Hello and Welcome to “The Science Dog”! Let me introduce myself. My name is Linda Case and I am a dog trainer, canine nutritionist and science writer who specializes in topics about dog training, behavior and nutrition. My academic training is in animal sciences, specifically in canine/feline nutrition and companion animal behavior and training. I have a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University and an M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition earned at the University of Illinois. Following graduate school, I taught the undergraduate program in companion animal science in the Animal Sciences Department at the University of Illinois for 15 years and also taught companion animal behavior/training at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 5 years. I left academia a few years ago to concentrate more on writing and training and am the owner of AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center in Central Illinois (http://www.autumngoldconsulting.com ).
I am the author of numerous publications and eight books. My most recent books are “Dog Smart: Evidence-based Training with The Science Dog” (2018), Beware the Straw Man: The Science Dog Examines Dog Training Fact and Fiction” (2016) and “Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices” (2014). Information about all of my dog books can be found in the Books section of this blog.
My husband Mike and I live with and love two dogs; Cooper, and Alice (aka Ally) and Pete, the (formerly feral) cat. In a nutshell, my work, my life and my happiness revolve fully and completely around dogs. I write about dogs, train dogs, teach other folks about dogs, play, run, hike and cuddle with dogs, and am fully capable of talking for hours on end about……dogs! Like many of you who are interested in this blog, I consider myself to be a card-carrying, lifetime, proud member of the “dog person” club.
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