Celia - 07855 046 354 & Janet - 07757 243 545 info@dogandhandlertrainingclub.com

The Dog & Handler Training Club


Established  2007

Rewards – we are a reward based training club, this can be a combination of treats and toys. Learn with your dog in a calm, relaxed and kind way.

The Dog & Handler Training Club

Kennel Club Status

The Dog and Handler Training Club was formed in 2007. Celia and Janet started teaching together the previous year and found with Janet’s knowledge and passion for agility, and Celia’s for obedience and behaviour they made a good team.

The majority of Obedience classes, Workshops and Seminars are held at The Scout Hut and grounds in Laleham, Surrey. There are great facilities there, so the classes are held inside and out – weather permitting, with a large grassed area and two car parks as well as the scout hut itself.

The Agility, Hoopers and Recall classes are held at the field in Egham, Surrey. The field is tucked away at the back of the nursery grounds with parking.

We are a Kennel Club listed status club that runs classes starting with the Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Scheme, moving on up to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. The Beginner Obedience course follows our own syllabus giving a good foundation for those that would like to continue with training and achieve the KC Good Citizen Awards.

We offer a wide range of activities for you and your dog including Scent Workshops, Brain Training and Social walks. Twice a year we run a ‘Canine First Aid’ seminar, and The Dog’s Coat and Wellbeing seminar with guest speakers. We also have themed talks on Canine Body Language and how to interpret what they are telling you, and How to Compete at Agility.

Please come and observe one of our classes or book in a taster session, however if you feel your dog won’t be able to cope in a class environment – please see our 1-1 sections.

Who are we?

Celia Felstead

Celia is a qualified Obedience and Agility instructor. She gained a First with the BIPDT (British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers) in 2007. Celia studied Canine Psychology at Compass Education and Training, a world leading Institute and in addition to this qualification she is currently doing an accredited Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma with the British College of Canine Studies.

Celia regularly attends seminars, workshops and lectures with leading experts so that she is continually learning and rethinking how she teaches. She keeps track of the latest scientific findings and incorporates all of this into her training classes and 1-1’s.  Celia treats every dog as an individual, learning what motivates them and training through kind, reward-based methods.

Over the last 30 years Celia has had a number of rescue dogs and foster dogs in her home. She is involved with several dog re-homing charities and is aware that many rescue dogs are being returned to rescue centres through no fault of their own. With help and understanding a lot of these dogs can lead happy healthy balanced lives in their new homes.

Celia has had the pleasure of adopting six German Shepherds and three rescue Terriers. She has taken her last four dogs through the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award scheme and at present has two German Shepherds and two Terriers who she enjoys teaching Agility, Hoopers, Scent exercises and Obedience.

Janet Willcox

Janet has been teaching dogs since 2000 and currently shares her home with 3 Golden Retrievers, Doughnut, Crumble and Rhubarb. Her previous dogs have included Rescue Collie crosses, a Patterdale Terrier, a Labrador Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel.

Her passion for training dog’s stems from her very first dog as a child and she continues to enjoy working and competing with her own dogs in Agility and Hoopers. She has taken 5 of her dogs through the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme up to Gold level and is currently working through the scheme with her youngest dog.

Her qualifications include:

Agility Club Accredited Instructor

Clicker – CAPT level 1 & 2 – Learning about Dogs

Puppy development – Learning about Dogs

Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor

Scentwork UK Instructor

The Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Examiner (All Levels)

Canine First Aid for Dog Owners

She continues to keep up to date on training methods and regularly attends workshops, training days, seminars and online training courses.

Julie Farrar

Julie has been with The Dog and Handler Club since it started back in 2007. She has been helping out at both the Obedience and Agility classes, and is always on hand for owners and their dogs when they need some extra help.

Julies first dog was a Rough Collie, and she then went on to owning Pyrenean Sheepdogs. At present she has two dogs, one of which is a Catalan Sheepdog. All her dogs have passed their Kennel Club Good Citizen awards up to Gold standard.

Julies first Pyrenean Sheepdog loved agility and they competed for many years before she retired her at around 9 years of age. Julie now competes with her present two dogs as well as attending our Hoopers classes.

Outside of classes Julie helps man the Pyrenean Sheepdog breed stand at Discover Dogs and has helped out on these stands for many years both at Crufts and the Excel Centre, London (formally held at Earls Court).

Who do we help


Puppies up to 12 months


Puppy play

Older dogs & Rescue dogs

Young dogs from 12 months onwards



Brain Training & Scent Work

Ideal for all dogs

Brain training

Scent work

What do we offer?


  • Beginners Obedience Course
  • KC bronze, silver and gold award courses
  • Puppy foundation
  • 1-1 for training and behaviour


  • Older/ Beginner/Rescue dog Obedience classes
  • Agility classes
  • Gold and Gold plus classes
  • Puppy foundation classes


  • Canine First Aid
  • Loose Lead
  • Recall
  • Motivation
  • Social walks

What our club members say about us

Sarah Gilchrist

I absolutely love being part of The Dog and Handler Club. Flea and I love our agility sessions every week and find the workshops extra beneficial. The evening talks are also great to attend. I have found them extremely interesting and informative. Looking forward to the next one!

Veronica West

It’s a friendly and fun club to belong to. Stanley can’t wait for his Saturday agility sessions …. and everyone is so understanding when he has one of his ‘tunnel phobia’ moments. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

Theresa Cogbill

I am so glad to have been introduced to this wonderful club. They have helped me to give both myself and my deaf Doberman a great deal of fun and information on how to bring out the best in both of us. Candy loves the agility classes which gives her some much needed freedom off the lead.

We believe in giving back. Please see our achievements & latest blog posts

Dog Law Seminar

What an amazing afternoon we had with the wonderful Trevor Cooper. What a funny, witty and informative man he is!! A big thank you to all who attended. Your questions, participation, including the hilarity of role playing and being good sports, you all left with so...

Whistle on Wednesday

New Workshop at Dog and Handler Training Club. Whistle on Wednesday is our new two part workshop introducing you and your dog to working on whistle cues and beginner gun dog exercises. Sessions are suitable for all ages of dogs. The workshop will be held at our...

Good Hoopers Awards

Congratulations to our Hooper's Students who took part in Canine Hoopers UK Good Hoopers Awards gaining their Puppy, Bronze and Silver level awards. The awards test handler and dogs ability to undertake exercises from puppy ground work skills, understanding and value...

January 2020

Monday               06th                   Classes resume

Saturday             11th      12.20    Puppy play session

Saturday             11th      13.20    Puppy play session

Saturday             18th     12.30     1.2.1 1/2 hour slots. Agility or Hoopers

Wednesday         22nd    19.30    Brain training workshop “NEW” Trick workshop

Thursday             23rd     18.30    New KC Puppy foundation course – 8 weeks

Saturday              25th     13.30    Hoopers taster session

Wednesday         29th      19.30   Scent course starts

February 2020

Saturday                01st      12.20     Puppy Play

Saturday                01st      13.20     Puppy Play

Wednesday           05th      19.30    Brain training club

Saturday                08th      13.30    Hoopers taster session

Saturday                15th      12.30    Agility wave and contact workshop

Saturday                22nd     12.30    Hoopers Course


March 2020

Saturday                07th     12.20     Puppy Play


April 2020

Saturday                             12.30     First Aid Workshop




Contact us

Celia on 07855 046 354 

Or drop us a line at info@dogandhandlertrainingclub.com

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