Instructor Paula Dietz
Paula Dietz joined C&C PALS in 2011 after nearly 30 years as a government relations and communications professional. After losing her beloved 17-year old dog, Annie, and 21-year old cat, Cass, earlier in the year, she decided to follow her heart, embarking on a new career that dovetails with her life-long love of animals. In 1993, when Annie was rescued and Paula adopted her, there wasn’t a well-developed, accepted school of thought about positive dog training. She trained Annie on her own, using love, respect, intuition, and knowledge gleaned from, then, little-known books that emphasized positive-based training techniques. Today, Paula works at a veterinary clinic, is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and, through C&C PALS, helps train dog owners to bring out the best in their dogs.