L & L Dog Training

L & L Dog Training- Owner Linda Bowman

Training Philosophy

Every dog should have the opportunity to learn basic obedience with their person. A dog given ample opportunity to learn obedience gains confidence, patience, and self-control, and has the tools needed to be a life-long family member. 


Instructors for L & L Dog Training include Linda Bowman, Chuck Bowman, Linda Moore, Pat Kelm, Joanne Matthews, Kathi Gullace, Agatha Miconi, and Melanie Reeger.


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First row instructors; Linda Moore and Pat Kelm and second row instructors; Linda and Chuck Bowman

First row instructors; Linda Moore and Pat Kelm and second row instructors; Linda and Chuck Bowman

Information about Linda

  • I am a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Star Puppy Evaluator, and Therapy Dog International Evaluator. 
  • I am also a certified member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI). 
  •  I am a member of Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club, Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club,Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club, and Loyalhanna Agility Club. 
  • I am a judge for both CPE scent work and Hide N' Seek.
  •  I have been training dogs for 30 years, competing for 20 plus years, and teaching various dog obedience classes for over 12 years. 

Linda Bowman- owner

Linda Bowman- owner

Class Schedule and registration downloads

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Class Descriptions

Puppy Class
​Prerequisites: Dogs need to be 12 weeks to 6 months old and must have current shots.
Description: The goal of the puppy class is to help you and your new puppy get to know each other and to introduce basic obedience concepts to the puppy. A major part of this class is socialization with other people and other dogs. This is done in a class setting where concepts of attention and walking on a leash are introduced. AKC Star Puppy test is available at the end of this class. 

Puppy Plus/Manners
​Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed a puppy class or have equivalent skills. For small-breed dogs up to 18 months-old, and large-breeds up to 12 months-old with Instructors approval.
Description:This class is designed for further socialization of young dogs. Basic skills of heeling, recalls, sits, downs, and stays will be reinforced. Manners for a having a well-rounded family pet will be a focus of this class. Class will be fun and motivational with games and attention work, to build a solid relationship with your young dog.

Foundations of Obedience I Class
Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed a puppy class or have equivalent skills.
Description: This class will teach the foundation skills for having a well-rounded family pet, and competitive obedience. Attention, heeling, sits and downs, sit/wait with attention, stand for exam, recall games, and stays will be covered. Class will be fun and motivational with games and attention work to build a solid relationship with your dog. This class is also useful for dogs starting in agility. 

​Foundations of Obedience II Class
Prerequisites:Dogs should have completed the Foundations of Obedience I, or have equivalent skills.
​Description:This class is designed around families that wish to add to the skills their dogs have acquired through the Foundations of Obedience I, and want to continue to strengthen the training their dog has already received. Behaviors such as stay, coming when called, walking on-leash & off-leash, are practiced with distractions using creative, fun games and exercises. Teaching your dog to focus on you as the environment gets busy is essential to a happy life with your dog. This class provides excellent preparation for trainers interested in dog sports: agility, competition obedience, and rally obedience. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Exam will be available after this class. 

Pawsitively Fun
Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed the Foundations of Obedience I & II, or have equivalent skills.
Description: Pawsitively Fun is for those who want a more well-rounded family pet and for those considering both advanced training, and competition. The course is designed to develop your dog’s confidence both at home, and in social settings. Practice and refine the skills learned in Foundations of Obedience I & II, while applying them to games in a social setting, with other dogs and owners. Each one-hour session is filled with games, challenges, obstacles, and fun! 

Advanced Obedience/Rally
Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed the Foundations of Obedience I & II, or have equivalent skills.
Description: Traditional Rally class for those wanting to compete and earn their Rally title. 

Tricks Class 
Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed the Foundations of Obedience I & II, or have instructor’s approval.
Description: This class will present and practice the novice, intermediate, and possibly start advanced tricks. Your dog can be certified in both Do More with Your Dog  tricks program or AKC. Pat Kelm is a certified evaluator for both programs!  Tricks testing will take during instructional time.  Each one-hour session is filled with challenges, obstacles, and fun!  

Competition Obedience Class
Prerequisites: Dogs should have completed the Foundations of Obedience I & II, or have equivalent skills.
Description: Traditional CD/CDX class for those wanting to compete and earn their CD and/or CDX.  

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About Us

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Experience

Certified member of the National Association of Dog obedience Instructors. 

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Missy

Missy(5/5/06 -10/15/18) has many titles, her top AKC titles are as follows; Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), Preferred Agility Championship (PACH), and Rally Advanced Excellent -2 (RAE-2)and Rally Masters(RM).

She also has earned her Teacup Agility Championship (TACH).
Her Rally Champion Extraordinaire in WCRL Rally.

She has her open title (RATO) in Barn Hunt, her Performance Trick Title (TKP) and enjoyed therapy dog visits.

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Heidi

Heidi (6/30/2005- 11/5/16) Top Titles

Heidi earned her Master Agility Excellent title (MX) in AKC agility.

She also was awarded both her Companion Dog(CD), and her RAE, in AKC obedience. 

She earned her Rally Championship(ARCH) in WCRL rally, and her Teacup Agility Championship(TACH)  in TDAA.

Heidi also enjoyed therapy work.

Our Dogs

Bonny's top AKC obedience titles include her  Companion Dog (CD), and her Rally Advanced (RA) title.

Bonny

Bonny's top AKC obedience titles include her  Companion Dog (CD), and her Rally Advanced (RA) title. Bonny has both her open titles(OA &OAJ) in agility and her intermediate trick title(TKI).
She has earned her Rally Championship Excellence (ARCHX), in WCRL rally. Bonny has both  her superior titles in TDAA. She has also earned her Novice Barn Hunt title (RATN)

Bonny is an active therapy dog

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Ace

 

Ace's top AKC Obedience titles include his Companion Dog(CD), and his Rally Excellent (RE) title.

Ace has also earned both his Open titles in AKC agility(OA &OAJ), and his intermediate trick trick title(TKI). 

Acey also has his rally level 2 title, and his Rally Level 1 Championship in WCRL.

Acey is an active therapy dog.

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Mya

Mya has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen(CGC), Rally Excellent(RE), Intermediate Trick(TKI) , Open Jumpers(OAJ), Open Standard(OA), and  Open Fast Titles(OF).

Mya has also earned Rally Level 1 title, and an award of excellence from WCRL.

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Percy

Percy has earned his AKC Star Puppy Award, and his Novice Trick titles from AKC and Do More With Your Dog! Percy also has is Canine Good Citizen title and his Rally Novice title. 

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Dougie

 Belmark Just Do It  RN THDD CGCA TKP 

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Hart, Penny and Krystal

Merlyn Straight to the Hart BN RE CDX NA NAJ NP OJP CGC TDI

‘Hart’, CH Buchan’s Worth the Trouble CGC TDI ‘Penny’, 

Hullston’s Jeweled Night Sky RN BN NA NAJ TBAD TBG-1CPE-LL CPE Games I CGC TDI ‘Krystal’.