Linda is an International Certified Master Groomer and grooming certifier with International Professional Groomers. As a competitive groomer, her wins include Best in Show and Best All-Around Groomer. Linda has been involved with dogs for over 40 years. She began training for the obedience ring and breeding and showing Basenjis. She worked as a professional handler, finishing over 60 champions in many breeds, from Pekingese and poodles to Newfoundlands. Her grooming career began in 1973, and she and her husband built 7 grooming shops. Her current grooming salon and self wash is in Salem, Oregon. As an educator and certifier for IPG, Linda travels all over the world certifying and giving workshops. Linda and her family now live on a 50-acre ranch and she and her daughter show horses. Linda is also involved in 4-H and High School equestrian teams.