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About The Happiest Dog on the Block

Our Philosophy

Our training methods spring from the latest behavioral science and are exclusively humane and reinforcement-based. The principles of positive reinforcement apply to all animal training. We utilize applied behavior analysis in our training programs. Training a dog using positive methods is the only meaningful and long-lasting way behavior change can be achieved. We believe relationships should be based on trust - not fear. We never train dogs with physical punishment or dominance.

At The Happiest Dog on the Block, we give you the knowledge and skills to quickly and painlessly change your dog's behavior, without punishment, yelling, or threats. You will get a confident, well-mannered dog that never fears you.


Britten Canida, M.S., Canine Behavior Analyst

Britten Canida brings impressive credentials in neuroscience to the field of dog training. After spending her early career in brain-related research at Ivy League institutes, she returned to her first love: Canine behavior modification and training.

Formally schooled in the principles of learning, behavior shaping, and psychology, Britten solves behavioral problems by study, analysis, and adaptation to each specific dog - an approach that brings remarkable results almost immediately.

Britten is a certified dog trainer, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), as well as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC). She holds certification in Pet First Aid and CPR.

She has changed the lives of hundreds of dogs and dog owners for the better.

Education & Professional Affiliations

Virginia TechMaster of Science
Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Boston University Harvard UniversityProject Coordinator
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research
Boston University Medical Campus
Harvard University McLean Hospital

Yale UniversityResearch Associate
Stress and Addiction Research
Yale University


Association of Companion Animal Behavior CounselorsExecutive Director (Former)
Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors


American Kennel ClubCanine Good Citizen Evaluator
American Kennel Club (AKC)

To check availability or request information, please email info@thehappiestdog.com or call (321) 215-7041.

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