I am a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen, Star Puppy, and Tricks evaluator. I am a certified evaluator for Therapy Dog International, and a certified member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).
I am a member of Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club, Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club,Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club, and Loyalhanna Agility Club.
I have been training dogs for 30 years, competing for 20 plus years, and teaching various dog obedience classes for over 12 years.
I enjoy training my own dogs in rally obedience, scent work, traditional obedience, and agility. I am also active with pet therapy work.
Linda earned canine conditioning coach certificate from Kyra Sundance!
Missy(5/5/06 -10/15/18) has many titles, her top AKC titles are as follows; Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), Preferred Agility Championship (PACH), and Rally Advanced Excellent -2 (RAE-2)and Rally Masters(RM).
She also has earned her Teacup Agility Championship (TACH).
Her Rally Champion Extraordinaire in WCRL Rally.
She has her open title (RATO) in Barn Hunt, her Performance Trick Title (TKP) and enjoyed therapy dog visits.
Percy has earned his AKC Star Puppy Award, and his Novice Trick titles from AKC and Do More With Your Dog!
Chuck Bowman is an instructor, and is married to Linda. They reside in Ligonier with three Golden Retrievers and two Shetland Sheepdogs.
He enjoys working with clients and helping them be successful dog trainers.
Chuck has been teaching obedience classes over five years.
He enjoys the canine sport of agility, and training our youngest Golden Retriever, Mya.
Mya has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen(CGC), Rally Advanced(RA), Intermediate Trick(TKI) and Novice Jumpers(NAJ), and Novice Standard(NA) Open Fast Titles(NF).
Mya has also earned Rally Level 1 title, and an award of excellence from WCRL.
Ace's top AKC Obedience titles include his Companion Dog(CD), and his Rally Excellent (RE) title.
Ace has also earned both his Open titles in AKC agility(OA &OAJ), and his intermediate trick trick title(TKI).
Acey also has his rally level 2 title, and his Rally Level 1 Championship in WCRL.
Acey is an active therapy dog.
Heidi (6/30/2005- 11/5/16) Top Titles
Heidi earned her Master Agility Excellent title (MX) in AKC agility.
She also was awarded both her Companion Dog(CD), and her RAE, in AKC obedience.
She earned her Rally Championship(ARCH) in WCRL rally, and her Teacup Agility Championship(TACH) in TDAA.
Heidi also enjoyed therapy work.
Bonny's top AKC obedience titles include her Companion Dog (CD), and her Rally Advanced (RA) title.
Bonny has both her open titles(OA &OAJ) in agility and her intermediate trick title(TKI).
She has earned her Rally Championship Excellence (ARCHX), in WCRL rally.
Bonny has both her superior titles in TDAA.
She has also earned her Novice Barn Hunt title (RATN)
Bonny is an active therapy dog.