Alpha Dog Training Center

About Us

Alpha Dog Training Center is the premier dog training and boarding facility in the Midwest. Located on a beautiful 10 acre estate in Quincy IL, Alpha Dog draws clients with their one-of-a-kind facility, certified professional trainers and a passion for what they do!

With our skilled professional staff on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, your pet will receive the best care! At Alpha Dog Training Center we take pride in providing exceptional service to both you and your pet. Whether your dog is visiting us for a day, a week, or longer, they will be treated like family and won’t want to leave at the end of their stay.

We encourage you to come and visit us, tour our facility and meet our talented staff. New Client Meet and Greet is offered weekly, free of charge; by appointment only.
Elizabeth Boyer

Elizabeth Boyer

Elizabeth Boyer

In 1998 at the age of 18, Elizabeth Boyer – Owner, graduated from the world-renowned Tom Rose School for professional dog trainers. She came back to Quincy shortly thereafter and established Alpha Dog Training Center. She is certified to train dogs in protection, obedience, tracking and narcotics detection. Prior to attending Tom Rose School, Elizabeth immersed herself in all things animal. From a young age, she was raised with hunting dogs and had a plethora of other pets along the way. With years of experience, Elizabeth possesses vast knowledge and understanding of the many dog breeds and temperaments.

“Every dog is different; I have made it my life’s work to understand the uniqueness of each dog I come in contact with, and the ability to communicate that to their owners. Many problems arise in dog ownership simply from misunderstanding what your dog is expressing to you. Animals, particularly dogs, are the only things that I have ever been completely passionate about, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Jake White

Jake White

Jake White

Originally from Chicago, IL, Jake White found his way to Quincy and Alpha Dog Training Center in the Fall of 2014. A former zookeeper at Randall Oaks Zoo, Jake enjoyed having animals in his day to day life. Growing up with dogs, he has “always been amazed by what you can teach a dog to do. From advanced obedience to scent detection, search and rescue to protection, etc.” Jake’s hunger for knowing all things dog, lead him to the Tom Rose School in High Ridge, Missouri. On becoming a professional dog trainer Jake says that he “wanted to learn how to do all of it and share my knowledge with others in the dog loving world.” Jake’s furry family includes his buddy Hank, a Black Lab and Wyatt, a Belgian Malinois. In his time away from Alpha Dog, Jake enjoys fly-fishing and watching sports.

Lindsey Boyer

Lindsey Boyer

Lindsey Boyer

Lindsey Boyer was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but has called Quincy home most of her life. Having worked in medical offices for 10+ years, Lindsey brings knowledge and experience to her roll as Office Manager at Alpha Dog Training Center. Having helped her sister at the kennel off and on for years, the transition to full time managing was a long overdue and happy decision. Lindsey has four dogs, Stella and Stanley, both Chihuahuas, Lui, a Havanese and Charli, a Goldendoodle. She has embraced the “dog life” and especially enjoys getting to know all of Alpha Dog’s clients and their pets. “Growing up with a big sister as a dog trainer and watching her grow this business from the ground up has been an awesome experience. I see the time, dedication and love she has for these animals every day and it inspires me.” Lindsey enjoys her time away from work acting in community theatre, spending time with friends and family and singing karaoke.

Hunter Voelkel

Hunter Voelkel joined the Alpha Dog family in April of 2017. Born in Washington, Missouri, he relocated to Hannibal in 2011. With previous experience at a dairy farm in Houston and volunteering for a horse barn as a young teenager, Hunter brings experience with large groups of animals to the kennel. Having eight brothers and sisters prepared him to start his own family with his wife, Katia in 2015. They have a little girl and a new baby boy, born in 2017. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and “movie night with my family.” Although he doesn’t currently have a dog of his own, he enjoys “watching Jake train” and plans for his future dog to be smart above all else.