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  • Professional Training Programs

    We strongly believe that every dog and their owner are a truly unique team. Upon enrollment in one of our Programs, we will custom-design a training regimen specific to the needs, and training goals, of that unique dog/owner dynamic.  Whether you're taking a proactive approach to avoid the development of unwanted behaviors, or in desperate need of help to rehabilitate severe or even dangerous behavioral issues - we will always custom build a training Program that is right for you and your dog!

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  • Our Methodology

    Using natural, dog-friendly, canine leadership techniques and tactics, known as Cynopraxis, we are able to help owners develop a strong, healthy and rewarding Leader-Follower relationship with their dogs. Along with our Cynopraxic Approach, we stricly follow the LIMA Principle (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive).  Adhering to this scientifically sound foundation in training, we utilize a "Methodology" that is safe, humane and will always further positive progress in the owner/dog relationship.  

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  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

    One of only a couple thousand trainers in the world holding the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Brian Manning, CPDT-KA is New England's premier Pack Dynamic Training Method trainer.  Brian and his trusted team, both human and canine, have been successfully rehabilitating dogs with behavioral issues, ranging from mild to severe, for over 15 years.  Seeking to hire a reputable, accredited Trainer is the first-best choice you can make in helping alleviate problem behavior in your dog!

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  • Client Testimonials

    There is no better metric of a trainer's success than the very own words of past clients found in Testimonials or Reviews. Please, take a moment to check out the verbatim Client Testimonials right here on our website, on our Facebook Page or on sites like or Angie's List - we think you'll find them extremely helpful.  We encourage our clients to voice their feelings and opinions about time spent with us here at CBS Inc in order to help others with what can be a tough decision.....hiring the right trainer.

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  • Meet the Pack

    There are some undesirable canine behaviors that simply cannot be "fixed" by standard dog training methods alone. Regardless of whether it's a lack of early effective socialization (Critical Learning Period), fears or phobia's, Separation Anxiety, dog/dog or dog/human aggression, etc. - nobody can rehabilitate the undesirable behavior of a dog in need like a Pack of balanced dogs.  Canine Behavioral Services Inc. is the pre-eminant Pack-Dynamic Behavior Training location in New England..and beyond!

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Welcome From Brian

Hello and welcome to the Home Page of our Website.

My name is Brian P. Manning and I am the Founder, Owner and Lead Behavior Consultant for my company, Canine Behavioral Services Inc.  I have been working with dogs, in many different capacities, for over 25 years.  In recent years, the Pet Products and Services Industry has literally exploded with new products and services as well as trainers and training "methods".  The number of new dog trainers, both professionally certified and self-titled, has grown significantly in the last few years.  As a result, owners have countless choices when it comes to who they hire as well as the type, or method, of training they enlist.  For some experienced owners, this variety can be beneficial.  However, for most dog owners, the overabundance of choices makes finding the “right” trainer and methodology, for themselves and their beloved dog, quite difficult and downright confusing.

Our Professional Behavior Modification and Training Programs utilize a Cynopraxic approach. 

  • Cynopraxis: "Cynopraxic Training proceeds on the assumption that dogs and people possess a shared capacity to establish relations based on fair exchange.  Such training promotes cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes conducive to social competence, cooperation and play. Cynopraxic training objectives are governed by two essential social and life experience criteria: (1) enhance the human dog relationship and (2) impove the dog's quality of life."  

    -  Steven R. Lindsay, Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training

By taking a scientifically sound approach to dog training while prioritizing the dogs needs and motivating factors, we can naturally lead and guide the dog into proper acceptable behaviors without the need for the harsh corrections or intimidation used by some trainers to achieve quick results.  The problem is, those "quick" results almost never last.  In many cases, not able to be solved or helped by humans alone, we utilize a highly specialized and proprietary Pack Dynamic Training process.  This incredibly successful process is often times the ONLY way that certain negatively developed  behaviors can be improved.  

Whether you are interested in simply teaching your dog to walk well on a Loose-Leash, or have a dog with severe behavioral issues, we here at Canine Behavioral Services Inc. have the professional ability and experience to help your dog vastly improve his or her behavior and set the tone for a future of peace, harmony and behavioral balance! 

We know that finding the right trainer for you can be a difficult decision and we truly appreciate and thank you for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.  



Brian P. Manning, CPDT-KA

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Professional Behavior & Training Services

  • 3-Day Behavior & Social Skills Evaluation - Service Details +

    • SERVICE DETAILS: 3 Day/2 Night Boarding stay at our home location in Hope Valley, RI.
    • SERVICE GOALS: A comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of your dogs Behavior and Social Skills.
    • REPORTING: Brian will spend 1 hour consulting with you, at our location, at the scheduled Pick-Up.
    • We will ascertain the best, most effective path for you and your dog to achieve behavioral balance.
    • With the help of our Pack, you can finally establish an effective training path forward with your dog.
    • Once the Evaluation is completed, you will receive a comprehensive written Behavioral Report Card!
    • TRAINING PROGRAM DISCOUNT: Sign up for any Training Program and receive a 10% Discount!



  • Private Session In-Home Behavioral Training - Program Details +

    • FULL PROGRAM: 4 Sessions at your home or business for up to 10 hours Private In-Home Training.
    • SESSION LENGTH: 1st Session = up to 3 hours.  Follow-Up Sessions = up to 2 hours.
    • Training Programs are custom-tailored to meet the specific goals and needs of the dog and owner team.
    • Learn to effectively communicate with your dog while positively modifiying any undesirable behaviors.
    • For puppies, new dogs and rescues - this is your best "insurance policy" against unwanted behaviors.
    • UNLIMITED SUPPORT: includes unlimited support for the life of your dog! (via email, phone or Skype!)

    • PUPPY PROGRAM: (from 8-20 weeks of age) 3 Sessions for up to 8 hours of Private In-Home Training.



  • Basic Manners & Socialization Workshop (Board & Train) - Program Details +

    • Basic Manners Workshop is designed specifically for dogs under the age of 12 months.
      This Workshop is a PRO-ACTIVE Program for dogs who have yet to develop any Behavioral Issues.

    • PROGRAM DURATION: 2 Weeks of Basic Manners and Canine Socialization Training in our home-style setting.
    • HUMAN TRAINING SESSION:  Includes 1 Session here in Hope Valley RI at the Pick-Up date (up to 2 hours).
    • PROGRAM GOALS:  Improved Canine Manners, Impulse Control and enhanced Canine Social Skills.
    • CANINE SOCIALIZATION:  Incredible benefit of Positive Socialization Training courtesy of The Pack.
    • BONUS BENEFIT:  Basic Obedience & Loose-Leash Walking Training are included with this Program.
    • UNLIMITED SUPPORT:  This Program includes support, via email, phone, etc, for the life of the dog!
    • PUPPY PROGRAM: 2 weeks of Puppy Training (Socialization, Bite Inhibition, Manners, Impulse Control).
           -  The Basic Manners Puppy Program is for puppies 12 to 20 weeks of age (3 - 5 months old)


  • Advanced Manners & Socialization Camp (Board & Train 2.0) - Program Details +

    • This Program is not designed to treat Dog or Human Aggression (see our In-Patient Program).

    • PROGRAM DURATION: 30 Days of Advanced Manners & Socialization Training at our home in RI.
    • HUMAN TRAINING: Includes 2 Private Sessions at your home or place of business (up to 5 hours)..
    • MANNERS GOALS: Advanced Impulse Control and Manners in high arousal situations or environments.
    • SOCIALIZATION GOALS: Immeasurable advancements in Positive Socialization with our balanced Pack.
    • BONUS OBJECTIVES: Greatly improved Loose-Leash Walking and reliable Recall with Distractions.
    • UNLIMITED SUPPORT: Includes UNLIMITED SUPPORT for the life of your dog! (via email, phone, etc.)



  • In-Patient Behavioral Rehabilitation - Program Details +

    *This specialized Rehabilitation & Training Program can successfully modify even severe behaviors including:
      • Dog/Dog Aggression
      • Dog/Human Aggression
      • Separation Anxiety
      • Severe Fears & Phobia's
      • Any and all moderate to severe behavioral issues
    • PROGRAM DURATION: 45 days of highly specialized Rehab/Training with Brian and The Pack at his home in RI.
    • PROGRAM SESSIONS:  4 Sessions of Private training at your home or business totalling up to 10 hours of time.
    • PROGRAM BONUSES: Greatly enhanced reliability w/ Obedience, Loose-Leash Walking & Treadmill Training.
    • SUPPORT: This one-of-a-kind Training Program includes support your dog's life! (via email, phone and Skype) 


  • Family-Style Boarding with DayCare - Service Details +

    This specialized service is offered on a daily, weekly, monthly or long-term basis.

    • Daily, supervised "Free-Play" with other safe, balanced dogs and The Pack .
    • Secure, climate-controlled housing with classical music playing in the background.
    • Service Options: Loose-Leash Walking, Treadmill Training and Full Service Grooming available.
    • Insurance: $10,000.00 of Care, Custody & Control Insurance on every dog in our care.
    • Dogs are comfortably crated for overnight and daily naptime only.
    • Included FREE: Daily Manners "Reminder" Training and medication dispensing (if needed).
    • Space is extremely limited.  Make your reservation now!

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Client Testimonials

  • Bringing Back A Balanced Bula +

    Program Start Date: 6.2.14
    Training Program:  In-Patient

    In the summer of 2014, we reached out fo Brian and CBS Inc.'s Behavioral Rehab Program to help us address changes in our then 3 year old Lab/Shep Mix, Bula. Since moving to RI (from CA) she had become increasingly anxious, stressed and

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  • In The Double Trouble Bubble +

    Program Start Date: 3.10.15
    Training Program:  Adv. Manners

    Brian and his team are awesome! He is teaching my husband and I how to understand our dogs behavior while obtaining good manners from them without trying so hard, and to be consistent. We are slowly realizing, with Brian's help, that it's

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  • Understanding The Misunderstood +

    Program Start Date:  1.18.15
    Training Program:  In-Patient 

    I just wanted to say that I can see such a change in Noodles. Never has he been so calm! (And me as well). I brought him to the Vet yesterday for his anuual check up and he did amazing. Stood on the

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  • Basic Manners Workshop - Puppy Program +

    Program Start Date: 4.18.15
    Training Program:  Basic Manners

    We enrolled our puppy in the Basic Manners Puppy Program with Canine Behavioral Services. She was out of control and no matter what we did, we weren't getting any positive results. She came back happy and eager to please. I was concerned

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  • The Socialization Of Shea +

    Program Start Date: 3.22.14
    Training Program: PAWS - Positive Association Workshop

    My beautiful 5-year old Labrador Retriever Mix named Shea was becoming more reactive with other dogs during our long walks around the neighborhood. Shea is a rescue and has been with my family for almost 1 year, and I was

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The Daily Bark

  • Safety is the key..... +

    What is it that motivates your dog?  I bet it's not what you think!

    Safety.... Yup, that's it.  The absolute, hands-down, numero uno, Number 1 thing that fuels the a highest motivating factor in any dog...heck, likely any animal (including humans!).  I know, you want to think it's greasy hot

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    BEWARE:  Littermate Syndrome

    It always amazes me how few breeders, let alone unsuspecting owners, know about the most common behavioral malady that occurs, in varying degrees, in EVERY situation where Littermates are kept together past 7-8 weeks of age.  And before you read any further, you don't have to take

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  • It's time to cast your VOTE! +


    Cast your Vote HERE!

    It's time to vote for the Animal Print Magazine's 10th Annual Top Dog Readers Choice Survey !   

    Please VOTE for Canine Behavioral Services Inc.!!

    This year, we've received the honor of being recognized as a potential recipient in the "Board & Train Facility" category (#18)!

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  • Dogs Go Nuts for GoughNuts! +

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    Shop for GoughNuts Now!

    After many years and thousands of dollars wasted on inferior toys that claim to be "indestructible" - I think I've finally found a line of the most "indestructible" dog toys ever available and we're proud to announce that these Virtually Indestructible toys are ON SALE and

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  • Spring Has Sprung!! +

    What a beautiful day with some beautiful dogs! 

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    I feel quite blessed, and extremely thankful, that I am fortunate enough to have the type of relationship I do with man's best friend!  There's really no words that can describe the feeling I get when I'm surrounded by

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Pet Insurance

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Premium Pet Food

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Dog Training Books


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