Toronto-based ABCs 4 Dogs focuses on raising Awareness of canine psychology and welfare, nurturing positive Behaviour to enhance canine well-being, and deepening Connection in human-dog relationships.
Dr. Andrea Breen is an ISCP-certified dog trainer and behaviour practitioner with a (level 6) Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour (ISCP.Adv.Canine.Prac). She is an Associate Member of the Professional Dog Trainers of Europe and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC), the Association of INTODogs, and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). She contributes to educating other dog behaviour professionals as a team member with the online school, The DoGenius. For more about Andrea’s background and approach to dog training, check out her article in the November issue of the IAABC Journal and her articles on kids and dogs in Today’s Parent.
Andrea is committed to ongoing learning with some of the most gifted canine practitioners in Europe and North America. She has completed specialized training in canine aggression through the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and is currently completing certification as a Family Paws Parent Educator. Because a great deal of “problem behaviour” in dogs is related to pain, Andrea also has a strong interest in connections between pain and behaviour. She recently completed the 8-week From the Hound Up course through Tilley Farm and is completing the Dynamic Dog professional certification to further develop her skills in assessing pain and working in collaboration with veterinarians.
Andrea provides behaviour consultations and support for people who are ready to prevent and resolve behaviour issues by deepening their understanding of their dogs, nurturing well-being, and improving the dog-human bond. Andrea especially enjoys using her background in developmental psychology and education, experience as a parenting educator, and knowledge of dogs to help families with children and dogs. She offers special packages for families with dogs who are expecting new (human) babies and families transitioning to life with a new rescue dog.