In-Home Dog Training in the Halifax (HRM) Area...

Transform Your Dog In 4 Week Or Less, Guaranteed!

Since 2009

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Introductory call our certified trainers (under 36 hours)


In-home free evaluation (under a week)


Start your private training the same week or the next. 

What Clients Are Saying

4 weeks ago, taking our two very reactive German Shepherds anywhere was an absolute nightmare. We had absolutely no control while walking them. They would pull the entire time and bark and lunge if another dog came within 50 meters of us. It was not fun walking them at all. 4 weeks later, we're walking loose leash in a Petsmart and Home Depot, something we thought would never happen. We look forward to walking them and aren't worried about seeing other dogs anymore. The progress we've made in the last 4 weeks completely exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be happier.
We can't thank you enough Taylor!
Greg, Stacy, Lilly and Moose

Greg, Stacy, Lilly and Moose in Halifax NS

Best money spent!!! Mango Dogs staff are so knowledgeable regarding dog behaviour. Training is amazing. They equip you, as a dog owner with so much understanding of why your dog is having issues and our personal trainer Justine has filled us with so much confidence as she trains us(lol).
It is so comforting to see Hollie become the beautiful dog that Justine told us she could be. Group training is great on Saturdays!! It gave us the confidence to be around a lot of dogs at one time. It’s awesome to have a place to go where other dog owners have the same mindset of bringing out the best in our dogs.
No judgement in group class if your dog is struggling. I would recommend Mango Dogs to anyone who is looking to get the best out of their dog.

Irene Meko - Dartmouth NS

Our Dog Training Programs

All of our programs start in private lessons, and then progress into group training classes so that our clients can maintain their training over the long term. 

We'll help you in the comfort of your home! 

All training tools, private lessons, group classes, additional support, TAX, is include in the cost of our programs.

1: Transform Your Dog In 4 Weeks Or Less, Guaranteed!

Is your dog a pain to walk? Terrible with guests at the door? Will not come when called?This program will completely change the way your dog responds to you. 


If your dog has a history of getting into dog fights or has bitten people, we've got your back. We've helped thousands of struggling dog owners with this program. Learn to trust your dog again. 


If your heading out of town or just want a break from your dog and need to board your dog this program will be a game changer for your dog. We'll do the heavy lifting for you and then train you to take over the maintenance of the training. We'll also include 12 months of ongoing group classes for support! 

The Dog Who Started Mango Dogs

Twenty years ago I got my first dog Phoenix. He was a shelter dog and I had no idea what I was doing. I took him to training (purely positive techniques) and he did not do well. After months of training I was still dealing with terrible leash pulling issues and could not let him off leash because his life revolved around trying to kill animals. Disillusioned, I decided to dive head first into the newly emerging Balanced Dog Training world so that I could actually fix my dogs issues, and start to enjoy our life together. After going to dog training school and traveling the world seeking the best and brightest, I decided to become a dog training who focuses on behavioural issues, reactivity and aggression. All these years later and I'm still devoting my life to helping dog owners who are struggling. I know your pain, in fact my back is still jacked up from those early years, but know that I can help. Join the 1000's of Nova Scotian dog owners who have had their dogs behavior transformed because of Mango Dogs.

Taylor Zinck

My name is Taylor Zinck the aggression specialist here at Mango Dogs Halifax. My dog training journey started when I raced and trained sled dogs in the Canadian sub arctic and then the Yukon and Alaska working with teams competing in the pro circuit and ultimately the Iditarod. As much as I loved working with these 4 legged athletes, I returned home in search of furthering my life with dogs in Nova Scotia.

The owner of Mango Dogs had helped my partner Ashley with her dog Roman (Rottie/Pittie mix) Roman has always been a very sweet dog, but very stubborn and frustrating to say the least. He was out of control, terrible to walk, very leash reactive and had bad social skills with other dogs. After signing up, he’s a completely different dog. Ashley was very consistent with her private training with Roman and also participated in many group classes to make sure that the results stick over the years. 

After mentoring with Mango Dogs, I’ve found my niche and since then I’ve never looked back! I’m very focused on dogs with behavioural issues, off leash training, and not afraid to train reactive or aggressive dogs. I currently live in Lakeside NS with my partner Ashley and our two dogs Bo and Roman.

I know what it's like to have a dog who just loses its mind on the leash, and I know how good it can feel to walk that same dog anywhere without issues. My passion is helping dog owners feel the joy of a reliable dog, no matter the problems they started with. My goal is to be the last dog trainer you ever need. Support, Support, Support. I specialize in behavioural problems but I also help with leash walking and off-leash control. 

Want to see if I’ll be a good fit? 

  • Start by filling out the evaluation form below
  • It will then ask you to book a free call with us to chat about your dog(s)
  • During the call we can then book a free in-home evaluation if you are interested in learning more about our services.

If your dog has issues, we have solutions.

-Taylor Zinck

Justine Halliday

Hey! I'm Justine Halliday. I handle all of the board and train clients here at Mango Dogs Halifax and help out with the weekly group classes on Saturdays. If your dog is enrolled in the board and train, they will be living with me and my partner and dogs during the board and train. I love putting in the long hours with dogs to figure out what makes them tick. 

The Mango Dogs Balanced Approach

As balanced trainers, we are able to take the great aspects from each style of training and utilize it where needed.

We use food, treats, praise, toys to encourage our dogs and our clients dogs to do the things that we want them to do. This type of motivation is particularly important when training fearful dogs and dogs with anxiety.

  • Positive methods are easy and fun for anyone to implement
  • Positive methods keep the dog being trained happy and engaged

Where things fall apart...

  • Positive based methods are un-reliable when the distraction is very high
  • Many of our clients do not want to have to carry around treats for the rest of their dogs life

Positive only training works reasonably well... until it doesn't

Our training works in the real world. At your front door. On your walks, at the park, anywhere!

Using Corrections And E-collars

But all is not lost. We can also use corrections to keep your dog accountable and make them more reliable. Corrective techniques are incredible when looking to STOP bad behaviours.

We are e-collar specialists, no one in Nova Scotia has trained 1/10th of the dogs that we have with ecollars, we can streamline the process for you to ensure that you are using the tool in a humane way.

We use food, toys praise wherever we can, and correction whenever we must.

E-collar training is an essential part of training hard to train dogs off leash, we routinely train beagles, huskies, even wolf hybrids off leash. It's versatile because it can be used to stop many bad behaviours, and can be used while on leash, off leash, in the house, in the yard, or at the park. 

For the walk doctor program we typically use a prong collars for corrections. 

The e-collars we use have 3 modes. Tone, Vibration, and Pulse Correction. The pulse correction feels like a Tens Unit that chiropractors and physiotherapy clinics use as a muscle stimulator. This pulse correction is adjustable from 1-100 levels which makes it a versatile tool that can be used on dogs of all sensitivity levels.

In you want to learn more about our tools, and techniques, please watch our video HERE. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are so confident that you will get great results that we provide one year of ongoing service as needed. If our clients require extra assistance we offer it at no additional cost. If you do the work, we will help you for as long as needed at no extra cost! ****Some exceptions apply, please ask your trainer for more details. ****


*** Reactive / Aggressive Dogs Exceptions ***

We work with thousands of dogs every year, there are some cases we don't touch:

UNDER SIX MONTHS: We do not train puppies under 6 months of age.

LITTLE DOGS - We do not train dogs under 20lb

PREGNANT CLIENTS and HOMES WITH KIDS / TEENS - If you have kids under 18 and your dog has growled or bitten anyone they live with (kids or adults) we will not work with these dogs

WE DO TRAIN MULTIPLE DOG HOMES WITH FIGHTING - All Dogs in the home MUST be trained, no exceptions. These cases can cost from 6-10k depending on the situation

The Mango Dogs Free Call And Evaluation

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Step 1.

Fill Out The Evaluation Form (Link Below)

It only takes a few minutes so that we have all of your basic information on file. 

Step 2.

Book Your Free 15-30 min Discovery Call

After filling out the evaluation form, you'll be brought to our calendar booking page to book a free 15-30 minute call with us

Step 3.

Phone Call

We'll talk about your dog training goals, how our training and programs work. And give you are ballpark price so you know what to expect for training costs. 

Step 4.

Free In-Person Evaluation

We'll evaluate your dog(s) and talk about how we can transform their behavior and do a quick demo with them so you can see how the training works. We'll put together a custom training program for you and give you a definite price. This meeting is no-obligation. The evaluation and all training sessions are held at our facility.

If you have a spouse, please make sure they can join us for the In-person evaluation! All training lesson will be at your home, unless you live outside of HRM. 


Call US: 902-489-4269


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