Meet Alexis Davison
Alexis Davison, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Alexis began developing Un-Chase! in 2012 to help clients and students seeking solutions to their dogs’ chasing behaviours. Since then she has helped countless dog lovers curb their dogs’ chasing behaviours, and shared her innovative approach with dog training professionals all over the world.
Alexis is a nationally accredited Dog Behavioural Trainer with a Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), and an internationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
Named 2014 Dog Trainer of the Year by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia, Alexis’ professional memberships also include the American Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild Australia.
Alexis conducts training seminars for various professional groups, including animal management officers, veterinary nurses and non-government organisations.
Trainer Educator & Speaker
Alexis is a Karen Pryor Academy faculty member, charged with teaching the KPA Dog Trainer Professional Program in Australia and New Zealand.
As part of her commitment to educating fellow dog professionals she is also the dogbiz University Dog Walking Academy instructor for all of Australia.
Alexis regularly speaks at dog training conferences, seminars, and workshops around the world, sharing her experience and unique Un-Chase! program with fellow dog training professionals.
Conferences, Seminars, & Workshops
Alexis’ speaking engagements have included:
- APDT US conference (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)
- APDT AUS conferences (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
- APDT NZ conference (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
- PPG Australia summit (Pet Professional Guild)
- Delta Institute Dog Behaviour conference
- Guide Dogs NSW & ACT Guide Dogs
- Victoria Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia conferences
- Various seminars and workshops for independent organisations
Commitment to science-based, positive training
The Un-Chase! program utilises only positive reinforcement training guided by the latest scientific understanding of dog behaviour and training. The goal of the program is to stop chase behaviour by effectively motivating dogs to prefer not to chase. This approach removes stress from the training process for both animal and trainer and achieves more reliable results.
Watch a typical transformation using the positive Un-Chase! training approach: