Welcome to Imagine Canine Academy!

Licensed and Certified Dog Training

Training With Us

At Imagine Canine Academy, we are more than just dog trainers – we are your lifelong partners in building a strong bond with your beloved canine companion.

Our deep-rooted love for dogs and passion for positive reinforcement training drives us to ensure that you and your furry friend experience training that goes beyond the classroom.

Our programs are thoughtfully designed to empower you with effective training techniques that last a lifetime. We believe that training should be a joyous and seamless part of your daily life, leading to a harmonious relationship with your dog that extends far beyond the training sessions.

Understanding that every dog and owner is unique, we take a personalized approach to behavior modification and training plans.

When you join Imagine Canine Academy, we invest time in getting to know you and your goals. Armed with this knowledge, we create tailored programs that match your needs and aspirations, ensuring your success as a dog owner.

Our Training Philosophy

Whether you dream of having a well-behaved home companion, a trusted partner in thrilling adventures, or a foundation for excelling in dog sports, our expert team is here to assist you every step of the way. We strive to make the learning process enjoyable for both you and your dog.

Join us at Imagine Canine Academy, where we celebrate the unique bond between dogs and their humans. Let’s embark on a journey of learning, growth, and unforgettable moments with your four-legged family member.

Together, we’ll unleash the full potential of your dog’s abilities, and you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to be an exceptional dog owner for life.

Welcome to a world of endless possibilities with your canine companion!

The Imagine Canine Academy Team


Diana Blanchard is a highly accomplished canine behavior specialist, with a lifelong devotion to animals and animal rescue. Her journey in the world of animal behavior began early on, and since then, she has channeled her passion into a remarkable career focused on improving the lives of dogs and their owners.

As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Diana's expertise in behavior analysis, reinforcement training, and behavior modification is second to none. Her Master's degree in nonprofit management has also equipped her with the business acumen to create and manage successful training centers, including her own venture, Imagine Canine Academy.

At Imagine Canine Academy, Diana's mission is to teach dog owners the art of bonding with their dogs through training. Her dedication to this cause has touched the lives of countless dogs and their families, fostering a harmonious relationship based on trust and understanding.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Diana is a true canine enthusiast. She shares her life with multiple canine athletes, who are not only beloved companions but also fellow sports enthusiasts. Diana's passion for training and playing sports with her dogs knows no bounds. She regularly competes in flyball, dock diving, and disc competitions, celebrating the incredible abilities and teamwork of her four-legged companions.

As a testament to her commitment to the canine community, Diana and her husband are proud members of the esteemed That's So Fetch Flyball Club, where they share their love for the sport and support fellow dog enthusiasts.

In every aspect of her life, Diana Blanchard exemplifies an unwavering dedication to animals and a true passion for creating better lives for dogs and their humans. Whether she's teaching, training, or competing, her profound love for animals shines through, making her a respected and admired figure in the world of canine behavior and sports.



Patrick Schell is thrilled to be full-time with Imagine Canine Academy! Coming from over a decade of experience in teaching, he looks forward to providing you with great service and passion for fostering the growth of both dogs and their human companions through a harmonious blend of teaching and training. Patrick considers himself fortunate to have embarked on a career that has allowed him to combine his deep love for animals with his commitment to helping others.

From early on, Patrick has been driven by a desire to make a positive impact through education. Pursuing a degree in music education from Florida State University provided me with a solid foundation in pedagogy, psychology, and human behavior. Over time, I discovered that these principles would seamlessly meld with my love for dogs and positive reinforcement training.

Transitioning from choral instruction to positive reinforcement dog training was a natural progression. I discovered that the principles of teaching humans to sing in harmony bore striking similarities to teaching dogs to coexist harmoniously with their human companions. The rhythm of patience, the melody of empathy, and the articulation of clear communication formed the foundation of my approach.

As a positive reinforcement dog trainer, I am dedicated to employing science-backed methods that promote trust, understanding, and mutual respect between dogs and their owners. The harmony achieved through positive reinforcement parallels the harmonies achieved in music: a delicate balance of timing, reward, and practice that creates a symphony of well-behaved and emotionally enriched dogs.

In this ever-evolving field, Patrick is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research, methodologies, and technologies related to dog training. Regular attendance at seminars, conferences, and workshops allows me to refine my techniques and introduce innovative strategies that enhance the training experience. Patrick is currently enrolled in Karen Pryor courses and expects to complete his KPA-CTP certification in the spring of 2024.

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Imagine Canine Academy offers customized training plans for dogs and cats of all sizes and ages! Proudly offering in-person training in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Contact us with any questions today!

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