Alexis Toriello is a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant and dog behavior researcher. Her methods avoid the use of force and rely on molding pet dogs' behavior by building positive life experiences. As a canine behavior researcher and long-time trainer, Alexis has a thorough knowledge of canine cognition and behavioral science, and bases her training on methods that are scientifically supported as being effective, humane, and lasting.
Alexis is an active member of the international dog behavior community. She is:
An International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC)
A Master's Degree Candidate in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College
A professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
A licensed Family Paws Parent Education Presenter
Endorsed by the the Washington Humane Society
Endorsed by Veterinary MDs Linda Isaacson and associates at Prospect Heights and Crown Heights Animal Hospitals, Lisa Scibetta of Hamilton Animal Hospital and Caroline Tan of Dupont Veterinary Clinic
A member of the national accrediting Animal Behavior Society
A member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT) network formed by well-known behavior expert Pat Miller
Certified by the American Red Cross in Canine First-Aid and CPR
Alexis has extensive experience working in animal shelters as a canine behavior specialist and has done foundational work in city shelters in DC and NY to build their behavior departments and rehabilitate their most challenging dogs for life in homes. She has also trained shelter dogs as therapy and companion animals for disabled war veterans for the organization Pets2Vets.
Alexis holds a Master’s degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, which she acquired before she decided to switch careers to animal behavior. She is proficient in French and Arabic and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. She was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and currently lives in the West Village with her pit bull, Riis, and her daughter Zina. Look for her in Central Park and say hello!
Alexis Toriello, M.A., ACDBC, CPDT-KA
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