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Meet Diane Sullivan: Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Good Dog Training Service's owner, CPDT-KA Diane Sullivan, has been working with dogs 
since 1990. Diane and her husband, Tom, started Good Dog Training Services in September
1997. Diane is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is 
devoted to helping dogs and their people. Diane believes that dog training can, and should, 
be a fun experience for all parties involved. 

Clients have referred to Diane as "the original Dog Whisperer." 
Diane attends a main APDT conference once a year, and goes to many seminars to 
stay current in her field. She has developed relationships with such renowned 
professionals such as Dr. Ian Dunbar (Founder of APDT), Pat Miller, noted for 
experience in clicker training, and Trish King, who has overseen behavioral programs 
for large programs, including Marin County in California.

Good Dog Training Services is of the firm belief that the sales of puppies from pet 
stores should be eliminated. This practice only promotes the continuation of puppy 
mill breeders who are only in it for the money, do not care about the health or 
well-being of either the parents or the litters, and who raise these pups in deplorable 
conditions. While it is rare to acquire a sound animal from these pet stores, more often 
than not the unsuspecting owner will find nothing but heartache. Please adopt from 
your local shelters.

Diane is also a seasoned Canine Good Citizen evaluator, who gives the American 
Kennel Club (AKC)-sponsored test several times a year. This is a marvelous way to 
promote responsible dog ownership while showing off your dog's good manners. It's a 
simple test consisting of 10 short exercises that the handler and dog must perform. 
The dog/handler team must pass all 10 to get AKC certified, and then their dog will 
receive an official certificate as well as a CGC title behind their dog's name. The best 
part of this is that all dogs are welcome, both purebred and mixed breeds. 

Please contact Good Dog Training Center to register for the test or just to find out more 
about this test or training your dog. Diane is not satisfied with the work on your pet until 
you are, and is available by phone to add assistance to any and all of her classwork, group or private. Her main concern is for the well-being of your pet. 

"I want everyone to experience the joys of owning a Good Dog!"

"Most people might remember the old method of dog training, which was often a little harsh, and some may even say cruel. I do not believe in harming a dog to train them to behave and live among the family. If you want me to train your pup, I can do that, but my specialty is working with owners so they, too, will learn to read the language of their dogs. I know fine and capable trainers who will take your dog for you, train them for obedience, protection, etc., then give them back to you and show you how your dog will perform those commands. I get so much more from having the owner see the wonderful progression and go through the learning process with their companions."

Giovanni Sullivan
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Diane Sullivan