Dog training expert, author and TV and radio personality, Andrea Arden, accepted the “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” at the 2017 Global Pet Expo!
Arden accepted the award, presented by Bob Vetere, President and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, at the Purina® Media Reception at Global Pet Expo. The annual “Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award” recognizes individuals in the media who have the power to influence millions of people and use this to positively promote the joys and benefits of pet ownership.
Arden has had a colorful career to say the least, beginning 22 years ago with her Emmy award winning show The Pet Department. She’s the media’s one stop shop for trends within the pet industry, tips on training, responsible pet ownership and pet education. A frequent contributor to the TODAY show, Live With Kelly, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and many others, Arden is passionately dedicated to educating pet parents about how to best enrich and prolong the lives of companion animals as well as advocating for rescue animals and the organizations tasked with helping them. And, as if that isn’t enough, she’s also the on-camera trainer for Animal Planet’s America’s Cutest Dog and Cat, Dogs101, Cats101 and Wonderdog.
In addition to her extensive television work and advocacy, she has been the behavior columnist for Dog Fancy, as well as a contributing writer for the AKC Gazette and Modern Dog. She has also written four books; Barron’s Dog Training Bible, Dog-Friendly Dog Training, Train Your Dog the Lazy Way, and The Little Book of Dog Tricks.
It’s safe to say that with the above accomplishments and all she’s contributed to the pet industry, she was the perfect honoree for this year’s award. Congratulations, Andrea!