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 competing in the sports of Schutzhund/IGP, Mondioring 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 relationship with your dog.
Diane is a certified dog trainer through the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. She is an AKC approved CGC Evaluator and member of the Durango Kennel Club, Durango Agility Dog Club, Ouray Working Dog Club and International Association of Canine Professionals.
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.