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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

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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. 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
  • 1-2-1 training will no longer be available as home visits. We will still offer extra 1-2-1
  • Who's who at Benefit Dogs, meet the team of instructors and helpers right here
  • Rally involves you and your dog working as a team.
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Rally involves you and your dog working as a team.

Rally involves you & your dog working as a team in a relaxed manner navigating a set course of obedience exercises. The numbered signs include a sit to a down, serpentine, left & right turns, spirals & many more. There are up to 15 stations (Level 1) & the handler & dog has to go round the course in around 4 minutes with only the signs to guide them! The different levels to be achieved are outlined on the Kennel Club website at There are competitions throughout the country on a regular basis.

Any type, age, size or breed of dog can get involved & does not have to be a pedigree dog to compete in Kennel Club Rally Trials. For more information about Benefit Rally visit the FaceBook pages for Benefit Dog Training Community page & Benefit Rally Club page.


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Hound Tog - Canine Portraits - by Alys Griffiths Photography
Blue Cross for Pets - Animal Charity
Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI)
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