Peach on a Leash is a full-service dog training company based in Roswell, Georgia and serving the northern suburbs of Metro Atlanta. Utilizing the latest science-based training techniques, head trainer Alex Sessa, (formerly Andes) CPDT-KA will deliver the results you’re looking for while providing your dog with a fun, positive learning experience that improves behavior and strengthens your bond with your dog. Regardless of your dog’s breed or behavior issues, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your dog responds to Alex’s force-free training techniques.
Peach on a Leash owner and head trainer, Alex Sessa, (formerly Andes) CPDT-KA, has been training dogs and studying dog behavior for nearly a decade. Alex is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This certification requires hundreds of logged training hours and passing a comprehensive exam.
She attended the University of Georgia, where she began honing her training skills while helping improve the behavior of local shelter dogs to reduce euthanasia rates. She graduated with honors in 2012 and worked as both a pet adoption counselor and an assistant dog trainer before being offered a job with celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.”
Alex traveled the world with Victoria and had the opportunity to learn from her in all facets of training and behavior for over four years before deciding to pursue her dream of launching Peach on a Leash. Their work together allowed Alex the opportunity to work hands-on with both pet dogs and working dogs, including police dogs and accelerant detection dogs. Alex was recently accepted into the prestigious Jean Donaldson Academy for Dog Trainers, commonly referred to as “the Harvard for dog trainers,” to further refine her training skills.
Alex is also active in the rescue community, working with Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Furkids Animal Rescue, and others.
These experiences have helped her to become one of the most studied, well-rounded trainers in the area, and her results-oriented training utilizes positive reinforcement techniques that are backed by the latest modern behavioral science.
She shares her home with her husband Will, who is a police K-9 officer, and their beloved dogs.
Alex is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest modern behavioral science. You’ll never see a dog on her watch wearing a prong, choke, or remote collar. She believes in guiding dogs into making appropriate choices and setting appropriate boundaries. Positive training doesn’t mean you’re shoving treats into a dog’s mouth and never saying “no” – it means teaching the dog what you do want instead of suppressing the behavior by punishing what you don’t want. You don’t need harsh training equipment to achieve the results you’re looking for – you just need someone with the skills and experience it takes to train using the most modern methods!