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Lifetime Group Class

How Unleashed Potential Can Help You- A look at our Lifetime Group Class After The Private Dog Training Lessons.  We offer private training sessions, or a board and train, followed by group classes for life. This allows you and your dog to learn in a calm, quiet environment while having all the focus and attention on you. Once private training ... Read More »

Meeting Your Dog’s Needs, Unleashed Potential Halifax.


I’ve assessed hundreds of dogs up to this point in my career as a dog trainer. The biggest constant I see as the underlying cause of the behaviour problems presented to me is quite simple, the dog’s needs are not being met. Most of the dogs I’ve met are being cared for from a health and wellness standpoint, although a ... Read More »

Do Dogs Forget Obedience They Have Learned?

Once in a while I hear people say, “ I did obedience with my dog but he forgets it all now”.  This is a statement that makes me shake my head. I don’t believe this to be true. I believe if you train your dog to fully understand a name to a behaviour then they don’t completely forget it. Over time, ... Read More »

Feeding Time is Training Time – Step One

This is how my puppy, River, eats every piece of food she gets. Feeding time is training time. My dogs work for a living. This provides some of the mental stimulation they need and when combined with physical exercise most of the behaviour problems we see simply go away or are severely diminished. This is how I instruct all of ... Read More »

Running Attacks With Belgian Malinois “NITRO”

Nitro is a Belgian Malinois. He is Duke Ferguson’s personal dog. This video shows one of Nitro’s favourite things to do.  You will notice in the video that Nitro still listens to Duke’s commands. It does not matter how bad he wants to go after the bite suit, he still obeys. Obedience creates safety and sanity. Do you want your ... Read More »