About Andrea Harrison
Teacher, Writer, Facilitator
Hey! Welcome – so glad you found me.
At heart I am an educator who is passionate about all species, including dogs, humans and horses. Animals have had a critical role in my life and I was an early convert to positive training for people and animals.
I do what I can to spread this message – including TV, radio, print media and now podcasts!
Thanks to fostering and rescue work I have had many opportunities to work with dogs and horses of all breeds, sizes, and temperament types.
I’ve worked as an educator since I was 18, working with a wide variety of people. This led me to explore the science of brain research and I’ve combined that with my diverse training in counseling, personality typing, and experiences.
Together, it has allowed me to help people of all ages be successful and reduce anxiety and stress using a wide variety of methods.
Differentiating learning experiences for my students of all species has always been a priority — while we have many similarities we truly are all unique and a tool that works well for me might not work for you. And that’s OK. Really!
I have lots of tools and lots of ways to test and discover what your ultimate tool box should hold.
My personal current addictions are agility and dressage. The dogs here have earned many titles with placements in Regional and National competitions over the years.
Our borderless collie Sally is the canine lead in the film “Saving Dinah” and I had the fun of being the the animal talent coordinator for the film. Ask me about Zoboomafoo or the Pet Project too — animal wrangling is hard work but makes for great stories!!
I look forward to working with you — and helping you love the one you are more than you thought possible.
I am often surrounded with dogs and horses working online teaching or working on my writing or courses. When I’m not busy working on, or for, those things then you can usually catch me outside at our 256 acre farm in Prince Edward County learning to use my new camera, walking, training the dogs, riding horses, or cleaning my tack. Click here to learn more about the farm and some the characters who we live with.
Animals Rescued Since 2016
Recent articles published
There are a great number of people without whom my work wouldn’t be possible.
Special thanks to the many wonderful photographers who have generously allowed me to use their amazing photos in a variety of places in my blog, articles, courses, and here – Len Sylvester; Karen Whitfield; Linda Shantz; and Sue Whittaker.
“Andrea has helped me work through a number of relationship issues. With her gentle guidance, I was able to disentangle my thoughts and feelings.
Her Socratic approach helped me come up with solutions myself, which is much more empowering than being told what to do.
Most importantly, Andrea created a safe space where it was impossible to say, think or feel the wrong thing. The fact that she got the dog-related aspects of my struggles made a big difference as well.”
– Chrissi S.
I help handlers and their animal companions find the joy in training and competing together... By focusing on the handler-half of the team!
Whether you struggle with mental prep, planning, goal setting, or something else, I can help.