Diana Santoyo: Associate Trainer

Diana Santoyo Apprentie Trainer and Public Relations for Dog Dynamics

Diana Santoyo

Associate Trainer

Diana’s love for dogs started when she was very young. If there was a dog around, people knew where to find her. She says dogs have always given her a sense of companionship, the feeling of a long-time best friend. In 2020 she brought home her first dog Sky, a spunky rescue Dachshund mix. It was not long before Diana knew she needed a professional trainer to help Sky overcome her reactivity toward people and other dogs. Diana immersed herself in learning about dog obedience, behavior modification, and the importance of quality canine nutrition. She realized her desire to advocate for dogs, and to be a part of the solution for those left behind. In 2022 she made the decision to follow her passion and is now an Associate Trainer with Dog Dynamics.

Diana’s innate sense of how to communicate with dogs and people make her a good fit for the Dog Dynamics team. She is the point of contact for phone communication and social media, and assists in group and private training sessions. Diana loves working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. She says this is necessary in order to understand dogs as a species. Diana has her B.S. in Food and Nutrition from Sacramento State University. She is also an avid learner and strives to further her education and certifications in dog training and canine nutrition. In her spare time, Diana coaches Olympic lifting at a local gym in the Concord area and is an avid photographer. You may also spot her with Sky hiking the hills around the Bay Area.