Diane Battis, CPDT-KA, CTDI, PNWI has been training and competing in dog sports for more than 30 years. She has titled multiple dogs in Agility, Rally, Nose Work, Musical Freestyle, Tricks, CAT, FAST CAT, and Competition Obedience. Diane continues to improve her own training by attending seminars and camps with some of the best in their fields including Rosie Sutherland, Mary Ellen Barry, Jen Pinder, Denise Fenzi, Deb Jones and other Fenzi Academy instructors, and most notably Kathy Sdao, where Diane's foundation of shaping and breaking down behaviors (whether for manners, Rally or Agility) into small pieces helps owners and their dogs to be successful. Diane has also studied with Leslie McDevitt, author of three books including Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog and uses these skills to help her students whose dogs are over the edge to cope as they learn to compete.
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