Cindy Rich is a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy where she earned the "Certified Training Partner" title. Additionally, she apprenticed with Sarah Richardson's Canine Connection in Chico, CA for several years before becoming a full instructor. Cindy taught multiple levels of Agility classes as well as Pet Manners, Rally-O, and Tricks classes. Cindy has trained and competed with her dogs in the dog sport of agility.
Cindy's love and devotion to dogs has been a lifelong affair. During high school she attended Butte County's Regional Occupational Program to become a veterinary assistant. After graduating from the program, she worked five years for a local small animal and exotic veterinary hospital. Cindy did take a break from her life with animals long enough to complete a master's degree and teach in computer engineering at California State University, Chico. However, her love of animals won over and she has returned to a life where she is fully immersed in dogs.
Cindy started Learned Dog in 2012, shortly after she relocated here from California. She is currently volunteering for the Yamhill County Animal Shelter, helping to assess and train dogs that find themselves homeless. Interested in helping? Click HERE for more information.read more »