Dog Training For Every Dog

We believe that all dogs need a job (even if their main role is being a fantastic pet).  Our goal is to safely teach skills to dogs and handlers to make this happen.

We love to see the human-animal bond strengthened and do so using your dog’s natural instincts.  We teach scent detection (also known as sporting detection or nose work) classes around Nova Scotia, and regularly travel further distances for working clinics.  

Tricks and boredom busters are fun activities to spend time with your dog. You do not need to run for 3 plus hours a day to tire out your dog.

Private classes and stay and train sessions are designed and tailored to you. If it’s basic life skills or more complex behaviour issues, we can help. We also welcome working with you and your vet team to design a training program safely.

Contact us today for information on how we can help you work with your dog’s natural abilities.

About Us

Our head trainer, Barbara Deg, has over 20 years as a pet professional. Barb completed studies in Animal Health Technology at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. While completing her diploma, Barb spent extracurricular time studying animal behaviour and training. She spent time learning innovative techniques in training both domestic and exotic species (yes you can use a clicker to train a cow to heel, and some tigers do enjoy some enrichment with catnip plants).

At Front N’Scenter Canine Enterprises, we believe that continuing education is necessary for bringing new and innovative techniques to you and your dog. Barb continues to seek out opportunities to work with industry leaders in behaviour and trainers. We bring this back to work with you and your dog, and are able to modify our training plan to the dog and family and front of us. No cookie cutter training to make your dog fit into.

We have experience working with a variety of breeds and mixes. We have worked with puppies as well as senior dogs. Barb has lived with some of the “hard to train” breeds and does not discount them. While we enjoy competition and trials, we believe that this is only a small part of the time that you live with your dog. We love to support those teams that chose to pursue competition, you will not find us pressuring any of our teams to compete

At Front N’Scenter Canine, we believe that all dogs require physical and mental stimulation.  Through our scent detection classes, dog walking and pet visit services, and consultations, we are able to help the owner have fun with their dog and give the dog an outlet to be a valued member of society.

For more information on our services check out our services page or contact us at info@frontnscenter.com (902) 476-7934. To find information on upcoming special events and workshops, please take a look at our event page here.

Front N’Scenter Canine Enterprises has been featured in a variety of media. we would love for you to take a look and see what we have been up to.

Camo and Barb talk bed bug detection https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1730364

The cutest tool in the tool box to fight bed bug infestations https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/this-halifax-dogs-nose-is-the-bane-of-bedbugs-320736/?fbclid=IwAR2tyoV04CQ6lfVFtLPOhZIDwxUue8WWfpwNxUup8a4Nvwd5vnO-Ovxacsg

Bed bug detection services https://haligonia.ca/sleep-tight-k9-camo-ensures-that-the-bed-bugs-dont-bite-262618/

Talking scent with NSK9 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=430550611018376

Sporting Detection fun with CTV Morning Live Atlantic https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1367121

Target makes the front page of Truro Daily News https://www.trurodaily.com/lifestyles/sporting-detection-a-fun-activity-for-dogs-and-people-195156/

Contact Us

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!