Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Instructor Profile: Lynda Kitson of K9 Compass, Ontario
Introducing Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid Instructor Lynda Kitson, based in Ontario, Canada.
During the day, Lynda works in the corporate world. Over the years, she has spent a great deal of her time training people as a Dale Carnegie Instructor and a True Colors Facilitator. Lynda also has a Certificate in Adult Education.
In the evenings and on weekends, Lynda loves spending time in the canine world. She decided to put her training skills to use helping people train their dogs at Who’s Walking Who Dog Training Centre http://www.whoswalkingwho.ca/.
Lynda soon discovered the majority of dog owners had no idea what to do if their beloved pet became injured. This led Lynda to attain certification as a Pet First Aid Instructor through Walks ‘N’ Wags. Pet First Aid is something she is very passionate about and believes it is an integral part of being a responsible pet owner.
Lynda has 2 Golden Retrievers and a Great Pyrenees/Lab mix. Lynda loves doing obedience, rally, agility and freestyle with her dogs. She is also an associate member and volunteer with Golden Rescue http://www.golden-rescue.net/main/. Lynda and her dogs are part of the Who’s Walking Who Woofjocks team and you’ll often see them performing at various events throughout the year.
Student feedback tells us that as an Instructor Lynda is dynamic, kind, and patient. One student even wrote a blog about her! You can read it HERE.
Lynda's passion for Pet First Aid is crystal clear. She checks in with us to share her real-life Pet First Aid experiences and they usually involve her going out of her way to help a stray animal in need. In one instance, Lynda spotted a sweet dog (later named Dixie) on the edge of some train tracks. Lynda pulled over her car, earned Dixie's trust, fashioned a makeshift muzzle, and transported Dixie to receive Veterinary care. The result of this event? Lynda now has a new dog! That's right, Dixie is now part of Lynda's family.
Lynda always has a number of dates and locations on our course schedule. Visit our web site HERE to register.
For more information about Lynda, you can also visit her web site at www.k9compass.com