Our team

Hampshire Dog Club consists of a competent and committed close knit team. 

Here you can learn more about them.

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.


Caroline Coombes

Shop Manager & General Assistant


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 who is 8 Years old, a Cross breed aged 11 years old and a Jack Russell aged 14.

Caroline is here to help in anyway she can.



Val Fanton 



Val has over 40 years experience owning and competing her own dogs, She has been been a qualified trainer for 14 years taking her qualifications through the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. She also has a qualification in Canine Psychology. Val has 5 dogs of her own including an Italian Spinone, Jack Russell Cross and 3 Border Collies. 

Val joined the team here back in the summer 2017 



Linda Evans

Guest Trainer


Linda started agility in 2006 with her rescue collie x Springer. Linda has a Jack Russell Terrier that excels at agility and together they have won many competitions and competed at the UKA grand Finals, Crufts and Olympia. Linda frequently trains with some of the countries top handlers and has been selected to be part of Team GB for the IFCS world championships to be held in Milan in April 2018.

Linda is happy to pass on her knowledge at courses run at Hampshire Dog Club.




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!




We are located at:

Hampshire Dog Club

Cobra Lodge
Upton Lane


SO16 0YB

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

02380 736000

Sean@hampshiredog.club (Head Trainer)

Chrissie@hampshiredog.club (Admin)


Or use our contact form.

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