Meet The Trainers

Alicia Posell: Managing Trainer

Education and Experience:

-Professional Dog Trainer since 2005
-Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Professional
-All Dogs Instructor Training Program Graduate
-6 Years Veterinary Technician Angell-Memorial Hospital

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

-Board Member: Metro West Kibble Kitchen
-Behavior Evaluator: Pittie-Love Rescue

-Member IAABC

Training Philosophy:

Alicia’s training philosophy is solidly based in techniques that are humane and based on science. Her strategies seek  to build communication and a lasting relationship with your dog.

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

-Behavior Modification and Training with fearful Dog
-Obedience Training from Basic to Advanced
-Puppy Training and Classes

-Dog Body Language and Appropriate play
-Transitioning Rescue Dogs safely and effectively from shelter to home life
-Implementation of evaluation and rehabilitation programs and shelters and rescue organizations


Alison MacDonald


Education and Experience:

-KPA Foundations Certificate
-Susan Friedman Living and Learning with Animals Certificate of Excellence
-Don Blair Nosework Seminar 



-New England Professional Groomers
-New England Trainers Network
-Member or Performance Scent Dogs

Competition and Showing

-Conformation Handler German Shepherd
 -Nosework Trail Competitor
-PSD Exteriors Title

Clubs and Groups

-Foster for New England Brittany Rescue

Areas of Interest and Expertise

-Desensitization and Handling for Nervous/Fearful Dogs
-Puppy Acclimation to Grooming and Intrusive Handling
-Nosework Classes and Competition
-Reactivity in Dogs


Lisa McEvoy KPA-CTP

Education and Experience:

B.A. Psychology, University of Vermont
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior


Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
United States Dog Agility Association
Canine Performance Events
New England Trainer’s Network
Operation Delta Dog

Training Philosophy:

Lisa focuses on using evidence-based methods to achieve desired behaviors, as well as strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners.


Areas of Interest and Expertise


Operant conditioning
Clicker training
Reactivity in dogs
Service dog training