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!

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 other’s needs.”

—Linda Brennen, CPDT
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Megan Lundberg, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT)

Megan Lundberg

Megan Lundberg, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), 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, Department 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 Blaettler, Coach

Brianna Tree

Briana Blaettler 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.

 

 


Kerry Bramwell, Coach

Kerry Bramwell came to Canine Coach with the desire to work with students and professional trainers who are committed to their dogs. In all of her classes, her main goal is to give people the tools to communicate effectively and humanely with their dogs.

Kerry has been training her own dogs since 1991, and worked for Guide Dogs for the Blind from 1996 to 2002. From there, she has taught puppy classes and tricks classes. Kerry completed a 3-year apprenticeship with Guide Dogs for the Blind and is a licensed Guide Dog instructor in California. She is a Certified Training Partner through Karen Pryor Academy, and has an Associate’s Degree in Science Veterinary Technology. Kerry plans on testing for her CPDT-KA next year and plans to begin in Rally Obedience and Agility in the future.

Kerry owns two dogs of her own: Tierza, a 6-year-old Poodle/Labrador cross who has a great sense of fun, and Bay, a 6 month old long-haired Whippet who loves to work. She loves to be out in nature with them, whether they are on hikes or long walks, and enjoys trying to see things from their doggy perspective. Kerry loves to watch all dogs think, and loves to see the bond between dogs and their people grow as they train and work together.


Meet our Staff!

Pam Burton, Business Manager

Pam Burton is the Business Manager, but primarily focuses on marketing and branding where she uses her 25+ years of experience in marketing and communications. She is proud of being a part of Canine Coach, and loves everything it stands for. She grew up in Colorado Springs, and first met Linda as a client to help train one of her own dogs. Her crazy puppy Levi, as Pam describes him, is a snuggly black Lab mix that is very protective of his family, but also loves to do nose work and is a great support dog for her mom. Pam loves to watch the puppies in Puppy Practice and Play, and wishes she had taken Levi through the Puppy Program when she first got him.


Kelsea Harvey, Office Manager

Kelsea Harvey was born and raised in Colorado and worked with Linda since she was a teenager, learning how to train her own dogs. Kelsea has three dogs she calls family – Miko, Bosco, and Teddy, all Shih Tzus – and loves seeing them learn new behaviors. Along with being the Office Manager, Kelsea is also an intern at Canine Coach with hopes of becoming a trainer in early 2018.