I, along with my business partner Danielle, created Follow the Leader Inc. Dog Training School ten years ago. At the time there were a number of dog schools in Toronto but few were focused on training dogs using solely positive reinforcement.
As a child, I always felt more connected to animals than I was to my peers. Every dog, cat, horse or mouse as was a friend waiting to be made. When my family finally relented and I got my first dog, I was ecstatic. I wanted to know as much as possible about how to take care of my new companion. This brought me to my first training class.
Barbara Neray has been a professional dog walker since 1994 — long before it became fashionable. She has a magical connection to a dog’s heart and an uncanny ability to bond with dogs anywhere.
Kyla met Jon in 2015 while working at a doggy daycare Follow The Leader had been running classes out of. Kyla asked Jon if she could stay to observe a class and Jon didn't hesitate to say “Of course!”.