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Canine Mental Activation®

Canine Mental Acti® (in our centre)
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Problem solving adapted to each dog’s level

Logo Activación Mental Canina®Canine Mental Activation® is a tool that arrived to Spain in 2017 for the first time. It was brought by Jessica Ciminnisi, coming from Italy, in an event organized by CANMIGOS. It helps to improve the dog’s life a lot.

By doing sessions that last about 30minutes (including the preparation and initial talk, the working time with the dog and the conclusions), we get the dog solving different problems in an autonomous way. This increases his/her self-confidence and it will be seen in the daily life. You can read more about it next:

What is Canine Mental Activation®?

During the Canine Mental Activation® sessions each dog is given several games that they should solve in an autonomous way, with no help at all given by his/her handler or the instructor who is managing the session. The key is that the instructor always has to evaluate which specific game has to be presented to each dog at each moment: this way the problem should be motivating but not too difficult, so the dog improves his/her self-confidence and autonomy, avoiding any frustration caused for not being able to solve a specific game.

We do the sessions in our construction workshop (where we build new games): we have there a nice stock of games, built by ourselves, big enough to choose the right game at each moment. Optionally, we could do private Canine Mental Activation® sessions at your place, as part of a complete dog training process, with a specific Working Plan.

Canine Mental Activation® certified instructors

Logo Red Profesional de Activación Mental Canina®All dog trainers in CANMIGOS are Canine Mental Activation® (Level 1) certified instructors, so we follow and adapt to the rules stablished by the Red Profesional de Activación Mental Canina® Canine Mental Activation® Professional Network).


To manage Canine Mental Activation® Sessions, it is a must that the instructors are certified in the methodology. Otherwise they could cause undesired damages in dogs.

Canine Mental Activation® benefits

By doing Canine Mental Activation® sessions, the dog:

  • Increases his/her self-confidence
  • Increases his/her autonomy
  • Improves his/her self-control and focus
  • Improves the relationship with his/her handler
  • Get habituation to different experiences, improving his/her behavior
  • Gets objectual rewards (food) and intrinsic reward (solving the problem by himself/herself)

Cases that can be worked with Canine Mental Activation®

It is an activity that is good for all dogs, either they have problems or not, and whatever type of dogs they are.

It is good for all ages: from puppies to old dogs.

Big improvements are seen specifically when it is used with unsecure dogs and/or with fear to different stimuli: moving things, noises, people, …

Canine® Mental Activation videos

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CANMIGOS offers dog training and educational services in the provinces of Barcelona and Girona.
Most of our clients live in the next cities:
In the Barcelonès area: Barcelona, Badalona, L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Sant Adrià del Besòs and Santa Coloma de Gramanet.
In the Maresme area: Alella, Arenys de Mar, Arenys de Munt, Argentona, Cabrera de Mar, Cabrils, Caldes d'Estrac, Calella, Canet de Mar, Dosrius, Malgrat de Mar, El Masnou, Mataró, Montgat, Òrrius, Palafolls, Pineda de Mar, Premià de Dalt, Premià de Mar, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Sant Cebrià de Vallalta, Sant Iscle de Vallalta, Sant Pol de Mar, Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Santa Susanna, Teià, Tiana, Tordera, Vilassar de Dalt and Vilassar de Mar.
In the Baix Llobregat area: Begues, Castelldefels, Cervelló, Corbera de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Gavà, Martorell, Molins de Rei, Olesa de Montserrat, Pallejà, La Palma de Cervelló, El Papiol, El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Climent de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Joan Despí, Sant Just Desvern, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Torrelles de Llobregat, Vallirana, Viladecans and other cities.
In the Vallès Occidental area: Badia del Vallès, Barberà del Vallès, Castellar del Vallès, Castellbisbal, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Gallifa, Matadepera, Montcada i Reixac, Palau-solità i Plegamans, Polinyà, Ripollet, Rubí, Sabadell, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sant Llorenç Savall, Sant Quirze del Vallès, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Sentmenat, Terrassa, Ullastrell, Vacarisses, Viladecavalls and other cities.
In the Vallès Oriental area: Aiguafreda, L'Ametlla del Vallès, Bigues i Riells, Caldes de Montbui, Campins, Canovelles, Cànoves i Samalús, Cardedeu, Figaró-Montmany, Fogars de Montclús, Les Franqueses del Vallès, La Garriga, Granollers, Gualba, La Llagosta, Lliçà d'Amunt, Lliçà de Vall, Llinars del Vallès, Martorelles, Mollet del Vallès, Montmeló, Montornès del Vallès, Montseny, Parets del Vallès, La Roca del Vallès, Sant Antoni de Vilamajor, Sant Celoni, Sant Esteve de Palautordera, Sant Feliu de Codines, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Sant Pere de Vilamajor, Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, Santa Maria de Martorelles, Santa Maria de Palautordera, Tagamanent, Vallgorguina, Vallromanes, Vilalba Sasserra, Vilanova del Vallès and other cities.
In the Osona area: Balenyà, El Brull, Calldetenes, Centelles, Espinelves, L'Esquirol - Santa Maria de Corcó, Folgueroles, Gurb, Malla, Manlleu, Les Masies de Roda, Les Masies de Voltregà, Montesquiu, Muntanyola, Olost, Orís, Roda de Ter, Rupit i Pruit, Sant Bartomeu del Grau, Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà, Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Sant Martí de Centelles, Sant Pere de Torelló, Sant Quirze de Besora, Sant Sadurní d'Osormort, Sant Vicenç de Torelló, Santa Cecília de Voltregà, Santa Eugènia de Berga, Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer, Seva, Taradell, Tavèrnoles, Tavertet, Tona, Torelló, Vic, Viladrau, Vilanova de Sau and other cities.
In Gironès area: Aiguaviva, Bescanó, Bordils, Campllong, Canet d'Adri, Cassà de la Selva, Celrà, Cervià de Ter, Flaçà, Fornells de la Selva, Girona, Juià, Llagostera, Llambilles, Madremanya, Medinyà, Quart, Salt, Sant Andreu Salou, Sant Gregori, Sant Joan de Mollet, Sant Jordi Desvalls, Sant Julià de Ramis, Sant Martí de Llémena, Sant Martí Vell, Sarrià de Ter, Vilablareix, Viladasens and other cities.
In La Selva area: Amer, Anglès, Arbúcies, Blanes, Breda, Brunyola, Caldes de Malavella, La Cellera de Ter, Fogars de la Selva, Hostalric, Lloret de Mar, Maçanet de la Selva, Massanes, Osor, Riells i Viabrea, Riudarenes, Riudellots de la Selva, Sant Feliu de Buixalleu, Sant Hilari Sacalm, Sant Julià del Llor i Bonmatí, Santa Coloma de Farners, Sils, Tossa de Mar, Vidreres, Vilobí d'Onyar and other cities.
In Baix Empordà area: Albons, Begur, Bellcaire d'Empordà, La Bisbal d'Empordà, Calonge-Sant Antoni, Castell-Platja d'Aro, Colomers, Corçà, Cruïlles-Monells- Sant Sadurní de l'Heura, Foixà, Fontanilles, Forallac, Garrigoles, Gualta, Jafre, Mont-ras, Palafrugell, Palamós, Palau-sator, Pals, Parlavà, La Pera, Regencós, Rupià, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Santa Cristina d'Aro, Serra de Daró, La Tallada d'Empordà, Torrent, Torroella de Montgrí-L'Estartit, Ullà, Ullastret, Ultramort, Vall-llobrega, Verges, Vilopriu and other cities.
Outside these cities, we also work (with a surcharge for the distance) in others close-by: Figueres, Roses, L'Escala, Castelló d'Empúries, Banyoles, Olot, Ripoll, Manresa and others.