My name is Diana and I have always been passionate about animals having grown up surrounded by dogs, cats, hamsters, tortoises and fish.

In 2015 my life truly changed when I convinced my husband to agree to welcome a dog in to our family.


The arrival of our cockapoo, Nina, made me realise that I wanted to qualify as a dog trainer and spend as much time as I could with dogs. Nina is a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog and we regularly visit schools and care homes. Nina and I have participated in agility classes too, and as part of this wonderful 'dog' community, I have made some fantastic friends.

I am now fully certified by NARPS (National Association for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers), DBS checked and insured. I am also an IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) member and an APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Student member, and would love to help you have the best possible experience and relationship with your dog!

Please note that I only utilise positive reinforcement based training methods

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  • Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course - NARPS UK - November 2017

  • Teaching with Head and Heart: Empowering Learners - enjoy your dog - two-day seminar with Chirag Patel - March 2018

  • Living and Learning with Animals 2 day day course with Susan Friedman - Nosey Barker - June 2018

  • Canine First Aid and CPR training course - Positive Paws - March 2018

  • Communicating with your overstimulated dog with Craig Ogilvie enjoy your dog - July 2018

  • Dog Training Instructor's Foundation Course - APDT - September 2018

  • 4 Day practical instructor course - IMDT - November 2018

  • 2 Day career as a dog instructor - IMDT - February 2019

  • Reactivity Live! with Sue Kewley - COAPE - March 2019

  • One Day Perfect Puppy Course - IMDT - April 2019

  • One Day Canine Body Language - IMDT - April 2019

  • Interactive Play with Craig Ogilvie - May 2019

  • Overview of Canine Behaviour Issues and Treatments with Dr Muriel Brasseur - PACT - May 2019

  • Dog Training Instructor Part 2 Course - APDT - November 2019

  • Practical Puppy Instructor 7 day course with Chirag Patel - August 2019

  • Membership assessment - IMDT - Passed with merit - February 2020

  • 30 Days of Canine Science online course - School of Canine Science - April 2020

  • Puppy Lab online course - School of Canine Science - May 2020

  • Understanding, managing and modifying problem behaviours with Chirag Patel - August 2020

  • Resource Guarding - IMDT - September 2020

  • Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs - April 2021

  • KAD (Kids around Dogs) Protocol to help children overcome their fear of dogs - KAD - May 2021

  • Puppy Power course with Amber Baston - January 2022

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Instructor Course - March 2022

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