Linda Brodzik has over 35 years of training experience and continued education in the science of behavior and animal training. She is passionate about this science, having started her studies as she was still in high school. She has 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. She has studied with many top dog and animal trainers, animal behaviorists and veterinarians in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and from around the world, including, Karen Pryor, Kathy Sdao, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Terry Ryan, Gary Priest, and Ted Turner, to name just a few. Today Linda continues to attend classes, clinics, webinar’s and workshops to ensure she stays attentive to the most current knowledge in the science of behavior and teaching. Recently Linda completed an advanced animal trainers course at the world-renowned Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with fellow students from the US and around the world. In her quest to always learn more, Linda is currently enrolled in a yearlong continued education course online. She has also just completed famed Dr. Susan Friedman’s Applied Animal Behavior Analysis course through Utah State University.
Linda’s main interest as a dog trainer concerns emotional issues such as fear, anxiety, and phobias, as well as relationship and behavior issues 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.
Linda has advance and intense education in the treatment of Isolation Distress (Separation Anxiety) in dogs. She studied under the leading world authority on Isolation Distress in dogs (Separation Anxiety) and is presently one of less than 70 Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers, CSAT, in the world.
In addition to having her writing and articles published in numerous trade magazines, Linda has appeared on radio and television programs dealing with dog behavior and training issues. She lectures to both owners and other pet professionals including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue groups and breeders.
When Linda is not working to assist her clients and their animal companions, she takes pleasure in spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, kayaking and practicing archery. She also enjoys being creative through writing, music and artistic ventures. Linda shares her home with her partner, The Rev. Dr. Coller, and her animal companions, Jolie, a Black and Tan Coonhound, Dewberry, an ever-growing, African Leopard Tortoise, and Kelyn and Odin her two parrots.
Linda Brodzik is a member of these organizations: These national and international groups of domestic and exotic animal trainers allows her to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas with trainers all over the world.
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
“Linda is amazing, both as a trainer and a person. Her knowledge base is unrivaled, as is her ability to translate this knowledge into helpful, usable suggestions for her clients. Her training classes not only support her clients, but also their dogs. Her classes enrich and strengthen the vital trust relationship between dog and owner. This step is missed by many less-experienced trainers. Dogs walk away from her classes with a stronger sense of self control, and composure. Clients walk away from her classes with a better understanding of their beloved canine companions, and a more fulfilling, comfortable relationship with their dogs.”
– Amy Fellner, Certified Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Behavior Technician