Bio

Andrea Harrison is passionate about all species, including dogs and humans! Having lived with dogs her whole life, Andrea was an early convert to positive training for people and dogs. She has taken this message to the media many times, including appearances on many TV shows and news programs, as well as print and radio.

Active as a foster home since 1994, Andrea has had many opportunities to work with dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperament types. She has experience working with a wide variety of people as an educator and counsellor for over 20 years! She has worked with people of all ages on being successful and reducing anxiety and stress using her training in counselling, personality typing, and experiences. Differentiating learning experiences for her students has always been a priority for her.

Her competitive canine addiction is agility, though she enjoys training and teaching nosework as well. Andrea and her dogs have many titles between them, with placements in Regional and National competitions with her rock star Brody (pictured with Andrea). Her super star dog Sally is the canine lead in the feature film “Saving Dinah" and Andrea was the animal talent coordinator for the film. She also has experience animal wrangling for television.

Andrea's personal site: andreaharrison.ca

Andrea's Current and Upcoming Courses

FE190: It's All In Your Head - Developing Your Mental Game

  Do you overthink your training, have ring nerves, experience anxiety around training or competing, or feel excessive stress about training? Are you curious to understa...

August 1, 2019

FE198: No More Excuses - Building Accountability and Motivation

Instructor: Andrea Harrison Struggling with motivation? Perhaps your library is full of great classes that you haven't done or you have goals and aspirations that simply aren...

October 1, 2019

FE298: Unleash Personal Potential

Instructor: Andrea Harrison Wondering how to make mindfulness and dog training work together? Not sure how to increase your resilience and support those around you (animal or...

December 1, 2019

FE290: Handle This - make the most of goals, planning and learning

Instructor: Andrea Harrison This course takes the work some of you  began in All In Your Head (or other courses with me!)  and adds more layers. A variety of goal s...

February 1, 2020

Contact Information

Have a question about an upcoming course taught by Andrea?  Not sure if your dog is suitable for a specific class?  We welcome you to contact instructors by email to make sure the course is suitable for you and your dog.

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Student Testimonials

Andrea is insightful, encouraging, and is great at creating a safe environment for playing with new ideas. 


Andrea is fantastic caring and in this course makes you feel comfortable enough to open up and share with others things you may not normally talk about.


Thanks for the help and support. This is the first class I have taken at the gold level and I was very impressed by the time and effort. I felt a little like I should back off a few times, but you were so encouraging that I just kept taking up your valuable time! You were great and I am grateful for your help.


Thank you so much! I remember now what I so much enjoy about working with dogs now. 


Oooooh, you make my brain hurt .... but in a good way. Both of your courses have been so helpful and enlightening to me. Thanks for all the effort you put into your work.     


Andrea is a wonderful instructor providing support when needed and challenging you at the same time to expand and explore every part of you and your psyche. I honestly can't say enough about this class, it is a true gem. Tracey B.


Andrea is funny, patient and non-judgmental, a real model for how I'd like to be with my own students. I really appreciated her approach to helping me towards a goal I have been struggling with for nearly 6 months. Ayoka B.


Andrea - you are awesome. You are so very giving to all your students. Classes with you are a haven! Thank you, thank you thank you.