Meet Karin Linden,

Professional Dog Trainer



My clients call me Aunty Cookie because I create a warm and comfortable learning environment for you and your puppy. I'm highly educated having studied canine, human, avian, and reptile behavior.

I care that you and your dog get the absolute best training experience. It's my goal that you graduate feeling sure of yourself and confident to be able to handle problem behaviors that crop up in the future.

My clients will text me a few times after they've graduated to help trouble shoot new problems that have surfaced, and I'm always happy to hear from them and help them resolve the current difficulties.

I believe in training for real-life results. That's why I train my clients in person. You don't need your dog to behave well for me, they probably already do. You need your dog to behave well for you, that's why I prefer coaching my human clients alongside your dog.

You learn what's reasonable to expect from your dog, while your dog learns which behaviors you'd like to see more of, and which behaviors you'd like to nip in the bud.

Training Methods

For the well being of puppies and dogs, and clients’ peace of mind, Karin uses only positive reinforcement training methods. Real-life results are best achieved when everyone—trainer, dog, and client—are relaxed and thus able to learn freely.

Karin is a member in good standing of the Pet Professional Guild, a professional development group dedicated to force-free training theory and implementation.

Karin continues her education weekly, reading scholarly articles, attending virtual classes through Natural Encounters Inc, Dr. Susan Friedman, and many other notable behavior professionals.

Karin can make a difference for you and your dog!

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Professional Qualifications

Karin is dedicated ongoing professional education in the field of applied animal behavior.


Graduate of prestigious Dog Training Internship Academy


Graduate of Trish King’s Dog Behavior Academy


Graduate of Karen Pryor Clicker Training Foundations program


dog*tec Certified Dog Walker through the dog*tec Dog Walking Academy


Fixing the Unfixable with Malena DeMartini


Living and Learning with Animals with Dr. Susan Friedman


Regular professional seminar attendance, most recently entered an Applied Behavior Analysis program at Florida Institute of Technology

Karin at LPBA has taken amazing care of our dog figaro for the past few years.

She takes him out rain or shine three times a week or more depending on our schedules. she is super flexible all the time. she offers home boarding and also takes care of our kitties when we are out of town, making for a worry free vacation!
we don't know what we'd do w/ out her and LPBA!
-woof woof


—Brook F. Oakland, CA

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