My name is Diane and I am originally from the Midwest (USA) where I earned my BA from the University of Michigan. I was later mentored by several of the finest dog practitioners in the UK where I earned my Masters degree in the psychology of dog breed behaviour Middlesex University, London, England.
I maintain a full membership from the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) of Great Britain and am editor of the CFBA quarterly magazine. I am certified through the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training (CIDBT), where I also distance tutor for the following courses:
- CIDBT 4110, Understanding Canine Behaviour & Care
- CIDBT 4111, Introductory Pet Bereavement Counselling Skills
- CIDBT 5107 Advanced Pet Bereavement Counselling
In addition, I am the tutor for the following Pet Education, Training & Behaviour Council (PETbc):
- PETbc 101, Advanced Canine Behaviour & Psychology Diploma
- PETbc 102, Canine Behaviour & Psychology Diploma
I am currently based in Seattle. In addition to my private practice, Continental Canine Behaviour, Ltd., I am also contracted as the exclusive Canine Practitioner by one of Seattle's renowned pet care providers. Additionally, I am contracted to teach puppy, basic, Level II (advanced) and Level III (advanced) dog training classes in Kirkland, on the east side of Lake Washington.
One of my specialties and favourite aspects of my work is educating owners – the more difficult the dog's behaviour, all the more sweet the successes! Nothing makes me happier than a happy dog and owner!
Last, but not least – I have a special affinity towards bull breeds and am the proud owner of Lolly, Dogue de Bordeaux – one of my favourite teachers!