Welcome to the Hatfield South District Dog Training Club

Gillian Clow

Gill ClowGillian is our most experienced trainer and has instructed for competitive obedience and pet dog socialisation and training for many years. She is a Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (Advanced Grade). She has acted as a Steward at the Crufts dog show in the obedience ring and has appeared there many times to show her own dogs. She is also knowledgeable in Ringcraft and can give advice to those who eventually wish to show their dogs competitively. Her current dogs are a pair of Large Munsterlanders.

Gill Johnson

Gill JohnsonGill is a Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (Advanced Grade). She aims to make her classes enjoyable for both dogs and handlers using kind, modern methods. Apart from competitive obedience, she has had personal experience in training her dogs in agility and fly-ball as well as pet socialisation and training and taking classes using the click and treat training method. Her current dogs are border collies.


John Hill

John HillJohn is a reserve trainer, having passed Second Grade at the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. He is also an assessor for the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Training Scheme at all levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. He has had particular experience with training small dogs, having a pair of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. As a judge for the Good Citizen Scheme, he looks for good control by handlers over their dogs, particularly when things go wrong as they sometimes do.

Claire Childs

Claire is a promising young trainer who has gained a Second Grade with Honours at the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. She is experienced in agility and has trained her dogs to dance with her. She is the proud owner of Australian Shepherd dogs.


Emily Hammond

Emily is Claire’s twin sister and shows promise as a trainer in her own right. Through mentors, she is gaining experience all the time. One of her dogs has been particularly successful in the show ring and she has experience in training for agility. He current dogs are two Portuguese Water Dogs and a Siberian Husky.

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