Train with Aly, Anywhere

The Academy is a comprehensive, video based course. Jam packed with 35+ videos, handouts and more about how to live life with your puppy, from puppyhood to maturity in a safe, sane and civilized way.


Want to go live life with your dog?

The Pillars of Pack Leadership Academy will teach you everything you need to know to go out in the world and live life with your dog. Watch the overview below!


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So what is the The Pillars of Pack Leadership Academy?

The Pillars of Pack Leadership Academy is a comprehensive online dog training course developed by renowned dog trainer Alyson Rodges. You have experience with three of her videos in the Puppy Club...and there is so much more! 

Alyson trains in-person at her beautiful training center in Arroyo Grande, CA.  It's affectionately known as Aly's Acres.  Thousands of dogs have graduated from Aly's Puppy Boot Camp there, and now she wants everyone to be able to access this information. 

Alyson's Pillars of Pack Leadership Academy teaches you exactly how and why Aly trains the way she does. 

The Academy starts with the fundamentals...understanding your dogs drives and states of mind.  To truly understand your dog and what motivates them-you need to know this information.  The Academy goes beyond mere obedience, its about relationship. 

It then moves into Aly's Pillars of Pack Leadership.  Her proven strategies help you go live life with your dog in a safe, sane and civilized way. 


  • Establishing Effective Structure
  • Establishing Effective Rituals
  • Purpose Driven Activities
  • Respect of Space
  • The Human Component

The heart of her program is the "The Art of Just Be". It is a culmination of all her Pillars into an actionable skill for your dog. Your dog will be able to find a relaxed state of mind and choose calm, so you can go live life in a safe, sane and civilized way. 

The Academy also covers basic commands. It ends in a few lessons on the whole dog (grooming, nutrition and more).  It covers it all! 

BUT, we didn't stop there. We also created a private Facebook group so that students of the Academy can join, come in and ask questions. Aly and her team are there to help and guide you through the Academy and beyond.  Aly even pops in once a week to personally answer questions! This is a level of commitment you won't see anywhere else. 

This program is the next best thing to training at Aly's Acres in-person. 

Join us in the journey and let us help you create the relationship with your dog that you want! 

"THESE VIDEOS ARE INCREDIBLY HELPFUL" Aly is superbly clear, concise, hands on with what helps us and our puppies & dogs live our lives. Her Pillars of Pack Leadership method is an effective combination of Balanced dog training and Positive dog training, with a focus on body language and crystal clear communication with dogs. She uses many types of reinforcement, but without the total dependence on treats. She teaches us how to teach our dogs to THINK and choose to be calm. Big difference. I highly recommend the Academy to you all."

Yasko Endo and Bodhi

"Alyson Rodgersā€™ Pillars of Pack Leadership is an outstanding, step-by-step, guide for training your dog. Her kind, consistent approach has left me prepared to properly train and continue training my dog for life. I would highly recommend this course to everyone who has a dog or is thinking about getting one."

Kerri Karas

"Thanks to Aly Rodges and her Pillars of Pack LeadershipĀ®, we have the best dog in the world (if you don't believe me, just ask my husband or daughter.) Aly's ideas-communicated clearly and with humor-go so far beyond mere obedience training. She taught us to "speak dog": to be calm and cosistent, to create the foundation for a relationship that, three years later, is still yielding positive results."

Peggy Orenstein
New York Times Best-Seller Author

"Alyson Rodges was that rare student that actually did everything I told her to do, and she's done it very well! I have witnessed her expertise and compassion for her dogs and her people. I'm excited to see what she contributes next to our dog training world."

Marc Goldberg
Hall of Fame dog trainer & Co-Author of Let Dogs Be Dogs

"With a twinkle in her eye, Aly (and her Pillars of Pack Leadership) transforms the challenging task of convincing your dog that YOU are the pack leader into a lifelong practice that's fun and makes perfect sense. The most wonderful lesson Aly taught our family is that there is a fundamental difference between a dog that's just being compliant to your rules and a dog that is accepting of you and your family as the pack leaders. This state of being actually makes for a happier, calmer, well-adjusted makes for a dog that knows that he or she is being led properly, which makes them fell safe. A true dog pack mentality."

Marnie, Reed, and Eilis Diamond

"Alyson not only trains dogs, she trains and equips owners and breeders to become the pack leader that their dog needs. We have referred many, many of our pet families to her and will continue to do so, because we know that any dog (or person) who goes through Aly's Pillars of Pack Leadership training will benefit greatly."

Kristen and Brandon Silva
Owners of Brasken Labradoodles


So you wanna know a little more about me? Well thank you, get ready, get set, here goes…

I’m Alyson Rodges, and I like to call myself the average person’s, Dr. Doolittle. I have been talking to the animals since I took my first horseback riding lesson when I was 6 and hooked on working with dogs since my first obedience class when I was 12. It’s been a life-long love affair with dogs and horses ever since!  Learn more HERE!

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