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Linda Friedrich

Linda Friedrich met her match 9 years ago when she adopted a 3 year old Golden Retriever named Kaedra who had been given up because her former owner said that she was "too hard to handle" and "untrainable". In reality, Kaedra was simply a smart, high energy Golden who needed to channel her intelligence in good directions, via new challenges. Linda and Kaedra began training together and never looked back. They became true partners in Obedience, Agility, Rally and Therapy work, earning their CD, (AKC Companion Dog title), CGCA, (Canine Good Citizen Advanced title), RE (Rally Excellent title) and a C-ATCH in agility, (Canine Performance Events Championship title). They also became a licensed Therapy Dog Team, working with the kids who are patients at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.

Linda now trains and competes in all of these canine sports, as well as in Dock Diving, with her two new Goldens, Laika and Jackie O. At age two, Laika has her CGC and TKN titles, and is already well on her way to earning the new Rally Master title. Laika was invited to compete at the 2018 Rally Nationals, and she recently earned the CPE Level 3 Agility title. Linda adopted six-year old Jackie O about a year ago, and Jackie O is loving her work with children at Shriner’s Hospital as a Therapy Dog, after earning the CGC title. She is learning Rally, and competing in Dock Diving – she’s having fun!

Linda and her Golden Girls are dedicated to working and playing together, and to showing others how to enjoy canine sports. A Rally Trainer for 5 years, Linda also teaches Intermediate Agility, and is a Certified Pet Tech, as well as an AKC CGC/CGCA and Trick Dog Evaluator. She will be glad to help you learn the fun of working with your dog in Rally, Agility or Obedience – activities that challenge both the handler and the dog, while strengthening the bond you share!