Meet Our Trainers

Philly Unleashed is the proud home of the best dog trainers in the Philadelphia area, all of them with their own unique specialties and talents!

Philly Unleashed’s training team offers a combined 35 years of experience in dog training. We think that each and every one of our trainers are pretty amazing, and we’re proud to introduce them to you!

Nicole Larocco-Skeehan, CPDT-KA

Nicole’s professional animal training career began in college where she taught horseback riding lessons. After graduating from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh with a ...

Dana Vachon, CPDT-KA

Dana Vachon, CPDT-KA has been working with Philly Unleashed Dog Training since 2011. In her role, Dana teaches group classes and private lessons and ...

Kelsey Rich, CPDT-KA

Kelsey Rich began her dog training career in 2014 when she was hired by a large dog training academy in Austin Texas where she ...

Jessica Kochmer, CPDT-KA

Jessica joined Philly Unleashed in 2013 after graduating from Millersville University with a major in Animal Science and Behavior. While in college, Jessica interned ...

Christine Cuvo

Christine began working with Philly Unleashed in 2012 when she enrolled her bright but spirited adolescent Labradoodle, Cole, in our Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog ...

Kat Kelly

Kat first got a taste of the dog training world while volunteering with the behavioral department at the Pennsylvania SPCA in 2006, before attending ...

Alicia Harantshuck

Alicia has a deep passion for dog training in all its forms. Although she has trained in agility, competitive style obedience, nose work, barn ...

Lindsay Root, CPDT-KA

Lindsay Root has worked with dogs in a professional capacity since graduating from Rutgers University in 2015. Upon graduating with a degree in Environmental Policy,  Lindsay began working at ...

Collin Vito

Collin Vito began interning for Philly Unleashed in January 2017.  After growing up volunteering at a local shelter and fostering dogs, he knew a ...