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Bodmin Dog Training was set up to provide dog owners with a service that deals with dogs that need pet training, have behavioural problems or owners who enjoy various dog related activities. The club aims to bring a recognised, first class training and behaviour service that allows veterinary surgeons to safely refer clients to. The club trains to Kennel Club Good Citizen dog scheme allowing clients to work through levels in a nationally recognised scheme. 

All training uses positive reinforcement only and works on building the bond between dog and owner.




Good Citizen Dog Scheme
The scheme is the largest dog 
training scheme in the UK and has bee in operation since 1992. It is 
open to all dogs, young or old, pedigree or crossbreed. 
It provides a quality standard of 
training for dogs and owners, incorporating many obedience exercises with emphasis on good 
everyday manners and a well adjusted dog.
Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part including children. The scheme is non competitive and emphasis is placed on standard of achievement with rosettes and certificates provided upon passing each level.
Puppy Classes
A friendly group environment where the puppy can socialize while learning the basics of manners and work towards their Kennel Club Puppy award.

New members and graduates from puppy classes join Bronze Level where the dog is taught basic obedience and manners working towards the Kennel Club Bronze Award.
Silver Level
These classes build on the skills learnt previously and developing them to lead to an obedient well rounded dog. This Intermediate class works towards Kennel Club Silver Level.
Bronze Level

Gold Level
This is the highest level offered by the Kennel Club which teaches advanced skills leading towards achieving a Kennel Club Gold Award.
Platinum Level
For dogs that have completed the Kennel Club Awards, the club offers a higher level class working towards clubs own Platinum and Platinum Plus awards. These Levels are a fun mix of obedience skills and touch upon ideas from Competitive Obedience
One to One
For dogs that may struggle in a class environment, one to one consultations and training sessions can be offered



About us

Training is provided by Marie Stapleton who is a Kennel Club accredited trainer with a wealth of experience with dogs. She also has a degree in Psychology which she uses to support her training expertise and help understand the dogs. Marie has also recently completed courses in canine body language and reactive dogs with the Dog Training College.

Candice assists with the classes and one to ones, she also has a lot of experience with dogs in both a training environment and kennels. She is currently studying Canine Behaviour with the International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour and so far has a diploma in Canine Behaviour however is still furthering her qualifications. 

Training is provided predominantly in small classes indoors in a large training hall allowing training in all weathers alongside socialisation opportunities with space for dogs to cool off.  The Kennel Club awards are judged by an external judge in our facility however clients can choose not to be tested and still move through the levels in club. 

Classes take place throughout the day on Thursdays and Tuesdays. The venue is a boxing gym located on Normandy Way in Bodmin with roadside parking.  

Bodmin Dog training was proud to display obedience in the Good Citizen dog training ring at Crufts 2017 with the display team made up of members who had worked through the training levels at the club. The club was also invited to join the Crufts team 2023 and provide a display of the GCDS Silver Award.

Watch both displays below.



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Our Address
Bodmin Dog Training,
Bodmin Boxing Gym.
17 Normandy Way,
Walker Lines Industrial Estate
Bodmin PL311EX


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