One-on-One training, instruction, and feedback in-person or via phone/video call from the comfort of your own home.
Actionable steps to progress your dog's training and begin resolving behavior challenges
Pay for the level of support you need! no minimum
90, 60, 30, 15 minute sessions available
Flexible scheduling to fit your needs
Email/contact us to schedule
(1) 90 minute session +
(4) 60 minute sessions +
Open line of communication (exclusive with package) with your trainer between sessions during training (max 2 hours/week)
Add training/evaluation to your dog's stay
Great for beginning and refining skills or determining causes and solutions for complex behavior challenges
Select "Training" when booking your dog's stay
In training, we consider all aspects of you and your dog's lives when evaluating behavior concerns and developing training plans. Our training includes not only clear instruction for effective behavior change and development; we also incorporate meaningful enrichment, appropriate exercise, and stress management in every training plan for optimization.
We strategically use food and toys to reinforce behavior*. Our training is creative and splits behaviors down to a level your dog can efficiently learn and grow from. Beyond the Walk’s training is tailored to each client's specific desires in training methods and goals. We are passionate about continuing our education in the most up to date, progressive practices in the training and husbandry fields. Diane and Danielle are excited to help you and your dog excel!
Diane and Danielle's own dogs have achieved and surpassed so many goals including overcoming multi-faceted behavior challenges. Regardless of your dog’s origin, whether from a rescue or a breeder, we are happy to discuss your training goals. Diane’s dogs have earned titles in AKC Trick Dog, Canine Good Citizen, and Therapy Dog. To explore Diane's dogs' click the group picture! To learn more about Diane and Danielle, click the link below.
*Diane understands that dogs and clients live in the real world with real world behavior complications. While all behaviors can be taught with treats and toys and a client's training plan can include exclusively positive reinforcement methods, Diane's over arching mission is to successfully achieve clients' goals with their dogs with the responsible use of any training method used. After thorough conversation with a client, if it is determined that the use of an ecollar or prong collar would aid a client in their particular situation, Diane will include such tools in the training plan with owner consent.
Patti with Rosie
We would like to give our recommendation to Beyond the Walk. We have known Diane for over six months and there is no question as to her love for dogs.
Diane has been an exceptional trainer and loving caretaker to our Boston Terrier Feist, Rosie. She is extremely knowledgeable, reliable, efficient and devoted to all under her care. Diane has shown to be quite flexible with regard to our schedules, giving short notice on more than one occasion. Her rates are very reasonable for the services provided. She had gone above and beyond in our request for occasional grooming services; bathing, trimming of nails, cleaning of ears. She provided us with pics of Rosie’s ongoing training and play time as she bonded with her new friends. Diane forms a loving relationship with all in her care and is attentive to their needs and very observant at all times. She does not hesitate to call us if she feels something is not right or has a question. Diane welcomes our calls and happily answers questions we may have as first time, anxious parents of our precious baby.
Beyond the Walk has a fenced in yard with plenty of space to run and play. In her home you will find more than enough provisions to provide rest and quiet time; calming music as a plus. Rosie is always happy when she hears she is going to “Miss Diane’s”. She wags her tail in excitement, looks up at her leash and jumps into the car, unlike her response when going to the vet! Diane knows Rosie’s likes and dislikes, and provides new and exciting toys to challenge and further stimulate her interest. We are blessed to know Diane and would recommend her to anyone.
Andrea with Sierra
We have now done some virtual training with Diane, as our puppy has been exhibiting behavioral problems, as well as seeming a bit stressed and overwhelmed by my kids all being home all the time during COVID. Diane had some wonderful ideas that started helping our dog and our family immediately!!!! Thank you, Diane!
Jessica with Maple
She’s doing better, I see improvements. She is getting really good at “station”. I’ll call station and she will come running.
Kate with Ella
Diane is so professional and knowledgeable. Diane was able to provide multiple levels of advice and actionable behavior training to help. She is wonderful!
Michelle with Whiskey, Milo, and Gigi
I cannot be more happier with my experience with Beyond the Walk Doggie Daycare. I have 3 dogs I boarded of which, 1 was not good with people. Needless to say their professionalism, patience, understanding and experience on how to work with dogs is phenomenal. My girl did amazing and actually made "people friends" which is huge for her. The dogs did great and I would recommend Beyond the Walk Doggie Daycare to anyone!
Dani with Ari
You will not be disappointed! ari also learned a few tricks and some house training while he stays there too! He now sits when I ask him too which he never did before!!!!
Amanda with Cassie
Beyond the Walk is great! We have been going here since day 1 when we got our puppy. It is great socialization and was very good to get my puppy used to crate training.
Maria with Rye (Board and Train)
We brought my 1 year old Pitt hound mix Rye to Beyond the Walk for board and train boot camp! What a wonderful experience for Rye and our family. We are so happy with the incredible results. Diane was so kind and loving to our pup. She updated us daily with video and progress reports! I would highly recommend Beyond the Walk and in trust Diane with your fur baby!!
Diane with Collin
Diane answered all my questions and actually gave me some helpful recommendations for our little guy. She is very knowledgeable and competent.
Brittany with Foxy
Diane is amazing!!! During the adoption process Diane went above and beyond her duties! Foxy had a difficult time adjusting to her new home, but Diane spent many hours on the phone and countless texts to help me work with Foxy. She was so concerned about Foxy's depressed-like behavior post-adoption that she would text me every day to check in and see what had worked or not with Foxy. She would suggest things to try with Foxy. Over time ( and with a little help from extra treats) Foxy became herself. Diane is FANTASTIC with communication. I always had a response from her within 24 hours, but typically she responded back within a few hours!
Rachel with Mater
You will not find a woman more passionate about dogs and their care! She is not only knowledgeable and experienced from her work at the ASPCA as well as fostering, she is thorough and thoughtful in her assessment of potential adopters so she knows what good treatment of dogs looks like.