Lynda is the owner, founder, and training director of Canine Country. She has been working with animals since 1988. She was a veterinary technician for 6 years, a pet groomer for 10 years, and is a certified remote collar specialist. Lynda has and continues to train and title her personal dogs in obedience competitions. Her life-long passion for dogs is evident with the great personal satisfaction she gains from seeing the remarkable changes that occur in the lives of her clients and their dogs.
Canine Country is a way for Lynda to give back to the community and realize the dream of having a place where all of your dog care needs can be met.
When Chris met his black lab military working dog, Marshall, he knew that instant that working with dogs is what he wanted to do as a career. Chris wanted to continue his education with dogs and worked an apprenticeship through the summer here at Canine Country. With his working dog backround, Chris picked up training quickly and has since become a trainer here at Canine Country. Chris loves his job and enjoys watching the outcome of our training.
Debbie has worked with dogs for over 20 years and has been grooming dogs for over 13 years. Her philosophy of grooming is groom with love. She understands dogs and has a natural way with them, and even the most ill tempered dog settles down for her.
Terri Gordon started with Canine Country in the fall of 2011 after receiving her certificate as a Veterinary Assistant. After 20 years as a hair stylist, Terri has realized that dogs are really her passion. Growing up with dogs all her life, Terri loves spending time with her longtime pal Buddy and her adopted greyhound princess Emma. Since Terri has started with Canine County she has shown such enthusiasm in learning all aspects of dog care needs.
Rhonda Griffin is one of our newest stylist. She has been grooming since 1992 and was trained by a Westminster Kennel Dog Show handler who was also a groomer. Her passion for grooming shows in stylistic ways specializing in scissoring of poodles and bichons. And now she enjoys doing creative coloring on your pets. Her warm ways have won over the most nervous of pets. A truly wonderful experience any pet will enjoy.
Certified in: Scissor and clipper Technician, Companion Animal Hygienist, Feline Grooming
Dave came to Canine Country in August 2012 as a part-time kennel personnel. He comes from a trade backround in the welding industry as well as a Quality Assurance Game Tester. He now works full time handling kennel duties and managing doggy daycare. Dave met his best friend, Two Two, a black lab when he was 5 years old and his second best friend, Nikko, a shepherd-lab mix at age sixteen. He has also grown up with cats, ponies and horses. Dave loves coming in every day to the sounds of the dogs at Canine Country.
Sam has been working with animals for her entire life. Growing up she worked on her aunt's farm in Vermont and it gave her a very good work ethic and love of caring for animals of all kinds. In high school Sam worked as a kennel kid for Steinbach Veterinary Hospital. She then attended Antonelli Institute of Photography and graphic design, but realized that working with dogs is what she really wanted to do. Sam then worked in pet retail and as a receptionist at Horsham Veterinary Hospital. In December 2012 Sam started working at Canine Country and loves it!!