About Us

Cosford Dog Training is run by John Fitzpatrick, MCGI, MBIPDT. John is a fully qualified, professional dog trainer since completing his formal training as a Royal Air Force Police dog handler in 1981.

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Training Services

Dogs don't know the difference between right and wrong. They learn from the consequences of their everyday experiences. We usually play a major role in providing those experiences and consequences.

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Behavioural Services

There is a difference between dog obedience training and behaviour modification, although all behaviour modification involves an element of training as the dog needs to learn new behaviour patterns.

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Contact Cosford Dog Training

If you are interested in anything you have read invest the price of a phone call and ring for a chat, but please check when we are open before you call. You can request an enrolment form and info pack by emailing cosforddogs@sky.com or sending a Facebook message.  emailing is a far more reliable method.


Booking for courses can be done by email or by post.  You must return a hard copy of the enrolment form for the course you wish to attend.  Your place is not secure until I receive this hard copy and the deposit for your course. Places are allocated strictly on the basis of first come first served.  I never break this rule to allow queue jumping. I never put additional dogs on a course.  Our courses are limited by the number of dogs enrolled to ensure you all get a good training experiencing and value for money.


Cosford Dog Training accepts payment made by cash, cheques or and bank transfers.  Magic beans are not accepted.

Privacy Policy

We promise to respect any personal data you share with us and keep it safe. This policy explains who we are, what information we collect, how and why we use it, how it is stored and your rights in regard to any information you share with us. Please read this information carefully, as by providing your data to us you acknowledge you have read this policy and understand we will process your data in accordance with its terms.

Who are we?

Cosford Dog Training a sole trader established in 2001 and encompasses Skylarks Animal Management Publishing. Our address is Skylarks, County Lane, Codsall Wood, WV8 1RL. We promise to use the information we collect about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) (GDPR), the Data Protection Act (2018) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR, 2003). We aim to be clear when we handle your data, and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

What information do we collect? You may be required to give us personal information when you book any of our training or behavioral services. We may collect the following information from or about you:

  • Name, Postal address, Telephone number(s), email address, access requirements, allergies and dietary requirements (for you and your dog)

Sensitive Information

As recorded above, this includes health information such as disability needs (e.g. to assist with training) or allergies particularly those affecting your dog. We may ask for other information specific to a job or volunteering role you are applying for.

Online Information

Cosford Dog Training does not use cookies on the website. We retain emails we send you until we have finished our business with you.  emails are then deleted.

Third parties

We do not collect from or share personal information about you with third parties.

We use the information you provide

to contact you if there is any important change to your booking or visit and to fulfil our contract with you

How we keep your data safe

Electronic data is accessed by CDT employees only, for official purposes, stored for a minimum period and then deleted. Hard copies are retained securely and destroyed as soon as is practicable on completion of our training agreement with you.

Changes to this policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any significant changes will be communicated on our website.

Your Rights

You have rights including the following:

  • to be informed of the ways in which we use your information, as we seek to do in this policy
  • you can request a copy of the personal information we hold about you
  • you can request that inaccuracies are corrected
  • in certain circumstances you can request that we limit or cease processing or erase your personal data
  • you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office or through the Fundraising Regulator, or the relevant authority in your country of work or residence

Do you have any questions or concerns? Write to us at the address listed above or Email: cosforddogs@sky.com

May 2018