Alicia has been actively training dogs since 2001. She has trained an Akita mix, Australian Shepherd, Pit Bull mix, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi through various levels of obedience, rally, agility, and Therapy dog. She began assisting obedience and agility classes at Four Paws Academy, Inc. in 2005. By 2007, Alicia began instructing Level 1 and Level 2 obedience classes and soon after, the Beginner and Advanced Beginner agility classes. She has also been giving private instruction at these levels.
Alicia is currently competing in agility with her 7-year-old Australian Shepherd, “Finn” (Propwash Finnegan’s Flame OAC O-TN-E WV-O TG-N NCC OJC SPS SPJ SPK APG), in NADAC and USDAA agility and with her 2-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi “Angie” (Wethree’s Messenger of the Sun CGC OJC TN-O OAC OCC WV-N TG-O SG SSA AD AJ), in NADAC and USDAA agility. Her 12-year-old Akita mix, "Meadow" (Meadow CL-2 PD2 PJ2 PK2 ECC EAC O-EJC) retired competing in the Elite level of NADAC and Performance III level of USDAA.
At Surefire Dogs, Inc. Training Center, we believe that well-behaved dogs enhance the lives of everyone around them. Our dog training methods are based on scientifically-proven positive reinforcement dog training. We make learning intuitive and fun for both dogs and their owners.