Truffle Dog Training Instructor
Deb Walker is a retired CPA and worked for 20 years in the electric operations of Pacific Power& Light.
She holds a Counseling Certificate from the San Francisco SPCA Academy of Dog Trainers and runs K9-Behavior Company of Roseburg, Oregon. K9-Behavior Company offers dog bite prevention classes throughout the Western United States and offers private training for service dogs, truffle dogs, and pet dog owners with new puppies or behavior challenges, using positive reinforcement reward-based training methods.
Deb has trained dogs in the German sport ‘Schutzhund’ which includes tracking, obedience and protection dogs from 1995 to 2003.
Deb was an Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Certified K9 Handler of Search & Rescue K9’s for 15 years in ‘Wilderness Air Scent’ ‘Trailing’ ‘Cadaver’ and ‘Water Recovery’. She trained her own dogs and helped others train their SAR K9’s. While retired from SAR, Deb is sought after in K9 SAR circles for her expertise helping handlers solve training & performance problems.
Deb lives with her husband, Bob and dogs ‘Roger’ & ‘Dotty’, a poodle & poodle mix who are great little truffle hunters. Deb has taught at the Oregon Truffle Festival every year since 2012 and each year 80-90% of the student’s dogs find truffles in the wild on Day 2 of the Truffle Dog Training!