Cranky Canine™

Are you tired of the judgemental looks on the street when your dog makes an embarrassing display at the end of the leash?

Let me help you get your dog from barking & lunging to calm & collected.

Cranky Canine™ is  a tried and true program (Est.2011) that targets leash-reactivity in dogs, using science-based methods and humane techniques. 

Before I tell you about this life-changing program, let's talk about who this is really for:

You have a dog who barks and lunges at people or dogs on walks. You've reached out for help from others and you're being bombarded with unreliable advice:

  • "Be more 'Alpha'"
  • "YOUR anxiety is causing HIS anxiety"
  • "You're reinforcing her fear"
  • "He's being dominant"
  • "She doesn't see you as the leader of the pack"
  • "He's trying to protect you"
  • "It's your fault - you must have done something to cause this"
  • "What did you expect from a rescue dog?"

You're mentally and emotionally exhausted receiving conflicting advice from well-intentioned strangers, family, friends, social media groups, the internet, and even professionals. How do you know what's right and what's wrong?

You're tired of throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.

Stop. Throwing. Pasta.

Here at The Centre for Canine Education Inc., you're in the right place. and I'm going to tell you all about how Cranky Canine™ can change your walks with your dog while keeping your relationship intact.

By the end of this program,
you will have:

  • a deep and clear understanding of your dog and their behaviour
  • the ability to read your dog's body language and predict their behaviour much more accurately
  • the skills to be able to change how your dog reacts to triggers 
  • effective defensive handling skills in tight situations
  • reliable skills for walking without pulling
  • foundation skills to replace unwanted behaviours
  • coaching through setups with decoys and visitors to your home
  • the confidence to walk your dog in public 

Here’s what people are saying about this program:

Katrina & Finn

Australian Shepherd

Caryn was able to get through to my reactive dog when no one else could, and gave me the skills to not only train him out of his issues, but form a deeper bond.

We finally had a trainer that listened instead of assuming, adjusted the plan to suit our specific needs, had answers to our questions, could back everything up with evidence, and understood the reality of training outside of a controlled classroom.

Amy & Misfit

Pit Bull Terrier

I highly recommend the Cranky Canine program! We have seen huge changes in our 9 year old rescued Pit bull, Misfit! Being a dog with poor socialization skills, using the tools we were given I can now manage her outbursts while out on the streets more effectively than i ever could. Caryn takes the time to make sure you not only understand the exercises but demonstrates ways for you to overcome the specific challenges of your dog. 

Tasha & Sydney

Mixed Breed

Our dog, Sydney, just "graduated" from Cranky Canine. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. Our dog walker recommended the course after Sydney had a few cranky incidents at the dog park. I love that it's a group format. We each got a lot of individual attention and the class was affordable. Caryn is so knowledgeable. She has a warmth and great sense of humour too. None of us were made to feel badly about anything we had been doing (or not doing) to manage our dogs. We were given lots of ideas and solutions and encouragement. We hadn't used this approach with Sydney before and it worked wonders. It has been worth every penny and minute we have spent. 

Our next Cranky Canine™ cohort starts on October 4, 2021

Register now! $597


Success Stories

Here are just a few of our success stories, out of over 1000 graduates from our program:

Our experience was filled with validation & support

We took Cranky Canine and it was incredible. It taught us the skills to help our dog relax and make good choices, even on the busy city streets. Our greyhound used to bark and lunge at other non-greyhound dogs, but we have not had a single such outburst in the past two weeks. I'm sure there will be some great days and some setbacks, but with the skills we learnt, I'm sure the setbacks will be fewer and farther in between.

Our experience at TCCE was filled with validation and support, even when we were at our most stressed and disheartened. We learnt so many skills that will help us communicate better with our dog. It truly rekindled my love for training and relationship building with my dog.

The time invested in the training has truly brought out the sweet, lovable dog that we knew was inside.

I can't express how much the team at TCCE has helped us with our dog.
When we rescued him, we were told that he was shy. After a few months, our dog was starting to be very reactive to a number of triggers. He would flip out on the leash at his triggers, and we were concerned that he would end up harming someone (including us), another dog or himself. We were referred to TCCE and started to work on counter-conditioning. The lessons provided us with a toolbox which allowed us to walk confidently by his triggers with minimal reaction, by working to acknowledge his triggers before we broke his threshold.
The time invested in the training has truly brought out the sweet, lovable dog that we knew was inside. We are truly thankful to the entire team at TCCE, and our so grateful for the support in and out of the classroom environment!

Our 200-pound Great Dane, had gone through half a dozen trainers, without success, until we found TCCE.

Danforth, our 200-pound Great Dane, had gone through half a dozen trainers, without success, until we found TCCE.
He has improved so much since he began lessons with Caryn. Most importantly, the tools we now have to manage him are excellent.
It's now a pleasure to walk our big boy, instead of something to dread.
Thanks to Caryn and her team.

what you get

Here’s what you’ll learn in Cranky Canine™

Understanding your dog & reactivity

No more turning to Dr Google and Facebook Strangers for advice. Get solid, science-based information on animal behaviour, psychology, and the fight-flight response. 

Foundation skills for a relaxed walk

If your dog is pulling on leash, they will most certainly experience tension and be more likely to burst into flames when they notice their triggers on a walk. Let's master polite walking!

How dogs learn & effective training techniques

Rather than throwing spaghetti at the wall with tips and tricks found online, I will teach you via video demonstration and coaching, exactly how to effectively change your dog's behaviour.

Managing reactions, regressions, and plateaus

"But aren't we going to CURE the reactivity?" There's no cure if it's not a disease. We're going to learn how to prevent, manage, and reduce it to keep our dog and the public safe! 

Defensive handling & changing behaviour FAST

"But what do I do when my dog is in the red zone??" Well, let me show you. You're going to walk away with your dignity and an ability to change how things go "the next time". 

Setups and visitors to the home

We need to prepare for "real life" when visitors are allowed again, and when we might get close enough for a greeting. Let's do that safely and systematically! I'll give you the roadmaps. 

Amazing Bonuses:

Impulse Control for Reactive Dogs


Let's focus on building impulse control in our dogs with a few simple techniques that you can do at your leisure during the program.

Muzzle Training for Reactive Dogs


Muzzle training is often associated with bad feelings, however, muzzles help keep dogs safe! Let's help your dog love their muzzle!

Ready to sign up for the Cranky Canine™ October Cohort?


When you are part of our Cranky Canine™ program, you are not 'going it alone'.

In this 8-week program, you will NOT be expected to just read a book or watch a few videos.

  • You'll be walked through the program, one module at a time so that you have a specific focus for each week.
  • On Thursday evenings, we will meet in our private Facebook group for a LIVE Q&A with me! You can submit questions in advance or ask them live and get answers. (Replays available)
  • Share your experiences and learn about your classmates' experiences in this private Facebook group. 
  • Get dedicated support from me, Monday to Friday each week! 

You are NOT alone. I am going to be here with you, every step of the way, from start to finish. 

After graduation, I don't just kick you out and wish you luck! Alumni get TONS of perks: 

  • Retain access to the course (and updates) and the (archived) Facebook group
  • Get Alumni-only discounts on retaking the live guided course later 
  • An exclusive invite into our Cranky Canine™ Membership where you get continued support (Mon-Fri), live Q&As every month, live training classes, member discounts, and more!

Got questions? I've got answers:

Is this program as effective as in-person training?

You'd be surprised! We're getting the same results we were getting in our live group classes and private lessons! 

A good teacher can do just that, you know! ;) 

This program is guided every single step of the way and is super detailed so you'll gain confidence in handling your dog within the first 3 modules! 

Plus...when you hire an in-person trainer, you won't have full access to them five days a week... (without paying through the nose, anyway) so at least here, you'll never be without answers! 

What methods do you use?

As a five-times certified professional Dog Trainer, I will only use science-based training that adheres to the humane hierarchy. This means that I will always look at your dog's wellbeing first, manage the environment to prevent issues, teach appropriate behaviours using positive reinforcement (food, toys, tug, play, access to resources), and if needed, reward-removal for inappropriate behaviour after all is said and done. 

Never will I ask you to use an aversive tool or technique that would harm your dog, you, or the public. I do not subscribe to myths such as the Dominance Theory and I will not waste your time with pseudo-science. 

You're in good hands here! 

Do you have a guarantee?

No! And if you get a guarantee from another Trainer, you need to run in the other direction, fast. Just like in medicine, we cannot guarantee outcomes. We can only do the best we can with what we have and what we know. 

I can guarantee that you will be supported through your process, and never shamed or blamed. 

Will you work with "dangerous dogs" according to Animal Control? 

Absolutely. In fact, many of the cases we work with have been deemed "dangerous dogs" or have muzzle orders. You might even be surprised to know that we've had half a dozen Animal Control Officers from across Canada join our program for help their own dogs! Animal Control often refers cases to our program as part of the requirements of a muzzle order. 

Still "thinking about it"?

You want to be able to walk down the street with a dog that is connected to you, relaxed, easy to motivate, and adaptable to the environment. 

You're tired of hunting and pecking for information online, spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on private trainers and getting nowhere. 

You want to be able to take peaceful walks again.

I have the solution right here for you.

Caryn Liles Headshot

I personally cannot wait to guide you over the next 8 weeks...and beyond! 

Working with reactive dogs is my passion and my speciality.

This proven program has seen more than 1500 graduates and is Veterinarian-recommended and supported by Veterinary Behaviourists and other Professional Trainers. 

We're opening the doors for the next cohort that starts on May 3rd and we'd love to have you. I know we can make progress together. 

Weekly Schedule for October 2021 Cohort
Oct.4 2021 - Nov.26, 2021






Module is released

Daily support in our private Community

Daily support in our private Community

Daily support in our private Community

LIVE Q&A with Caryn (replay available) at 6:00pm ET

Daily support in our private Community

Daily support in our private Community

Ready to sign up for the Cranky Canine™ October Cohort?


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