City dogs are lucky dogs; Puppachinos at Starbucks, so many off leash parks to run and romp, plenty of doggie friends to meet and play with, centres for doggie birthday parties, dog walkers galore and bakeries with special doggie treats. City dogs really have it all!
But it’s not all fun and games for our pups. Expectations are high for dogs to be well behaved in high traffic areas such as busy sidewalks, lobbies and elevators. They are expected to be calm and quiet both inside and outside to avoid noise complaints or dirty looks. They need to keep four paws on the ground to avoid muddying clothing of people walking by. And they can’t say hello to every dog and to every person since not everyone is a fan of other dogs (even dogs themselves). It takes a lot of skill to be a good city dog citizen.
At City Dogs Training and Behavior, we find the most motivating ways to train calmness and politeness in your dog at home and on city streets. We delve into the root of unwanted behaviors to address the real issue and achieve the goals needed for your dog to live happily and peacefully in our busy city.
Andrea Dinan - CPDT-KA
Founder / Trainer
Andrea’s specialties lie in helping dogs and their guardians navigate the canine-human relationship to assure success in training no matter the age of your dog nor the issue at hand.
Andrea’s main goal is to make training fun, effective and motivating for dogs and humans through evidence-based training methods.
Each dog is looked at as an individual; what works for one may not work for another. With Andrea’s experience and education, she has a variety of ways to achieve training goals focusing on setting up you and your dog for success, utilizing what motivates your dog and effective communication.
Andrea Dinan and City Dogs was the recipient of the following awards through the International Positive Dog Trainers Association:
Dog Training Excellence Award
Excellence in Boarding and Sitting Award
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. EduCanine was the recipient of the Education Award through www.ipdt.org in 2020.
Andrea is a true dog nerd and is constantly researching and studying behavior, motivations, techniques and best practices to help dogs live their best life with their guardians.