This is Andrea and my trusty side kick, Rusty... we hope to share our anecdotes and experiences that we happen upon while we enjoy our life together.
A little about me... I have mostly hands on experience and training with animals, but mostly dogs and cats. I have cannot remember a time that I did not have a pet and a love for all animals. But more important than a love for animals is an amazing understanding that love is not enough...animals, especially dogs, as pack animals, need a leader. Having 3 cats and a loyal dog I have become their pack leader. I also help take care of and train many other dogs that belong to other families.
Many years ago, I worked with police K-9's and realized I have a natural pack leader instinct. I then worked for 8 years with a 'goose chaser' (Rusty) on a golf course and while I was not the person that Rusty was spending the most time with... I was certainly his pack leader and remain with him today in his retirement years. Rusty is often my 'litmus test' on what 'issues' a dog we are working with might have.
I volunteer at a local animal shelter and work part-time ... my goal is to make people and pets more in tune with the needs of both and to make people better pet owners with a little humor and a lot of insight.