Lin's School for Dogs

Central Oregon Dog Trainer Lin Neumann with

Lin now focuses her time helping others with their dog-training goals. She says of herself, "I am always a student, whether I am giving a lesson or getting them". Lin assists others to "find the key to unlock your dog's full potential".

 

Lin is certified by the National Association of Dog Obedience Trainers.

She also is conducting weeekly rehabilitation services at the Redmond Humane Society.

 

Lin Neumann makes her home in La Pine, Oregon. She has enjoyed training dogs for over 35 years. Starting with a Siberian Husky named "Sonja" from Anchorage and a beginner class at the local community college in Newport, Oregon, this dog sparked a passion for running a sled dog team in the winter and obedience training in the spring, summer and fall. Click here for more about Lin's career in sled dog racing.

Her first Utility Dog was a rescued Border Collie, “Just in Time Lucky Patty”. She was also a weight pull champion pulling 1,650# on snow in Truckee, California, with a body weight of only 34#.

Lin's sweet Liq was a UDX 8-what a gal and what a worker. She learned so much from Patty Ruzzo during Liq’s career. Lin trained with Patty from 1994 until her untimely death. They had Patty out West many times for workshops and would travel 2 days to attend her seminars if she was anywhere nearby.

Then came “Mike of Scotswood” from breeder and trainer Pat Cook. Pat coached Lin with Mike and he was High in Trial for all 3 CD legs, averaging 198, and a platinum award for excellence from Front and Finish.
Then on to CDX with a 199 for a first leg in Open A.
He won HIT for his second UD leg with 199 in Utility A. WOW! What a guy!

Mike won his UDX nicely. On the way he became a Delta Society Pet Partner and had kids read to him. He also was her service dog while she was recovering from her knee replacement. Mike injured his body and retired from showing in 2006. Miss Pie is a rescue Border Collie and is preparing to show in Novice B in the spring of 2008.

She has trained with Sylvia Bishop “It’s Magic” for 15 years. Beginning with Patty UD, a rescue who was a difficult dog, Sylvia taught her how to get the “want and the speed from your dogs”. Lin has integrated Sylvia’s methods into her own training style. "The handler must be the most exciting being in thier puppys enviroment " learned from Sylvia Bishop.

“I use food, play and toys while training. I want my dogs and my students to want to train. Wowie Zowie!! This is fun!”

Multiple 200 & OTCH handler Pat Cook is currently coaching Lin. “Pat has taught me so much about handling and timing” says Lin of her instructor.

 

 

Lin Neumann makes her home in La Pine, Oregon. She has enjoyed training dogs for over 35 years. Starting with a Siberian Husky named "Sonja" from Anchorage and a beginner class at the local community college in Newport, Oregon, this dog sparked a passion for running a sled dog team.

She began with a 2-dog team in 1974 to a world class 6 dog team sponsored by Hills Science Diet for 24 years. Lin and her husband, Dan, trained and raced sled dogs in the fall and winter, and she trained the dogs for obedience in the spring and summer.

Her first AKC title was with Miski, a Siberian Husky who ran wheel on the team. In the next few years, four more Siberian team members earned CD titles. One was Suzi, CD, the highest scoring Siberian in AKC and was the single leader on the fastest all Siberian 5-dog team in the West in 1981. Along the way, training and competing with “Buck, CD”, he became an international weight pull champion.

The team moved to La Pine in 1983 for the snow, bought Alaskan Huskies and began to win the 6-dog class. They traveled throughout the Western US and Canada to race, and purchased some very fast Canadian Racing Hounds from 2002 Adult Sled 10-Dog Speed gold medalist, Rob Peebles of Alberta, Canada, Retiring from racing in 2007 at the age of 60, Lin finished her career running 23 mph for 6 miles.

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