Dog Trainer and Behaviourist | Vancouver

Dog training with a focus on force free, positive reinforcement training and communication with your dog. Whether it be a new puppy needing to be house trained or you are looking to teach your dog how to enjoy an off-leash dog park, Lea can help you understand your best friend.
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Lea Mestrovic Dog Trainer

Online Dog Training Sessions Now Available

In light of recent events surrounding Covid-19, I am now offering online dog training sessions as an attempt to help with social distancing. These training sessions can be done over the phone, Skype or any other online platform that works best with your lifestyle. Please feel free to book through my online calendar and specify in your booking your preferred method of contact. Thank you all so much for your patience and support through these difficult times.

Is Lea the Right Dog Trainer For You?

Dog Trainer Lea Behaviour Consulting
Science Based Dog Training

You will learn how to communicate with your dog and gain their trust through evidence based training techniques. We will work together to build your dog's confidence and obedience in any situation. Lea has experience with aggressive dogs; barking, biting, growing and jumping.

Dog Trainer Lea Dog's Needs
Learn to Meet Your Dog's Needs

Fulfill your dog’s instinctual and individual needs to achieve the training goals you want with your dog. Too often dog's are in a state of anxiety, worried about potential danger that isn't there. Lea will help you understand what is your dog is trying to communicate.

Dog Trainer Lea Services
Dog Training Services

Private, in-home training sessions are available to address the issues you are having with your dog. Aggression/reactive issues, separation anxiety, puppy training, dog park trips, and loose-leash walking are some of the available options.

Dog Trainer Lea Consumer Choice Award 2019
Dog Trainer Lea Consumer Choice Award 2020
The Association for Force-Free Professionals
Positively Pledge Dog Training
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

Client Testimonials

  • Lea was great to work with. We have 2 very different dogs and Lea was able to give different ideas/suggestions when working with both. Our girls loved Lea and we feel that we have seen a big change in our dogs with the techniques that Lea has provided us. Lea is extremely accommodating and always looking for different ways to interact with the dogs! We also love that she brings Molly along to interact and socialize the dogs. I definitely recommend her!Ramona
  • Thank you so much for taking on the challenge to train Maia and Yumi, Lea! My family and I were having trouble controlling our high-energy dogs at home and in public. They would bark at anything and everything! Lea taught us more that just making our dogs follow basic commands. She also challenges us to be positive, clear, and direct to get out the best of our dogs. I am proud to say that Maia and Yumi are showing a lot of progress when we go outside of the house. We are extremely grateful to have a trainer like Lea. She's always patient and friendly everytime we have a session with her!Laureen
  • Lea is very knowledgeable and patient! Our Archy is a whole new dog since Lea has been working with us. She is kind and compassionate! I would highly recommend her!Nicole
  • Lea is very kind , knowledgeable person and my dogs are completely....completely in love with her. Ten stars from me...... well deserved!!!!!!Nevena

Positive Communication and Fact Based Training

Together we can address the issues you may have by focusing on positive communication and force free training methods. While some dog trainers simply focus on obedience, Lea offers a behavioural approach taking into consideration a dog's emotional state as well as how they think and learn.

  • Leash pulling
  • Jumping on people
  • Housebreaking / potty training issues
  • Excessive barking
  • Aggression and reactivity issues
  • Separation issues
  • Biting, chewing and digging
  • Puppy 101: Sit / Down / Stay / Come

Dog Training Saskatoon Sessions Available Online

Since relocating to Vancouver, I am still offering virtual sessions for existing and new clients in the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan areas. Online training sessions are an effective and convenient way to work with your dog in the convenience of your own home. Please reach out if you have any questions about online sessions.