Britain’s Got Talent star on dog training for Bridgerton, TV fame and golden advice

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Lucy Heath, 36, from Birmingham, was a Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist with Trip Hazard, and has since featured on ITV’s The Secret Life of Our Pets, Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and even the Pomeranians training for Bridgerton

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Lucy had six years of great opportunities

Since performing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, Lucy Heath and her talented friend Trip Hazard have achieved incredible things.

From appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to starring in the crime series Pennyworth and training dogs for Bridgerton, the doggy duo has experienced it all.

Sharing the highlights of her career, Lucy told The Mirror: “It’s really my dream job. I’m not rich by doing anything but I can do what I do. favorite for a living and comfortable. Nothing else I” d instead. ”

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Lucy and Trip impressed the 2016 BGT judges
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She is living the dream of training dogs
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The 36-year-old discovered her love of dogs as a child, after watching Mary Ray’s spectacular dance show on Crufts.

Lucy said: “It’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I’m obsessed. It can make me cry and I’ve always dreamed of having a bond with a dog like that.

“As soon as I got my first dog, I started watching YouTube tutorials to learn tips and tricks.”

When Lucy was 21 years old, she received Shetland’s sheepdog Ash and began working with a local dog training business in Birmingham, performing at small shows.







Lucy trained six Pomeranians to feature on Netflix’s Bridgerton
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In 2012, Lucy rose to fame after winning ITV’s That Dog Can Dance with her Borderline Indie production.

The TV show kicked off her entire career and she was later cast on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.

Lucy said: “Britain’s Got Talent is one of the proudest moments of my life.

Also in that high spot was a first-place finish at Crufts with Indie, which Lucy said was a “magical” moment.

Now, Lucy and her partner Ross have a total of eight dogs, including collie Foxy, nine, Pomeranian cross Trip Hazard, six, Pomeranian cross Dizzy, six, collie Strike, three, collie Tempo, one and the newest puppy Hers has not yet been named.







She admits her one-year-old son is the real troublemaker
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“A lot of people think my family must be crazy, but dogs are super easy – my 18-month-old son is not!” Lucy giggled.

In 2019, Lucy got a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s Bridgerton filming when she was tasked with training six Pomeranians for Queen Charlotte’s pet roles.

“I borrowed the dogs from Trip and Dizzy’s breeder, all six are pedigree Pomeranians,” says Lucy.

“I didn’t have to train them to do any tricks, just sit still and stay on set.”







They perform and help around the house
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Dogs have starred in commercials, shows and series
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Lucy also trained cats for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain in 2021 and rose to stardom as collie Strike on ITV’s The Secret Life of Our Pets.

And her television fame doesn’t stop there – Trip has appeared in a John Lewis Christmas commercial, starred in Pennyworth and Ted Lasso and even performed on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show .

Lucy has also trained her pups to help out around the house when they’re on a mission.

“Trip can put things in the bin, clear the toys and get things for me. He even learned how to draw a canvas,” she said.







She goes to Crufts every year
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And love performing at DogFest with Trip
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“We’re always looking for something new. I mostly enjoy performing at events and working with my own dogs,” says Lucy.

From Crufts to DogFest and All About Dogs, you’ll find Lucy and The Trickstars at every major dog event in the UK.

Though fans don’t just enjoy seeing her in person – she’s also become a social media star.

Lucy’s TikTok account, The Trickstarshas over 30.4 million likes and 1.7 million followers.







Lucy’s top tip is to take your dog to a positive reinforcement class
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“We had absolutely nothing to do with locking the door so my partner Ross and I started doing daily dance challenges, then we did the dog versions,” says Lucy. .

“Our first few videos went viral. It got us all hooked on being locked out.”

Lucy records her favorite tricks at home with her doggy family and shares tips for other aspiring trainers on TikTok.

“My number one training tip is to always take your dog to a positive reinforcement training class,” she says.

Talking about her future plans, Lucy added: “I’m happy to see the wind take me there. One day, I’d love to be on Britain’s Got Talent again but with lots of dogs.”

Maybe we’ll see Lucy and Trip back onscreen soon.

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