Our Manager’s Credentials

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(Office): (678) 809-3647                                                                            Pet sitters love Retrievers                                               (Mobile): (678) 253-7387                              

Linda Ross, BA, CPPS, LSHU-S

                          Pet Tech Trained

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Credentials / Qualifications:
Fear Free® Elite Certified Professional (1 of the first 50 in the WORLD!) —
Low Stress Handling® Silver Certified
Pet Tech PetSaver™ CPR / First Aid trained
Certified Professional Pet Sitter® (CPPS)
Certified Doggone Safe Dog Bite Prevention Educator
AKC Canine Good Citizen® Evaluator
AKC Temperament Test Evaluator
— Bonded / Insured as employee of a local pet sitting company–

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Professional Affiliations:
— Friend of INTO Dogs —
— Member of PetSit USA —
— Member of Pet Sitters International (PSI) —
— Member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) —
— Member of Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS) —
— National Coalition On Violence Against Animals (NCOVAA) —
— General Member of Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP) —
— Associate Member of The International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) —
— Supporting Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) —
— Supporting Member of The International Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) —

 

Course Transcripts

8/7/2010     Pet Tech® – Pet First Aid / CPR Training – Certificate of Training

5/10/2012   Pet Tech® – Pet First Aid / CPR Training – Certificate of Training (Review training)

6/11/2016    Pet Tech® – Pet First Aid / CPR Training – Certificate of Training (Review training)

10/27/2016  Pet Sitters InternationalCertified Professional Pet Sitter® – Certification (CPPS®)

12/6/2016    Fear Free® Level 1 Certified (1 of the first 20 in Georgia!)

12/7/2016     Maddie’s Fund – Helping Shelter Pets Find Health, Happiness, and Homes with Fear Free – Certificate of Attendance

12/29/2016   Carson James Horsemanship – Earning Respect –  Badge of Completion

 

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1/1/2017     Carson James Horsemanship – Desensitizing – Badge of Completion

1/2/2017     Fear Free® – Implementation Guide for Leaders (Module 8)

2/25/2017   VetFolio – 2017 Web Conferences: AAHA End of Life Guidelines

2/26/2017   VetFolio – Managing Otis Externa Effectively

3/16/2017   VetFolio – Shelter Medicine Certificate Course – Module 1 – The Unholy Trinity

3/16/2017   VetFolio – Shelter Medicine Certificate Course – Module 3 – Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan

3/18/2017   VetFolio – Shelter Medicine Certificate Course – Module 2 – Biosecurity in Animal Shelters

3/18/2017   VetFolio – Shelter Medicine Certificate Course – Module 4 – Shelter Vaccination: Why, When and How

3/18/2017   Vetfolio – Veterinary Shelter Medicine Certificate

5/31/2017   Maddie’s Fund – Feline Communication: How To Speak Cat

8/20/2017   VetFolio – Communication Certificate Program: Module 1 – Establishing Common Ground With Your Clients

8/24/2017   Doggone Safe – DogNostics Dog Bite Safety Educator Certificate

9/12/2017   ETraining for Dogs – Safe Sitting: Reducing the Risks While Caring for Anxious or Aggressive Dogs

9/13/2017   Doggone Safe – Risk Assessment & Safely Handling Multiple Dogs

10/1/2017   VetFolio – Let’s Talk Heartworm: Strengthening the Tech to Pet Owner Conversation

10/2/2017   VetFolio – Canine Atopic Dermatitis Course

 

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2/13/2018    Fear Free® Level 2 Certified

2/12/2018    VetFolio – From the Trenches: Practical Tips for Dealing with Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease in Practice

3/18/2018    VetFolio – Communication 104: Effective Online Communication

7/4/2018      Dr. Dunbar’s Dog Training Academy – Behavior Problems Crash Course

6/15/2018    Pet Sitters International – Disaster Planning for Professional Pet Sitters

6/30/2018    Vetfolio – Heroes For Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Certificate Program

6/30/2018    VetFolio – Feline Idiopathic Cystitis and The Stressed Out Kitty

6/30/2018    VetFolio – Infectious Disease of Dogs – Certificate of Attendance

6/30/2018    VetFolio – Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases in Dogs

7/11/2018    Pet Sitters International – Senior Pet Care eBook Training

8/12/2018    VetFolio – 2018 Web Conferences: Leptospirosis: Why Awareness and Diagnosis Is Crucial to Your Patients, Clients & Practice

9/2/2018      Fear Free® Level 3 Certified

10/5/2018    Karen Pryor Academy – Dog Trainer Foundations – Certificate of Completion

11/8/2018     Fear Free® Groomer Certified

11/12/2018    Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) – (Webinar) – Understanding LIMA

12/31/2018   VetFolio – Osteoarthritis: Early Recognition and Treatment are Key Course – Certificate of Attendance

 

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1/24/2019   Fear Free® – Feline Destructive Scratching

1/30/2019   Pet Sitters International – PSFS Webinar – Feline Behavior and Aggression

1/30/2019   Pet Sitters International – PSFS Webinar – What Does Your Writing Style Say About You

2/6/2019     VetFolio – Understanding the Cat

2/6/2019     VetFolio – Pandora Syndrome in Cats

2/9/2019     Pet Tech® PetSaver™ Pet CPR / First Aid & Care – Certificate of Training (Review training)

2/13/2019   Fear Free® – Companion Animal Euthanasia Course

3/1/2019     Fear Free® – Podcast Series 3 – Fear Free® Pets

3/2/2019     Fear Free® – Podcast – The Role of Technicians in Fear Free

3/3/2019     Fear Free® – The Pathway to Happy Clients, Happy Patients, and Happy Veterinarians

3/3/2019     Fear Free® – Success! Proven Fear Free Strategies

3/3/2019     Fear Free® – The Vital Role of Client Service Representatives

5/5/2019     The Loose Leash Academy – Aggression in Dogs – Defensive Handling/Training (On-site) – Certificate of Attendance

5/9/2019      Fenzi Dog Sports Academy – (Webinar) – Peeing on Your Dog’s Toys and Other Myths – Part One of a Two-Part Series on Resource Guarding

5/9/2019       Fenzi Dog Sports Academy – (Webinar) – “Possession Is Nine-Tenths of the…Oh Wait! What Ya Got There?” – Part Two of a Two-Part Series on Resource Guarding

6/29/2019     Dog Trainers Connection – How to Work Aggression Cases A-Z

8/1/2019       IAABC – Trish McMillan – The Shelter Dog Mentorship (Audited)

8/24/2019     Fear Free® Shelters Course – Certificate of Completion

10/21/2019   Fear Free® Elite Certified (1 of the first 50 in the WORLD!)

 

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3/19/2020    AggressiveDogs.com – Webinar – When SH*T Hits the Fan

3/25/2020    AggressiveDogs.com – Webinar – Understanding Livestock Guardian Dogs

4/27/2020    Canine Principles – Wolf Awareness – Self Study Workshop – Certificate of Completion

5/7/2020       Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) – How to Protect Your Business Before and After COVID-19 – Certificate of Completion

5/7/2020       Fear Free® Shelters – Intake and Admission Course – Certificate of Completion

5/29/2020     Pet Sitters International – Health Sanitation and Safety Certificate

6/24/2020     Canine Principles – Positive Dog Training For Ethical Owners – Certificate of Completion

7/1/2020       Low Stress Handling® UniversityLow Stress Handling® Silver Certified

10/14/2020   Fetchfind – Bite Prevention – Certificate of Completion

10/14/2020   Fetchfind – Dog Walking Visit Basics

10/22/2020   Fear Free® Shelters – Housing and Environment Course – Certificate of Completion

10/24/2020   Fetchfind – Feline Fundamentals – Certificate of Completion

 

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