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As one of the first force-free trainers in western Canada, Colleen has helped thousands of dogs become well-behaved, happy pets. Certified Mentor Trainer, (Trainers Trainer) – Methods are based in science and do not require the use of punishment, ever.

No Prong Collars, No Pinch Collars, No Choke Chains, No Physical or Verbal Punishment! Our methods produce reliable, based on the science of Learning Theory and deliver permanent results.

Diamond in the Ruff covers exactly how o ensure that you are reaching your dogs full socialization requirements and his/her social potential in the real world.

A conversation with our Administrator will ensure you choose a Program that best suits yours and your dogs needs.

Diamond in the Ruff offers a range of services to fit every challenge, contact our Administration Team for more information at

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Private in-home training for all of your training needs. From puppy basics to reactivity & everything in between, we will set you and your dog(s) up for success!

Take advantage of dog training sessions that accommodate your busy schedule and take place in your home, and your neighbourhood. Diamond in the Ruff travels all over Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Surrounding areas. Whether you have a puppy, an older dog, or several dogs, private dog training is a fast, effective and proactive approach. You and your dog will love our positive, rewards-based instruction.

During your Private Dog Training Session(s) we can address:

Manners, including polite greetings, loose leash walking, waiting at the door, coming when called and sharing toys and treats.
Problem behaviour, such as jumping on people, pulling on the leash, barking, anxiety, shyness and guarding things. Handlers with an aggressive dog sometimes feel more relaxed working on this behaviour at home.  Colleen specializes in dealing with dogs experiencing Dog/Dog aggression or Dog/Human aggression issues, without the use of pain, fear or intimidation. 
Puppy basics, including house training, chewing, puppy nipping, handling, socialization and basic dog obedience commands like sit, down, come, stay, watch me, drop it… and many more!

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Follow our Calendar for class schedule! Registration is open for all intakes, & is first come first serve, so register now! Enhance your puppy’s training with a private training session before, during or after the 6-week Ruff ‘n’ Tumble course!

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Are you out of our service area, but need qualified, certified, training assistance? Do you need dog training to fit around your busy schedule? Are you unable to attend dog classes or have a trainer travel to your home, but need some issues addressed now? There are plenty of benefits to phone consultations to address training challenges. Same day service (in most cases) Convenience Affordability Time efficient One on one, undivided attention Diamond in the Ruff Inc. can also review videos to better address the exact nature of your individual training needs.


Certify your dog as a Canine Good Citizen. Follow our Calendar for upcoming dates!

Fine-tune your dog’s leash skills in this 60-minute private session.


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