About Us

At Canine Coach, our training methods provide and encourage appropriate social interactions that produce happy, outgoing dogs with good social skills. We value the power of communication. It is never necessary to use force to control your dog when you both understand and respect each other.

Each of our trainers are experienced in handling all types of dogs.

Meet the Coaches!

Meet Linda Brennen, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) & Owner of Canine Coach

Linda Brennen, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and her dogs

Linda Brennen, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), has been a dog trainer for over 20 years. She earned her Associate Degree in Animal Health and worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for over 10 years. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley.

After college, Linda had the good fortune to attend a seminar on Puppy Socialization and Preventing Dog Aggression. It was presented by Dr. Ian Dunbar, world-renowned dog behavior expert and founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). After the seminar, she studied with Dr. Dunbar,and began teaching classes for his company, Sirius Puppy Training, a year later. During that time Linda also devoted a year to raising a puppy to become a service dog for Canine Companions for Independence.

Over the next fifteen years Linda started dog training programs at several of the military bases where she and her husband were stationed. In 2005, while stationed in San Antonio, Linda volunteered at the Humane Society, where she trained shelter dogs waiting for adoption. During that time she helped with rescue efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Also in San Antonio, Linda and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Kees, were certified as Delta Pet Partners. Together they visited patients at the military hospital, and participated in reading programs at local elementary schools.

When her husband retired from the military in 2006, Linda and her family settled in Colorado Springs. She continues to teach dog training classes, and volunteers her time with service dog and rescue organizations. She also teaches dog safety classes in the community as a licensed presenter for Doggone Safe, and Dogs & Storks classes for Family Paws Parent Education. Linda established Canine Coach, Inc. in September of 2009.

Linda is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Colorado Dog Trainers Network. She holds a CPDT-KA from the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers.

Linda relies on over thirty years of experience, and a commitment to continuing education, to provide you with the most up-to-date, effective, and positive training methods available.

“I inspire dogs to love learning and owners to enjoy training.  My goal is to help people and dogs truly understand each others needs.”

—Linda Brennen, CPDT
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Megan Lundberg, Coach

Megan Lundberg

Megan Lundberg began dog training in 2012 in San Diego, CA where her husband was stationed in the Navy. Plans of pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian changed when she discovered her interest in behavior while studying at Colorado State University. This combined love of dogs with newfound passion for learning about behavior lead to the path of dog training.

After completing a course in dog training, Megan continues to read new materials to learn the latest in dog training methods and techniques and to work toward further dog trainer certifications. Megan is a Family Paws licensed presenter, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and member of the Pet Professional Guild and Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

She is the proud owner of two Siberian huskies, a 2-legged toy poodle, and two cats. They enjoy the canine sports of dryland mushing and skijoring, and also participate in dog agility and lure coursing. Megan volunteered regularly at a county shelter in Bonita, California for over 2 years while in San Diego to offer enrichment and training, and also fostered nearly 20 dogs for the Humane Society, Dept. of Animal Services, and local rescues. She continues to support rescue efforts and responsible pet ownership. After her husband left the Navy, they came home to Colorado in 2015 to be closer to family.

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Briana Tree, Coach

Brianna Tree

Briana Tree is a Colorado Springs native who enjoys training and working with clients to achieve the best results. She has worked in the training industry for over six years and loves it more everyday.

In her free time, Briana spends time hiking with her own pups, Fox, an Alaskan Malimute mix and Ryuk, a Shiba Inu, practicing yoga, and drawing. Briana plans to expand her training by studying service dog training  method and plans to soon test for her CPDT-KA. She uses only research based methods and encourages positive behavior and training.