Influence Positively Questionnaire - Andrea Arden

Andrea Arden of Animal Planet
Andrea is currently on Animal Planet's shows Underdog to Wonderdog, Dogs101, and Cats101. She was the trainer for The Pet Department, FX's Emmy nominated daily show, and appears regularly on The Today Show. Her appearances also include Live with Regis & Kelly, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The View, CBS News, CNN, Fox, PBS, Fox News, and Lifetime, as well as numerous radio shows.

In addition to currently working on a new book, she is the author of Dog Friendly Dog Training (Wiley, 2007), Train Your Dog the Lazy Way (Macmillan, 1999), and The Little Book of Dog Tricks (IDG, 2002). She has been the behavior columnist for Dog Fancy and The New York Dog magazines as well as a contributing writer for the AKC Gazette, Modern Dog and numerous other publications.

Andrea has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Animal Haven Shelter and Sanctuary.

Andrea is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers and a Certified Pet Partners Team evaluator for the Delta Society and the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. She is the director of Andrea Arden Dog Training, and was named the best dog trainer in New York by New York, W, Time Out and Quest magazines and the Daily News.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? A pretty perfect day for me would be waking up to go for a horseback ride, then time spent with my nephews doing something silly like miniature golf or going to an arcade. In the afternoon, I would head to Animal Haven Shelter and roll up my sleeves to help out with the animals, whether bathing them, cleaning up or helping to teach them skills that will increase their chances of adoption. The ending to a perfect day is seeing a dog or cat go home with their new family and then for me to head back to my house to snuggle with my own animals. If I had to pick just one moment, it would be sitting in a field on a sunny day watching my animals romp around.

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TLC What Not to Wear: Grouchy Puppy Episode

Look who is here

TLC is what fooled me initially.  I thought it was about some cuddling.  Instead it's about The Learning Channel program and this photo. Don't I look like I just found out that Stacy London and Clinton Kelly have secretly recorded me wearing this harness? I can hear them whispering about its fit and placement and how I should be more appropriately dressed for my age. Grrrr. They better not try ambushing me. I might not react the way they expect. And by the way, I like red and I'm keeping it.