Welcome to Canine Concepts® Behaviour & Training cc.
Gordons Bay, South Africa

Services for all breeds and ages in the Western Cape include in-home behaviour consultations, obedience training, clicker training, Tellington Ttouch™, training for deaf dogs, dog-bite prevention presentations for schools, public talks and shelter staff workshops.

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.
Gordons Bay, South Africa

Services for all breeds and ages in the Western Cape include in-home behaviour consultations, obedience training, clicker training, Tellington Ttouch™, training for deaf dogs, dog-bite prevention presentations for schools, public talks and shelter staff workshops. 

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 Gordons Bay, 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 the only Certified Clicker Trainer in South Africa 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 with Dr Susan G. Friedman, as well as Working Aggression Cases A-Z.

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 and the Tellington Ttouch™ GuildAs well as the Pet Professional Guild, and the Behaviour Education Network.

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In these 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.

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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.
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TTouch™ is a form of body work that can bring about positive behavioural, emotional and physical changes in your dog. It works with gentle, non-invasive stroking, lifting and manipulation of the dog’s skin, extremities and limbs, which we teach in classes, workshops and private sessions.
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Public Talks, Presentations & Workshops

These include bite-prevention presentations for kindergarten and school children. Talks can be presented on any dog-related issues. Practical workshops can be topic specific i.e. loose lead walking, body language, recall, husbandry/body handling – for the public and shelter staff.

Testimonials

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.

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