Jamie Diaz is a professional certified dog trainer, CPDT-KA. Jamie is a licensed positive dog trainer with world renowned trainer Victoria Stilwell. Jamie was hand-selected and evaluated by Victoria herself, and is part of a team that is the best of the best worldwide! Jamie is also a professional member of the APDT, (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). She is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC. Jamie is also an evaluator and instructor for the great new program C.L.A.S.S. which was formed from the APDT to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships through positive training methods. Jamie is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.
Jamie Diaz is a CNWI, Certified Canine Nosework Instructor. Jamie believes that K9 nosework can benefit any and every dog! It is an amazingly fun activity that you can do with your dog just for fun, or you can take it to the competition level. Jamie has been working with various breeds of dogs for years from puppies to adult dogs.
Kimberly Geisert bio: Kim is the Director of Day Training at our location in Delray Beach. Kim joined Dynamite in January of 2018 and is a proud member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and the PPG (Pet Professional Guild), both of which are dedicated to continuing education and networking within the international dog training community and promoting humane, force-free training methods. Kim began her career in the field walking and sitting dogs part-time over twenty years ago, then chose to pursue dog training full-time in 2014. She worked as a trainer for two corporate pet stores before she found Dynamite and was immediately attracted by the Dynamite philosophy. Her favorite part of the Day Training program is seeing the dogs interact and how quickly they learn from each other. She currently has four mixed-breed rescue dogs, two of whom, Brandy and Mookie, can be found “helping Mom” train in Delray.
Isabel C. Allison is a Certified Dog Trainer, a graduate of the Animal Behavioral College (ABC) and a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). After moving back home from living in the Bahamas for 20 years and working in the restaurant business for 10 years, she wanted to do something that she loved and has a passion for. Having had dogs throughout her life. She previously trained her dogs in the old school method of training. While completing her education certification with ABC and having Jamie Diaz as her mentor, she realized that there were better methods of training. She was amazed how much you could achieve with positive reinforcement training, dedication, and patience. Her goal is to educate herself with different methods of force-free training that will help deal with different behavioral problems with dogs, so she can in return educate and change people’s minds set that using force free is the better method to train your beloved ones.
Auburn Showalter is a lifelong dog fanatic. Old home movies will show her, at an early age, infatuated while observing and talking to the family dogs. By the time she was in elementary school she was walking all the dogs in the neighborhood, for free. A black lab, named Ace, was her sixteenth birthday present, and she taught him to respond enthusiastically to about 80 commands and tricks.