Diane is the Owner and Head Trainer of Diane’s Clever K9s and started her passion for dog training showing dogs as a junior handler in conformation and obedience.
Diane's career has been focused on animals as a dog trainer and working in the pet retail industry with 25 years of dog training and trialing in the sports of Schutzhund/IGP, Mondioring, Barn Hunt and Agility with her Belgian Malinois and Parson Russell Terrier.
Diane has attended numerous seminars and educational events by some of the most innovative and respected trainers in dog training and competitive dog sports. She continuously studies the latest theories in dog training and attends seminars to keep up with the latest dog training methods.
Diane's training philosophy is centered on a balanced training approach that is clear and effective in communicating with your dog. Using both motivational techniques and aversives for undesirable behavior, Diane’s goal is to help you develop and build a better bond with your dog.
Diane is a member of the Durango Kennel Club, United States Mondioring Association, Ouray Working Dog Club, International Association of Canine Professionals and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. She is an AKC approved CGC Evaluator.
Diane offers her dog training services to Durango, Bayfield and the surrounding areas in Colorado.
November 2017.....FANTASTIC 2 day seminar in Parker, CO with Jeff
Gellman of Solid K9 Training from Providence, Rhode Island. At this
intensive seminar Jeff worked with dog aggression, on and off leash
obedience, lots of behavior modification, resource guarding, counter
surfing, jumping, crate anxiety, over arousal in dogs and teaching
dogs Calm on Command.