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Wolfdog Training with Linda Michaels — Meet Shiloh and Oka!. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

Watch Linda Michaels, Del Mar Dog Trainer, train Wolf Ambassador Wolfdogs, Shiloh (9 months old) and Oka (8 months old) so they can help save our wolves in the wild by dispelling the myth of the “big bad wolf”. Shiloh and Oka are part of an educational project that provides lectures and demonstrations to the public


Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.9663 (WOOF) or by email:  for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast. Please visit us at  Linda is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog NeedsRead more


Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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