Dog Training in the Halifax (HRM) Area...

Transform Your Dog In 4 Week Or Less, Guaranteed!

Since 2009

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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 offer a 50% discount for each additional dog in the home! (Some Exceptions Can Apply)

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 two 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 fix my dog's 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 trainer who focuses on behavioral issues, reactivity, and aggression. All these years later 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 thousands of Nova Scotian dog owners who have had their dog's behavior transformed because of Mango Dogs.

Ted Efthymiadis

Since 2009, I've proudly served Nova Scotian dog owners, trained by top experts from around the world. 

Specializing in behavioural issues like aggression, reactivity, and resource guarding, I've successfully addressed countless cases, earning recognition as a world-renowned expert in these areas.

Outside of training, I enjoy a fulfilling life with my wife and two kids and my dogs in Brookside, NS, serving Halifax Regional Municipality.

As a committed member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, I uphold the highest professional standards since 2009.

Each training program is tailored to your dog's unique needs, ensuring long-lasting results without a one-size-fits-all approach. With vast experience across breeds, I've mastered off-leash reliability, even with challenging dogs.

My goal is simple: to restore trust in your canine companion in a reasonable timeframe. With a track record of success, I've rehabilitated countless reactive and aggressive dogs, setting them on the path to harmony.

Whether it's addressing leash reactivity, resource guarding, or other behavioral challenges, we're here to help. No challenge is too great; we've faced and conquered them all.

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. ****


Exceptions for Reactive/Aggressive Dogs

Despite our extensive work with thousands of dogs annually, there are certain cases we refrain from handling:

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

Want your dog aggressive dog to go to daycare? Sorry, we can't help with that. Unless your daycare is willing to use the tools and techniques we use. 

LITTLE DOGS - We do not train dogs under 20lb



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

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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! 


Call US: 902-489-4269


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