All-Natural Force-Free
Behavior Training

NO Shock Collars

Animal Print Magazine's

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.

Quick Service - Client Convenience Menu

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

Doggie DayCare

Safe & Fun Socialization!

DayCare Reservations

This form is reserved for established Doggie DayCare Clients ONLY. If you are not an established Client and would like to schedule a DayCare Assessment Reservation - please go to the DayCare & DayTraining page of this website
DayCare Reservation Form

You Go, Hugo!

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Providence, RI Hello Brian & Team! First of all, thank you thank you so much!! Hugo is a changed man and we can’t thank you all enough. We have been sticking to the training and he has made progress!! I can put a piece of cheese at...
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Marshall Makes the Grade!

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT) Hometown: Providence, RI Brian and his team truly transformed our dog, and we’ll be forever grateful. When we got Marshall in September 2021, he was a one-year-old, 70-pound rescue from the south who was terrified and unsure about how to interact with the world. He would chew...
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Never Give Up On Nigel!

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT) Hometown: Westerly, RI Let me start by saying that I’ve owned a few big dogs in the past and that my current pup is the most exuberant, spirited, intelligent, and strong-willed of the dogs I’ve had. He has not one streak of aggression or meanness, but he...
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Dexter & Sarah’s Transformation

Training Program:  Pack Cohesion Therapy Program (PCT)Hometown: Warwick, RI I cannot say enough good things about Brian and the team. The work they did last year with our dog, has literally saved her life.  We adopted Sarah at six months old and she was a very fearful pup. She was always nervous around our...
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Lucy & Linus Feel The Love

Training Program:  Pack Cohesion Therapy Program (PCT)Hometown: Staten Island, NY Hi Brian!We hope all is well with you. First of all, I wanted to thank you and your team for taking such great care of Lucy and Linus this summer and teaching them so much! They’ve been home for almost 2 weeks now and...
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Bandit Beats the Odds!

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Cranston, RI Greetings Brian, I just wanted to give you an update on Bandit but I don’t where to begin! My boy Bandit is growing into a wonderful dog!  We walk on a daily basis for at least 10 blocks.  He clearly looks forward to the walk...
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Camper Stakes His Claim

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Harrisville, RI Brian, Laura and all the CBS staff, Robin and I would like to thank you all for the time, and dedication you all gave to Camper.   This past week,  since his rehome session, has been very satisfying and rewarding.   It has been a...
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Nika’s Owner Nails It

Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy WorkshopHometown: 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 moment I dropped her off for the 2-week board...
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Emma’s Evolution

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 gone very poorly...

Doing Right by Dora

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Providence, RI The most important takeaway from my dog’s time in the Canine Behavior Training 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 only trust humans, but...

When Zeus Got Loose…

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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. From the very beginning, Zeus started escaping from the house. He learned how to open closed doors,...

Zeus, the King of Dogs

Training Program: Private Session & SleepOversHometown: 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 anxious beautiful 2-year-old rescued German Shepherd, Zeus....
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Mason & Charlie Bring The Fun!

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: 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 we had...

Frankie Is A Friend Forever

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Seekonk, MA Our American Bulldog Frankie started in the Canine Behavior Training Program at CBS when he was about 8 months old.  He was starting to show signs of aggression toward visitors, as well as our older dog Lexi. Frankie spent several weeks with Brian and his team...
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Buster Busts A Move!

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown: Tiverton, RI My 11-year-old Mini Dachshund, Buster 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 Behavioral Services and enrolled in the Canine...

Nike & Bella’s Boarding Success

Service/Program:  Canine SleepOversHometown:  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 are rescues with stressful backgrounds and Bella...
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Percy’s Perfect Progress

Training Program: Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 earth, he was on...
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Sophie Steals Our Hearts

Training Program:   Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 Board & Train stay and I am feeling better than ever about what is possible. When we sent Sophie...
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Blue Is No Longer “Blue”

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 happened to walk through...

Ollie Finds His Inner-Jolly

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 that we are happy about! We can definitely see the changes...
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Bailey Works Towards Balance

Training Program:  Basic Manners Puppy WorkshopHometown:  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 dog! First with your training, your honesty...

This Daisy Blossoms Daily

Training Program:  Basic Manners Puppy WorkshopHometown:  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 highlighted when she spent a 3-day Sleepover...
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Nelson Turns a Page

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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.  And while he’s been back only a day, and it’s up to me to maintain his training, but I’m very pleased with the...
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Puppy Family Needs Help!

Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop (BMPW)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 Camp the very next day! So...

Basic Manners Puppy Workshop

Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop (BMPW)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 concerned as to whether or...

The Socialization of Shea

Training Program: Canine Manners CampHometown:  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 was worried that she was becoming dog...
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Ferocious Female Fighting

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown:  Foster, RI Greetings fellow dog owners, Brian was our savior!  We introduced a rescue German Shepherd female with lots of issues, into our home, where we already had an existing German Shepherd female and an Aussie male. From the first day, chaos broke out with multiple fights....
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Angus the Cowardly Corgi

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT) Hometown: Boston, MA Brian, I am happy to speak with anyone on the fence or who needs persuading to have them meet Angus. Angus is living proof of your methods. Sending him to you ranks as one of the better decisions in my life. Katherine G. Boston,...

Misguided Miss Lina

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown:  Englewood, NJ Hi 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 the years. They work...
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Helping Harvey Help Himself

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown:  Newton NJ Harvey is doing really well since returning home from training! 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 dog)...
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Oodles of Doodles

Training Program: Canine Manners CampHometown:  Smithfield, RI Brian and I were blown away by 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 their dog! Thank you so much again! Brian...
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Proving Pack Dynamic Training

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 back. Scout, our 7-year-old male, was dangerously dog aggressive...

Sami, the Insecure Rescue Dog

Training Program: Private Session Hometown:  E. Greenwich, RI We adopted Sami, a one-year-old Weimaraner mix, and for the first week in our home, 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 our house; shoes, socks, sunglasses, carpets, pillows, gloves! ...
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Wrangling a Raucous Rottie

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 always fancied ourselves fully capable...
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Taming a Terrier’s Tantrums

Training Program: Private SessionHometown:  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 to bring him for a walk he...
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Finley the Frustrating Fellow

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT) 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 game for him,...
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Lamenting Littermate Syndrome

Training Program: Littermate Syndrome Treatment PlanHometown:  Westerly, RI We are a family of five with three teenage girls.  It was a little over 1 year ago that we 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,...
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Oliver the Springer

Training Program: Private Session Hometown:  Mystic, CT Our beloved 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!  At it’s worst, his guarding behaviors went too far, and he bit my...
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Josey Jumps for Joy

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 started to bark, and...

Rescuing Red from Himself

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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 Canine Behavior Trainin 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:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)Hometown:  E. Haddam, CT Our 2-year-old sibling dogs, a brother and sister shepherd/lab mix, had developed very severe behavior problems that were becoming impossible to control. Before we sought Brian Manning and his business, we had tried multiple training techniques and even a different “professional” trainer. However, none...
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Private Training At Your Home

Training Program: Private Session 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 walked in the door, it was like...
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Lucy Lucks Out

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

Training Program: Canine Manners CampHometown:  Mystic, CT I am writing to say that I am very pleased with Brian Manning’s Canine Behavior Training 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...
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Weiner Dogs Need Help

Training Program: Private SessionHometown:  Mystic, CT Please Note: This letter was written to a local newscaster 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...
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Coco Finds Peace

Training Program: Private SessionHometown:  Milford, CT In our home we have 2 dogs.  A 2 year old Shih-Tzu / Poodle mix and a 1 year Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever/Poodle). We reached out to Brian this past summer because it became apparent that there were behavioral issues that we could no longer manage. Our little Shi-Poo, Coco, was...

Pitties from Heaven

Training Program:  Pack Cohesion Therapy Program (PCT)Hometown: Dartmouth, MA My husband and I have two pit mixes, both rescues. Recently, our dogs had gotten into two major fights resulting in injuries. Before re-homing our newly adopted male Maverick, we reached out to Brian. Both dogs completed his Canine Behavior Training – Board & Train...

Benny Gets Better

Training Program:  Canine Behavior Training Program (CBT)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.

Lucky Littermates

Training Program: Littermate Syndrome Treatment Plan (LSTP)Hometown:  E. Greenwich, RI We brought our two Border Collie littermates, Finn and Brandon, to Brian and his team after noticing an increase in aggression and lack of impulse control. In order to give both dogs the best chance of success, we opted to send them for the...

Bouncy Bosco Behaves Better

Training Program:  Canine Manners Camp (CMC)Hometown:  Meriden, CT Our German Shepherd, Bosco, just returned from Canine Manners Camp and I honestly must say that he is a completely improved dog. Bosco went to Brian with no leash skills, not knowing how to react to other dogs and general over-excitement with everything. Brian’s group (humans...