Linda approaches her instructing from a background based on both hands on and educational training. At the age of 9, she trained her first Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Linda competed with her second Pembroke Welsh Corgi in
Ontario and the United States as a Junior Handler and completed several titles.
Linda graduated from the University of Guelph with a Specialized Honours Psychology Degree focused on Animal Behaviour. A Graduate Animal Behaviour Course was completed with Honours. Linda designed and completed two thesis in conjunction with the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College under Dr. Donal McKeown (well respected professor of Ethology). One thesis was presented to the American Veternary Association in Washington, D.C. and the second was a published paper evaluating Therapeutic Benefits of the Human/Animal Companion Bond. She completed a research paper in conjunction with the Department of Psychology and Dr McKeown on Stress in Domestic Animals.
Linda conducted behaviourial consultation and private obedience instruction with pet owners referred to the Ontario Veterinary College and instructed beginner and advanced Obedience classes at the University of Guelph for seven years.
Attendance at seminars conducted by noted behaviour specialists and obedience peers is ongoing.
Linda is a lifetime member of the Canadian Kennal Club and member of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Association and Golden Retriever Club of Canada.
As a hobby Linda competes in Obedience and Rally O trials and has handled her own dogs to earn Canadian Championship. (see Brags and Titles)