Bilinda Taras Krupa – Owner, Trainer and Behaviour Consultant
Bilinda is the owner of K9 Misfits, Dog Behaviour World and Tarakru Whippets. Originally from Ontario, She has been working with dogs and horses for over 35 years. She grew up in Ontario and has lived in Alberta since 1999.
Bilinda worked at the Edmonton Humane Society for ten years managing operations and then focusing on behaviour and training for the public. In her career, she has been fortunate to earn many awards and is honoured to have been recognized for her efforts with the rescue animals during Hurricane Katrina and Rita, featured on Alberta Prime Time and featured in Animal Sheltering magazine. She was a member of the City of Edmonton’s Animal Control Advisory board and holds membership in the CKC, CAPPDT as well as ALCA and AADC.
Bilinda has completed her Applied Canine Behaviour Consultant (ADBC) studies with honours, as well as holding memberships in the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and CAPPDT. She is a certified Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator and assists many rescue groups, animal control facilities, veterinarians and shelters with her knowledge and modification programs. She is a puppy culture breeder of registered Whippets. (Tarakru Whippets.)
Bilinda currently shares her life with her husband Doug, four Children, ten horses and her pups: DanDan, Puja, Wink, Q, Stella, Koko, Kricket, Thor, Liam, Sybil, Auggie, Rogue, Augustine & Piggy.
Lynn’s passion for dog behaviour began when she adopted a reactive pup named Georgia Peach in 2009.
Lynn began her dog behaviour education in 2012 when she enrolled in the mentoring program, under Bilinda Taras Krupa’s guidance at the Edmonton Humane Society and graduated from the program with honours.
Lynn also volunteered at the Edmonton Humane Society’s behaviour dept for two years, she assisted the staff with Behaviour modification of the adoptable dogs as well as devoted countless hours running and assisting with “play Groups” for all the dogs to ensure those dogs received some enrichment while in care.
Lynn has taken many courses in relation to dog behaviour, nutrition and training and is continuing her education through the Pet Professional Guild.
Lynn currently shares her life with her three pups: Jagger, Monkey Man and Sunshine Bree.