Deb & Bob Walker
Deb Walker has owned & trained her own dogs since high-school age and runs K9-Behavior Company of Roseburg, Oregon.
Deb holds the following credentials & affiliations:
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers www.ccpdt.org
Counseling Certificate from the San Francisco SPCA Academy of Dog Trainers (2002)
Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) www.apdt.com
Lead Truffle Dog Trainer at the Oregon Truffle Festival www.oregontrufflefestival.org
OSSA Certified K-9 SAR Handler in Wilderness Air Scent, Wilderness Trailing, Cadaver and Water Recovery 1995 - 2008
Deb uses positive reinforcement reward-based training methods
so you build and maintain close bonds with your dog.
In 2018 Deb launched a new Puppy Class offering
for early socialization opportunities for puppies and their owners.
Deb Walker is a retired CPA and lives with her husband, Bob and dogs ‘Roger’ & ‘Dotty’, a poodle & poodle mix, both rescues, one a Certified Demo Service Dog, the other a great little truffle hunter. Deb formed K9-Behavior Company in the Portland, Oregon area in 2000 and moved to Douglas County Oregon in 2009.
Bob Walker is a retired Firefighter from the Portland, Oregon Fire Bureau. Bob served in Hazmat, Dive Recovery, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, High-Angle Rope Rescue and was the designated 'Critter-Getter' when animals needed to be rescued. He served as safety officer for 20 years and finished the last 4 years of his career training new fire department recruits.
Bob holds the following credentials & affiliations:
Truffle Dog Trainer at the Oregon Truffle Festival Link to Oregon Truffle Festival
Operations Manager of Tucker's Oregon Truffles LLC, a company that produces naturally infused truffle products from dog-harvested Oregon truffles.
OSSA Certified SAR Personnel Certificate 1995 to 2008