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 has worked on a television production about search dogs for the BBC Natural History Unit for BBC Worldwide.

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

Meet the rest of the team

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 3 dogs a Border Collie, a Cross breed and a 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!




Opening Hours


02380 736000

(Head Instructor)

Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm

​​Sat-Sun: 9am - 5pm

Hampshire Dog Club

Cobra Lodge

Upton Lane




SO16 0YB