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Veteran owned and operated, serving Fargo and surrounding areas.

Helping you create the best relationship with your dog.

About Captain's Canine

Mission

To improve relationships between dogs and their humans through education and training, one dog at a time.  

Diana's Story

Diana retired with the rank of Captain from the US Air Force.  She started training dogs in 2015, beginning with her Belgian Malinois, Gunny.  Diana completed formal training and certification via Animal Behavioral College's Dog Trainer Certification Program, which included an extensive externship at Service Dogs for America in Jud, ND.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and is a registered service dog trainer with USA Service Dog Registration.  Diana also has a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and maintains currency as a registered nurse in ND, MN, and AK. She has  advanced training in PTSD,  traumatic brain injury, and other physical and psychiatric conditions affecting clients who may benefit from having a service dog.  Although her passion is service dog training, she is skilled at obedience and problem-solving as well.  Only one dog at a time is accepted into training, which occurs in Diana's clean home with fenced yard for potty & play; this is not a kennel environment.


Diana is a 'balanced trainer', meaning that both rewards and corrections are used to achieve desired behavior changes in dogs using a variety of training tools.  


Services

Links

Service Dogs: ADA Network

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is the federal governing body regarding the legal definition and use of service dogs.  Please review this important link if you are thinking about having a service dog.

https://adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

This link covers a comprehensive list of service dog laws in North Dakota

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/nd-assistance-animals-assistance-animalguide-dog-laws

Endorsed Breeder

North Dakota Law Regarding Service Dogs

AKC Caine Good Citizen (AKC CGC)

Green River Goldens is a responsible, AKC breeder of EnglishCream Golden Retrievers.  Many pups that are bred here go into service dog work.  They are also wonderful family pets.

http://greenrivergoldens.com/about/

AKC Caine Good Citizen (AKC CGC)

Socialization (exposure) Checklist

AKC Caine Good Citizen (AKC CGC)

The AKC CGC is a 10-item test, and is the basic standard of a well behaved dog.  All service dogs should be trained with the goal of easily passing this test.  Testers are available locally. See link for info.

https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/

Socialization (exposure) Checklist

Socialization (exposure) Checklist

Socialization (exposure) Checklist

Exposing your pup to as many things as possible is very important, and will likely decrease the possibility of anxiety issues for your dog.  Please see link for your free exposure checklist!

 Exposure (socialization) checklist.xlsx 


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CAPTAIN'S CANINE

West Fargo, North Dakota, United States

(907) 317-0356