Meet the team

Michael Newland

Club founder with over 35 years of dog training experience, started in 1976 when he got his first Newfoundland and began competing  in Obedience, and later Carting & Water Rescue. 1n 1979 Mike set up the 1st Water training group in Southern England.  Mike became an instructor in 1978 at the Leigh Park dog Training Club where he still teaches today. Over the years he has enjoyed helping thousands of people to train their dogs. He also trains the “Trainers”, many of whom have gone on to start their own clubs. Mike was born, grew up, and still lives on Hayling  and 9 years ago  decided to set the Hayling Island Dog Training Club at the local Community Centre. It has proved extremely popular and continues to grow rapidly. Additional classes have had to be introduced to meet demand and the scope has been extended to encompass the growing interest in Agility. 

Mike Newland

Jenny Sandle

Jenny has grown up around dogs all her life, when she didn’t have her own dog she would look after those of her neighbours, friends and family.  Her keen interest in training dogs was further developed 11 years ago when she got her first dog – Lillie, a black and white Border Collie.  Having trained Lillie and her current dog Tally (another Border Collie) in both obedience and agility, Jenny has studied animal behaviour, a COAPE course in Canine Behaviour and various other Canine Communication courses and now teaches people to understand, train and have fun with their dogs in obedience and agility classes.

Jenny Sandle

Isobelle Jordan

Isobelle started training her own rescue dog when she was just 14 years old.  He taught her a lot and gave her the bug for training dogs.  She has owned a few different breeds of dogs including Terriers and Bull Breeds.

Isobelle started teaching under Michael 8 years ago and says she loves helping people enjoy and bond with their dogs and watching them improve and grow in the time they are training with the club.

 

Isobelle Jordan

Kelly Mills

Having grown up in the countryside Kelly has owned and cared for animals and pets all her life. After moving to Hayling Island, Kelly and husband Harvey got their first dog, a Siberian Husky called Monika, 12 years ago. She then rescued Dusty, another Husky and  completed the trio with a Ebony bought as a puppy in 2005.
Kelly and Dusty joined the Hayling Island Dog Training Club as beginners when it was first established 9 years ago. Having worked hard and experienced great success with a difficult breed Kelly was keen to help other owners to train their dogs. Kelly can be found working with puppies and obedience beginners.

Kelly Mills

Caroline Stanhope

Caroline has worked with animals since leaving school.  She first did an apprenticeship at a vets and quarantine kennels, where she enjoyed working with dogs the most.  She then worked in a large boarding kennels where she started to learn dog grooming, she is now a professional groomer working from a shop on Hayling Island - 9 Southwood Road, Tel: 023 92462127.

Caroline has owned a rescue dog called Alfie who has recently passed away and also owns a Shihtzu cross named Elmo and a Poodle called Edie, both dogs enjoy training and agility classes.

Michelle Bottomley

Fiona Biggs

In February 2007, Fiona adopted a 1 year old Staffie Cross, Molly, from the RSPCA.  Molly had a few problems, being very nervous, extremely sensitive and petrified of other dogs.  After having her for 2 weeks, Fiona and Molly joined Hayling Island Dog Training Club and never looked back.

Now 9   years old, Molly is in the advanced class and has also taken part in displays and agility and has won a number of rosettes in dog shows.

Fiona says the help from the club has been fantastic and she enjoys it so much that for the last 7 years she has been helping with the admin and meeting and greeting the new people.

Fiona Biggs