Our Instructors

Alison Smith

Alison Smith, CTC Director of Training and Behavior and Co- Owner of Metro Dog. Graduated with Honors from SFSPCA Dog Training Academy with a Certificate in Training & Counseling (2000). For many years Alison working with people and their dogs through her business Canine Culture, and now she has brought her expertise to found the Metro Dog Academy. She has worked with the Alameda Shelter to develop assessment and socialization programs for their dogs, served on the board of Smiley Dog Rescue, and frequently provided training advice and support to other local rescues.

Through the development of the Metro Dog Academy, she has been able to create a diverse and comprehensive program to mentor and develop new trainers. She is dedicated to healthy relationships between people and the dogs who share their lives.



3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) • info@metrodog.com