Dianna Heverly LVT, CCRP, CPDT-KA, FFCP (Veterinary)
Everything I do is dogs! I breed, raise, and train working-line German Shepherd Dogs. I have raised, and trained 3 generations of German Shepherds, and am currently working with 2 young dogs. I also share my home with a Border Collie. We train and compete for IGP (FKA Schutzhund), agility, and rally. I have been training dogs since 1996 and competing since 2002. I was fortunate to have my early training experiences be with a mentor who based his training on positive reinforcement techniques. While this is becoming more popular, it was almost unheard of for pet trainers at the time. He encouraged everyone to grab copy on Karen Pryor's "Don't Shoot the Dog!" on their first night of class!
I have always had a passion for working with animals, especially dogs. I am a working Licensed Veterinary Technician, and am always excited to educate clients on important fundamentals in their puppy's development. After passing my boards to become a veterinary technician, I enrolled in the University of Tennessee's canine rehabilitation program. As much as I love working with puppies and enjoy helping them be their best self, I hold a special place in my heart for the older/geriatric dogs. This was the reason behind my rehabilitation certification. From start to finish, our furry friends deserve to have the best possible life.
K9 Fundamentals is here to provide services to help families and their companions have their best possible life!
Associate's in Applied Science
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
Fear Free Certified Professional (Veterinary) Level 2
I LOVE PUPPIES!!!!
My favorite thing about puppies is the fact that they are sponges at such a young age. Teaching them how to learn, and exposing them to as many positive experiences as possible during their critical development period can help to shape them into wonderful life-long companions. If I could, I would constantly have a puppy in my home. Check out some of my puppy pictures from litters I have raised.