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  • Bruin's Training Program:  Canine Manners Camp
    Program Start Date:  September 2, 2014

    Hank's Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop
    Program Start Date: April 26, 2016

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  • Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop
    Program Start Date: April 14, 2016

    Our westie puppy, Astro, recently completed the Basic Manners Puppy Training with Canine Behavioral Services and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. My husband and I welcomed a baby girl in March and were very much looking

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    • In Home Problems
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  • Training Program: Private Session 
    Program Start Date: October 8, 2010

    Brian Manning is an amazingly gifted dog (and people) trainer.  I found Brian when I was looking for help with persistent issues with my dog - he was reactive towards other dogs, going for walks was a nightmare, he was unpredictably

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    • Dog Aggression
    • In Patient Program
    • Owner Aggression
    • Resource Guarding
    • Socialization
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Canine Manners Camp
    Program Start Date: January 23, 2016

    I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your work with my dog. His progress and stability and ability to navigate current and future exposure to other dogs and people are just amazing.  I am dedicated to providing my dog with a balanced

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    • Manners Camp
    • Puppy Training
    • Socialization
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: January 13, 2013

    This is a little overdue, but Joe and I wanted to thank you so much for rehabbing Guapo. It was one of the best decisions and investments we made. Our relationship with him has improved significantly.  There is a lot more respect and trust

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    • Fear Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: September 7, 2015

    I enrolled my pit-mix Hudson in Brian's In-Patient Behavioral Rehabilitation Program when our family had some major changes and he had some severe regression. After being told by another trainer he wouldn't work with my dog because of

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • In Patient Program
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop
    Program Start Date:  September 20, 2015

    Let me start off by telling the story of Lila. She is a stunning, affectionate, intelligent, very impulsive and very powerful 9 month old, 70 pound female Rottweiler puppy. When she was 10 weeks old we realized we needed help with Lila.  She was

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    • Over Excitement
    • Puppy Training
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: July 16, 2015

    Brian Manning and his team at Canine Behavioral Services saved our dog’s life.

    Spencer, a five and a half year old boxer beagle rescue, had been living with us for over three years. About 99% of the time

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Fear Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Owner Aggression
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date:  March 7, 2015

    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 due

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • In Patient Program
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: June 2, 2014

    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

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    • Dog Aggression
    • In Patient Program
    • Socialization
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program/Service: Family-Style SleepOvers
    Program/Service Date: November 23, 2015 (ongoing)

    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 to me and

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Boarding
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: January 18, 2015

    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 no problem which has never

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
  • Training Program: Basic Manners Puppy Workshop
    Program Start Date: April 18, 2015

    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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    • In Home Problems
    • Puppy Training
  • Training Program: Positive Association Workshop
    Program Start Date: March 22, 2014

    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

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • Socialization
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date:  March 3, 2010

    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 a Aussie(M). From the first day, chaos broke out with

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date:
     November 11, 2014

    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.

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    • Dog Aggression
    • Manners Camp
    • Over Excitement
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: January 30, 2012

    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 the years. They work with a

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    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Over Excitement
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: September 29, 2014

    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 dog) will just amp him

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • Fear Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
  • Training Program: Canine Manners Camp
    Program Start Date: May 11, 2015

    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

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    • In Home Problems
    • Manners Camp
    • Over Excitement
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: April 24, 2012

    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 dangerously dog

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    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Puppy Training
  • Training Program: Private Session 
    Program Start Date: November 29, 2011

    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 our house;

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    • Dog Aggression
    • Excessive Barking
    • Fear Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • Over Excitement
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: December 1, 2011

    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.

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Private Session
    Program Start Date: September 3, 2011

    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

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    • In Home Problems
    • Over Excitement
    • Private Session
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: July 23, 2011

    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

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    • Excessive Barking
    • In Home Problems
    • Over Excitement
    • Private Session
    • Puppy Training
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: April 17, 2011

    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 purchased two male Dalmatians born on 01-01-2011 from a

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    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • Littermate Problems
  • Training Program: Private Session 
    Program Start Date: March 26, 2011

    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 bit my husband,

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    • Owner Aggression
    • Private Session
    • Resource Guarding
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: October 20, 2010

    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

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    • Excessive Barking
    • In Patient Program
    • Over Excitement
    • Socialization
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: July 3, 2010

    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

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    • In Home Problems
    • In Patient Program
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date: September 24, 2009

    Our 2 year old dogs, a brother and sister shepard/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

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Fear Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • Littermate Problems
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Private Session 
    Program Start Date: September 22, 2009

    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

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    • In Home Problems
    • Private Session
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Private Session 
    Program Start Date: January 15, 2009

    Dear Brian,

    (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

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    • At Home Training
    • Over Excitement
  • Training Program: Canine Manners Camp
    Program Start Date: May 3, 2008

    Below is an email from an established client to an inquiring owner.

    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

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    • Anxiety
    • Dog Aggression
    • Manners Camp
    • Stranger Aggression
  • Training Program: Private Session
    Program Start Date: August 10, 2008

    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

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    • Anxiety Issues
    • Fear Aggression
  • Training Program: Private Session
    Program Start Date: August 10, 2008

    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 no

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    • Dog Aggression
    • In Home Problems
    • Private Session
  • Training Program: In-Patient Program
    Program Start Date:  March 11, 2016

    Byron's Story

    This is a Cinderella Story for those who love their dog or dogs so please read on even though it appears long. Byron is a 7 yr. old Australian Cattle Dog that was rescued from the ACDRA (American Cattle Dog Rescue Agency).

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