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Helping you create the best relationship with your dog.
To improve relationships between dogs and their humans through education and training, one dog at a time.
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 maintains currency as a registered nurse, and has advanced training in PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Her passion is service dog training, but she is skilled at obedience as well.
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. Only one dog at a time is accepted into training.
Private lesson in your home at a time that is convenient for you and your family. Private lessons are beneficial when an owner has the motivation to train their dog in accordance with the lesson provided. Ideal for single owners or small families; not ideal for busy families with many small children at home. Training will focus on puppy basics, obedience, or problem solving.
Ideal for owners who want a well-mannered dog but are unable to train him. Bootcamp is a 2-week intensive training program in my home. Items taught include come, lay down, leave-it, release, focus, loose leash walking, off (off lap, bed, etc.), no jumping on people, wait until released outdoors, wait calmly to eat, potty training, and crate training.
Electronic updates are provided at least every 3 days and 1-2 hours of client training (included in cost) is done at graduation. Available for questions any time.
Training a service dog is a marathon, not a sprint. This program typically starts with a 2-3 week bootcamp, then one on one private lessons with you and the dog. It requires a lot of dedication and effort from you. We can answer any questions you may have.
Not every dog has the potential for this type of work; those that do may 'wash out' for various reasons. We can help you select a proper breed if needed. Available for questions any time.
-See links below for additional info.
Boarding in my home with my 4yo intact Belgian Malinois, fenced yard for potty and play. Dogs must be potty trained and females spayed. Boarding does not include training, but this can be added for an additional fee.
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.
This link covers a comprehensive list of service dog laws in North Dakota
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.
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.