About Us

Andrea Giordano

Dogs Among Us owner Andrea Giordano is a graduate of Animal Behavior College and 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) and of the International Veterinary Forensic Science Association (IVFSA), and is the recipient of the 2011 Instructor Training Course Inspiration Award.

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.

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 Dr Ian Dunbar (founder of the Sirius Puppy Training programs), Kathy Sdao, Suzanne Clothier, 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 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
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, October 2010
  • Dr Ian Dunbar: Dog Behavior & Training Seminar, May 2010
  • Animal Behavior College: Dog Training Certification, December 2009

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What Clients Say

I met Andrea through her participation in a number of courses for professional dog trainers. Andrea is dedicated to learning and shows excellent judgment and critical thinking skills that are important when working with dogs and their families. She is gentle with dogs and connects well with all types of people. Andrea’s peers voted to award her the prestigious “Inspiration Award” at the May 2011 Instructor Training Course. I believe this speaks volumes about Andrea as a professional and as a person.

Dana C. Crevling, CPDT-KA, Dogs of Course