Take time out to train your dog with Benefit

Our aim is for you to have a well behaved canine
companion and to encourage responsible dog ownership


Benefit Dog Training was established in the year 2000. Our instructors (click here) have experience of training and working with various breeds of dogs over many years, having in-depth knowledge of puppy training, obedience competition, pet handling, behavioural problems, sheepdog work, rally & canine movement to music. Times & dates of classes can be found on our Application Form (click here to view) We use modern, kind, reward based methods. Training sessions are at our Stafford venue & we run six-week courses, with each class lasting for one hour. Benefit Dog Training has Young Kennel Club Status. We have Listed Status approval for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme from Puppy through to Gold. We pride ourselves on providing a happy, safe and friendly environment to train your dog. We run our classes with excellent instructor / pupil ratios which help deliver the best possible results

Benefit is run by Chris and Dave Deakin who are both Kennel Club Accredited Instructors (KCAI - CD) with Chris and Dave having an advanced qualification for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Chris and Dave are also Members of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. Six of the instructors at Benefit are Kennel Club Approved Examiners from Bronze to Gold level. All Kennel Club assessments at Benefit are carried out by Approved Examiners.

  • for all your training needs, including specialised puppy training
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  • 1-2-1 training will no longer be available as home visits. We will still offer extra 1-2-1
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  • Who's who at Benefit Dogs, meet the team of instructors and helpers right here
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  • Rally involves you and your dog working as a team.
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  • Got a question or want to complete an online poll, then see the FAQ's/Polls
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  • Recommendations and guidance for being Safe around dogs
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  • Looking for a course?, dates and prices, then see the Application Form Complete and send in
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  • Everything you need to know to find us Contact Information: Address: Benefit Dog Training 1 Brook
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Meet the Team

Who’s who?


Our instructors and helpers are:

Dave Deakin, Chris Deakin, Anne Herbert, Arthur Hand, Anna Walker, Kelly Rickards, Andrea Harvey, Ellen Stewart & Steph Burgin.


In more detail...

DAVE DEAKIN, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor, (KCAI - Companion Dog/GCDS adv) Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, (MBIPDT) Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Gold standard, Kennel Club assessor of GCDS Examiners, Blue Cross Canine Assessor, Kennel Club Rally judge Level 1 to 6

CHRIS DEAKIN, Kennel Club Accredited Instructor, (KCAI – Companion Dog & GCDSa) Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Silver standard, Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, (MBIPDT) Qualified Counsellor, Customer Service qualified

ANNE HERBERT, Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Gold standard

ARTHUR HAND, Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Gold standard

ANNA WALKER, HND Animal Management, Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Silver standard, Nursing British Wildlife Course, Micro chipping Course for cats and dogs, A1 NVQ Assessors Award, Blue Cross Educational Volunteer

STEPH BURGIN, Instructor

ELLEN STEWART,  Flyball instructor, BFA Judge & Kennel Club GCDS Approved Examiner to Silver standard

KELLY RICKARDS, instructor

ANDREA HARVEY, Runs FinLex Canine Solutions

ALYS & ANDY STRAW, Helpers, professional photographers for the Benefit website

All Benefit Instructors/Assistant Instructors/Helpers receive regular in house training & assessment. They have all achieved KCGCDS Gold level with their own dogs & attend relevant canine related courses.
    
All our KCGCDS examiners are available to assess at other clubs and Championship Shows on request

What can our team offer?

  • Training to suit you and your dog (click here)
  • Kennel Club Accredited Instructors x 2
  • Members of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers x 2
  • KCGCDS Approved Examiners x 6
  • Blue Cross canine assessor
  • Blue Cross Children’s Education Volunteers x 1, Blue Cross volunteer dogs x 1
  • Demonstration teams for Safe & Sound, Rally & Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme
  • Trained Counsellor
  • First Aid at Work
  • Animal First Aid aware
  • Customer Service qualified
  • On-site shop
  • Information, advice and guidance qualified to make sure you make the right choice!
  • KC Rally judge x 1, Level 1-6

Benefit Dog Training is not associated with any other dog training club or canine activity in the area.

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