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 also received the Toronto Star’s Reader’s Choice Platinum Award in 2021 for Dog 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. 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.
Andrea is also a Canine Good Neighbour Exam Evaluator through the Canadian Kennel Club and is a therapy dog team with her vizsla, Galaxy as well as Midtown Co-Ordinator for the Therapeutic Paws of Canada.