Bio

Meet The Trainer

At In Relation With Dogs, we have nearly 38 years of experience and continued education in the science and application of dog obedience training and behavior modification. As dog trainers, we have seen thousands of dogs through the years — from unruly puppies to over-active adult dogs and myriad cases of dogs with problem behaviors — and can confidently say there is hope! We will help you and your dog achieve a cooperative and attentive relationship built on trust and consistent, positive communication.

Linda Brodzik  CSAT

  • Linda Brodzik has over 35 years of training experience and continued education in the science of dog behavior and training.
  • Linda has worked hand in hand with veterinary professionals throughout her career and is honored to be a trusted referral by veterinary for be her behavior and training services.
  • Linda attended classes through the Life Learn Program at the Ontario Veterinary College, University at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, under the direction of well noted veterinary behaviorist, Andrew Luescher, as well as Dr. Jack Halap and Dr. Don Mckeown.
  • Linda has studied with many top dog trainers, behaviorists, and veterinary behaviorists in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and from around the world, including; Karen Pryor, Kathy Sdao, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Susan Friedman, Malena DeMartini, to name a few.
  • Linda is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) having completed over 100 hours of class time, study and testing in helping dogs find relief from separation anxiety. Linda is one of less than 70 Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers in the world.
  • Linda has also completed study in Applied Animal Behavior Analysist under Dr. Susan Friedman’s (Utah State Univerity).
  • Linda has completed the Advanced Animal Training course, under the direction of Ken Ramirez, at the world-famous Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, with fellow students from the U.S. and around the world.
  • Linda continues to attend classes, clinics, webinars, and workshops on a regular basis to ensure she stays attentive to the most current knowledge in the science of dog behavior and teaching, so she can offer her clients the very highest level of training assistance.
  • Linda has been featured on both TV and radio programs discussing dog training and problem behavior rehabilitation
  • Linda has had her professional articles concerning dog training and problem behavior rehabilitation featured in several dog training and pet-related magazines and newspapers.
  • Linda lectures to both pet professionals, such as veterinarians, vet tech’s and dog rescue workers, as well as to pet owners, sharing the knowledge of science-based positive reinforcement training methods.

Linda is a member of these organizations:

  • Animal Trainers Acadamy, an international group of domestic and exotic animal trainers from around the world. This affiliation allows her to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas with trainers all over the world.
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • The Animal Behavior Management Alliance
  • The Pet Professionals Guild
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Linda’s main interest as a dog trainer concerns emotional issues such as fear, anxiety, and phobias, as well as relationship and behavior issues in dogs. She thrives to find positive solutions that build trust and ability between dogs and their owners. Her analytical mind and ability to focus on great detail are strong assets when evaluating canine temperament and behavior issues and in setting forth a comprehensive and well-structured dog training program.

Are you are ready for a positive change? Dog training success starts here. Contact Linda today for a free phone or e-mail consult to discuss your dog’s training needs.

For more information on our training methods, as well as our training programs, please contact In Relation With Dogs today.


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