I share my household with my husband, Pat and two beautiful (and fun!) Irish Setters: Tilly and Thomas.

My dogs are my companions; they work and live with me, and together we work out how humans and canines create bonds which last a lifetime. I am attracted to activities that call forth dogs’ joy and sense of fun.

Me with my dog Marty.

I am an experienced dog trainer and behavior consultant. Veterinarians, veterinary behavior specialists, the Animal Humane Society, and the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine/Behavior Department frequently refer their clients to me.

I am also a professional mentor to new trainers through the Victoria Stilwell Academy and Animal Behavior College.

To me, education is the most urgent need and is a preventative to the behavior problems that may ultimately put dogs in shelters or put them to death.  Often, these behavior problems are preventable or can be modified.

One of my goals is for my clients to teach their dogs new behaviors that help them navigate the world around them. I want clients to have tools to use for problem-solving when your dog’s natural desires clash with your own human desires.

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Linda Schindler, CPDT-KA, CTC
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CCPDT-KA), 2002 –
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Professional Member #005869, 2002 –

The Academy for Dog Trainers (Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) Honors Graduate, 2002

The Academy for Dog Trainers Graduate
Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, Knowledge Assessed
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Victoria Stilwell Academy Mentor
Animal Behavior College Authorized Mentor Trainer