Meet Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos


Dianna has been professionally training dogs since 2011. Throughout her career she has specialized in helping dogs who were reactive, fearful and aggressive. Dianna was able to improve the lives of these dogs implementing a series of behavior modification programs and weaving in other enrichment activities such as Scent Work, which she is quite passionate about.

Dianna is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through NACSW™, is an approved CSD and Judge through United States Canine Scent Sports and approved AKC Scent Work Judge. At the height of her in-person training career, she was teaching 22 group classes a week, traveling the country speaking at workshops and officiating trials.

After sustaining a serious neck and back injury, Dianna was forced to retire from in-person training services. Unwilling to give up on her passion, Dianna devoted herself to finding a way to provide her services virtually. Hence Scent Work University was born. In a short period of time it has amassed a large international client-base. Pet Dog U was started shortly thereafter. Dianna is excited to see these platforms continue to grow and cannot wait to see what the future brings.

In June 2021, Dianna co-founded a new Scent Work organization, Cyber Scent Work, which bridges the gap between training and trialing. Participants have the opportunity to choose the level, search element and odor track, submitting video entries in an attempt to earn titles and ribbons while also receiving detailed training feedback on every run. The response to Cyber Scent Work has been phenomenal and Dianna is thrilled with how quickly it is growing.


Below you will find the online courses, seminars, webinars, eBooks, video reviews and private video consultation services Dianna offers through Scent Work University.

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