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

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

Lucy has had six years of amazing opportunities

Since performing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, Lucy Heath and her talented pup Trip Hazard have gone on to achieve incredible things.

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

Sharing her career highlights, Lucy told The Mirror : “It really is my dream job. I’m not rich from doing any of it but I’m able to do what I love for a living and be comfortable. There’s nothing else I’ d rather do.”

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Lucy and Trip impressed BGT judges in 2016
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She is living her dream training dogs
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The 36-year-old discovered her love for dogs at a young age, after watching Mary Ray’s spectacular dancing show on Crufts.

Lucy said: “It was the most magical thing I’d ever seen. I was obsessed. It could make me cry and I always dreamed of having a bond with a dog like that.

“The minute I got my first dog, I started watching YouTube tutorials to learn tips and tricks.”

When Lucy was 21, she got Shetland sheepdog Ash and began working with a local dog training business in Birmingham performing at small displays.







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 border collie Indie.

The TV show kickstarted her entire career and she was later scouted for Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.

“Britain’s Got Talent was one of the proudest moments of my life,” Lucy said.

Also high up there is ranking first place at Crufts with Indie, which Lucy says was a “magical” moment.

Now, Lucy and her partner Ross have eight dogs in total, including collie Foxy, nine, Pomeranian cross Trip Hazard, six, Pomeranian cross Dizzy, six, collie Strike, three, collie Tempo, one, and her latest pup who is yet to be named.







She admits her one-year-old son is the real troublemaker
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“A lot of people think my house must be crazy, but the dogs are super easy – it’s my 18-month-old son that isn’t!” Lucy chuckled.

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

“I borrowed the dogs from the breeder of Trip and Dizzy, all six of them were pedigree Pomeranians,” Lucy said.

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







They perform and help around the house
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The dogs have starred in adverts, shows and series
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Lucy has also trained cats for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain in 2021 and found stardom with her collie Strike on ITV’s The Secret Life of Our Pets.

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

Lucy has also trained her pups to help around the house when they’re off-duty.

“Trip can put things in the bin, tidy away toys and fetch me objects. He’s even learned how to paint a canvas,” she said.







She goes to Crufts every single year
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And loves performing at DogFest with Trip
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“We’re always up for something new. I mainly love to do event performances and work with my own dogs,” Lucy said.

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

Though fans don’t just enjoy watching her in person – she’s become a star on social media too.

Lucy’s TikTok account, The Trickstars, has more than 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 in lockdown so my partner Ross and I started doing daily dance challenges, then we made dog versions,” Lucy said.

“Our first couple of videos went viral really fast. It kept us all amused in lockdown.”

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

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

Talking about her plans for the future, Lucy added: “I’m happy seeing where the wind takes me. One day, I would love to go on Britain’s Got Talent again but with multiple dogs.”

Maybe we’ll see Lucy and Trip back on our screens soon.

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