Our Instructors

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Kerry McComiskey Boyd

I am a 3rd generation handler. Growing up in the world of dog I have been able to show many different breeds and learn from some of the most talented handlers in the business.

I specialize in French Bulldogs, Dobermans, German Shorthair Pointers and Boxers. I am a member of the PHA (Professional Handler’s Association) and I am an AKC Registered Handler.

My philosophy is “The dogs always come first”. I have been a conformation trainer for approximately 15 years. I am so excited to be one of the Alpha Dog family!


Anne Steciw

I have been training and competing in the sport of Nose Work since it first came to the East Coast in 2010. I joined the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) in 2010, and have competed in many official NACSW K9 Nose Work trials with my two dogs. My dog Rockit was the first dog on the east coast to reach NW3 Elite and we competed in the 2014 Nationals in Santa Rosa, CA.

Our Nosework teaching method uses lots of positive reinforcement and encourages independent hunting behavior on the part of the dogs. Nosework is a great way to build a dog’s confidence while also increasing the bond between dog and handler.

I also compete in the sport of Flyball  and have competed in AKC Rally Obedience. Both of my dogs have earned High in Trial in the sport of K9 Nose Work — a testament to how much they love it. I have hosted official NACSW trials and plan to host more.  New England Scent Dogs


Derrike Lacross

My name is Derrike Lacross, and I have been training and handling working breed dogs for 10+ years. Starting with basic obedience and dock diving, I quickly progressed to advanced competition style obedience and other forms of advanced training. The more experience I get, the more I look to challenge both myself and my dogs as well as spread the knowledge I attain. I am now a certified USCA Helper and compete at a high level in the sport of Schutzhund. Being able to work as a cohesive unit with as much balance as possible is always my goal with any dog. Positive reinforcement paired with well timed, fair corrections, is the recipe to success and a great relationship between Handler and K9.