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Alicia M. Scholet, M.S., CPT. 

Rated one of Florida's Top Dog Trainers by The New Barker Magazine 2016

I’m glad you’re here!

Alicia Morrison-Scholet, our Owner/Lead Trainer is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. The Refined K9 is bonded and Insured to train your canine companion. We are members of the International Association of Canine Professionals and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Alicia graduated high school with her Veterinary Assisting Certificate and continued on to receive her AA degree in liberal arts and veterinary technology from St. Pete College.

She then pursued her BA degree from University of South Florida where she graduated in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis and pervasive developmental disorders. Upon graduation she worked with the veteran community and enrolled in continuing education at USF for combat and civilian PTSD. Alicia has worked in kennels as a kennel tech and vet assistant most of her life, and has also been a teacher & therapist for preschool age children on the ASD spectrum.

After graduating as an undergraduate, Alicia attended Dog Training School in Columbus Ohio and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPT) to open up her own company by combining her passions for dogs and behavior shaping. Alicia Founded The Refined K9 in 2014 to provide an enhanced look into the canine companion connection. She is a member of the Human-Animal Interaction division of the APA and continually receives CEUs in the Behavioral community as well as the dog training industry. Alicia Scholet recently graduated with her MS Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis.

The Refined K9 believes in experience, education, and empowerment of owners. It is our job to continually pursue new information so that we can deliver the best to our clients. We make a promise to each dog owner that not only will their dog become trained, but the owners will be educated and coached as well. 

Thank you for choosing The Refined K9, LLC for your dog training experience. 

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Our Trainer has completed her Masters Degree in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis. How does this help her to help your dogs? 

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based on the science of learning and behavior.

Behavior analysis helps us to understand:

-How behavior works
-How behavior is affected by the environment
-How learning takes place

ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.

ABA programs can help:

-Increase language and communication skills
-Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and learning
-Decrease problem behaviors

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  • IACP: International Association of Canine Professionals

  • American Psychological Association Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology

  • American Psychological Association Division 17, Section 13 Human-Animal Interaction

  • American Psychological Association Division 25 Behavior Analysis.