Dog Sports Northwest offers Dog Agility Classes in the Seattle area





Student Praise

Testimonials from students of Dog Sports Northwest...

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.

Thank you,

Kyle and Henny!


My name 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!

Lovin'  agility!!!

Pat Fox

Frodo and Samwise, NAJ

I 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...





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