While writing her masters thesis, Alexa interned at Miami Seaquarium (MSQ) as a Marine Mammal Trainer. After being hired as an apprentice trainer, she loved working with sea lions and seals using operant conditioning. Alexa was quickly promoted to an assistant trainer and moved over to the Flipper Lagoon and Whale Stadium to focus her expertise on dolphins and the killer whale. After a final promotion to a Trainer level, Alexa left MSQ after 5 years and ventured off on her own. She started Key Biscayne Pet Training and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of owners and their furry friends. Alexa’s portfolio is vast working with dogs, cats, birds, pigs, snakes and of course marine mammals. Her expertise in positive reinforcement training has made Alexa a household name on Key Biscayne and the company has now expanded into Miami. Alexa started Your Good Dog to help people understand their dogs and live comfortably with their pets. Her unique approach to training allows owners and dog handlers to understand why their dogs behave the way they do and learn to fix the problems within not focus solely on the symptoms.
Her Professional Credentials/Affiliations: BA Biology , MS marine mammalogy/oceanography, APDT Professional Membership, IAABC certified member ( pending CDBC) , certified CGC and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator.
“You never know where life will take you. I am just lucky I get to go there with animals by my side.”
– Alexa Holloway M.S.
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I just found your blog, by chance. Thanks for writing your blog about animal training. I work at a dog day care. I am constantly looking for new information of how I can improve as a dog handler. Please keep writing.
Glad they are helpful. I have been an animal trainer for nearly 7 years now and enjoy writing about successful training experiences !
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