The Dog & Handler Training Club
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.
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 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 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 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
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
- Social walks
We believe in giving back. Please see our achievements & latest blog posts
Want to try a new activity with your dog? We are running an Introduction to Scentwork on Saturday 23rd March @ 1pm - 2.30pm at our training venue in Laleham. Our workshop is suitable for all breeds and ages, including puppies and is run by a Scentwork UK instructor....
First Aid Workshop - Saturday 6th April at 12.30 - 4.30pm This is a hands on First Aid Course for dog owners, professional trainers, groomers, or dog walkers who would like to know what to do in an emergency. The workshop is being held in Laleham, Surrey and costs...
We are pleased to be hosting Trevor Cooper's Dog Law Seminar on Saturday 29th June 2019. The seminar will take place at The Thames Club, Staines, places will be limited so please do not delay in booking your place. Trevor Cooper is a leading solicitor in the area of...
Classes & Events in the coming months
Thursday 14th 10.30 Thursday agility classes new term
Friday 15th 10.00 Weave & contact workshop
Saturday 16th 12.15 Weave & contact workshop
Saturday 23rd 13.00 Intro to Scentwork
Saturday 30th 12.15 Puppy play
Saturday 30th 13.15 Agility taster session
Wednesday 03rd 19.30 Brain training club
Saturday 06th 12.30 Canine First Aid Workshop
Monday 08th 18.15 Beginners/Intermediate Agility New Term
Saturday 13th 12.15 Full course session
Friday 26th 12.15 Jumps and tunnels (Gridwork)
Saturday 27th 12.15 Jumps and tunnels (Gridwork)
Saturday 29th 13.30 Dog Law Seminar