About Us

Andrea GiordanoAndrea Giordano

Dogs Among Us® owner Andrea Giordano is a graduate of the respected Instructor Training and Consulting & Problem Solving courses given by Dogs Of Course. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the International Veterinary Forensic Science Association (IVFSA). In addition, Andrea is a member of the Family Paws Parent Education team. As a licensed presenter of Family Paws Parents Education programs, Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddler®,  Andrea works with families to increase safety for babies, toddlers and dogs.

Andrea has many years’ experience working one-on-one with dogs as well as with people and dogs in group class settings. Before leaving her career in law enforcement to start Dogs Among Us, she attended high-level dog training courses on her own time and built the skill set and technical prowess that now makes her a first-class dog trainer and teacher. Andrea is the recipient of the 2011 Instructor Training Course Inspiration Award.

A big believer in continuing education and professional development, Andrea makes it a point to regularly attend workshops and seminars with some of the leading trainers in the field. Over the years, she has taken courses from such experts as Suzanne Clothier Dr Ian Dunbar (founder of the Sirius Puppy Training programs), Ken Ramirez, Kathy Sdao, Pia Silvani, and Sue Sternberg.

Andrea holds a BS in Psychology and a Master’s of Public Administration. She lives in Scriba, NY, with her partner John, they share their home with Mocha, their Aussie shepherd mix and Carter, their all-American mutt.

Recent Continuing Education

  • The Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference, October 2014
  • Suzanne Clothier: Advanced Trainers Workshop, August 2014
  • K9 Nose Work® Instructors Continuing Education Workshop July 2014
  • Suzanne Clothier: Trainers Workshop, June 2013
  • Suzanne Clothier: From Madness to Maturity Workshop May 2013
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, October 2012
  • Peaceable Paws: LV3 Advanced Behavior Studies, September 2012
  • Suzanne Clothier: Advanced Trainers Workshop, August 2012
  • Suzanne Clothier: Trainers Workshop, June 2012
  • Peaceable Paws: LV2 Behavior Modification, April 2012
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, October 2011
  • Dogs Of Course: Consulting & Problem Solving Course, June 2011
  • Dogs Of Course: Instructor Training Course, May 2011



What Clients Say

As an assistant at the Instructor Training Course in Accord, NY, taught by Lead Instructor Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, and Sue Sternberg, founder and director of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, I had the opportunity to see 24 instructors teach a variety of behaviors in class settings.

Andrea’s instructions were clear and easy to follow. She worked very well with her students, answering questions with ease and spending the appropriate amount of time with each student and dog. Andrea is a highly competent instructor, who adds humor to her teaching and holds the attention of the attendees, making it fun to learn.

Hazel Dickie, Owner, Montessaurus Puppy School