Dog Behaviorist Coach’s Dog

A very happy dog.

The Cheeky Chihuahua was born from a need to provide suitable dog training to help our own dog. We know what it's like to live with a troubled dog, and this is what sets us apart from most others.

If you want dog training, a dog behaviourist, a canine coach, a clicker trainer or even a walker for the dog that can't be walked, you've come to the right place

Mark Henshaw - Founder of The Cheeky Chihuahua.


​​I initially qualified, with a distinction, as a Dog Behaviourist Practitioner with the British College of Canine Studies, in 2015, with whom I also earned a Certificate in Holistic Health for Dogs and a Certificate in Dog Law. I'm not one to sit on my laurels, and I've since studied with Canine Principles to earn a diploma as a Canine Coach, and I am now continuing to study and earn another diploma, this time in Rescue Dog Cognition


​"Frankie has been on his best behaviour, you must have magic powers. No dog on dog or ppl aggression at Blaise yesterday, where it was teaming with dogs off lead and ppl. Yayyy!" ​Angie, Bristol.

​"It was nice to see Roxy behave in the way that she did. Since we last saw you a lady came towards us with a King Charles. Roxy lay on her belly, and was rewarded. We must have been talking for 5 minutes. We are feeling better now." ​Keith and Marilyn, Radstock.

Mark is a very genuine guy who listened, didn't judge and gave fantastic advice. Would highly recommend to anyone. 5* (Kylie, Worle)

A great experience for anyone who has a new puppy and wants to learn some key skills, good teaching and lovely friendly environment would definitely recommend Thank you   (Amy, Weston-super-Mare)
Thank you so much for working with Jet with us. You've taught us so much and your advice has been invaluable. Walks are now a pleasure and the bond between me and Jet is even stronger. What you do is amazing! (Ellie, Worle)

Paws for thoughts

​"A dog can’t talk to us, at least not in the way that humans converse, but they are a mine of information and constantly communicate. Dogs bark, yelp, whine, yap, barge, paw, nose butt, growl, walk high, walk low, charge, cower, wag their tails at different heights and velocity, ears up, ears down, raise their hackles, raise a paw, and some even seem to smile. None of these actions can be taken in isolation, but they are all attempts at communicating. The beautiful thing about dog communication is that you know you are getting an untarnished insight into what that dog is feeling at that time. And if a dog is feeling something in the presence of his owner, it’ll most probably be because over time he’s learnt to."​ Mark Henshaw, founder and owner of The Cheeky Chihuahua.