Dianne was a trainer at Top Dog before she moved to California in 2001. She re-located back here to the east coast in 2010, and we are excited to have her back as one of our assistant Instructors. For Dianne, dog competition evolved when her son, Jeff, attended a 4-H Fair and saw children who were raising Seeing Eye puppies competing in obedience. Jeff decided he also wanted to raise Seeing Eye puppies. Dianne became a 4-H Leader and was one of two 4-H Leaders responsible for holding weekly training sessions for the kids and puppies. The training sessions consisted of basic obedience and problem solving issues the kids may have with puppies. Socialization and exposure to every day sights, sounds, obstacles and teaching house manners were the primary goals. Dianne also received basic obedience instructions from the Seeing Eye instructors to assist her with the training of the kids and puppies. The fifth Seeing Eye puppy, a Golden Retriever, was the dog that cemented Dianne’s desire to do dog training and competition.
Dianne's current competition dogs are U-CDX Gaylan's Gotta Kick It Up! CD, BN, RN "Kix" who is working on her CDX, and OTCH U-CD Golly G’s Out of the Blue UDX2, OM3, VER, RA, OBHF, TDX, CCA "Freddie" who is now working on his Variable Surface Tracking training which is the AKC’s highest level of tracking.
OTCH U-CD Golly G's Out of the Blue, UDX2, OM3, VER, OBHF, RA, TDX, CCA "Freddie" Mulitple High in Trials
U-CDX Gaylan's Gotta Kick it Up! CD, BN, RN "Kix" who is from the Disney litter!