Dianne comes to Bonafide with over 30 years of dog training experience. She has taught obedience and showmanship classes for 4-H and has judged at the county and state levels in both venues. Dianne has also instructed obedience, rally and agility classes for various clubs and organizations in the Omaha area. She has attended many seminars and conferences by nationally accredited individuals on the subjects of dog behavior, obedience, rally and agility and continues to attend seminars to learn new techniques.
Dianne’s accomplishments with her dogs include Utility Dog (UD) in obedience, Master Agility Champion (MACH), Rally Excellent (RE), Herding Started A sheep (HSAs), Flyball Master (FM), Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) recognized for over 400 therapy visits, Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA), Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU), Versatility Excellent, (VCX) and finished breed Championships on dogs from the Herding group, Hound group, and Terrier group in AKC. Dianne and her registered therapy dogs volunteer in the community regularly.
During the day Dianne is a buyer for a medical device manufacturer in the Omaha metro area. Dianne is the President of the local Sheltie club, Midlands Shetland Sheepdog Club, an active member in the national Sheltie club, American Shetland Sheepdog Association, and is an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. Her goal is for dogs to be well-mannered and owners to have a special bond with their dogs and enjoy doing things together as a team.