About Eileen Anderson

Eileen Anderson with her three dogs

I live in the mid-Southern U.S. and have three dogs. I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science with an emphasis on Active Sound Cancellation (noise control). I work for a non profit agency that helps impoverished women access health services. I keep my hand in the technical world doing database design and IT work at my job, and free Apple tech support for some friends. I have worked as a performing musician and also as an academic editor.

I write the award-winning eileenanddogs blog, where I share information on training and living with three dogs. I have also published articles in the Pet Professional Guild’s magazine BARKS from the Guild, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants’ Journal,and Clean Run, the agility magazine. I teach a yearly writing mentorship through IAABC.

I currently have three dogs: Zani (a little hound who has titles in agility), Clara (who was born feral and will probably not have any titles but is smart as a whip), and my god-dog Choo Choo, a chihuahua mix who is also extremely clever. All three are mixed breeds, and all three are rescues of one sort or another. You can read more about my dogs on their page on my other blog.

By the way, I have no beef with people who want purebred dogs and support responsible breeders, but I will probably always have rescue dogs myself.

From 2002 to 2013 I shared my life also with my dear little rat terrier Cricket. I got her from Ratbone Rescues as a middle-aged dog and she was probably about 17 or older when I had to let her go. She had canine cognitive dysfunction starting around age 15 or so, and is featured in many photos and movies on this site.

This site is dedicated to Cricket and all senior dogs.


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