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Linda Porter / CTC


Brings More Than 25 Years of Working Dog and Pet Dog Training Experience to Canon City and Fremont County


Linda began working in Boulder, Colorado, at an animal shelter in the early 90s, where she developed a special interest in veterinary medicine and dog training; soon she was promoted to Veterinary Technician, working in the shelter’s clinic assisting with surgeries and caring for sick and injured animals.


After six years as a Veterinary Technician, Linda accepted an Animal Control Officer position with a police department in the Denver area and developed an interest in becoming a police officer. While working as an ACO she attended the Police Academy at night and started volunteering as a Reserve Police Officer at the same department in addition to her animal control duties. At this point, she became interested in police K9s and trained the department’s first Police K9s—a Bloodhound that was used for tracking people and a chocolate Labrador that was used to locate illegal narcotics.


Linda’s other specialized training and experience


Linda is a former member of the Colorado Police K9 Association and trained and certified three police dogs during her time with the Canon City Police Department. She has participated in many different aspects of canine work over the last 25 years including: Training multiple police K9s for patrol, detection and tracking, training 2 sport dogs for French Ring and Schutzhund dog sports, as well as training police, SAR and pet dogs with special emphasis on obedience training, clicker training, behavior modification, aggression issues and puppy classes. Before leaving Law Enforcement in 2008, she assisted many local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with her trained K9s. Linda and her husband also trained seven tracking K9s and eight dog handlers over a five year period for Anti-poaching work in Kenya.


Her education and accomplishments include:

  • Training in Holland with world-renowned dog trainer Dick Staal. She brings many of his techniques to her classes.

  • Graduating from the "Sliverstate K9 Detection dog Trainers Course".

  • Graduating from the prestigious "Academy For Dog Trainers" 2-year school earning her CTC in pet dog training, coaching and behavior modification.

  • Attending the "Karen Prior Professional Dog Trainers Course"

  • Attending the "Micheal Ellis Obedience Intensive Course".

  • Participation in French Ring and Schutzhund dog sports.

  • Helping establish the first K9 unit for the Fremont County Search and Rescue Team in 2016.

  • Assisted in establishing the first P.O.S.T approved tracking dog course in the state of California.

  • Attending numerous Police and Search and Rescue canine training seminars and courses in the US and Europe.

  • Assisting in establishing the first anti-poaching K9 unit for the Mara Conservancy in Kenya, Africa and spent 5 years helping to train new puppies after the unit developed a breeding program and continues to work with the K9 project in Kenya.


Linda constantly updates her training skills by attending seminars and schools across the country related to the dog training profession. She is always looking for the best and most positive training alternatives for all types of canine training.