Meet Our Los Angeles Dog Trainers
Dog Trainers with People Skills
The dog trainers at Dog Savvy Los Angeles are experienced, professional, and knowledgeable. We strive to make your experience working with us the best it can possibly be!
Alexandra Bassett, Lead Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA
Alexandra Bassett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and the lead dog trainer and behavior specialist at Dog Savvy Los Angeles. Originally from Martha’s Vineyard, she has worked as a professional dog trainer and shelter volunteer for over 10 years.
Alexandra (also known as Lexi) has studied under World Champion Dog Trainer, Susan Garrett, and counts Andrea Arden and Dr. Sophia Yin as the other major influences on her training approach and philosophy. She believes choice and reinforcement-based dog training methodology—otherwise known as game-based dog training—is the most progressive form of positive reinforcement dog training methodology available today and actively discourages the use of correction-based dog training methodology.
She has developed Dog Savvy Los Angeles's breakthrough behavior modification programs for solving leash reactivity, aggression, and separation anxiety in dogs based on her studies of the teachings of Pat Miller, Patricia McConnell, and Grisha Stewart.
Lydia Hunter, Assistant Dog Trainer
Lydia Hunter began her professional career as a dog trainer by working at Paws Pet Resort, one of the top dog daycares in Orange County.
She assisted the company's head dog trainer who introduced her to positive reinforcement dog training.
She specializes in new puppy set-up, manners training (basic obedience), specialty tricks, leash excitement, puppy and adult dog socialization, and resource guarding.
It is her life's purpose to act as the translator between dogs and their humans. Every day of training is a new adventure for her that she cannot wait to embark on with you and your beloved pet!