Linda Werlein - 1993. A few months after this photo was taken, Linda moved her Professional Dog Training Business from Delavan Lake, Wisconsin to a 15 acre facility located on the gulf coast, just inland from Sarasota, Florida.
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The following excerpts condensed from “Prominent North American Trainers”, an article written by D.A. Arnold, published in Canine Training Quarterly, April, 2012.
Linda M. Werlein
Innovator of the “Werlein Way”
Canine Training Program
Just ask those that have watched Linda Werlein work. She has a unique way with dogs. Her well-proven Pet Dog Training Program, “The Werlein Way”, developed over a 35 year period, combines innovative Canine Marker Training with her proprietary Psychological Imprinting Technique. In addition, Linda specializes in Canine Problem Solving & Behavior Modification. She is an expert canine behaviorist and customizes her training approach, based on each dog’s unique character rather than being “married” to a particular training method. Her results speak for themselves and, at times, can be amazingly swift. Addressing the emotional component is an integral and inseparable part of her daily training. She prefers to be thought of as a “Canine Psychologist & Behaviorist” rather than a “Dog Trainer”. With over 30 years of proven breeding, training and compitition experience, Linda’s diverse and well rounded professional background has been instrumental in bringing numerous dogs to their full potential as family pets or as performers in high-level international competition.
Linda Werlein (1984) with Degen von Asgard and his daughter Walkure von Asgard.
Linda Werlein (1988) is, through her "von Asgard" Working Dog Kennel, an internationally recognized importer, breeder, trainer, and competitor of high-level working dogs.
Linda Werlein (1994) with Arrk von Asgard at the UDC North American Working Dog Championship in Bowling Green, KY.
This is Linda Werlein's, Garm von Asgard, a Dutch Shepherd that is out of two exceptional KNPV Dutch working dogs. Garm's sire took 6th in the KNPV National Championship recently held in the Netherlands.
Through her "von Asgard" Working Dog Kennel, Linda imported, bred, trained, and competited with high-level European Working Dogs like Baquero von Asgard a strong French Ring competitor.
Bred at Linda's "von Asgard" Working Dog Kennel, Crash von Asgard boasts multiple KNPV PH-2 certified dogs in both his sire's pedigree, as well as, in his dam's perigree.
Linda's family is from the Freestate of Bavaria, in southeastern Germany and many of the training techniques, that have become the foundation of her training program, Linda learned in Germany . . . and through high-level working dog competition in North America and in Europe.
Linda offers seminars, private & in-kennel training, as well as, boarding for all breeds of dogs at her Euro Pros K-9 Center facility located on Florida’s gulf coast. From a very young age, she has furthered her canine education and experience by working countless hours with many breeds and trainers both here in the U.S. and in Europe. Today, she passes on her training techniques to special trainers working with her to achieve their certification and receive advanced education in “The Werlein Way” Pet Dog Training Program, she perfected. At the same time, Linda continues to personally train client’s dogs, as she has done for over 40 years. Linda Werlein’s dedication, work ethic, and her outstanding achievements place her in lofty company in the canine training industry.
Here is Linda Werlein competing in the United Doberamnn Club (UDC) National Schutzhund Championship with her Dobermann, Arrk von Asgard.
This picture is of Linda Werlein and Arrk von Asgard on the podium at the All-Breed American Working Dog Federation (AWDF) Team Schutzhund Championship.
Linda Werlein's Dobermann bitch, Asta vom Dragonerreich with a high hit in a Protection Sports Association (PSA) Personal Protection trial.
Multi-Titled European Working Dobermann, Arrk von Asgard at 9 years of age.
Linda Werlein - 2021. Still going strong at 79 years of age, Euro Pros' Owner/Founder since 1979 is as dynamic a leader, as she ever was.
KNPV Black Maiinois, Ace von Asgard inmported from the Netherlands
"Werlein Way" - European Dog Training Programs
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