Welcome to Canine Concepts®. Focusing on helping dogs that are struggling with fearful, reactive, anxious or aggressive behaviours.

Services for all breeds and ages include:

– Behaviour Consultations

– Pain & Discomfort Assessments

No group classes.

All training techniques and behaviour change protocols are non-confrontational and do not advocate the use of force, hierarchy-protocols or aversive equipment to affect learning.

Welcome to Canine Concepts Behaviour & Training cc. Strand, Western Cape, RSA

Services for all breeds and ages include:

  • Private Behaviour Consultations (specialising in fear, anxiety, reactivity and aggression)
  • Pain & Discomfort Assessments

No group classes.

All training techniques and behaviour change protocols are non-confrontational and do not advocate the use of force, hierarchy protocols or aversive equipment to affect learning.

Qualifications and Services

Canine Concepts®, located in the Strand (Helderberg), is owned by Claire Grobbelaar with the following qualifications in canine behaviour:
Companion Animal Behaviour Certificate from the Technikon of Pretoria, an Advance Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training from COAPE and a Certificate in Canine Nutrition from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.
She is a Certified Clicker Training Partner from the Karen Pryor Academy and is a Certified Tellington Ttouch® Practitioner Level 1 for dogs.
She has also completed the LLA Applied Behaviour Analysis Course, as well as Working Aggression Cases A-Z and Dog Aggression Master Course.
She has completed the Fear Free© Certification program, the Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® certification and is a Dynamic Dog Practitioner.
Claire is a member of the following organisations that enforce a strict code of industry ethics with most of them requiring yearly Continuing Professional Development in order to retain accreditation – Karen Pryor Academy, Fear Free® Certified Professionals, the Tellington Ttouch® Guild, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Association of Dynamic Dog Practitioners.

In these in-home or virtual online sessions we aim to get to the source of the problem behaviour, and prepare a training program that is created especially for you, your dog and your household. We understand that changing behaviour takes time and we are here to provide you with ongoing support.


Clicker training is a fun, interactive way of teaching your dog obedience and good behaviour and have him loving it at the same time. It is so much more than just using a clicker whilst training. It will change the way you think about dogs for ever.


These sessions are provided over live video chat in real time in the comfort of your own home. Working online can be invaluable regardless of where you live. You will receive the same expertise and quality of coaching as an in-home session. All you need is a computer with a webcam and a stable internet connection.


A Dynamic Dog Assessment is a functional assessment that uses a variety of analytical techniques, that can help identify pain and discomfort in your dog, that can be causing or contributing to a variety of behavioural concerns.


Marli & Heinrich, Kuilsrivier
"It has been such a hectic and emotional time since our 2 girls fought with each other. Claire has been such an amazing person to work with. Even during lockdown having sessions via Zoom. I can see the improvement in my 2 girls and we are amazed at what one can teach a dog with a clicker. It takes time, dedication and patience. I am so glad that Claire is there to guide us through this time." 
Lauren Bouwer with Bailey
We really gained so much from you and whenever I am not sure of something with Bailey I just ask myself, “What would Claire say?”
Marika van Noordwyk & Asjas
Claire’s ease with the puppies, acceptance of the special needs of our puppy and the adaptability of her instruction to these needs has truly impressed. My beautiful boy may be deaf, but with Claire’s assistance and lots of patience, we hope to enjoy each other’s company for many more years to come.
Pearl Vigus, family and all fury friends with Rocky the GSD
We just wanted to let you know how well Rocky and our cats are getting along. You could use us as a reference. It’s SO MUCH better than when we first got Rocky, you have to see it to believe it. Rocky absolutely loves the cats now and the cats feel confident enough to ‘zap’ him on the snout if his unwanted attention becomes too much for them.
Michelle and Ross Alchorn & Costa
We got our Alsatian, Costa when he was already 8 years old. Claire helped us teach him how to behave like a civilised dog, and I believe through her help, we gave him the best 4 years of his life. Claire truly showed us that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Vasti & Brendan Nortjie with Max
Thanks to Claire and her positive reinforcement methods, we are spoiled with a well behaved and disciplined dog.
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