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Alexandra Dilley

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Alexandra Dilley

M.A. Animal Behavior, CPDT-KA

You don't need to live with barking, howling, destruction, frantic pacing, running, peeing, pooping, or self-injuries due to trying to escape. You can stop separation anxiety, get out of your house, and give your dog a much better quality of life! 

Alexandra Dilley, M.A. Animal Behavior, CPDT-KA, provides treatment and support for separation-related problems in the community. Alexandra was the Director of Behavior and Training at the Humane Rescue Alliance from 2013-2021. During her time there, she worked with the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Asheville, North Carolina, to develop HRA's first intensive program for severely fearful dog rehabilitation; additionally, she started and ran a prison dog training program at Patuxent Institution in Jessup, MD; she also taught classes on everything from obedience to dog reactivity, and provided ongoing private session and behavioral support for adopters, fosters, and the Washington, D.C. community. 

Over those years, she worked closely alongside and completed a formal mentorship program with Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT, from Separation Anxiety & Beyond, in how to address separation-related problems in foster and shelter-adopted animals.  After leaving HRA, she became a trainer for Separation Anxiety & Beyond. She continues to support shelter dogs by taking on separation anxiety and other behavior cases in foster homes.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

  • B.A. Music, Wellesley College

  • M.A. Animal Behavior & Conservation, Hunter College, City University of New York

  • Completed formal training apprentice program at Separation Anxiety & Beyond with Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT

  • Completed dog training apprentice program at Humane Domain with Debbie Winkler, CABC, CPDT-KA

  • Completed International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants' shelter mentorship program with Trish Loehr, M.A Animal Behavior, CPDT-KA

  • Completed Fear Free Shelter Professional Certification

  • Additional training education, and mentorship with Jean Donaldson through the Academy for Dog Trainers, Pia Silvani at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center & Learning Lab, Dr. Peter Borschelt, Nancy Williams, and Michelle Yue.

  • Workshops and seminars: Michael Shikashio & Trish Loehr, Sue Sternberg, Clicker Expo, Ken Ramirez, Aggression in Dogs Conference, HSUS Animal Care Expo (2 time speaker).



  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

Areas Served:

  • I work with clients around the United States. Using Zoom, Google Workspace, and text message, I provide you with the most relaxed and realistic departure training process. (Don’t worry if you’re not very tech-savvy. I’ll help make it easy for you.)


  • Complimentary 30-minute Phone Consultation: We will discuss the problems you're having and how Alexandra can help your dog overcome them. 

  • Separation Anxiety Private Training: Stop your dog’s fear and frustration when left alone. Packages include an initial remote assessment, weekly Zoom sessions, customized, daily training plans, and email and phone support.


Please follow this link to access Alexandra's webpage and register for a complimentary phone consultation.


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