Dog Training in McMurray, PA

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We are thrilled to offer dog training services in McMurray, PA designed to foster positive behaviors and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Our experienced trainer, Alex Wright, uses gentle, effective techniques tailored to your dog's unique needs, helping them become well-mannered and confident. Whether you're looking to address specific behavioral issues or simply want to enhance your dog's obedience, join us to create a harmonious and happy environment for both you and your pet.

Meet Your Dog Trainer

Alex has had eight years of rich animal behavior and training experience ranging from working with wild and domesticated animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to working with shelter dogs as the Behavior Coordinator at the Washington Humane Society. Alex has gained certifications in training from Petco, Off Leash K9 Training and two diplomas from CATCH Canine Training Academy. While Alex has great experience training dogs, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Penn State University, which helps her not only connect and work with her dog clients but also her human clients! Since starting at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, she has gained valuable veterinary technician skills and knowledge that helps her navigate the very critical relationship between behavior and illness. Alex’s personal training philosophy is to “Train the dog in front of you”, which holds to Pleasant Valley’s core value of individualized gold standards. She believes that every dog is different, and she has to gear her training methods to meet each individual dog’s needs. She uses techniques such as positive reinforcement, classical & operant conditioning, counter conditioning, and correction to train her dog clients. Alex does not believe in “dominance theory”, and the idea of an owner needing to be the “alpha dog.” Alex has also trained her own dog Ayla, who has been the guinea pig for all of her training techniques. Alex enjoys watching anime and spending time with Ayla in her spare time.

Call our kennel number at (724) 941-5444 to speak to Alex and set up the best option for your pup!

alex wright dog trainer in mcmurray, pa

To  schedule a training session, call us at (724) 941-5444 . Your pet's well-being and happiness are our focus!

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Training Services Offered

Learn all about the training classes Alex offers below.

Training Session: $100

Drop your dog off at our Pleasant Valley Kennel with Alex. She will go over your dog's goals for the day. Each session lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on your dog's needs. Alex will video key parts of the session to assist you in continuing their training at home. She will then call you to set up a time to review your dog's progress.

Board & Train: $65

Is your dog boarding with us while you’re on vacation? Set up a training session with Alex during their stay. The training session is similar to a regular session. If you need to pick up your pet on a day when Alex isn’t available, she can set up another time to review your dog's session.

Training Consult: $35

This consultation allows you to discuss specific issues with Alex. It may result in setting up training sessions or receiving a referral to another specialized trainer or one of our doctors at Pleasant Valley.

Meet & Greet: $15

This is a short meeting with you and your dog to assess their comfort level at the facility. This is required before any training session is scheduled.

Fill out our Puppy Performance Plan form below to help Alex to determine the best training option for your dog!

Puppy Performance Plan

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