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 2020

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.

COVID Measures
Due to recent changes by the Government only the person handling the dog is permitted onto the training area. Each class will be split into 2 groups of 5 to ensure compliance. (As of 19th Sep until further notice.)

The October Puppy courses and the 21st November course are full.  The puppy course starting at 1.30pm Monday 2nd November has spaces.      

Please email 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.


The Bronze course starting on 7th of September is full.  The Bronze course starting on Sunday 15th of November has spaces. This is an 8-week training course is only available to dogs who have completed their Puppy/Introductory course with us.  Please email cosforddogs@sky.com for details and booking forms. 


The next Silver course begins on Sunday 29th of November. This course has spaces available. This is an 8-week for dogs that have passed the bronze award. Places are limited. Please email cosforddogs@sky.com for details and an enrolment.   


The next Gold course will be announced in due course.  A date will be announced shortly. This is an 8-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