Alexa was born on the Ilkley Moors in Yorkshire, England, and raised on a small island 10 minutes east of Miami, Florida. Like most young girls, she had aspirations of being a dolphin trainer and focused her attention on Marine Biology. Alexa graduated from Southern Methodist University in Biology and received her master degree from NOVA Southeastern University in Marine Biology. While writing her masters Thesis she interned at Miami Seaquarium (MSQ) as a Marine Mammal Trainer. After being hired on as an apprentice trainer she worked hands on with sea lions and seals using operant conditioning. After a year, Alexa was promoted to an assistant trainer and moved over to the Flipper Lagoon and Whale Stadium to focus her expertise on dolphins and the killer whale. After a final promotion to a Trainer level, Alexa left MSQ after 5 years and ventured off on her own. She started Key Biscayne Pet Training and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of owners and their furry friends. Alexa’s portfolio is vast working with dogs, cats, birds, pigs, snakes and of course marine mammals. Her expertise in positive reinforcement training has made Alexa a household name on Key Biscayne and the company has now expanded into Miami. Alexa started YourGoodDog.com to help people understand their dogs and live comfortably with their pets.
” You never know where life will take you. I am just lucky I get to go there with animals by my side.”
-Alexa Holloway M.S.
- Southern Methodist UniversityBS in Biology, 2006
- Nova Southeastern UniversityMS in Marine Biology, 2011