Canine Needs are proud to announce we will be hosting the 7 Day Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Course with world renowned dog trainer John Rogerson at Merkaba Community in Portugal next Spring 27 April to 3 May 2019.

John should need no introduction to anyone currently engaged in the study of canine behaviour and training as he is one of the most sought after speakers on the subject in the world today. In 2009 John was delighted when he was awarded his Kennel Club Accreditation at a ceremony at the Kennel Club in London.
John is a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, is the founder of Support Dogs and a founder member of the Kennel Club accreditation scheme for dog trainers and behaviourists.

Canine Needs is a successful, London based dog training and behaviour company established in 2011.

Your host, Hannah Greeno, founder of Canine Needs, has herself completed this course and has gone on to achieve success working and operating her dog business, which is highly recommended and well known for it's excellent level of customer service.

Merkaba Community is an off grid retreat space aiming towards self sustainability and dedicated to personal growth and development in a beautiful mountain setting. Rooms are located in two large, geodesic domes with stunning views. The menu is all organic and local vegetarian food.


8 week online programme for dog trainers coming soon…

Register your interest by emailing info@canineneeds.com





In London parks today, dogs are growing more and more out of control, to the detriment of all around them, giving dogs and dog walkers a bad reputation and causing a nuisance to the public.

To be a dog walker, you don't just have to love dogs, although of course that helps! You need to have control of each one of your dogs all the time they are in your care and in public, and yes, that means not letting them run off, or over to other dogs/picnics etc. no matter how friendly he is!

In an effort to help get the dog walking situation under control before the current dog laws get any more strict, Canine Needs brings dog walkers the CN Trained Dog Handler Programme. It is designed to be a support for dog walkers, hone your skills and be the best at what you do!

The CN Trained Dog Handler package is a training and referral programme. It is designed for anyone that works with companion dogs, including the following:

  • Starting out and the dos and don'ts, your questions answered

  • Recently started your business and would like to become trained and recommended

  • long established business owners who want to keep up to date and on top of your game

  • would like to advance your skills or have taken on challenging dogs.


For an investment of £190 you will receive:

  • 1 hour park walk training session

  • The session can be with your dog, a clients dog, or join us with one of our dogs.

  • Overview of Canine body language, natural communication patterns, origins, relationship, play and aggression.

  • Access to a Facebook support group where you can exchange info, tips, free advice from professional UK trainers and even holiday cover

  • Completion certificate

  • A recommended Canine Needs Trained Dog Handler*

*For recommendations, a one off fee of £25 per client will be applicable. Please see below for details of what this entails below:


As a recommended CN handler you will maintain the training that the dog will have learned from a Canine Needs dog trainer, to improve the dogs' all-round behaviour outdoors, and prevent common problems from developing.

You will learn how to maintain the following:

·Loose lead walking on a collar and lead around busy environments, dogs and people.

·Teaching the dog to be motivated during the walk and focussed on you without treats.

·Practice sit, down, stay, and heel work based on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Test.

·Reinforcing and strengthening the recall command taught during the dogs' initial recall session.

Other non-desirable behaviours such as jumping up, biting and over-excitement can be focussed on during the walk by practising basic handling techniques and controlled greetings.

*Please note, you will be responsible for managing  your own clients.