CARDIFF CANINE CITIZENS
- Tel: 029 20028160
- Canine Behaviour Consultation
- Puppy Training & Socialisation
- Prickly Pooches; Reactive Dog
- KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme
- 1-2-1 Private Home Training
- Activity Classes; Recall Etc.
Canine Behaviourist, Caroline Cowan BSc, MBIPDT, fully insured and Police checked (enhanced CRB). Reward based training methods.
Caroline is one of the most qualified and experienced dog behaviourists and trainers in Wales. She has over 25 years extensive practical experience in all aspects of dog behaviour and has achieved a range of nationally recognised academic qualifications.
We have services for all your doggy requirements and both indoor and outdoor facilities at a range of venues. Our puppy classes are very popular and are high demand. Start your puppy off on the right paw!
We also have our Prickly Pooches Special Classes for Special Dogs. These classes are for dogs with issues around other dogs and we are having amazing results-for testimonials please see my website.
We have our new activity classes Rally, Triebball and Recall Classes.
Services and products
- Caroline Cowan BSc, CBT
- Positive, reward based methods
- Member of the British Institute of Professional
- Yellow Dog UK Sponsor
- Pets As Therapy Assessor
- Recommended by Dog Charities & Organisations
- Organiser of The South Wales Dog Charity Fun Day
- Canine Behaviour Consultations
- Home Visits
- One to Ones
- Pre-Vaccination Visits
- Adult Dog Training
- KC GCDS, All Levels
- Toys & Tinies
- Telephone Consultations
- Prickly Pooches
- Recall Classes
- Activity Classes
- Aggression to People
- Aggression to Dogs
- Chasing the Cat
- Inappropriate Toileting
- Separation Anxiety
- Living with Children
- Destructive Behaviour
- Pulling on lead
- Jumping up
- Barking/Noise Complaints
- Phobias/ Nervous Behaviours
- Advice on new rescue dog
- Accompanied Vet Visits
- Choosing a puppy/dog
- Handling Issues
Your Dog's wellbeing starts here.
23/08/2013 by PaulH72
Patch is a very energetic little Jack Russell terrier. Right from the word go we knew that we didn't want to be one of those people you see out and about where their dogs are more in control or indeed just uncontrollable. We took the decision to socialise Patch as early as possible and get help with basic training. We asked our local vets who immediately recommended Caroline and CardiffCanineCitizens as one, if not the best classes for dog training in South East Wales. So we booked Patch into the Puppy foundation class and off we went. Our first session included lots of theory and basic do's and dont's regarding your dog. All very useful information and immediately usable. We then took Patch along to the first actual session where we were flabbergasted to find that Patch could be taught to sit, lie down amongst other things in under an hour!!. The social side was really good too, Patch met a variety of other dogs, all bigger than him which has helped put him in his place! The lessons carried on over six weeks, and were always fun, and in a controlled environment. Whenever anyone had questions or problems Caroline would not only be able to tell you the answer but the underlying reason which made things understandable and left no room for doubt. Over the six weeks Patch has come on in leaps and bounds, he's a very sociable little dog now and is mostly very well behaved (He is a terrier so he does have a stubborn streak.. ) He knows whats expected of him thanks to things we learned in class and this in turn makes his and our lives better. We are so pleased with CardiffCanineCitizens that we've decided to take Patch along for further classes and now that he has his Foundation certificate we have already enrolled him up for the puppy returners Bronze level class. We cannot recommend Caroline and CardiffCanineCitizens enough!! A quick note - CardiffCanineCitizens dont just offer puppy training, but also work with adult dogs, rescue dogs and even have classes for dogs with problem behaviour. We understand that agility classes etc are also on offer so may go down that route too. Once again a huge thank you to Caroline. Regards Paul and Luca.Report this
20/08/2013 by LisaP73
Just to say a huge thankyou to Caroline for all her help with making my gorgeous girl Dora a good citizen. We have been through puppy foundation class and tonight completed the Bronze award. I had never had a dog before Dora and so did not have a clue where to start. Within days of having Dora I had a very helpful call with Caroline with some good advice, even at that stage. Through puppy class and Bronze I picked up loads of tips and advice on dealing with issues such as recall and house training, although that area still needs some work, and learning to control Dora more, for example when going through a door or at a road. It's been absolutely brilliant and Dora has come on leaps and bounds. Ooh and a huge thankyou for introducing Dora to the love of her life Pip. (the two little Shih Tzu's in the photo on here are Dora and Pip). They absolutely love each other. :-) Shame he's been done as they would have made gorgeous Shih Tzu pups. Thankyou again Caroline... I have a feeling we'll be back for silver.Report this
17/11/2011 by anne_louise
I have taken my collie puppy through the Puppy Foundation class, and also my older collie through Bronze, working for Silver and then hopefully for Gold. Caroline is patient and very knowledgeable - there have been many various breeds in the classes and all of them - and the owners - have been treated with respect and help with their differing problems. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Caroline to anyone who wants to train their dog, or who has any training issues. She is highly experienced and I can't speak more highly of her training methods.Report this
An excellent trainer
25/06/2011 by Silvernutmeg
I recently took one of our three rescue greyhounds through both Bronze and Silver KC Good Citizen classes. Caroline's tuition was excellent. She was calm, professional and made the classes lots of fun. We both learned a great deal and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone with a dog. In particular, Caroline is fully aware of modern training methods and does not use any aversive methods, which is great. She recognises the differing motivations of dogs (some for food, some for praise) and her classes are flexible to allow for this. Class venue is easy to find and has ample parking nearby.Report this
Caroline Cowan - Outstanding Dog Trainer
24/06/2011 by Kimmax
Over the last few years I have taken my dogs and also rescue dogs that I am fostering to Caroline's classes. The rescue dogs often have issues because of their troubled past. The calm, supportive way in which Caroline runs her classes and addresses the problems of individual dogs allows traumatised dogs to relax, listen and learn. Caroline is very knowledgeable, experienced and intuitive. Dogs instantly adore her and will do anything for her (and for sausages!). Thanks to her invaluable guidance my dogs have had fun and learned to be good citizens and happy, confident companions. I recommend her highly.Report this
Caroline - A complete professional
24/06/2011 by dogsbestfriend
This is my 2nd course with Caroline and would (and have) highly recommend her to anyone wishing to take their puppy for training...or just to get assistance with a puppy/dog problem. Since first contact, I have always found Caroline to be a complete professional who "knows her stuff"...including directions! It is obvious that Caroline takes pride in her work and excels in what she does. I have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Cardiff Canine Citizens.Report this
5 star dog training
23/06/2011 by charliefarley
I've been taking all my dogs to Caroline Cowan of Cardiff Canine Citizens for years now. She's, in my opinion, the best dog trainer in the area by a long shot. Always very gentle with the dogs and extremely knowledgable. My dogs look forward to her classes every week. She's helped to make them friendly well rounded dogs. Having the chance to socialise them with others in a safe environment has been amazing. Thank you Caroline!Report this
Cardiff Canine Citizens
23/06/2011 by puppypower11
I was present at the training session which your referring to and have attended many of these classes with previous dogs. I cannot believe what you’re claiming the version of events was. You were late for the class and were argumentative and rude from the outset! You claimed Caroline directed you to the wrong address but as we all received the same directions and managed to find the venue without a problem it shows that you’re not the 'great navigator' you claimed to be. Everyone was in utter disbelief at how you behaved and your poor puppy looked terrified! your behaviour would be more suited to a football stadium as when Caroline had to escort you from the venue and closed the door so that she could continue with the session you had disrupted you kicked the door and shouted profanities. Caroline handled the situation in a calm and professional manner not once did she become aggressive, abusive or act inappropriately. I was thoroughly enjoying the class as was my puppy until you tried to disrupt it as Caroline makes the classes informative but fun which is why I'd highly recommend her. Thankfully we can all continue to enjoy the course without your presence.Report this
There are two sides to every story
23/06/2011 by fmorgan
I have benefitted from Carolines experience both with previous dogs and now a young puppy, I returned to Caroline with the new pup as a result of the help and kindness we as a family experienced from Caroline. I was there on the night in question by the previous review and must say that the review is a totally inaccurate account of events, the person arrived over half an hour late for the class entered shouting and coused disruption to the class and upsetting some younger people and children in attendance. As I recall it was not Caroline who was shoutin abusive or using foul language, yes the person had got lost but Caroline had invited them into the class and made it clear they were welcome and would obviously not pay for that class, but instead of taking a seat the person continued to shout and was eventually asked to leave because of the disruption and upset being caused to the other people there. The majority of the people there had already gone through the puppy foundation with Caroline and now back for a second course I believe that speaks for itself. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline to anyone especially when people comment on how well my dog obeys a command for such a youn pup. I believe the previoous review is totally unfounded and in my opinion Caroline acted in a very professional manner in what was a most uncomfortable situation.Report this
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