Sydney Lemiski wanted to start a company that would focus on the needs of the dog community with the trusted help of a professionally certified trainer. Focus K9 offers people and pets of Vancouver Island a new method of training, 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. We take your pet’s health and well being as seriously as humanly possible!

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 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 are positive-focused and 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.


As a certified dog trainer who 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. You can ensure we have 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.

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


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

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


We also strive to build a collaborative dog community who works together to provide a safe place for dog owners to rely on. 

Holly - Emma

"Thank you for all of your help, Sydney! We really enjoyed working with you and we learned so much. We are already noticing massive improvements with Holly and she keeps getting better each day."

Black Dog

Taju - Jo

"Sydney has been an excellent trainer, working one on one with me and my 7mth Portuguese water dog tailoring training to my dog’s personality and issues which you won’t get in training videos. I would highly recommend Focus K9 training to any dog owner."

Theo - Sharon

"He is so well behaved when we walk him these days. We are getting to the point where we can walk him off leash occasionally around the streets...He is much calmer and more ready to listen."