Old Dogs New Tricks Dog Training
Using positive reinforcement and low stress methods to teach both dog and human Alissa Mosier, CPDT-KA teaches classes and private lessons in the Capital Region. From basic training and obedience, to scent games and Low Impact Agility, Alissa is available and eager to help.
Alissa Mosier, CPDT-KA
Alissa combined her two passions, teaching, and dogs, to devote her professional life to dog training. Taking her masters in education and her knowledge of dogs, Alissa focuses on strengthening the bond between dog and handler. Using science based, up-to-date training methods Alissa believes that the key to a well trained dog is having a solid foundation and that this starts with a healthy and positive relationship between owner and dog.
What People Say
Alissa is not only very knowledgeable about dogs and how to train them and their owners, but also very kind, fun, and patient! She reads our dog’s behaviors and body language very well and knows exactly what he is thinking and feeling which helps her know how to train him best. I learn so much each time we work together. We also have a lot of fun as well! She’s the best!.Heath Catalfamo
Alissa’s “Puppy Too” class is one of the most organized I have ever attended in 15 years of owning and training dogs. Information is presented in a way that is easy to understand, and flows naturally from one exercise to the next. Week to week there is gradual advancement, as well as reviews of previous tasks. This class would be my choice for all of my future puppies.Lisa Zassowski
- Socialization and Social DistancingWith puppy classes on hold, and people practicing social distancing I have had a few clients reach out and ask what they can do to keep their puppy socialized, and to expose them to new things. I did my best to put together some things to do, this is not a definitive list, it isContinue reading “Socialization and Social Distancing”
- Raising a Perfect PuppyEach and every puppy class I teach I am surrounded with owners who want what is best for their dogs. Best food, best treats, best training, best play, best toys – and I get it. I also want what is best for their dog, and for them. I am right there with them determined toContinue reading “Raising a Perfect Puppy”
- Compassionate Costumes and ClothesWith Halloween approaching I admit I am reveling in dog costumes! I love dressing up and as it is not socially acceptable for me to go out in costume as an adult, I indulge myself by dressing up the dogs . . . with some caveats. First, they have to like it. When I putContinue reading “Compassionate Costumes and Clothes”
How can Alissa help?
Within the dog training community it is considered unethical to guarantee specific training outcomes. Both leading professional associations – the Association for Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild – forbid doing so. Dogs are living, breathing creatures who make independent decisions, and like most things in life, their behaviors cannot and should not be guaranteed.
But what Alissa, and Old Dogs New Tricks Dog Training can guarantee is that she will put all her knowledge and experience to work for you to help you reach your training goals. That she will network and reach out to other trainers if necessary, and that together you will work to see positive changes in your dog. She understands that time and resources are often limited, and will respect you and your dog first and foremost.