Alexandre Rossi is an internationally recognized dog and animal behavior expert who started training animals at age 6. Alexandre has written seven books on dog behavior and hosted his own TV series “Pet Mission” on Nat Geo for three seasons, solving some of the most challenging dog behavior problems on this popular program.
After researching and learning animal behavior in his early years by working with a wide variety of different animals, Alexandre earned an Animal Science degree and a master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on animal behavior from the University of São Paulo. In the University of Queensland, Australia, he specialized in domestic animals. He is currently completing a degree in veterinary medicine in Brazil.
He also founded and runs a well-known dog training and behavior company (Cao Cidadao), serving more than 1200 dogs per month. As a scientist, Alexandre conducts research and has authored scientific articles like “A Dog at the keyboard,” published in Animal Cognition, that demonstrated and tested the competence of a dog trained to use a keyboard to ask for specific objects and activities.
Alexandre also shares his knowledge through his radio program and bi-monthly television appearances on the largest TV channel in Brazil. He also gives lectures all over the world, offering insight into animal behavior research and training methods.
His drive to impact lives on a daily basis led Alexandre to create a non-profit organization called "Cao Terapeuta" ("Doctor Dog"). Through this program canines are brought to hospitals in Brazil to visit and provide comfort to patients.
Alexandre is married and is the proud pet parent of Estopinha, who has more than three million social media followers.