Aleks Woodroffe - releasecanine@gmail.com

Created and Owned by Release Canine LLC. 2019

Release Canine LLC is located in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

 Helping you and your dog create a positive bond through Scent Work training, keeping healthy through Canine Massage, and capturing the amazing moments that can result from these efforts through Dog Sports Photography. 

Release the best version of your dog.

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About

Aleks Woodroffe

"Our relationship with our dogs has to be one of trust and respect. When these are given from both dog and human, an incredible bond can be built."

After finishing my Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta in 2006 and moving down to Arizona to start working with the State of Arizona, my husband and I got our first dog as adults. Rosey was an energetic Flat-Coated Retriever and she led me to discover agility. I quickly learned I loved the sport and after absorbing as much as I could, I began teaching in 2014 at Top Notch Canines. Adopting Samantha in 2011 gave me a whole new set of skills to learn, she is a lovely people dog, but had anxiety and was uncomfortable around other dogs. It was through Samantha that I learned about behavioral rehabilitation, Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, and scent work! Tana came into our lives in 2016 and together we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our scent work journey!

 

Shortly after starting to teach agility, Rosey had an iliopsoas injury that pulled her from competition. It was through her injury that taught me about rehabilitation, sports injuries, and eventually canine massage. I attended the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage in Spring 2016 and became certified as a Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist (CTMT), and Advanced Canine Massage Therapist (ACMT). I am currently completing work to become a canine fitness trainer (CPCFT).

It seems that life has a way to come back in circles, it seems to have for me. While in school I studied and worked in a moth pheromone research lab, so spent my days studying how moths follow pheromones back to source. I now use this knowledge every day during canine scent work teaching and competition.

I grew up at a dressage training facility and listened to my mother patiently teach her students. My teaching style is very similar and I often hear her voice in my head as I mark a moment of brilliance in my own students. Learning from my father, a small town physician, I learned the value of rational thought and scientific justification for my actions and beliefs. His example helped me through school and is a foundation that I value every day in my adult life.

Aleks currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and their two dogs, Samantha & Tana. She is a full-time Canine Scent Work Trainer and Canine Massage Practitioner. She also does pet photography when time allows. Follow her on Facebook or Instagram!

 

Offering massage for all stages of life, clinical massage and rehab. I enjoy working with your animal care team to help develop the best treatment plan for you and your dog.

Dogs use their noses every day, it's time that we let them use their noses for fun! I teach scent work based on operant conditioning and positive reinforcement. I believe that this is the quickest and strongest way to introduce odor to all types of dogs. Plus, they love it!

I capture the essence of your working relationship needed to succeed in dog sports. Catching moments of pure joy, split seconds of amazing athleticism, and perfect instants of connection!

 

What people say about Scent Work Classes

“Aleks is truly an intuitive and knowledgeable dog trainer...I will always want to work with her, with any dog, she "reads" my dog better than I do, but helps me see the good in every interaction and experience. Plus, my girl loves her!”