A full time member of the Grinning Dog community, Diane’s life has always been filled with dogs and dog activities. From grooming (full time for over 25 years) to work in the shelter world, her job experience has enabled her to develop proficient handling skills as well as a keen interest in training and behavior. Many classes, workshops and seminars later, she stays up on all that’s new in the training world.
For fun she has trained and then competed successfully with her own dogs in the sports of agility, tracking and sheepherding. A recently discovered obsession is Nosework which has rekindled her passion for canine scent work. Eager participants in this fun are her two adopted mixed breed dogs. They also happily accompany Diane on hikes, gardening chores and road trips.
Diane brings to The Grinning Dog an excellent command of DogSpeak, a finely tuned intuition for what dogs are feeling and endless curiosity about what makes them tick. Perhaps most important, she brings coffee on Fridays....
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Alison and her staff provided exceptional care to not only my dog but also to me..." A. B.
"The best. Alison and her staff are terrific. My dog, Rem, hadn't spent any time boarded before we got here and he loved it there. I don't know how the dogs are all so calm, but they are. I'm lucky this is near by me. " Betsy N.
"We miss him, but we never worry about him when he's there. Wonderfully competent crew. Beautiful surroundings." Bruce K.