Alexa Karaoulis, CPDT-KA, CCUI, CGC Evaluator, has been working with dogs, sports, and training for more than 15 years. She has participated in Freestyle, Agility and Flyball. One of her most notable talents is working with dogs that, for a myriad of reasons, have difficulty coping with stressful environments. Often when a dog becomes stressed, their ability to cope with a situation diminishes resulting in a dog that barks uncontrollably, cannot sit still, pay attention, or worse yet behaves wildly. Alexa had the opportunity to work and train with Leslie McDevitt, the author of “Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog,” a book which addresses this stress-related behavior. Alexa’s teaching methods are positive, and her gift working with dogs also extends to the people who own and love these dogs.