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Our History

Over 20 Years Experience

In 1996 Canine Behavioral Services Inc. was established in Sarasota FL. by Canine Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Brian Manning, CPDT-KA. Over the past 20 years, Brian has held many positions in the Pet Services field including Kennel Worker, Animal Rescue Agent, Veterinary Technician, shelter Adoption Supervisor and Trainers Assistant and now, Certified Professional Dog Trainer. In his career, Brian has helped thousands of dogs and their owners find balance in their relationship through education and effective communication.

The 3 C’s - By becoming our dog's Calm, Confident & Consistent Leader, we can alleviate and avoid many unwanted behaviors and channel excessive energy into a positive and productive relationship.

The Facts - The actual numbers of dogs euthanized yearly in the United States is staggering. According to the most recent statistical information provided by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), in 2010 there were approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States. That's an increase of over 4 million dogs in the last 10 years. Studies estimate that 5 to 7 million dogs are surrendered to animal shelters or humane organizations every year. Of those up to 7,000,000 unwanted dogs, approximately 60% are euthanized. That potentially means that over 4,200,000 (four million two hundred thousand!) dogs are euthanized in this country every year. An estimated 24% (or over a million) of these dogs were euthanized because the owner could no longer handle their pets’ problem behavior.

I believe that percentage to be much, much higher.



Cynopraxis / LIMA (Least Intrustive - Minimally Aversive). 

As the field of dog training grows, so do your options with regards to "styles" or methods when choosing a trainer.  People are commonly asking - "what is your methodology?" or, "whose method do you use?".  Whether a trainer tries to live up to the altruistic "All-Positive" ideology, uses Clicker Training or exclusively e-collar - no one singular method can ever be successful for every dog and owner team in every case.  Because of this, we here at Canine Behavioral Services Inc refuse to limit our available training & treatment protocols just to classify ourselves as one type of trainer or another.   When it comes right down to it - we will not rule out the use of any humane training protocol or method that works for that specific dog and owner team.  What method do we use?  We use the method that works! 

  • Cynopraxis-The Pack Behavior Method: Cynopraxic Dog Training is defined as a dog-friendly behavior training methodology that strengthens the bond between human and dog. Using natural Leadership techniques and tactics, we are able to develop an effective and very rewarding Leader-Follower Bond all while communicating in a language that dogs can actually understand. This highly successful training philosophy is our adopted methodology here at Canine Behavioral Services Inc. 

  • Behavior Modification: The process of working to directly alter a patient's behavior patterns in order to minimize self-defeating trends and heighten productivity and self-satisfaction.


Professional Certifications & Accreditation's


CPDT logoCertified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed; CPDT-KA (#2081640)
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (

ProfessionalMember Professional Member APDT (#74463)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (

IACPProfessional Member IACP (#3099)
International Association of Professional Dog Trainers (

class logo smCertified C.L.A.S.S. Instructor (#E750552)
Canine Life And Social Skills (

In the past 10-15 years there have been great advancements in the field of Canine Behavior & Training.  One of the most important areas of progress has been the emergence of professional organizations whose sole mission is to further the advancement of knowledge, and professionalism, in the field and ensure Trainers utilize scientifically sound and humane practices in their pursuit of training dogs.  While these organizations can serve to certify and accredit established trainers as well as to valiate their practices, it is important that dog owners understand the differences between a Professional Level Membership and other Membership levels that can simply by purchased for a fee.

Let me explain.


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Client Testimonials

  • Helping The Insecure Rescue Dog +

    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; shoes, socks, sunglasses, carpets, pillows, gloves!

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  • Dogs Fighting In The Home +

    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 multiple fights. After 2 trips to the vets for stitches and my trip

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  • Taming A Terrier's Unruly Behavior +

    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 would constantly

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  • Overcoming Puppy Behaviors +

    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, and walking, a total disaster - we

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  • Rottweiler Training Specialist +

    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 of raising the ideal

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