Sean Knowlson MCFBA MGoDT (MT) CIDBT Cert

Owner/ Behaviourist/ Head Instructor/Trainer

Sean has over 35 years of experience owning, working and training a variety of different breeds, over several disciplines, including General Purpose Protection Dogs and Search Dogs. Sean is a Member of The Guild of Dog Trainers and recognised as a Master Trainer.  Sean has acquired accreditation from the CIDBT (Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training) and BIPDT (British institute of Professional Dog Trainers).  He holds a Higher Certificate in Professional Dog Training Instruction and an Advanced Professional Instructor Skills qualification. Sean also has behavioural qualifications from the Cambridge Institute and is a Full Member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association.  Sean has a qualification in current Dog Law. 

Sean holds a level four PTTLS teaching qualification and is certified at level six to teach others wishing to become a dog trainer.

Sean has worked on a television production about search dogs for the BBC Natural History Unit for BBC Worldwide, as well as programmes for BBC UK and as an expert for BBC online.

Meet the rest of the team

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Caroline Coombes

Caroline has many years of experience with dogs and was a member of the Solent Dog Display Team for 6 years performing at various venues across the south, she currently has a Border Collie and two Malinois.  Caroline trains puppy, obedience and agility classes.  Caroline is here to help in anyway she can.


Tony Longland


Tony has the job of looking after the buildings and the land. He is  happy to help out with most things around the place and he is partial to the odd bucket of tea!

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Connor Knowlson

Connor has been around dogs all his life including pets and working dogs.  He has worked general purpose security dogs and is a NASDU certified handler.  He has a Malinois called Pablo who is an accredited working dog.  Connor teaches puppy and obedience classes and assists with the working dog training sessions.