Professor Diane Goodspeed

diane goodspeed catDiane Goodspeed started training dogs in 1992. Her first obedience dog was a Lhasa with whom Diane completed an AKC CD, CDX, and UD and attended two Pupperoni Eastern Regionals. In 1995, Diane started agility “for fun” but was soon hooked. With her border collie, Kayla, they blasted thru their CD and CDX quickly to focus on agility, earning a MACH in 2002, just before Demon joined the family.

With Demon, Diane quickly became a competitive force in the 16” class with a 3rd place finish in 2008 and a 5th place finish in 2010 at the AKC Agility Nationals. They went on that year to win a spot on the 2010 AKC Agility World Team. At the FCI 2010 Agility World Championships in Germany, Diane and Demon finished an impressive 15th at their first international competition. In 2012, Diane and Demon represented the USA at the European Open in Sweden, making the finals in both Individual and Team competition. In 2013, Demon and Diane again won a spot on the 2013 European Open team by putting down five consecutive, flawless runs at the AKC International Team Tryouts. They earned only 4 time faults for the entire tournament. In Belgium, the medium dog team was the only USA team to make Finals where Diane and Demon ran their section with confidence and no faults helping USA1 Medium Team to a 7th place finish.

Diane is now working with her second border collie, Kenzie, and two young shelties. Her youngest, Bizzy, went from AKC novice all the way to world team tryouts in one year! He is, however, too young to compete internationally, so Diane has joined the 2015 European Open team as a manager/coach and will work with the team at their practice in June and will go with the team to Germany.

In addition to dog training, Diane has published four books, one on biking in New Jersey and the other three on dog-related topics. Her latest book is The Top Dog Advantage, which explains her mental management system including lots of skill building exercises for emotion control and stress reduction. She is also “mom” to Kevin and Kathleen Oswald and has a very patient and supportive husband, Richard.

Professor Diane Goodspeed


2 Week Techniques: Conquer Threadles!

Instructor: Diane Goodpseed
Start Date: April 3, 2016
Registration Closed: April 17, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Need help threadling your dog through gaps between...


2 Week Techniques: Cue Timing

Instructor: Diane Goodspeed
Start Date: April 5, 2017
Registration Closes: April 19, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

In agility, timing is everything! You may have the perfect...


2 Week Techniques: Discriminations - Training for Total Control

Instructor: Diane Goodspeed
Start Date: July 10, 2016
Registration Closed: July 24, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Learn how to train and handle discriminations easily and...


2 Week Techniques: Impulse Control Games

Instructor: Diane Goodspeed
Start Date: September 4, 2016
Registration Closed: September 18, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

Elevate your dog's impulse control with two weeks...


Build a Master Weaver!

Instructor: Diane Goodpseed
Start Date: October 2, 2016
Registration Closed: October 16, 2016

This is 4-weeks of weaves, weaves, and more weaves! Whether you are...


Fancy Footwork

Ready to be a better athlete for your canine partner? Want to be quicker, faster and more agile? Are you ready to improve your foot speed, balance through turns and spins, and reduce wear and tear on your legs and joints? Dedicate just...


From the Ground Up: Effective verbal & hand signal training for a solid handling foundation

Effective communication is a key component in any handling system and what happens between obstacles is as important as obstacle performances. If you can’t put your dog on the line to the A-frame, then all that contact training will be for...


Front Crosses - Where, When and How

A front cross is not just a turning cue. It is a series of well executed handling plans. Yes – a series! In this class, Diane will break down the components the front cross and will explain in depth where, when, and how to use a front-cross...


Muscles Over Mind: A Mental Management System To Master Your Thoughts & Emotions For Competition Success

Instructor: Diane Goodpseed
Start Date: January 22, 2016
Registration Closed: February 5, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

The Muscles Over Mind course is for the dog...


Stuck Starts! For Start Line Success

A start line stay does not have to be a “luxury”! Join me in an intensive 4-week course to develop a “stuck” stay on the start line! This course will address all those pesky start line problems: anticipation, scooching, early breaks, or no...

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