Dionne began training her first Weimaraner Qaweyy in Obedience in 2004 and soon became involved in dog sports. After being bitten by the dog sports bug, she quickly sought out seminars and webinars to sharpen her training skills. Dionne and her Weimaraners, Keoki and Kalani Kai, are fierce competitors.
Kalani is a rising star in Nosework and her brother Keoki has become a star in the Barn Hunt world. Both have quickly moved through the classes with a high success rate. In addition, both are also active Dock Diving competitors and have qualified and placed at both the NADD Regional and National level.
Dionne has shown that team’s success in any dog sport is achieved by the handler learning to read, to understand, then to trust their dog. Helping other handlers to be a successful team is her goal.