About Us

Background

Diana has been involved in dog sports for over a decade - training, competing, and teaching. She is a patient, dedicated instructor and a passionate advocate for positive, force-free dog training.

In the Ring

Diana and her dogs have achieved multiple Obedience and Rally titles in both American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC). Her first dog overcame behavioral issues to become the 21st German Shepherd to earn the AKC (Rally Advanced Excellent) RAE2 title, and was ranked in Front & Finish Top Ten German Shepherds in AKC Rally for four years.

Diana enjoys helping steward the obedience and rally shows, and helping judge Rally Fun Matches and 4-H competitions. She is currently working on the requirements to become an AKC Rally and Obedience Judge.

Outside the Ring

Diana participated as a Therapy Dog Team with Therapy Dog International (TDI), visiting Assisted Living facilities. She volunteered for Washington German Shepherd Dog Rescue, adopting dogs, doing home checks, transporting, and fostering rescued dogs. 

She lives with her husband, son, and four-year-old dog, Valen who enjoys Rally and Obedience, Trick Dog, Dock Diving, Agility, Disc Dog, Barn Hunt, and any sport where Diana can throw his favorite frisbee!

How we train

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We use force-free, positive-reinforcement-based training to help you:

  • Build a good relationship with your dog.
  • Teach your dog better alternatives to unwanted behaviors.
  • Reduce frustration by setting you and your dog up for success.
  • Benefit from up-to-date, modern learning theory from a certified trainer.

How does it work?

Diana will help you make the behavior that you want your dog to do simple and easy. We employ the most up-to-date dog training methods to get the outcome you're looking for -- without the use of physical corrections or aversives. When treating dogs who may be fearful or anxious, we use low-stress techniques to safely and effectively modify your animal's behavior. 


Does it really work? Yes!  Will we support you every step of the way? Absolutely!


Our commitment to ethical and humane training extends beyond your dog. While coaching you through your dog's training process you can count on us to be encouraging, professional, and respectful.