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About Linda

I believe that through the proper use of positive rewards-based training the possibilities of things we can train our pets to do is limited only by our imagination. I have been a devoted animal lover my entire life. I use training methods based on proven science. These methods yield quick learning without the negative side effects often caused by harsher methods. I use rewards such as food, toys, praise and real life pleasures for your dog. I study behavior and training on an ongoing basis through seminars, workshops, certification courses, mentor-ships, books, articles, case studies, videos, professional affiliated educational offerings, and hands on experience. I work to make a positive difference in the lives of our best friends. 

PPG Membership
APDT Membership

I have attended continued education seminars,

lectures and workshops with the following world renowned  Ph.D.'s, Scientists, Behaviorists and dog trainers:

  • Dr. Ian Dunbar

  • Chirag Patel BSc, CPDT-KA, DipCABT

  • Ken Ramerez, Biologist and animal behaviorist

  • Kathy Sdao, MA

  • Dr. Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB

  • Dr. Susan Friedman Ph.D.

  • Pat Miller, CPDT-KA

  • Emily Larlham (Kikopup on Youtube)

  • Pamela Dennison,CDBC, CWRI 

  • Theresa McKeon founder of TAGTeach

  • Linda Michaels, MA

  • Pamela Johnson

  • Veronica Boutelle

  • Laura Monaco Torrelli

  • Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz Ph.D.

  • Mark Hines 

  • Diane Garrod

  • Michael Shikashio, CDBC

  • Trish McMillan Loehr, CPDT-KA

  • Debbie Martin, VMD

  • Terry Ryan

  • Emma Parsons

  • Sarah Owings

  • Positive and rewards-based dog trainer.

  • Full member of The Association for Force Free Pet Trainers through The Pet Professional Guild, Since May 15, 2013 Member #9973801

  • Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Since October 19, 2012 (APDT), Member #81226

  • Certified Trick Dog Trainer. CTDI, @ Do More with Your Dog

  • Pet CPR Certified

  • Expertise in leash manners from pulling to aggression.

  • Public speaker about modern dog behavior, rewards-based training and bite prevention.

  • Pitbull and bully breed advocate.

  • Educator of people, trainer of dogs.


~Linda Jovic, CTDI

"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” Dean Koontz 
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