Ex Police dog handler brings skills to Balsall Common

40 year old former Police officer and dog handler Mark Young has opened for business trading as Mogz and Dogz, offering specialist pet care and house sitting services. Local resident Mark set up business in Balsall Common following 24 years active service in the police force, much of which was spent as a dog handler in the Police Dog Section. He brings a wealth of experience working with dogs of all shapes and sizes to his new venture.

Mark aims to help bridge the gap for people who love their animals, but need help facing the challenge of long hours at work, a hectic social life or fitting in that family holiday. His range of pet services include home boarding, dog walking, dog training and pet visits, so he’s there to chip in at moments when the spare time to give pets the love and attention they deserve is in short supply.

Mark has strong credentials working with animals. After initially joining the police straight from school as one of the last serving Police Cadets, Mark soon found himself building up a wealth of experience working with animals, which in turn led to many different forces and organisations calling on his services. This included some high profile work in the capital.

“Some of my proudest times were helping out on knife crime initiatives in London after the well publicised spate of stabbings,” explains Mark. “I really felt I was doing my bit to make society safer and was proud to earn two police commendations for my Police dog work – one of which was for finding a murder weapon at a crime scene”.

Mark of Mogz and Dogz with a four legged friend

Mark is justifiably proud of his achievements with the police, but is equally enthusiastic and proud of his new venture,

“Nowadays I run my own company ‘Mogz and Dogz’ – I live and am based in Balsall Common and I hope to provide home boarding services for cats and dogs, dog walking, pet visits and all important dog training advice. Owning a pet should be an enjoyable experience and I hope to facilitate making this possible. I can offer guidance, tips, advice and support to all pet owners.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can visit Mark’s website at www.mogzanddogz.co.uk