Dog Training & Dog Walking

In & around the Inverness area 

Canine Concerns is a well established Dog Training Club based in the Inverness & Black Isle area. We run Life Skills & Skill Builder Classes, fun classes & workshops such as Scent Detection, Mantrailing & Pet Gundog Club.  Clicker training is supported in many of our courses.

Canine Concerns also offers a reliable, friendly & professional DOG WALKING & PET CARE SERVICE in & around the Inverness area.  There are some spaces currently available for dog walking depending on location.  For further details visit the Dog Walking Page.

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(Canine Concerns Dog Training & Behaviour)


Robert & Kirsty are delighted to serve the dog owners of the Highlands as Canine Concerns Dog Training (& Dog Walking) & pledge to provide fun, adventure and education to dogs & owners.  We have always been a big part of our family & for the last 15 years Canine Concerns has been part of our lives.  CCDT inspires us to continually learn, read & research training & behaviour, in order for us to understand & provide care to our canine companions. 


Our love of dogs has led us to compete in obedience competitions, pass the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme to gold level & enjoy flyball, agility, hoopers, scent work, mantrailing & gundog work with our own dogs. Our dogs have lots of energy & we love to take them on big walking adventures, taking in the scenery up mountains, beaches or woodland wildernesses.  We thoroughly enjoy our training sessions together & scentwork is a major passion of ours.  First & foremost our dogs are much loved & cared for members of our family.


We hope to meet you and your much loved dogs soon.


Dogs do what comes naturally to them as dogs.  We as owners want a dog who can happily fit into society & the lifestyles we lead.  This often creates concern regarding our dogs behaviours, but the best way to resolve a concern is to take action & look for a solution – kind, effective training.

Often the cause of a "problem" or concern is a break down in communication between you and your dog. Understanding and training your dog is about learning to meet their needs around all areas of your lifestyle together.

How do you feel about your dogs’ behaviour?

Does your dog:


  • Pull on the lead?

  • Not come back when called?

  • Jump up at you or other people?

  • Bark or get excited?

  • Display fearful or nervous behaviour in certain situations?

  • Cause distruction when left alone?

  • Constantly look for attention?

  • Lack an ability to switch off?

  • Take an interest in everything but you?

Do you wish you could understand what your dog is trying to tell you? or why they behave in a certain way? 

If you would like to learn more & work towards a well behaved, happy dog, who is fun to have around as part of the family – we can help you to enjoy your dog & your dog training journey.

  • Life Skills for Puppies or Skill Builder classes for all dogs - Classes based on the concept developed & established by the veterinary behaviourists at the University of Lincoln

  • Canine Concerns is a Kennel Club, Listed Status Club.

  • Qualified instructors certified with the International Animal Behaviour Training College (IABTC).

  • Instructors are Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Handlers & hold TDS Trainer Accreditation.

  • Qualified Scentwork UK trainers levels 1-4.

  • City & Guilds Assured, The College of Scent Dogs Scent Detection Dog Handlers.

  • City & Guilds Assured, The College of Scent Dogs CSD Instructors.

  • National Nosework Association (NNA), ORT Host & Assessor.

  • Accredited Instructor & Judge Canine Hoopers UK.

  • Accredited Mantrailing UK Instructors & Assessor comitted to continuous learning & CPD

  • Member Gundog Training Academy & completed GTA Instructor Course.

  • Full members of the Pet Professional Guild, committed to science based, results based, force-free training & philosophy.

  • Members of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter.

  • Fully insured.

  • Scent Detection, Mantrailing & Pet Gundog Club training.

  • One to one training.


All of our training is based on kind, effective reward based methods. Canine Concerns can help you understand and enhance your relationship with your dog and adopt training methods which work for life.


New course dates are released on a regular basis.  To view all available courses click the button below.

Book A Course

If the course you are interested in is not listed on the booking page, please get in touch using the form on our “CONTACT US” tab & we can advise of all upcoming courses – we would be delighted to welcome you to class.


                                                   owning a dog is a journey - not a destination









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