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

FE293: Tough Enough - Handling Difficult People with Grace

  This course is for you - about you  - and designed to meet your needs. Trailer Emotional resilience is a skill that can be developed but it is often not easy o...

February 1, 2019

FE195: Love the One You Are With - Being the Best Team Possible

Instructor: Andrea Harrison Have you found yourself looking at your animal partner thinking "I don't much like you", "you aren't what I wanted" or wondering how to deal with ...

April 1, 2019

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.