Sydney Lemiski wanted to start a company that would focus on the needs of the dog community and educated owners with the trusted help of a professional certified trainer. Focus K9 offers people and pets of Vancouver Island, versatile dog training.


Focus K9 strives to build a collaborative dog community who is open minded and supportive in helping one another to achieve their goals. Collaborating with local canine services, we want you to feel taken care of whether it's training or a referral to a trusted company to help satisfy your other canine needs. That's why we've created

Dog Nerd Club

Focus K9 believes that owning a pet is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility, not a luxury. Training your pet properly will lead you to a greater understanding of the animal. We firmly believe in the owner-pet relationship being one of mutual understanding and respect. We fully immerse you in the training process, and with this holistic approach, we find that owners end up learning as much, if not more, than their pets. 

We want you to feel comfortable and confident when working with us and your pet. We strive to tailor our lessons to your needs and provide the appropriate support outside of your lessons. We welcome all feedback and continue to develop new ways and opportunities for owners to practice their training around real life, controlled distractions. If there is something your looking for but can't find let us know!



We believe in versatility with dog training. Certified through Animal Behaviour Collage and member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, we focus on being a Canine Educator. Focus K9's methods and techniques adhere to the industry’s LIMA approach of Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive training. Our goal is to foster the best possible relationship between dogs and their owners while incorporating it into different lifestyles to suit the owner's and the dog's skills.


We focus on being versatile in our methods and finding solutions that owners are compatible with. By combining theoretical and practical experience we help owners build a strong relationship with the dog in front of them with the lifestyle they have. We acknowledge that it is hard to find safe and secure environments for reactive/anxious dogs; our goal is to provide more options for these dogs & owners. Check out our Socialization options and affordable lessons!


We also are building a collaborative dog community that works together to provide a trustworthy place for dog owners to go to when in need - Check it out

Dog Nerd Club 

We also teach owners through hands on experience and provide complimentary resources tailored to your learning style; an educated owner is a successful owner. We also provide a lifetime of support for all owners who work with us!


We are Pet First Aid Certified, Insured and Bonded

We continue to develop, innovate and educate to bring you the highest 

quality care and training.


As a certified dog trainer, Sydney Lemiski has completed many in-depth programs on dog training and behaviour modification through Animal Behaviour Collage, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and the Loose Leash Academy. Both practical and theoretical experience.


Prior to completing an extensive mentorship with Middle Earth Canine Academy, Sydney, our head trainer, spent her hours managing a doggy daycare while also practicing her handling skills through pack hikes, private walks, day school for dogs and coaching owners on responsible dog ownership. Her upbringing was on her Alberta Acerage where she raised and trained horses along with her Great Pyrenees and Great Dane.

Sydney continue's to educate herself with the most current training techniques. Find out more Here