Canine Concerns – Dog Training & Dog Walking in the Inverness area. 

Canine Concerns is a well established Dog Training Club based on the Black Isle just outside the Inverness area. We run Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards for basic pet obedience and fun classes such as Flyball, Agility and clicker training, as well as competition obedience classes.

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

 You can also join us on our Facebook page!



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 for all you lovely dogs & owners.  For 6 years Canine Concerns has been part of our lives inspiring us to read & research dogs & dog training, in order for us to understand our dog’s minds & how they work. 


Our love of dogs has led us to compete in obedience competitions, take part & pass the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme to gold level & enjoy flyball & agility with our own dogs. Our dogs have endless amounts of energy & we love to take them big adventures with us, taking in the scenery up mountains & through valleys.  We are also avid Highland dogblog-ers, enjoying great company & meeting lovely dogs.


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


Dogs do not have problems – they just do what comes naturally to them as dogs – but we as owners have concerns regarding their behaviour. They best way to resolve a concern is to take action – kind, effective training.

Often the cause of a problem is simply a break down in communication between you and your dog. Understanding and training your dog is about learning to meet the needs of your dog in all areas of your lifestyle.

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 at visitors?

  • Is fearful or nervous in certain situations?

  • Destructive when left alone?

  • Constantly demand attention?

Do you ever wish you could understand what your dog is trying to tell you or you just want an obedient dog, which is fun and part of the family? Now you can! If you have any concerns about your dogs’ behaviour – we can help.

  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme Awards

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

  • Instructors are members of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI) scheme (working towards accreditation) & adhere to the KCAI scheme Code of Practice.

  • Fully insured.

  • Volunteer staff are highly experienced dog owners.

  • Puppy socialisation and training classes.

  • One to one training for behaviour problems.

All the 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.

Classes in June 2012 at Killen, Black Isle.

Classes are underway.  The next block will commence in April (dates to be confirmed).  Please use the form on our “contact us” page to express interest – we would be delighted to welcome you to class.


owning a dog is a journey - not a destination