linnea's other experiences

yearS                 experience

2002-2008            K9 Strike Team. a division of the Virginia Task Force

1998-2003            Search & Rescue (SAR) dog teams and ground pounders -- Greater Atlantic                                                    Rescue Dogs (GARD) and Virginia Beach--EMS SAR Team

1998-2006            Obedience, Tracking, & Protection Competitions -- United Schutzhund Clubs                                              of America, K9 Pro Sports, PSA

1998-2001            K9 Narcotic Detection Training at Kabler School for Dogs

1998-2001            Head Master Trainer at Kabler School for Dogs in Virginia Beach

1998-2000            APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) member

1997-2009            Pet Therapy-- JCC, Norfolk Senior Center, DePaul Hospital, Children's Reading                                              Program at Chesapeake & Virginia Beach libraries

1997-1999            Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, Kennel Professional at VCA Animal Care                                              Center (Norfolk) & Centerville Animal Hospital (Chesapeake)

linnea's credentials

year          certifications & courses

2008            Delta Society Pet Therapy Certified

2007            Canine Nutrition & Health by author and speaker Wendy Volhard

2007            Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

2006            Pet First Aid -- American Red Cross

2005            Delta Society Pet Therapy Certified Handler & Canine (Abby)

2004            Tellington Touch ("T Touch") Workshop

2003            Canine Massage Therapist Level 1 & 2 -- Integrated Touch Therapy Inc. for                                                   Animals, Circleville, OH

2002            TDI Pet Therapy Certification -- Jasper & Sacha

2001            Master Trainer & Behavioral Specialist -- North Star K-9 Academy, Sanford, NC

2001            Pet Care Tech -- ABKA (American Boarding Kennel Association)

2001            SAR (Search and Rescue) Field Team Member -- Department of Emergency                                               Management, Virginia

2000            AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator & Instructor

1999            Competition Obedience Seminar by Jerry Bradshaw, PSA Judge

1999            "Aggression in Dogs" and "The Art of Teaching People" -- Association of Pet                                            Dog Trainers (APDT) National Conference in San Diego, CA

1998            Delta Society Pet Therapy Certified Handler & Canine (Jasper)

1998            Master Trainer & Behavioral Specialist -- National K9 Training Center, Columbus, OH

Over 25 Years of Training Experience