k9 kampong founder
Su Lin with Dano, her beloved German Shepherd.

Our founder, Su Lin, has a wealth of experience in dog training. Her understanding of dog behaviour is the result of her many years living and working with dogs. She is currently an AVS (previously known as AVA) accredited dog trainer. She is also on the Project ADORE trainer’s panel for all 5 AVS endorsed Rehoming Partners.

Because of her love for dogs, Su Lin left her full-time job as a school teacher to pursue her passion. It is her utmost desire to see dog owners cherish their relationships with their dogs so that dogs and humans live harmoniously together.

Su Lin now combines educating school-aged children with her love of dog training. She advocates using positive, gentle and compassionate methods in working with dogs. With commitment, patience and the right guidance to understand and communicate with dogs, all dogs can and will be good dogs.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour (ISCP Dip.Canine.Prac.).
  • Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
  • AVS accredited dog trainer.
  • Diploma in Education (NIE).

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Volunteering Experience

SOSD (Save Our Street Dogs)

Duration: July 2012 to Oct 2017

Designation: Training Advisor (Kennel).

Su Lin is on hand to advise and assist the various sub-teams within Team Kennel such as the Handlers’ Training Team and Rehabilitation Team on matters pertaining to dog training and behaviour modification.


Duration: July 2012 to Jul 2017.

Designation: Shelter Officer.

  • Managing a team of over 200 full-time staff and volunteers.
  • Training and rehabilitating new rescues.

Su Lin has successfully rehabilitated many fearful, aggressive, anxious dogs and many have found good homes.


Duration: July 2012 to Oct 2017.

Designation: Rescue volunteer.

  • Rescue operations.

Su Lin is actively involved in both SOS and Trap Neuter Release teams.



Duration: July 2012 to Oct 2017.

Designation: Rehoming volunteer.

  • Fostering and rehoming dogs.

Su Lin brings dogs that need more rehabilitation back home. She also brings home rescues which need more intensive medical care. She has successfully nursed many injured and sick dogs back to health and helped place them in good homes.



German Shepherd Dog Club of Singapore (GSDC)

Duration: 2004 to 2008.

  • Volunteer Trainer with GSDC.
  • GSDC Dog Demo Team member.
  • Dog temperament assessor at Katong Park Dog Run.

Leisure Pursuits

  • Attended dog training seminars in Germany, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
  • Actively involved in competitive dog sports organised by the Singapore Kennel Club and GSDC.
  • Su Lin and Dano scored a record 98/100 for Singapore Kennel Club Obedience Trials in the Pre-Novice category.
  • Su Lin and Dano and were trained in Schutzhund Obedience and Protection. Dano qualified for his title under SV Working Judge Dr David Landau.