Linlin Cao, Ph.D, AKC evaluator, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), CCUI (Certified Control Unleashed Instructor)
Linlin has always been passionate about science. When she was working on her Ph.D. dissertation in Material Science and Nano Engineering, she fostered and later adopted her reactive dog Niko.
Niko has opened her eyes to the wonderful world of positive reinforcement and animal behavior. She believes effective training should be based on two-way communication between the handler and the dog, and she is passionate about giving control back to the dog. Linlin specializes in fearful dog, reactive dog, and aggressive dog training. She enjoys applying her knowledge of canine behavior and the science of learning to improve the dog's behavior and the owner and dog's quality of life. Linlin has received full scholarship to The Aggression in Dogs Master Course. Linlin is currently going through training to become a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer (CPCFT) because she believes it is important to help the dog's mind and body.
Linlin grew up in a small town in China and came to Rice University in Houston, TX, U.S. for graduate school. In her spare time, she competes in Nosework and Rally Obedience with Niko and her Labrador Sunny. She also enjoys learning tricks and Control Unleashed exercises with her cat Simon."