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Our team

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Alyssa Craig, CPT
Owner and Head Trainer

Alyssa is driven to help build the best relationships possible with her clients and their dogs, improve her own development as trainer and competitor, and operate a caring and hospitable work environment for her clients and employees. 

She competes with her Belgian Malinois, Dare, in the protection sport PSA, and consistently attends conferences and builds relationships across the east coast to be the most well-rounded trainer she can be.

Certifications
  •  National K-9 School for Dog Trainers:

    • Basic Obedience​ (on leash)

    • Advanced Obedience (off leash)

    • Puppy Development

    • Behavior Modification

    • Utility

    • Breed Identification

    • Scent Detection

    • Tracking/Trailing

    • Soft-Mouth Retrieval

    • Personal Protection

    • Police K9

  • Certified evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen, STAR Puppy, Urban CGC, and Community Canine

  • Certified evaluator for Therapy Pets Unlimited

  • Certified by the American Red Cross in animal first aid and CPR

  • Member of the International Association of Canine ProfessionalsNational K-9 Dog Trainers' Association

  • Evaluator for Therapy Pets Unlimited

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Jess Fogliano

Trainer

Jess has several years of experience in the pet care industry including time spent building a successful dog walking business in Fairmount, volunteering with the SPCA, and completing her apprenticeship with DareDevil!

 

She enjoys spending time with her cattle dog mix, Bowie, who she's taught several tricks (including Get Me a Beer) and hopes to at some point pursue agility with him. You will also see her cat side-kick Karen schooling the dogs in her care!

Jess is certified in animal CPR and first aid through the Red Cross, is an active member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and is currently working towards completing her Foundation Dog Trainer Certification, and is continuing her education by attending seminars and studying under world-class trainers such as Tony Stokes, Jason Vasconi, Heather Beck. 

Sami Snyman

Trainer

 

Sami started out in the training industry by completing a 3 year apprenticeship under David Owens of Northeastern K9 before beginning to work with them as a trainer. She also has experience working at local daycare/enrichment centers observing dogs social behavior. Her experience as a trainer has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of extremely challenging behavioral cases and to learn how to work through areas of aggression safely. She is particularly adept at reading dog's body language and is our resident "dog social" expert. 

Sami enjoys pursuing the dog sport of PSA with her malinois Trout, is an active member of the Greater Philadelphia PSA Club and the International Association of Canine Professionals. She is certified in animal CPR and first aid through the Red Cross, and is currently working towards completing her Dog Trainer Certification with the IACP.

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Jamie Newkirk

Training Assistant

 

Jamie is the newest addition to our team, and is looking forward to begining her training as a Trainer!

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