Confident Canine Training


Specialized lessons that combine learning basic manners and anxiety/reactivity therapy

Confident Canine Training

Teaching you and your dog specialized skills to assist with self confidence, impulse control and coping skills


  • Confident Canine Training - 6 consecutive Weeks       $270.00

         ( Includes Behaviour Assessment at Initiall Consult )

  • Behaviour Assesment 2 hours $225.00  does not include follow up session(s)

  •  Follow Up Session - $60.00 (ea)

Courses must be paid up front (unless other arrangements have been made), and does not include mileage

Mileage - An additional fee will be added for locations further than 30 kms from Mount Uniacke, at a rate of .10 cents per km, over the 30 kms

About courses and canine anxiety/reactivity

Most canine behaviour issues are based on fear and anxiety. Anxiety at being left alone, fear of people, other dogs, different environments, car rides and much more. Anxiety and fear are often displayed with reactivity – such as lunging at or shying away from other dogs or people, growling, snapping, biting, hiding, freezing, self mutilation, household destruction and more.

These behavioural displays are symptoms of an underlying issue, in much the same way as physical illness symptoms are often an indication of a virus, infection, or disease.

Through-out the course we will work on several aspects of adjustment and therapy. These include, but are not limited to; re-conditioning the emotional response (CER), learned skills, management and relaxation techniques. We will also work on several basic manners skills.

This course is ideal for dogs of any age and in particular any dog who has a history that has resulted in canine PTSD.

This course consist of a 2+ hour consultation at the initial visit. A thorough history is taken and discussed and canine and family dynamics are assessed. A detailed protocol will be given and discussed as well as individual exercises (lessons) and a (possible) change in diet. Exercise and routines may be adjusted as needed.

A Social Behaviour & Home Life Questionnaire and Registration Form are required to be filled out, and reviewed prior to initial visit. Please return completed forms to





  • Behaviour Consult and Assessment

  • Basic Theory on How and Why Reward Training Works

  • Basic Understanding of Canine Body Language

  • Basic Training Skills

  • Confidence Building Skills

  • Basic Relaxation Techniques and Touch Therapy

  • Importance of Keeping a Journal

  • Exploring "Trigger(s)"

  • Focus on Owner

  • Impulse Control

  • Stay & Wait

  • Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) Recall

  • Leash Walking Skills and Management

  • Coping Skills (facing trigger)


In these very specialized lessons, I will help you and your dog build general self confidence in yourselves and your ability to work together. Your dog will learn to trust that you will help him get out of situations that are too overwhelming and you will learn the specifics that indicate that your dog is no longer handling a situation.
You and your dog will learn coping skills to handle your fears and/or the environments where specific triggers generally elicit a reactive response.


You will learn about canine body language and how to read your dog and all dogs. Understanding canine body language and communication, is imperative in order to help prevent your dog from becoming over-reactive and unable to cope.

Skills training and management skills, are equally important to help keep your dog out of difficult situations and from fixating on their anxiety.


As well, it is important that you and your dog learn calmness and relaxation techniques in order to prevent illnesses from over-exposure to chronic stress. These skills will also help you both be better prepared to cope and become counter-conditioned to specific and environmental triggers. 


You and your dog will learn all these skills together in a way that will build mutual confidence, respect, and stronger inter-species relationship.

*Retractable leashes, electric collars, choke collars or prong collars are not acceptable equipment for any of our  courses*

For Information and to register for Courses

Jackie – 902 717-5638

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