Abundant Life Dog Training

Allows Dogs To Enjoy Life ~ Empowers Them To Be Their Best
With Andrea Dugan, K9 Coach, Author, International Speaker

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Dog Training Resume

My ambition is to share my vast knowledge and varied experience with dog owners and trainers, providing them with information and techniques to teach dogs without corrections, fear, or intimidation of any kind.


Founder, DINOES (Dogs In Need Of Emotional Support)

Founder, CARP (Canine Assisted Rehabilitation Program)

WORKSHOPS PRESENTED (US AND CANADA)  All workshops include proofing and problem solving
  • DINOES~ Understanding emotionally unbalanced dogs and helping them adjust to the world around them.
  • Agility ~ Foundation, Advanced and Masters levels.  Reading the course, and handling moves.
  • Obedience ~ All levels
  • Rally ~ All levels
  • Tracking ~ TD and TDX
  • Scent Detection ~ Foundation and Advanced levels, Interior and Exterior

  • Agility (AAC, USDAA, NADAC) Masters Agility Champion
  • Conformation (AKC/UKC/CKC) Champion, Multiple Best Of Breed
  • Herding (AKC/CKC) Herding Started
  • Obedience (AKC/CKC/UKC/WKC) Utility Dog
  • Rally (AKC/CKC/CARO/WCRL) Rally Excellent
  • Scent Work (AKC) SWB
  • Schutzhund (United Schutzhund Club Of America) BH, SCHH1, FH1
  • Tracking (AKC/CKC) Tracking Dog Excellent
  • Tricks (AKC/DMWYD) Advanced Trick Title

  • Agility ~ Obstacle Introduction, Novice And Advanced Handling Skills, Course Analysis
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes
  • Basic And Advanced Companion Dogs
  • CGC Preparation
  • Competitive Obedience (Novice, Open, Utility)
  • Competition Rally (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)
  • Competition Tracking (TD, TDX)
  • Past President/Lead Teacher and canine evaluator at Potsdam-Humane Society
  • Privately owned Service Dogs
  • Dogs assisting in addiction recovery programs
  • Long Distance Learning ~ Students in USA, Canada, Australia, Italy and England
  • Problem solving support for local law enforcement
  • 5 dogs for the NYS Police (Obedience, Protection, Tracking and Scent Detection) 
  • 4-H Youth Dog Obedience

Through private lessons, I have helped numerous dogs be more comfortable in a world that causes them to overreact to their environment.

  • Dogs In Need Of Emotional Support
  • Companion Obedience
  • Communicating With Dogs
  • Competitive Obedience
  • Therapy Dogs 
  • Agility Foundation Skills
  • Obedience For Agility
  • Rally On
  • Training For A TD And TDX

  • TT/ATT
  • Therapy Dog
  • Versatile Canine Companion

  • Canine evaluator and trainer ~ TADSAW (Train A Dog, Save A Warrior)
  • Evaluator for the AKC CGC, CGCC, CGCA, CGCU, VHM, ATT (Temperament Test) and Trick Dog
  • Evaluator for Therapy Dogs International for 8 years
  • UKC SPOT evaluator
  • Evaluator ~ Do More With Your Dog


  • Guest speaker Albany Alzheimer’s Association
  • Guest speaker NYS Nurses Association
  • Guest speaker ~ Various radio talk shows and pod casts
  • Numerous appearances on TV Channel 6

  • Columnist Front And Finish Magazine (10 years)
  • Canine Assessment And Procurement ~ Canine Companions (Service Dog Organization)
  • Chapter President K9-Friends, Visiting Therapy Dogs. Coordinated 63 teams visiting 25 facilities
  • Owned and trained 4 registered Therapy Dogs
  • Jet Award Of Merit ~ Heroism ~ From The Belgian Sheepdog Club Of America
  • Past member of NEMSAR (North East Mobile Search And Rescue)
  • Participated in demonstrations at Hole In The Woods (Camp for children with cancer)
  • Therapy Dog visits (6 dogs) to various nursing homes, retirement centers, head injury and mental health facilities