Meet your trainer

My first word as a child was “doggy.”

No joke.

Proud new mama: on “Gotcha Day” with Cattle Dog Kit

Lindsey Lieberman, CBCC, CPDT-KA is a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant who has been working with dogs professionally for the last 15 years, and yes, her first word really was “doggy.”  Lindsey is a to-the-bone animal person who has worked with critters in some capacity most of her life.  From the pet sitting business she started when she was in grade school (donating 25% of the $1 per day fee to the local cat rescue), to her years as a horse girl, through to today, she loves spending her time with animals.

After graduating from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Photography in 2003, Lindsey made an unusual turn in her path and began training dogs at the East Bay SPCA in Oakland, California. It was there that she was bitten by the shelter bug, and, after a time, she took her knowledge and talents further up the state to Chico, California. There Lindsey completely revamped Butte Humane Society’s behavior assessment, training, and volunteer programs. In 2011 she headed south to continue her shelter career with San Diego Humane Society as the Behavior & Training Coordinator at the Oceanside Campus.

She has worked professionally with dogs, cats, goats, equines, cattle, ducks, chickens, geese, pigs, and a few other species.  She is quite proud of befriending a cantankerous steer named Neal.

Lindsey lives in a Hobbit Hole in Vista with her three dogs: Shine, the 11 year old brown dog whose motto is, “Why not? What’s next?”; Stormy, the 9 year old Greyhound mix who doesn’t quite know how to be a dog; and Kit, the 5ish year old Cattle Dog, whose well-deserved nickname is Monster. Alfie the cat lives there too, but he does as he pleases.