About the Trainer
Trainer Linda Bane: Linda Bane has 20+ years of dog training experience. She has raised several puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, titled dogs in AKC obedience trials, and handled dogs in the conformation ring. She is the co-founder of Downtown Pet Project, a private dog rescue for dogs with multiple behavioral problems, and she has spent time as a volunteer trainer for the Oregon Humane Society. Most recently she was a trainer for Paws to Freedom, an organization which used clicker-training to prepare dogs and their people for service dog work including mobility assistance, autism assistance to children and families, and seizure alert/response. She has been providing professional training services in the Portland area since 2007.
Her current interests include sports training to improve the confidence and teamwork of dogs with behavioral problems, BAT and VLT training for fear and aggression, highly specialized taskwork for service dogs, and teaching handling skills to owners. She competes and titles in Rally Obedience and Nosework.
She currently provides Dog Bite Prevention trainings to US postal employees, traveling all around the Portland area, and is the obedience instructor for Portland Community College Community Education.
Linda owns two dogs: award-winning Golden retriever puppy "Halo" and "Charlie," a much-beloved rescued pit bull whose talents include turning off the alarm clock in the morning, retrieving the fire extinguisher on request, and almost always remembering to close the door behind himself.