Want that perfect family dog?

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Help your dog discover the easiest way to be well behaved

Private lessons are the ultimate way to get personalised dog training and behaviour help in the comfort of your environment. With one on one attention, it’s the fastest and easiest way to start seeing results, while making sure that training is making sense and getting you the results you need.

  • We meet with you in environments that best help you and your dog family dog training
  • We identify specific behaviours you might miss and offer solutions
  • Throughout the process, we include all family members in a supportive and informative method of teaching
  • We offer options for lifestyle changes to best set up your family for success dog training
  • We use results based positive reinforcement methods are used to increase trust and understanding at both ends of the leash

Family Dog Foundations

5 lessons that teach basic obedience and addresses minor behaviour issues. This program prioritises general manners such as loose leash walking, coming when called, maintaining your dog’s focus despite distractions, and any specific concerns you are experiencing with your family dog.

Lessons are approximately 1 hr, however the first lesson is usually about 1.5 hrs.

Perfect Puppy

4 lessons that set up a great beginning for your new family member.

Create a confident, well mannered dog you can take anywhere.

Specific puppy issues are addressed including mouthing, potty training, leash manners, appropriate socialization, coming when called, basic obedience commands/cues.

Lessons are approximately 1 hr, however the first lesson is usually about 1.5 hrs

*Please fill out the contact form, email at 1firstdog@gmail.com, or phone at 250.884.5225 for more information and availability.

Specific Behaviour Problems Solved

  • Pulling on leash, not coming when called, leash reactivity, pays attention to everything BUT you outside of the home, etc.
  • You would like a safe, reliable, happy dog you can take anywhere.
  • We would love to help: please CONTACT US here.
  • Andrea and First Dog have been taking My dog for walks 1-2 times per week for over 6 years now. My dog loves her and is comfortable with her. Andrea is very familiar with my dog's challenges and has supported and enhanced the training my dog has received over the years"

    Claire and Bauer
  • First Dog provides hikes and training that are definitely dog-centred, and is more than a 'service' but treats my dog as one of the family. I have seen significant positive changes in my dog and her behaviour after following Andrea's advice and guidance"

    Christina and Coot
  • I just wanted to comment on just how awesome our training has gone with Andrea. What a difference it's made already with our 3 year old and our dog !! It was getting to be pretty desperate for us, and we feel so hopeful now. We look forward to our training sessions and have recommended you all to 2 other families with small kids and large puppies! Just can't thank you enough!

    Jane J

Contact us Today!

Great results take practice and consistency, and we can lead you in the best direction. Please fill out the contact form, email us at 1firstdog@gmail.com, or call us at 250.884.5225 for more information so you can start off in the best way possible.

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