our philosophy


No other species on earth is as physically diverse. No other species is used for such a wide array of tasks, from hauling, to hunting, to helping us navigate. And no other species has such an intimate and dynamic relationship with humans.

Sometimes the fact that humans and dogs speak a different language can be a barrier to maximizing that relationship. At Canis Major, we speak dog. We understand dog behavior and learning theory. Most importantly, we know how to change behavior in a way that is humane, simple, effective, and stress-free for both the dog and the human, following the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) philosophy. So you can have more fun with your best friend.


We know you love your dog and want the best for them. And anyone who loves their dog is okay in our book. We believe in positive reinforcement for everybody, so we strive to make sure that the training is as stress-free and rewarding for humans as it is for dogs. Listening to your concerns, understanding your needs, and helping you become your dog's teacher are our top priorities. We're here to help.


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