K-9 CINB Working Service Dogs is proud to offer several different programs to meet your needs. K-9 CINB offers a unique Owner-Assisted Training Program. Our Owner-Assisted Training Program allows for owners to raise and train a Service Dog in their own home, while attending weekly group classes (in-person or virtually) and public access outings under the direct support and supervision of a Professional Service Dog Trainer for two years and/or through to graduation.
These programs allow for custom task training to meet each handlers individual needs,
including cross-training where applicable. (i.e. Both PTSD & Mobility Assistance).
K-9 CINB also provides fully trained Service Dogs to qualified applicants for PTSD, Mobility & Medical Alert.
All training at K-9 CINB Working Service Dogs
is overseen and/or taught by certified Master Trainer
& Behavior Consultant, Bev Wells, CBCC-KA.
Bev is an active member the the CCPDT (Certification Counsel for Pet Dog Trainers) the CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers), The Professional Pet Guild (The Association of Force Free Professionals), and the CKC.
Bev has over 20 years experience working with dogs in various capacities such as K9 Security in Toronto, ON, SPCA Animal Control Officer in Welland, ON, working with wolves at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN as well as training pet dogs in the Saint John, NB area since 2014.
In April of 2020, Bev, in partnership with K9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs, Ontario, brought much needed service dog training to Atlantic Canada. Bev specializes in Owner Trained/Trainer Assisted, as well as providing fully trained Service Dogs to qualified applicants for
PTSD, Mobility and Medical Alert.
Bev's unique connection with dogs allows her to tailor her approach to each individual's needs to ensure the training process is stress free for both dog and owner alike.
Currently in New Brunswick, there is no standard Service Dog certification or test. We are proud of our programs and Service Dog training that we provide. It is our goal for our teams to be recognized as part of K-9 CINB Working Service Dogs by the quality of training the team has.
Our program certification exam is a two-day test, administered by Laura MacKenzie, of K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs Ontario, that includes obedience, task work, public access, and outdoor manners.
We observe each team using specific criteria, such as teamwork, critical decision making and interacting with the public, just to name a few.
Temperament testing is the first thing we assess. Your dog must be a happy, confident dog, outgoing, good around children, adults and other animals. The purpose of a Service Dogs is to aid their handlers and potentially save their life. Anywhere they go, they must display appropriate behavior and etiquette.
Our exam can be administered for a fee.
If you are a part of our Gold and Silver programs,
this exam is included in your package.
Once a Team is considered accredited with K-9 CINB Working Service Dogs, they must continue to be re-certified every three years until retirement.
If you have a dog of your own and are wondering if they would be eligible for Service Dog work, an evaluation will be required for your dog to be considered.
We look at age, temperament, health, personality and work ethic when considering a Service Dog candidate. The health of the dog is paramount. Poor joints such as, hips and elbows, lameness, any hindering genetic default, etc., will disqualify a candidate. We put the dog’s best interest first.
If your dog is suitable for Service Dog work based on our evaluation, we will review & discuss our programs with you and ensure you select the program that is the right fit for you.
If it is determined that your dog is not suitable/eligible for our Service Dog Program program, we could discuss the possibility of getting another dog, if you are able. In that case, we will help you select an appropriate dog based on your needs and we can direct you to breeders that we work with and know personally. Note: All new puppies will have to enrol in our
We require that all potential Service Dog Teams (dog & handler) have the support from their Medical Team. This means we require a letter from their primary physician, therapist, or psychologist stating that they require a Service Dog for needs related to their medical condition / disability.
We require letters be recent (i.e. Dated within 30 days of applying), printed on official letterhead & submitted to K-9 CINB Working Service Dogs prior to program acceptance..
We take great pride and joy in helping individuals in Atlantic Canada regain their independence through the use of a Service Dog.
We would be happy to hear from you to see how we can help!
Send us a message, or give us a call &
we'll get back to you as soon as possible.