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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Schedule for 2021

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Hours of Business

We are currently operating Monday, Tuesday and Friday during normal working hours for 1 to 1 training and Behaviour Modification work. All Group training classes run on Saturday and Sunday with times notified to as stated below and agreed to at time of enrolment.

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On Saturday 30 Jan 21 an update was emailed to all those registered on current and planned courses.  If you have not received an update please check your spam folder. 
Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions all our group training classes are suspended. We are not expecting our group classes to start before Mid February at the earliest.
We are accepting bookings for Puppy classes which we anticipate will re-start in Mid – March 2021.
1 to 1 puppy training, 1 to 1 dog training and behavioural classes are still continuing, subject to strict 1 to 1 being maintained.

We are currently taking bookings for March 2021 Puppy courses. All start dates are subject to amendment in line with Government restrictions.  

Please email cosforddogs@sky.com for details and a booking form.  This is a 6-week course and will take you and your dog through the KC puppy foundation course and prepare it for the Bronze Course.


We are currently taking bookings for March 2021 Bronze Course. All start dates are subject to amendment in line with Government restrictions. Please email cosforddogs@sky.com


The next Silver course is fully booked.  A new course will be announced soon.   This is a 7 week course for those dogs who have passed the Bronze Course  Please email cosforddogs@sky.com


The next Gold course will be announced in due course.  A date will be announced shortly. This is an 7-week course for dogs who have passed their Silver course.  When course dates are announced please email cosforddogs@sky.com 


This group runs at 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon all through the year.  This is not a drop in session, places are limited and attendance is by prior arrangement and for handlers serious about competing with their dogs in Working Trials, UK Dog Sport and/or UK Tracking Dog Association tests. Please note that if you stop attending without notice, then you lose your place in this group. More information is available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CosfordDogTraining?ref=hl