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's training methods focus on motivating the dog (and dog parents) so that the training process is engaging and fun. Training should be a natural part of your day and should be something to look forward to. At the same time, your dog should be in a frame of mind to be open to learning. This is where body language becomes an important part of training. Andrea realizes that every dog is different and each family has a different set of goals to achieve. All these factors are taken into consideration during the planning and the actual training.
Andrea is also the Founder of EduCanine, an organization that provides in-person and online workshops and courses for dog parents and dog professionals on a variety of topics to help with common issues. Workshops and courses are taught by a collaboration of reputable and certified dog trainers.
Andrea is certified by the Council for Professional Dog Trainers (www.ccpdt.org) a member of the International Positive Dog Training Associationand a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Learning is power and the more you know, the more you want to know. Here are some of the latest completed courses and those still in progress:
Certified by the Council for Professional Dog Trainers
ICS Dog Training Diploma
Karen Pryor Academy Training Foundations
Bronze Level Training 1 - FENZI Academy
Control Without Conflict - Deb Jones - FENZI Academy
Thresholds - Amy Cook - FENZI Academy
Science Based Dog Training by Ian Dunbar
Tellington TTouch Seminar
Pet CPR through St. John's Ambulance
Resource Guarding - Caryn Charlie Lyles, TCCE
Sound Phobias - Caryn Charlie Lyles, TCCE
Inside Your Dog's Mind - Victoria Stillwell
Science Based Dog Training - Ian Dunbar
Canine Correspondence Studies: Dog Training and Behavior Therapy
Crucial Concepts in Dog Training and Behavior - Ian Dunbar
Doggone Safe Certification
"Fear" through the School of Canine Science
Dog Training 101 - Jean Donaldson
Dog Parkour - International Dog Parkour Association