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2020 Reader's Choice Poll

Best Dog Trainer

Best Board & Train Facility

Please, let me ask you just ONE question...

Would an improvement in your dog’s behavior make your life better?

If you said yes, you’ve come to the right place!

Who are we?

We are a family-owned and operated dog behavior training business & boarding kennel, founded in 1996.

What Services do we offer?

  • Board & Train; All-Natural & Force-Free  (No Shock Collars)
  • Canine SleepOvers; Social Boarding
  • DayTraining Camp; Foundational Training while you are at work!
  • Professional Grooming; Premium breed-specific haircuts, baths & nail trims

NO Shock Collars!

Where are we located?

Our state-licensed dog kennel is situated on 5+ country acres in Hope Valley, Rhode Island

What areas do we Service?

While we consider all the greater New England area states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey & New York) as our main Service Area, we have the ability to provide our all-natural, force-free Behavior Training Services to owners in need – in ALL 50 States!

A commitment to work with our team will reap incredible benefits for years to come.

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for established Clients ONLY please!

SleepOver Reservations

Social Boarding

Canine SleepOvers

For established SleepOver Clients ONLY. If you are not an established Client and would like to submit a SleepOver Reservation - please go to the SleepOver page of this website
SleepOver Reservation Form

DayTraining Camp

Now Accepting Reservations!

DayTraining Camp

This form is reserved for established DayTraining Clients ONLY. If you are not an established Client and would like to submit a DayTraining Camp Reservation, please go to the DayTraining Camp page of our website
DayTraining Camp Reservation Form

Grooming Appointments

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Grooming Appointments

This form is reserved for established Grooming Clients ONLY. If you are not an established Client and would like to schedule a Grooming Appointment - please go to the Grooming page of this website
Grooming Appointments
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Nika’s Owner Nails It

 Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop Program Start Date: September 27, 2020 Hometown: Exeter, RI   Hi Brian and the entire CBS team,   I would like to extend thanks and appreciation for the wonderful training services you provide, to both humans and their dogs! I knew my puppy was in great hands from the...
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Emma’s Evolution

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: October 18, 2019 Hometown: Jamestown, RI Hi Brian!  I wanted to reach out and thank you again for the work that you did with Emma as well as the lessons you taught me during our at-home sessions. Earlier today I was put in a situation that could have...
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Doing Right by Dora

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: July 28, 2019 Hometown: Providence, RI The most important take away from my dog’s time in the In-patient Rehabilitation Program, is that the training was not solely for Dora, but ALSO for me. Brian accepted my massive Bully breed into the Program and helped her to not...
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When Zeus Got Loose…

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: July 2, 2017  Hometown: Westerly, RI Canine Behavioral Services saved my dog’s life and my sanity! I adopted my now five-year-old German Shepard from an abusive home when he was about two years old. In the early stages, Zeus started escaping from the house. He learned how...
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Zeus, the King of Dogs

Training Program:  Private Session & SleepOvers Program Start Date:  October 17, 2009 Hometown: Barrington, RI Brian Manning was recommended to us by our dog trainer at the time. She told us that Zeus is too much for her after he bit her. We were running out of time with our very aggressive and very...
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Mason & Charlie Bring The Fun!

Training Program:  In-Patient ProgramProgram Start Date:  November 4, 2015Hometown: Saunderstown, RI Mason was rescued from a shelter in High Point, NC when our oldest son was attending college there. The shelter told him that Mason was found by a police officer on the side of a busy highway in some brush. At the time...
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Frankie Is A Friend Forever

Training Program:  In-Patient Program Program Start Date:  April 28, 2016 Hometown: Seekonk, MA Our American Bulldog Frankie started in the In-Patient Program at CBS when he was about 8 months old, he was showing signs of aggression towards visitors, as well as our older dog Lexi. Frankie spent several weeks with Brian and his team...
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Buster Does His Best

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: December 13, 2015 Hometown: Tiverton, RI My 11-year-old Mini Dachshund, Buster, without any question, had a very unhealthy attachment to me to the point where it was causing him great anxiety whenever we were around other people and animals. After careful consideration and research, I contacted Canine...
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Nike & Bella’s Boarding Success

Service/Program:  Family-Style SleepOvers Service Start Date:  May 24, 2018 Hometown:  Richmond, RI My 2 German shepherds, Nike and Bella recently had the Family-Style Sleepover for 10 days and I can’t thank everyone at CBS enough for how amazing they were with my dogs. I have NEVER left them with anyone other than family, both...
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Percy’s Perfect Progress

Training Program: In-Patient Program  Program Start Date: May 30, 2016 Hometown: Cumberland, RI Rewind to Dec 2011… our family consisted of Myself, my husband and our 11-month-old chocolate lab daughter Fenway.. then we rescued Percy. Percy is a black lab mix from Louisiana who had a rough start. In his short 6 months on...
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Sophie Steals Our Hearts

Training Program:  In-Patient Program Program Start Date:  August 20, 2017 Hometown:  Middletown, CT I can’t say more positive things about Brian and his team. Today was our first Follow-Up Session after our dog Sophie came home from her In-Patient stay and I am feeling better than ever about what is possible. When we sent...
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Blue Is No Longer “Blue”

Training Program:  In-Patient Program Program Start Date: May 3, 2018 Hometown:  Cranston, RI Brian drove off from our house in early May with Blue, our young dog who had aggression issues severe enough that he bit one eight-year-old child on the wrist inside our house and an older gentleman who is our neighbor and...
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Ollie Finds His Inner-Jolly

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: May 12, 2018 Hometown: N. Providence, RI First, I want to thank everyone at CBS for all the effort put into helping Ollie become more balanced! Although, you said his progress was only “mild at best” it is still progress we are happy about! We can definitely...
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Bailey Works Towards Balance

Training Program:  Basic Manners Puppy Workshop Program Start Date:  September 17, 2017 Hometown:  Seekonk, MA Hi Brian – I just wanted to send you and your team a huge thank you for the work you did with Bailey. With all the issues and concerns we had, he has turned out to be a great...
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Daisy Blossoms Daily

Training Program:  Basic Manners Puppy Workshop Program Start Date:  September 16, 2017 Hometown:  Middletown, RI My husband and I have a sweet, beautiful Golden Retriever puppy. We asked Brian to come for the 2 Private In-Home Sessions. They went well, but Brian pointed out that our pup was fairly submissive. This tendency was really...
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Mookie Makes Friends

Training Program: Canine Manners Camp Program Start Date:  September 1, 2018 Hometown:  W. Kingston, RI We could not believe the difference in the 3 short weeks that “Mookie”, our 5-month-old Bernese had undergone! Mookie had learned to “Come” on command, learned to greet us without jumping all over us unless we gave the command....
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Nelson Turns a Page

Training Program:  In-Patient Program Program Start Date:  July 2016 Hometown: Brattleboro, VT My dog Nelson was incredibly reactive and aggressive on the leash when walking–he barked incessantly at cars, other dogs, people, you name it. He’s been back only a day, and it’s up to me to maintain his training, but I’m very pleased...
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Puppy Family Needs Help!

Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop Program Start Date: December 15, 2018 Home Location:  Groton, CT We had a bit of a family emergency at home and needed a place to take our 17 week Goldendoodle, Jaina, for a few weeks. We found Canine Behavioral Services and they got us enrolled in the Canine Manners...
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Basic Manners Puppy Workshop

Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop Program Start Date: April 18, 2015 Hometown:  Greenville, RI 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...
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The Socialization of Shea

Training Program: Positive Association Workshop Program Start Date: March 22, 2014 Hometown:  N. Kingstown, RI 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...
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Ferocious Female Fighting

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date:  March 3, 2010 Hometown:  Foster, RI Greetings fellow dog owners, Brian was our savior!  We introduced a rescue German Shepherd (GSD-F) with lots of issues to our home where we already had an existing (GSD-F) and an Aussie (M). From the first day, chaos broke out with...
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Angus the Cowardly Corgi

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: November 11, 2014 Hometown: Boston, MA Brian, I am happy to speak with anyone on the fence or who needs persuading of have them meet Angus. Angus is living proof of your methods. Sending him to you ranks as one of the better decisions throughout my life. Katherine G. Boston,...
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Misguided Miss Lina

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: January 30, 2012 Hometown:  Englewood, NJ Hey Brian, First of all I hope all is well!! I’m writing to let you know about Lina’s new home! We found a family that really knows the shepherd breed–they have one of their own currently and have had many over...
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Helping Harvey Help Himself

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: September 29, 2014 Hometown:  Newton NJ Harvey is doing really well at home! We’re having a lot of progress with “come” and feeding time, but we’re having a little bit of trouble with having him sit calmly at the door when people come over because Mason (2nd...
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Oodles of Doodles

Training Program: Canine Manners Camp Program Start Date: May 11, 2015 Hometown:  Smithfield, RI Brian and I were blown away with how much better behaved our Goldendoodle Fitz was upon return from training. Brian Manning is a true professional/expert in what he does with dogs. Highly recommended and encouraged for anyone considering training for their...
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Proving Pack Dynamic Training

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: April 24, 2012 Hometown:  Narragansett, RI Brian, This picture captures our gratitude for all that you have done for our family. And I am glad it does because there are no words to express our emotions. You have given us our family. Scout, our 7-year-old male, was...
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Sami, the Insecure Rescue Dog

Training Program: Private Session  Program Start Date: November 29, 2011 Hometown:  E. Greenwich, RI We adopted Sami, a one-year-old Weimaraner mix, and for the first week, we had her she was such a well behaved dog.  And then “the real Sami” started to emerge. Her Separation Anxiety began to escalate, she destroyed everything in...
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Wrangling a Raucous Rottie

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: December 1, 2011 Hometown:  Portsmouth, RI My wife, Amanda, and I are the proud owners of a beautiful, 125lb male Rottweiler named Ramses. We always considered ourselves “experienced” dog owners as we both grew up around big dogs and owned many over the years. Unfortunately, while we...
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Taming a Terrier’s Tantrums

Training Program: Private Session Program Start Date: September 3, 2011 Hometown:  Warwick, RI When Eli came to live with us, he was fourteen months old, cute and quite a handful. He would jump on chairs, grab and chew chair cushions, run off with personal items and be generally uncontrollable and “fresh”. When we tried...
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Finlay as a Frustrating Puppy

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: July 23, 2011 Hometown:  Providence, RI A million thanks for your professional and compassionate help in getting our Finley’s behavior under control. What began as “just puppy behavior” gradually became a dominance issue in our home. Barking was the rule of thumb, jumping on everyone was a...
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Lamenting Littermate Syndrome

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: April 17, 2011 Hometown:  Westerly, RI We are a family of five with three teenage girls and a year ago had to put our 14 ½ year old male Dalmatian to sleep as he was getting old and starting to fail. A year later on 02-20-2011 we...
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Oliver the Springer

Training Program: Private Session  Program Start Date: March 26, 2011 Hometown:  Mystic, CT Our dog, Oliver, is a three-year old Springer Spaniel.  His energy is endless, and he is just a big goof.  However, Oliver has a strange guarding issue – he loves tissues and paper products!  His guarding went too far, and he...
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Josey Jumps for Joy

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: October 20, 2010 Hometown:  Greenville, RI We are writing to thank you for your amazing dedication to helping those dogs who have serious behavior issues like our Josey.  Just looking at that beautiful German Shepherd, a person would never guess how distressed she really was, until she...
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Rescuing Red from Himself

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: July 3, 2010 Hometown:  Jamestown, RI We just wanted to follow-up with you to let you know how great the results were with Red Dog this past summer, after the “in-patient” program at Canine Behavioral Services. As you’ll recall, Red Dog was great interacting with our family, but began...
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Jack Finds Hope

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: September 24, 2009 Hometown:  E. Haddam, CT Our 2 year old dogs, a brother and sister shepherd/lab mix, had developed very severe behavior problems that were getting impossible to control. Before we sought Brian Manning and his business, we had tried multiple training techniques and even a different “professional”...
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Private Training At Your Home

Training Program: Private Session  Program Start Date: September 22, 2009 Hometown:  N. Kingstown, RI I was looking for behavioral training for our 18-month old Doberman Pinscher, when our veterinarian recommended Brian. What I liked at that time was Brian was able to come and do our first training session at our home. When Brian...
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Lucy Lucks Out

Training Program: Private Session  Program Start Date: January 15, 2009 Hometown:  Charlestown, RI (Written from the dog’s perspective) – Thank you for coming to my house and saving me from my family. All that “googoo” baby talk was driving me crazy! What’s a dog to do?   They finally got the hang of it after your...
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Gus Goes Away…But Not For Good

Training Program: Canine Manners Camp Program Start Date: May 3, 2008 Hometown:  Mystic, CT Hi Dana,  I am very pleased with Brian’s services. My little spaniel, Gus, spent three weeks at his “boot camp” and came home a changed pup – for the better.  But, Brian also helped me learn how to deal with Gus, and my two other...
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Weiner Dogs Need Help

Training Program: Private Session Program Start Date: August 10, 2008 Hometown:  Mystic, CT Dear Mario Hilario, When I heard that you are considering running a story about Brian Manning’s business, Canine Behavioral Services, I had to write to you to share my own experience as I think it is illustrative of the life changing help that...
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Coco Finds Peace

Training Program: Private Session Program Start Date: August 10, 2008 Hometown:  Milford, CT In our home we have 2 dogs, a 2 year old Shih-Tzu / Poodle mix and a one year Goldendoodle (Golden/Poodle). We reached out to Brian this past summer because it became apparent that there were behavioral issues that we could...
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Pitties from Heaven

Training Program:  In-Patient Hybrid Program (2 Dogs) Program Start Date: May 2, 2017 Hometown: Dartmouth, MA My husband and I have two pit mixes, both rescues. Our dogs had gotten into two fights resulting in injuries. Before re-homing our newly adopted male Maverick, we reached out to Brian. Both dogs completed his inpatient program...
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Benny Gets Better

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: November 5, 2017 Hometown: Webster, MA Saved my dog’s life! We tried other training and behaviorists, but nothing beats the pack dynamic. We now have a more balanced Benny.
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Lucky Littermates

Training Program: In-Patient Hybrid Littermate Program Program Start Date: December 10, 2017 Hometown:  E. Greenwich, RI We brought our two Border Collie littermate’s, Finn and Brandon, to Brian and his team after noticing an increase in aggression and lack of impulse control.
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Bouncy Bosco Gets Better

Training Program: Canine Manners Camp Program Start Date: March 5, 2018 Hometown:  Meriden, CT Our German Shepherd, Bosco, just returned from Canine Manners Camp. I must say, he is a completely different dog. Bosco went to Brian with no leash skills, not knowing how to react to other dogs and general over excitement with...
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The Magnificent Molly O

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: June 6, 2017 Hometown:  Grafton, MA We cannot say enough wonderful things about Brian and his pack. Molly Jane attended the in-patient rehabilitation program in June – July 2017. Prior to sending her to Canine Behavioral Services, she had escalating anxiety and dog aggression. We knew that...
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Nutty Nymeria

Training Program:  In-Patient Program Program Start Date: September 18, 2017 Hometown: Warwick, RI Brian helped us to work through some significant behavioral issues and has continued to support and advise us with Nymeria even a year after completing the program. Additionally, CBS’s Family Style Sleepover Service has been amazing for us. I love seeing...
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Understanding the Misunderstood

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: January 18, 2015 Hometown:  Wakefield, RI 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 annual check-up and he did amazing. Stood on the scale with...
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When Sandy Comes To Stay

Training Program/Service: Family-Style SleepOvers Program/Service Date: November 23, 2015 (ongoing) Hometown:  Warwick, RI Sandy loves coming back to visit with Brian and the Pack. As soon as I pulled into the driveway, Sandy realized where she was and couldn’t get out of the car fast enough. When she saw Brian and he called her name, she turned...
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Bringing Back A Balanced Bula

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date: June 2, 2014 Hometown:  E. Greenwich, RI In the summer of 2014, we reached out to 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 aggressive. While she...
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Treating Tucker The Tyrant

Training Program: In-Patient Program Program Start Date:  March 7, 2015 Hometown: N. Providence, RI There aren’t enough words to express how appreciative my fiance and I are for the hard work and dedication Brian and his Pack put into rehabilitating our rescue dog, Tucker. For an entire year our family lived with feelings of fear and anxiety...