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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 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.
Ideal for owners who want a well-mannered dog but are unable to train him. Bootcamp is a 2-4 week intensive training program. 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. Commands may be adjusted in accordance with client's needs.
Training a service dog is a marathon, not a sprint. This program typically starts with a 3-4 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.
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!