Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold Courses covering ….. suitable for your dog from Puppy age to adult

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From just a single telephone consultation to a complete training programme, we offer bespoke training for you and your dog

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For dogs who, for whatever reason, may have sensitivities around other dogs

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Caroline Cowan

Meet Caroline Cowan

Caroline has always had a keen interest in dogs, having owned and fostered many dogs since her childhood….

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Caroline in the South Wales Echo

Caroline recently had an article published in the South Wales Echo about her and the classes on offer at Cardiff Canine Citizens. View the article

Dogs and Postmen

Dog owners are being urged to do more to cut the number of attacks on their delivery workers. More than one hundred postmen and women in Wales were attacked by dogs last year – managers say the problem gets worse in the summer as dogs are often allowed to roam in the good weather. Caroline was recently interviewed by ITV news in the following report by Kevin...

Steer clear of unqualified trainers and dog psychologists

WARNING! Some unscrupulous people are marketing themselves as ‘Qualified Behaviourists/Trainers’ when they have no canine related academic qualifications and limited practical experience. Beware they may have no knowledge of learning theory and engaging their services may cause irreversible damage to your dog! Currently there is no legislation or regulation on the provision of dog training and behaviour services and anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, instructor or behaviourist. This means that dog owners have no guarantee that the ‘trainer’ they’ve hired knows anything about training dogs! Increasingly I’m being contacted by owners of dogs who have been adversely affected but attending so called ‘puppy parties’ or what may be called ‘socialisation classes’ where the puppies are all allowed to run around in large groups. This may look like fun and indeed your puppy may appear to be enjoying themselves and it does wear them out but it can cause serious aggression and/or nervous behaviour to arise. This sort of uncontrolled ‘play’ can teach some puppies to become bullies and can cause the more timid puppy to become much more fearful of other dogs. Incorrect socialisation can cause as many problems and sometimes more than inadequate socialisation! Also beware of rash claims that a particular trainers’ methods are 100% guaranteed to work, as this cannot be accurate and truly representative. On one site after stating the ’100% Guaranteed’ read their small print! Before you book any sessions, ask the question, “are you a qualified dog behaviourist?” If the answer is anything but yes, do yourself and your dog a big favour and go elsewhere. Read a report published by...

Dangerous Dogs Act

Caroline was recently featured in an interview with ITV news, which looked at the current Dangerous Dogs Act and the calls for new legislation. View this video on...

Kennel Club Celebrates 20 Years in Cardiff

Caroline was recently interviewed by Cathy Owen of South Wales Echo, celebrating 20 years of the Kennel Club in Cardiff. View the article in the South Wales Echo. Cardiff Canine provides a wide variety of the Kennel Club Courses in Cardiff and Barry. Find out more about...

“Caroline always provides owners with realistic and practical advice that will yield achievable results at home. She is friendly and approachable and owners can feel reassured that she will try her hardest to ensure that  their dogs behavioural needs are addressed in the kindest and most beneficial way.”

Amy Baxter

Veterinary Nurse, Companion Care Veterinary Surgery

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