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.

Whether you want to enroll your new puppy in our obedience classes or would prefer one-on-one mentoring at your home for private behavior consultations, you can trust your dog’s education to our experienced dog training skills and programs:

Linda Brodzik

Linda is passionate about dogs and the relationships we have with them. She takes great pleasure in helping pet owners achieve the very best relationship with their dogs as is possible, helping dog owners understand their dog’s behavior and helping them learn positive communication and teaching skills that teach successful and trusting outcomes in training.

Linda Brodzik has over 35 years of training experience and continued education in the science of dog behavior and animal training. She is passionate about this science, having started her studies when 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 U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and from around the world, including:

  • Karen Pryor
  • Kathy Sdao
  • Ken Ramirez
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar
  • Terry Ryan
  • Gary Priest
  • Ted Turner

…to name just a few.

Today she continues to attend classes, clinics, webinars, and workshops to ensure she stays attentive to the most current knowledge in the science of dog behavior and teaching. Recently she completed an advanced animal trainers course at the world-renowned Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with fellow students from the U.S. and around the world.

Linda is a member of the 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 traininer all over the world.

Linda’s main interest as a dog trainer concerns temperament, relationship and behavior issues in all manner of 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.

In addition to having her writing and training articles published in numerous trade magazines, she has appeared on radio and television programs dealing with dog behavior and training issues. Linda offer lectures to both pet owners and other pet professionals including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue groups, and breeders.

Linda has had successful and thriving practices in both New York and the greater Minneapolis/Saint Paul region of Minnesota before moving to Lincoln, NE.

When Linda is not working to assist her clients and their dog companions, she enjoys 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 a Black and Tan Coonhound named Jolie, Katie, a Welsh Springer Spaniel, and Dewberry, her ever-growing Leopard Tortoise, who is being trained in scent detection work.

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


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