Dog Training Seminars & Workshops
Linda Kaim and Lionheart K9 have been presenting dog training seminars and workshops for the last 8 years on dogs and puppies across the country. For the last two years, she and her training partner Dave Cochran have collaborated on the Measurable Standards Tour where they travel to different locations across the country to demonstrate what can be accomplished with a little bit of time, a cohesive plan and some discipline.
They have crisscrossed the country with up to 20 dogs between them, illustrating different points in the training journey to best demonstrate what a handler will experience during the process, and how to navigate issues as they arise, efficiently and without conflict.
So many new dog trainers entering the trade are tool reliant and their approach reflects that. Together, Dave and Linda have logged over 15 thousand miles to bring sensible, effective dog training methods that work, to owners and professional trainers alike. Dog trainers and owners alike who may be struggling with issues that their current training attempts are not addressing, are excellent candidates for our dog training workshops, where the focus is on handling effectively and clearly.
Linda’s Puppy Primer seminars began in 2014, with several well-received appearances in her home state of Maryland, Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Maine and Iowa. They are based on her encyclopedic knowledge of puppy development and behavior from years of producing her own dogs as well as working with breeders providing puppy temperament testing and helping select appropriate homes for their puppies based on the results of those tests.
The Measurable Standards Tour was born at a dog training seminar hosted by Sandy Stokes at her farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia in 2019. It followed a fundamental tenet to which we strongly adhere; that every dog is capable of basic obedience, and owners should not need to rely on tools to maintain it.
For decades, owners pursued dog training ‘clubs’ for what at the time was considered basic obedience. This consisted of walking on a loose leash at the handler’s left side, to sit, stand and lie down on command and remain there until released, and to come when called, regardless of distractions that may compete for the dogs’ attention.
For years this was what owners could expect from their instructors, and for years, dogs were trained to a standard that could actually be measured. There are still municipalities across the country that permit off leash dogs predicated on their ability to meet that standard.
With so much currency being given to the battle for online supremacy and who’s the most popular on social media, real dog training has fallen between the cracks. The Measurable Standards Tour of dog training workshops and seminars quickly became a pretty popular alternative for people wishing to acquire a better understanding of the actual training process, independent of the nonsense that is currently trending and disguised as dog training on Facebook, YouTube and elsewhere.
Linda continues to be available for dog training seminars domestically in any state in the contiguous United States and abroad. For information on hosting, please contact Linda HERE.
Linda offers private and semi private shadowing opportunities for individuals or small groups with material designed for the professional trainer who is looking to reach a deeper understanding of dogs, their behavior and training. Trainers are welcome to bring dogs of their own or client dogs. This is an immersive program. For additional information on any of our dog training seminars or workshops, please contact Linda HERE
We have proudly offered dog and puppy training throughout the central Maryland area since 1989
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