Alex has been with A Closer Bond since March 2016. She has had a passion for animals since she was young and got started by pet sitting her neighbor’s cats, rabbits, and dogs when she was 10 years old. Since then, she has continued her education by leaning about animal welfare, canine body language, learning theory in addition to many other topics. Alex holds a BS in Psychology from Illinois State University and is a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) through The Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC). Alex puppy raises for Mittelwest German Shepherds and always has different dogs in her home. Between 2016‐2020 she has raised and trained 11 German Shepherds with Mittelwest. Alex has a passion for the German Shepherd breed and enjoys preparing her dogs for Schutzhund and competing in dog shows. Alex loves our Tricks Group Class because she enjoys teaching dogs and their owners to have more fun with each other! When Alex and her dogs are not at The Bond they enjoy concerts in the city, visiting breweries, sipping coffee, and traveling to new places.