Dog training in Dorset
Any breed. Any age. Any ability. Any ambition.
Make Your Mark is a dog training community run by Jack and Jodie, two young but very experienced qualified dog trainers who are passionate about improving the lives of dogs and their owners.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure a greater quality of life for everyone (both four-legged or otherwise) by providing dogs with mental and physical stimulation, helping difficult dogs feel more comfortable and happy, all-the-while showing their owners just how amazing their companions can be.
We are all about inclusivity. We know what it feels like to have a difficult dog that can't cope in regular classes. It is our promise to you that we will adjust the way we run classes so that it suits your dog.
Where do we train?
The Hamworthy Club, Wimborne (BH21 3AP)
Knighton House, Blandford (DT11 0PY)
Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Christchurch (BH23 4TR)
Our Behaviour 1-2-1s are tailored to you and your dog. We can work on a variety of problems, from reactivity and aggression to separation anxiety. To find out more, click here.
Training 1-2-1s are for working on any issue your dog or puppy might have that is less complex, such as recall, loose lead walking and toilet training. To find out more, click here.
Life-Skills classes are great for new dog owners and owners who want to brush up on their dog training skills. Classes cover disengagement, recall, loose lead walking, cooperative husbandry, jumping up, confidence building, settling, reading canine behaviour and more! Classes last six weeks, cost £100 and are run by qualified dog trainers Jack and Jodie. To find out more, click here.
What do we do?
Agility is a fast-paced, fun sport that is all about teamwork. Our agility classes are run as 30 minute 1-2-1 sessions which run on Tuesdays and Fridays and cost £75 for a six week block. These take place at our Hamworthy Club venue and are run by Jodie, who is a Crufts-winning agility competitor. To find out more, click here.
Hoopers is a new low-impact variety of agility which is perfect for puppies and older dogs. These classes are run on Saturdays as 30 minute 1-2-1 slots and cost £70 per six weeks. This is run by Jodie who is a qualified hoopers instructor and assessor. To find out more, click here.
Scentwork is a great activity that is great for all ages and abilities. In these classes we teach dogs to search cars, people and different environments to find a scented article, like detection dogs do. These classes cost £85 per six weeks and are run by qualified scentwork instructor and competitor, Jack. To find out more, click here.
Tracking teaches dogs to follow their nose to follow a trail of human footsteps, and is a low-impact but very tiring activity for our dogs. You will be amazed at the power your dog's nose holds as they track you across fields and through forests! Run by qualified tracking instructor Jack, these classes cost £85 for six weeks and run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. To find out more, click here.
This is a new sport to the UK and is on-lead search and rescue. We run these sessions at various locations throughout the week and weekend and they cost £35 per dog. These workshops are run by Jack who is a qualified Mantrailing instructor.
What People Say
"We have gone from both dogs not even being able to be in the same room together to them both being best buddies and playing sleeping together. For that I'm truly grateful as I know one of our boys would have had to be rehomed which would have broken our hearts"