Andrea has been around animals since she was four years old - dogs, horses, cats, fish, hermit crabs... but nothing makes her happier than a good dog walk, helping a dog learn something new, overcome a fear and helping humans understand canine communication.
Combining her educational background with her love for animals, Andrea created City Dogs to increase knowledge, communication and the bond between canines and their humans. You can find Andrea walking, training and organizing workshops for dogs and humans in Midtown Toronto.
Andrea is also the Canine Studies Program Lead at Centennial College, which shares Andrea's vision to provide dog enthusiasts with the knowledge and the tools to better understand their canine companions. Andrea also collaborates with many local trainers to provide interactive and informative workshops in the Toronto area
Andrea is insured and bonded, a Certified Dog Trainer with the International Positive Dog Training Associationand a Dog Training/Behavior Professional memberof the Pet Professional Guild. Andrea feels that both experience and education is very important to assure up to date and varied training methods. Below is a list of courses that have been completed, and the "in progress list" will always be added to:
ICS Dog Training Diploma
Karen Pryor Academy Training Foundations
Bronze Level Training 1 - FENZI Academy
Silver Level Dog Parkour Level 1 - FENZI Academy
Tellington TTouch Seminar
Pet CPR through St. John's Ambulance
Canine Correspondence Studies: Dog Training and Behavior Therapy
Recallers - Susan Garrett
Crucial Concepts in Dog Training and Behavior - Ian Dunbar
Science-Based Dog Training - Ian Dunbar
Inside Your Dog's Mind - Victoria Stilwell
CCPDT - Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers