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Diane, has been actively involved in dog training for over 20 years. She is a longtime member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and has earned her CPDT-KA rating (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed). She believes in working with each dog and owner as individuals rather than a one size fits all “cookie cutter “style of training. Diane is well versed in clicker training and positive training for pet dogs as well as training for owners and dogs interested in preparing for competition in Obedience, Rally and Dog Agility. She also specializes in new puppy training, working with owners who have newly adopted dogs and owners and dogs with special needs, such as aggression, resource guarding, and reactivity.

Diane has competed and titled her own dogs in AKC obedience and Rally, CDSP obedience, and Cynosports Rally, Agility and Tracking. She has also trained with her dogs in Scent work, Treiball and Barnhunt. She continues to compete with her beagles Willy Deux Deux King RN and Scooter RA RL1 AX AXJ CGC PK3 SR PD1 PS2 PJ2 PG1 CD-C. Her beagle Buddy(Buddy Dillon King CDX, TD, TDI, CGC, TT, NA (1991-2003) was a certified therapy dog through TDI (Therapy Dog International) and spent time visiting nursing homes, hospitals, and schools.

Diane has also worked as a veterinary assistant at a holistic animal clinic and is often referred by veterinarians for clients with behavior issues. She continues to hone her skills in her free time attending workshops, seminars, watching videos and reading anything related to dog behavior.

 

Seminars:

  • Sue Sternberg – Dog-Dog Group Dynamics Healthy Interactions vs. Aggression 2014
  • Amy Herot & Jill O’Brien’s K9 Nosework 2010
  • Kay Laurence’s Microshaping 2011
  • Dr.Ian Dunbar - Motivation for Reliability, Speed, Precision, & Panache 2013
  • Grisha Stewart’s BAT Instructors workshop 2012
  • Leslie Nelson’s “Cross Training”: Foundation Skills for Life & Competition 2009
  • Nicole Wilde’s Helping Fearful Dogs 2009
  • Leslie Nelson’s Shaping the Future 2009
  • Sarah Kalnajs & Pat Miller’s Canine Behavior Problems 2009
  • Kay Laurence’s Microshaping 2008
  • Dee Ganley’s Behavior Modification in the Real World 2008
  • Ray Coppinger’s Natural History of Dogs 2006
  • Sue Sternberg at the Doggie Den 2006, 2007, 2000
  • Pia Silvani’s Consultations Up Close & Personal 2006
  • Jean Donaldson’s Execution, Execution, Execution 2006
  • Pam Dennison’s Camp R.E.W.A.R.D. 2006, 2005
  • Brenda Aloff’s Aggression in Dogs
  • Pia Silvani’s Aggression Uncovered 2005
  • Kathy Sdao’s. MA Does the Name Pavlov Ring a Bell? 2005
  • Karen London, PhD From the Playground to Detention Hall 2004
  • Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Based Training 2004
  • Trish King’s Dog-Dog Aggression & Interaction 2004
  • Sheila Booth’s Zero to One 2003
  • Canine Behavioral Symposium 2003
  • Leslie Nelson’s Positive Possibilities 2003
  • Sue Sternberg’s Weekend on Dog Behavior 2003
  • Kathy Sdao MS Know Way, Know How: The Science & Art of Training 2003
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar’s Doggy Behavior & Training Course 2002
  • Donna Duford’s Treating Behavior Problem’s 2002
  • Amy Marder, V.M.D. Dog Aggression Seminar 2001
  • Patricia McConnell’s, PhD Dog to Dog Aggression