and interviews with dog specialists and charities from various areas of the dog industry. The Kennel Club have produced a long statement that was tailored by Mark's articles regarding compulsory microchipping. He has often been requested to guest blog on pet magazines and websites.