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Torie Silletto, CTC, PCBC-A, CPDT-KA


As a lifelong animal welfare advocate, I never have and never will use pain or fear to make a dog behave. It has been unequivocally proven by decades of research that dogs who enjoy training, and trust their trainer, behave better.

I began my career with the San Francisco SPCA Behavior & Training team, where I worked extensively and exclusively with the most challenging shelter dogs. I also specialized in enrichment and welfare, puppy socialization, as well as teaching and mentoring staff and volunteers. I further honed my skills at the East Bay SPCA where I taught public dog training classes.

Dogs today are our dearly beloved family members. I am passionate about providing them the highest quality care available. In addition to 10 years of firsthand experience, I’ve earned numerous professional certifications to demonstrate my knowledge and competence in my field:

Dog training is unregulated in the United States. This means absolutely anyone can hang up a shingle and charge for their services. 

I entered the field because I passionately opposed the barbaric animal abuse being sold to the public as training. I was also sorely disappointed with the lack of knowledge and competency required to do business. As a result, I invested in the most comprehensive education available, and gained hands-on work experience training dogs in shelter. 

I develop a relationship with my clients based on transparency and trust. I truly want what is best for you and your dog, and I am committed to ethical business practices. Please take a moment to watch this short video:

Transparency in Dog Training by Jean Donaldson

My goal is for dog parents to come away with:

  • Decreased stress

  • A happy, well adjusted (and well behaved!) canine companion

  • Confidence in their new skills

  • A strengthened bond through better understanding

I make training simple, enjoyable, and efficient. I am here to support you every step of the way. 💜

Private, in person training and behavior consultation is available in Portland, OR. Virtual services are available worldwide.

Now accepting new clients for Spring & Summer 2023. Secure your spot before books close!

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I’d love to add your name to my testimonials!

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My biggest concern when searching for pet care is whether or not I can trust them to care for my furry family member. Rarely do I feel they will care as much as I do. Most often I rely on reviews to make sure a pet has not been mistreated. That is not the case with Diamond Dogs! This business cares about your pet. The owner puts her heart into this business because she loves pets as much as you do. You can trust that when your pup is with Diamond Dogs, they are in the best hands possible!

Dan B.


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