Canine Dimensions was founded by nationally known trainer and dog behavior expert Phil Guida,
a pioneer in the modern science of balanced, reward-based dog training.

Canine Dimensions Dog Training

In 1997, after years of study and research, he blended the best components of existing dog training programs and added some intuitive methodology based on his observations of how dogs communicate with one another. The resulting 3-phase dog training model was a powerful, naturally balanced system which produced astonishingly fast results. That was when the Canine Dimensions dog training system was born.

Nature designed this training method for dogs, but Phil Guida was the “interpreter” who made it available for practical use by dog owners. Our system is proprietary  – only a Canine Dimensions certified dog trainer can teach it. It creates a proper balance in the human-dog relationship and builds a strong bond of loyalty and trust between dogs and their owners.


We train puppies and dogs of any breed or age, using humane, dog-friendly training methods – no shock collars and no clickers.

We solve dog behavior problems!

Our program focuses on the relationship between you and your dog. There are many dimensions to this relationship. What would you like to see your dog learn to do? What would you like your dog to stop doing? A Canine Dimensions certified dog trainer will come to your home, work with your family and your dog, and custom design a training program to help you have the polite, obedient, well-mannered dog you’ve always wanted. Every dog is unique. But regardless of age, breed, background, temperament, drive, or personality – any dog can be trained!

Canine Dimensions is recommended by veterinarians, animal shelters, foster groups and dog rescues throughout the United States. We are frequently cited as information and reference sources including the best-selling book by The Association of Professional Dog Trainers “Top Tips from Top Trainers.”  The Canine Dimensions training program has been featured in Dog Fancy, Pompano Today, Modern Dog Magazine, Denver Dog, and on numerous TV and radio programs.

We are the only national dog training company authorized by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) to provide continuing education for veterinarians through RACE®. RACE® (Registry of Approved Continuing Education) is one of the key programs provided by the AAVSB, the purpose of which is to develop and apply uniform standards related to providers and programs of continuing education (CE) in veterinary medicine.

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Many of our trainers are certified CGC evaluators by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and are Red Cross certified in canine CPR and first aid.

Our trainers provide foster homes for homeless, abused and neglected animals and volunteer with local dog rescues, animal shelters and other animal welfare organizations across the country, including: Canine Cellmates, Animal Welfare Society of Camden County, San Diego Dog Lovers Ministries, Mile High German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Tri-County Animal Rescue, PetsInDistress.org, Doberman Rescue League of Fort Lauderdale, Garden State German Shepherd Rescue, Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Rescue, Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary, Delaware Valley Doberman Assistance, Arvada K9 Water Safety Program, Canines for Therapy (pic), East Berkshire Animal Control, Dallas County SPCA Youth Village program, Delaware County SPCA, Frontier Animal Shelter, German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Homeward Bound-Addison County Humane Society, Rescue Express, The Animal Welfare Association, The Animal Adoption Center, New Jersey Aid for Animals and PetSmart Animal Adoption (Ontario).

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meet Dooley

Meet “Dooley” – a dog we found at a local animal shelter. After testing him we believed that he had “the right stuff” to become a search and rescue dog.

Canine Dimensions recommended him to the National Search Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen disaster response by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. Dooley (now named “Crocker”), recently graduated from his S&R training, and is now helping save lives.

2017 Best Friends® National Conference with the Camden County Animal Shelter's team

Canine Dimensions Founder and CEO Phil Guida (center) at the 2017 Best Friends® National Conference with the Camden County Animal Shelter’s team of life-saving professionals. CCAS has increased their shelter’s live-release rate every year since 2012 and they are now closing in on their goal of becoming the state’s first high volume open-admission no-kill shelter. Canine Dimensions supports Best Friends® Animal Society’s goal that by 2025 no dog or cat will ever be killed in a shelter again, simply for not having a home. We support this mission through financial support of Best Friends® and of local rescue organizations, and most of all by solving dog behavior problems for our clients, keeping their adopted dogs safely at home and out of shelters. Since 1997, we have trained and rehabilitated over 50,000 dogs.

Canine Dimensions was founded in 1997 by Phil Guida. Today, they are America’s premier in-home dog trainers, using only humane, dog-friendly training methods – no pain, no choke collars, no shock collars – and no embarrassing group classes.