Testimonials from students of Dog
Hennessy was returned to me twice as a young
puppy and as her breeder, failing her was not an option. I began Diana's
classes in summer of 2003 just to see what all this clicker training was
about and became hooked, a true convert to operant training. With
Diana's guidance and amazing positive training methods Hennessy has
obtained her AKC championship, two Canine Good Citizen Awards, her Rally
novice title and is currently working on her advanced obedience titles.
All this from a little Bull Terrier once dubbed a real problem.
Diana has supported me personally and
professionally through all of Henny's career. She has encouraged me to
train Henny from my heart with love and only positive reinforcement.
Diana's classes are fabulous and Henny and I will continue our weekly
schedule even after working with Diana for 4 1/2 years.
We love our classes with Diana.
Kyle and Henny!
is Annie. I am a five year old West Highland Terrier. I began agility
training with Diana Hoyem in the Fall of 2004. Agility is fun when you
(and your human handler) have had proper training. Boy, have I had fun
at those agility matches. I have a basket full of qualifying ribbons to
prove that my training was “right on!” I am now competing at the
Excellent Level and still train with Diana. She is the best!
Here I am going down the A frame...
Diana is a terrific agility instructor! Her
primary goal is to keep it fun for your dog. Don’t get me wrong - she
also trains her students to win! The techniques she uses
emphasize giving the dog clear information, consistently and soon enough
so he knows where to go next. When the handler and dog have good
communication, there is less stress on the dog and lots more
fun for both the dog and the handler! The method she teaches requires
lots of foundation work and LOTS of PRACTICE. The time put into daily
practice pays off though, with faster progress for you and your dog as
well as earning those qualifying runs!
Frodo and Samwise, NAJ
learned my nose touches in Diane's "tricks class" when I was just a
youngster and now I have really wonderful contacts in agility!
Bran (who lets Lynn run w/ him....sometimes)
I'm a student of Diana's, with my Doberman
pinschers. I'm on my way out of town, so will send a better testimonial
later, but hey, a picture is worth a thousand words! Here's me and Betty
(Ravensown Destined to Rain, CD, RA, OA, OAJ) following a recent show...