Dog Training in Tenerife

This post was written a long time ago. Tito has gone now and the kids are teenagers but the experience of hiring a dog trainer in Tenerife is still valuable. Although he did not have a nasty bone in his body, Tito was enormous. In his prime, he weighed more than I did.  Having a trainer come by and spend time with us as a family was very helpful and in the end, he lived a good life, and brought us all a lot of happiness.


Presa Canario pup While we can see that Tito is growing quickly he is with us all the time so it doesn’t really register just how big he is getting. At 51/2 months he now tops Skye (our Boxer) by a good inch and a half and there is still possibly another four months growing in him. Presa Canario pup In the first picture, Tito has already been with us for a few weeks and had filled out quite a bit. At puppy appointments, even the vet laughed out loud when he managed to put on seven kilos in one month. I know people who walk their dogs at the crack of dawn or in the wee hours of the morning because their pooch has ‘issues’ and they are afraid of what will happen if their path should cross with another dog. My own sweet Skye has occasional problems with other females because I probably under-socialised or over-protected her when she was a puppy. I don’t want to make the same mistake with Tito and I don’t want him confined to sneaky walks in the dark scurrying for home if another dog is sighted on the horizon. Also with a dog of his size (even now never mind at full maturity), it is vitally important that he be rock solid with all kids and completely trustworthy in the presence of other dogs. I don’t want him hauling me down the street or taking off after a cat or across a busy road…


Presa Canario cross
So, I decided to get a handle on all these possible problems before they ever arose. I called in the cavalry in the form of dog trainer and I have to say I am ever so glad I did.
It’s not really the dog that needs training of course, it is me. And my mother.  The whole concept of body blocking is quite liberating when you are five foot nothing and I  suspect the kids are already weary of me herding them to bath and bed instead of just telling them what to do.
Now all I need to do is practice my body blocking Him Indoors into the kitchen and I might get the dishes washed for me, once in a blue moon.

Dog Trainers in Tenerife

Don Perro

If your dog is an escape artist, gets into scraps, barks a lot, is suffering from anxiety or phobias or is having trouble getting to grips with house training then give Don Perro a call. Tel: 922 73 58 24


Address:  San Cristóbal de La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Closed Saturday 11AM to 1PM Monday Thursday Friday 4.00 to 8 PM. Phone: 688 93 66 60 Dog trainer in San Cristóbal de La Laguna


Address:  38207 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: 9AM till 8.30PM Every Day Phone:  643 13 82 20 Dog trainer in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

SKYLOS Adiestramiento Canino

Address: 38550 Arafo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: 4 till 8.00PM Week days Closed Saturday And Sunday Phone. 666 08 15 32 Dog trainer in Arafo

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Address: Calle Herradores, 2, 38204 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: Monday To Friday: 10.00AM to 1.30PM, 5.00PM to  8.30PM. Saturday: 10.00AM  to 2.30PM Sunday closed. Phone: 922 07 73 41 Dog trainer/ Pet store in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

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Address:  Diseminado Plomo Cl, 6, 38540, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30AM to 8.30PM Saturday 10.00 AM to 2.00PM Sunday closed Phone: 619 09 92 81 Centro de negocios en España

Animaletos - Centro de Etología Veterinaria

Address: Calle Sta Teresa Jornet e Ibars, 9, 38004 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM Weekdays closed Saturday and Sunday Phone: 622 29 81 88 Dog trainer/Veterinarian in Santa Cruz.

Centro Canino Golden House

Address: Calle Juan Perez Marrero, 61, 38550 La Hidalga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Open Hours: 8.30AM to 100PM, 3.oo to 5.00PM Every day Phone: 670 47 44 73 Dog trainer/ Dog hostel in Spain


Address: 38202 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Phone:  675 92 86 00 Dog trainer in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Adopt a Dog

For a small island, Tenerife has a big problem with abandoned dogs. The shelters are full to bursting with all kinds of great dogs. Please consider adopting a dog instead of buying from a breeder.

Aktion Tier

Aktion Tier is a German animal support group with a branch in Tenerife supporting the islands distressed and abandoned dogs. They have a website and a Facebook page. Tel: 664 321 219 Email:

K9 Tenerife

K9 is  run by volunteers.  It receives no government funding and relies totally on donations and fundraising. K9 are proud to be affiliated with the RSPCA in UK. They have a Facebook page and a website. Tel: 667 638 468 Email:

Live Arico PAWS

Live Arico PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Support) have a Facebook page and website. They also have charity shops which raise money to support  the protection and care of Tenerife’s dogs. Tel: 652 29 78 53 Email: