First Paw Forward has been having fun with dogs since 2010


First Paw Forward is owned and operated by partners Mike and Sophia

Trainer Sophia travels to client homes for one-on-one sessions. She is also head of training operations at the Dude Ranch Academy in Glen Allen and is a mentor trainer at C.A.T.C.H. Academy (professional dog trainer school)

Both Sophia and Mike, who are originally from Australia, are also somatic movement experts and artists who operate a business called Embodied Sound. They live with a pack of Golden Retrievers.