Books I highly recommend:
Pryor, Karen. Don’t Shoot the Dog
London, Karen. Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer’s World View Can Improve Your Life
Sidman, Murray. Coercion and its Fallout
Sdao, Kathy. Plenty in Life is Free
Donaldson, Jean. Culture Clash
Bender, Allie & Strong, Emily. Canine Enrichment For The Real world
Brophey, Kim. Meet Your Dog-The Game Changing Guide To Understanding Your Dogs Behavior
Rogers, Marg & Anderson, Eileen. Puppy Socialization-What It Is & How To Do It
To learn more about the training methods we use at In Relation With Dogs, to schedule an in-home consultation, or for any other questions, please contact us today.
What Clients Are Saying…
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. Dogs walk away from her classes with a stronger sense of self control, and clients walk away from her classes with a better understanding and a more fulfilling, comfortable relationship with their dogs. As a CVT and a Veterinary Behavior Technician, I often refer my clients to her for general training, as well as behavior problems. As a client of Linda’s, I am grateful for the relationship she has afforded me with my Border collie mix, Kishi.
Linda is a miracle worker! My dog Molly, a rescue terrier mix, has suffered from separation anxiety since I adopted her. I tried several other trainers before coming upon Linda’s services. What a difference an educated and dedicated trainer like Linda makes. She was so encouraging and sympathetic to my concerns. With her help, Molly is now anxiety free and comfortable being left home.
Thank you, Linda, for your invaluable help in teaching our new puppy, Canyon, to relax when in his crate, and when being left alone. We were so concerned and heartbroken over his screaming and thrashing about every time we put him in the crate, or even tried to leave the room. Other trainers told us to just let him work it out, but when we tried this Canyon just got worse, even breaking a tooth as he tried to bite his way out of the crate. We are so fortunate to have found you. Without your help, we don’t think we would have been able to keep our precious boy. Thank you so much for your expertise. We owe you so much more than just a thank you. You have our gratitude and lifelong referrals should we ever hear of anyone else in need of your excellent services!
Thank you, Linda, for your expertise, compassion and limitless support in helping Bailey learn to be calm and in-control when I leave her home alone. It is so comforting to know she is no longer “freaking out” when I leave, and now just sleeps all day as I am gone.
We adopted Cody from a show breeder at the age of 2 ½ years. Since the day we brought him home he would howl, bark and scratch at the door frame whenever we left the house. We set up a camera so we could watch what our new little boy was doing when we were not home, and he was clearly in a state of distress. It hadn’t occurred to us that moving him from a home where he was surrounded by other dogs, night and day, to a home of just two adults would cause him such concern when left alone. We are so thankful to have found you (Linda Brodzik), and for the wonderful coaching and support you gave us in teaching Cody that he was still safe when we left the house. Today our little boy is so calm and unconcerned about our coming and going. He just sleeps or plays with his toys. We can’t thank you enough!