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Andrea Arden Accepts Excellence in Journalism Award at Global Pet Expo


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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) honored Andrea Arden as the 2017 recipient of Global Pet Expo’s annual Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award. APPA president and CEO Bob Vetere presented the award to Arden on March 23 in Orlando, Fla., at The Purina Media Reception at Global Pet Expo. The media-exclusive event was held in conjunction with Global Pet Expo, which was held March 22 to 24 at the Orange County Convention Center. 

Arden’s career in television began 22 years ago with her Emmy award wining show The Pet Department. Now, she is a frequent contributor to The TODAY Show, Live With Kelly, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and many others. She provides media with trends within the pet industry, tips on training and responsible pet ownership as well as pet education. She is also the on-camera trainer for Animal Planet’s America’s Cutest Dog and Cat, Dogs101, Cats101 and Underdog to Wonderdog. Arden is dedicated to utilizing her position in the media to educate pet parents about how to best enrich and prolong the lives of companion animals and advocate for rescue animals and the organizations tasked with helping them. 

In addition to her extensive television work and advocacy, Arden 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.

“Andrea Arden works tirelessly to educate pet owners across the country and help enhance the relationships between pets and their people,” said APPA executive vice president and COO Andy Darmohraj. “We’re thrilled to honor her at Global Pet Expo for all she’s contributed to the industry.”

Global Pet Expo’s 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. Whether via print, broadcast or internet mediums, these distinguished honorees produce stories that highlight responsible pet ownership and the services, products and activities that make spending time with pets even more enjoyable. 

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