Diane is the Owner and Head Trainer of Diane’s Clever K9s. Growing up in Scotland, Diane started training and showing dogs as a junior handler in conformation and obedience and has 25 years of formal dog training experience competing in Schutzhund/IPO, Mondioring and agility with her Belgian Malinois and Parson Russell Terrier. Over her training years, Diane has had the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative leaders in competitive dog training.
Diane trains frequently with the Endeavor Working Dog Club in Los Alamos, NM and the Ouray Working Dog Club in Salida, CO where she assists in tracking, obedience and bite work instruction. She continuously studies the latest theories in dog training and attends seminars to keep up with the latest dog training methods.
Diane believes in a balanced training approach that is fair and effective in communicating with your dog. Using both reward based techniques and aversive consequences, we teach your dog that their choices and behaviors can result in either pleasant or unpleasant results. Diane shows you how to teach your dog behaviors creating focus and motivation to develop a reliable, obedient dog.
We closely follow the training philosophy of Michael Ellis and recommend you watch his Philosophy on Dog Training video.
Diane is a member of the Durango Kennel Club, United States Mondioring Association, Endeavor Working Dog Club, Ouray Working Dog Club, International Association of Canine Professionals and 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.