Andrea Hering - Agility
Andrea has always had a passion for animals. Her main focus was
certainly her love for dogs. Andrea made the decision to adopt her first dog and it was
then she began her journey of dog training. At one point, Andrea owned three rescue
dogs. Knox, Rusty and Grant comprised her canine pack. Clearly, Andrea unde rstood
the need to ensure her canines were obedient. Additionally, Andrea had started her
expedition into canine therapy. With her commitment to canine obedience and canine
therapy, Andrea was able to achieve AKC Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen
Advanced, Canine Good Citizen Urban, Therapy Dog Certification as well as other AKC
recognized obedience titles. Andrea competitiveness took her to AKC Agility where she
has achieved many advanced AKC and CPE titles.
Therapy: Andrea began to study the role of canines related to traumatic events. Andrea
quickly learned the great benefits of resilience and healing through our connections with
canines. Andrea then became certified as Therapy Dog Prep Instructor. Andrea also
achieved certification as an Alliance of Therapy Dog Tester / Observer and began to aid
others with achieving their Therapy Dog certification.
Crisis Response Canines: As Andrea traveled with her Therapy Dogs she observed first
hand the positive impact canines had with individuals impacted by critical events. After
more research and extensive training, Andrea put her efforts into creating a dedicated
organization devoted to providing animal assisted crisis response. In 2015, Andrea Co -
founded Tri - State K - 9 Crisis Response. This e ndeavor was so successful that Andrea
recognized the opportunity to contact others nationally who had served with her or had
shown interest in providing this same level of canine response nationwide. In 2018,
Andrea took on the challenge of developing Cri sis Response Canines (CRC) which has
canine teams located throughout the United States. Andrea has developed in - depth
Crisis Response Canines Certification which each team must achieve before representing
CRC. Each handler must achieve national therapy dog certification. Each canine must
initially have achieved AKC Canine Good Citizen. (Once on the CRC Team, each dog
must continue to achieve AKC CGCA and CGC U .) Handlers must compete a myriad of
training to include mental health awareness and critical incident response awareness.
Additionally, i f a CRC Team hopes to achieve national deployment certification status, the
team must undertake training and testing through Law Enforcement Defense Systems.
This training and testing program focus on working s ervice dog certification. Andrea’s
insist on bi - annual training and re - certification to ensure her personnel are able to meet
the challenges associated with the Crisis Response Canines mission of providing
strength, comfort and emotional support to indivi duals, families, communities and first
responders experiencing traumatic emotions in the aftermath of a critical event.
Present - day: Andrea never stops her yearning for gaining knowledge associated with
canine training and behavioral considerations. An drea continues to add to her expertise
most recently by achieving certification as a canine temperament test evaluator.
Additionally, Andrea has added to her pack. Andrea researched and finally decided upon
selecting an outstanding canine agility prospec t from California. Ranger, Andrea’s
newest canine member is a Border Collie who shows incredible promise. Under Andrea’s
tutelage. Ranger has already earned his RN , T K I , CGC, CGCA, CGCU, and VHMA. This
was all achieved before his first birthday. Andrea and Ranger train and intend on
competing in Agility, Dock Diving, Obedience, Rally, Herding and of course Therapy.
Training with Andrea Hering: Co - Founder of two significant crisis response programs;
accredited canine obedience and behavioral trainer; acclaimed agility competitor and
trainer; Therapy Dog Instructor, Tester and Ob server; Andrea provides a variety of skills
which she genuinely enjoys sharing and assisting others with their canine experiences.