Alex Sessa

Instructor

Expertise: Puppies, Reactivity, Aggression, Behavior Modification

Education & Certifications: BA, University of Georgia | CPDT-KA, CDBC, VSPDT

Experience Highlights:

  • Voted Best Online Dog Training of 2021 and 2022 by the Spruce Pets
  • Oversees one of the largest dog training companies in the Southeast
  • Leads a team that has helped over 5000 families and their dogs

About Alex

Alex Sessa, CPDT-KA, CDBC, VSPDT is the owner of Peach on a Leash Dog Training and a pet behavior expert who has been training dogs and studying dog behavior for over a decade.

Alex 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 was then 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 five years before deciding to pursue her dream of founding 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.

As the founder, owner, and head trainer at Peach on a Leash, Alex oversees one of the largest training programs in the southeast, including a team of twelve exceptional, highly qualified training and behavior experts. Together, they work with 150-200 families and their dogs per week.

She has provided professional dog training for celebrities, athletes, CEOs, corporations, and other high-profile clientele, and has been featured on HLN, WSB-TV, 11Alive, and various print publications.

Alex also serves as both a faculty member and a mentor for students in the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy, as well as consulting for other training companies and non-profit organizations needing guidance with their dog training programs.

She shares her home with her husband Will, who is a police K-9 trainer and officer, their son Caden, daughter Ella, and their beloved dogs.

Pro Tip: “When we look at dogs through the lens of behavior, there's no such thing as a bad dog."

Alex posing with a puppy on her lap.