Diana has over 30 years of experience training dogs. Her knowledge is wide ranging and she has helped clients with the development of both wonderful pets and sport dogs that work happily and willingly. During her early years of training dogs and teaching classes, Diana never felt satisfied with the methods and philosophies behind traditional training. Her continued search for a better approach led Diana to clicker training and that was the first wonderful step in becoming a trainer who understands how to use positive reinforcement, scientific learning principals and operant conditioning to train dogs. Since that time she has attended many seminars, trained with many different trainers and read extensively on topics related to the scientifically correct approach to dog training. Most importantly, she has helped hundreds of people successfully train their dogs.
Due to her interest in training and showing her own dogs, Diana added sport dog training to her training program. She loves to help people train their dogs for performance events using training methods that motivate dogs to want to work and that develop a strong working relationship between handler and dog. Diana teaches Rally, Obedience and all levels of Agility. She believes training with positive reinforcement creates a better trained dog, a better educated owner and a better relationship between the dog and owner. In addition, she is always training and showing her own dogs, a vital ingredient required in helping others. The world of dog training is improving and evolving at a rapid rate and Diana works hard to keep up with the current learning and to improve her approach and techniques to both her pet dog and sport dog training program. She has trained and titled her own dogs in the areas of Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Schutzhund and Agility. At this time she is having fun with her three amazing Border collies, Trek, Fay and Una and teaching her awesome students at Synergy Dog Sports!