Family Sporting Dog

Discover a new world of companionship
and adventure, training in harmony
with your family sporting dog.

Family Sporting Dog

Discover a new world of companionship
and adventure, training in harmony
with your family sporting dog.

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Unleash Your Dog’s True Calling

Bird Dog Development

In our comprehensive online Bird Dog Development Course, we tap into the innate desire of your dog to have a purpose. It’s more than just training; it’s about giving your dog a job they will love and excel in. Our course is designed to harness this natural drive, shaping it into skilled, joyful work.

Our Bird Dog Development Course begins with the foundational Obedience Course, setting the stage for a more specialized journey. From mastering simple commands to mastering intricate tasks in the field, your dog will learn to relish their role and thrive on the satisfaction of a job well done.

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 A Foundation For Success

Obedience Development

This course lays the groundwork for a trusting and respectful relationship, making it an essential first step for every family sporting dog.

Beyond teaching basic commands, it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with your dog, strengthening and deepening the bond you share.

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A Foundation for Success

Obedience Development

This course lays the groundwork for a trusting and respectful relationship, making it an essential first step for every family sporting dog.

Beyond teaching basic commands, it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with your dog, strengthening and deepening the bond you share.

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Which Course is Right for You?

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Testimonials

“I sent Diamond Bird Dogs a well-bred, smart, funny, affectionate 14-month-old puppy.  Four months later, they sent me back the dog of a lifetime.  Rufus is still smart, funny, and affectionate, but he is also now a hunting machine.  He points, holds, and retrieves like a mature dog.  Diamond Bird Dogs has given me what I have wanted my whole life – a loving family dog who is also a perfect hunting companion.   Dylan Thomas’ training techniques are patient and consistent.  They are fool proof with a dog from a good blood line.”

John Johnson

Rufus - Small Munsterlander, Bird Dog Development

“I could not recommend Dylan enough for bird training your dog.  As bird hunters, we want our dogs to participate in the hunt alongside us as well as be our family pet.  Dylan made sure to do both while my puppy was being trained.  Dylan communicates through the entire program with detailed weekly emails and text updates and pictures.  You can tell that Dylan loves your dog just as much as you do.  Dylan is a great teacher and is available even after the training, to answer any questions or concerns you might have.  HIs passion for his craft is evident.”

Peter Falkner

Trapper – Springer Spaniel, Gun Dog Development

“We sent our first birddog, Mac, to Dylan for two months of training, given such a short amount of time the training and guidance (for us as well) from Dylan was spectacular. We don’t have enough good things to say about the man behind Diamond Bird Dogs. Given it’s our first hunting dog, he taught us as well as Mac on everything from hunting and habitat to how to handle and train afterwards. We have had a fantastic first full season with Mac in 2023 and he’s only getting better. Dylan has helped every step of the way and we are very happy with our decision of Diamond Bird Dogs. We not only have a fantastic dog now, we gained a couple of friends along the way.”

Angelo and Valerie Jankowski

Mac – German Shorthaired Pointer, Bird Dog Development

“When I got my first Brittany, I realized my dog training knowledge and skills were not adequate for what I wanted to achieve with my pup. The best thing I did was get Dylan to help me with the training of my dogs and myself! What my dogs and I have learned from Dylan is priceless!”

Dan Perkins

Lulu and Whiskey – French Brittany, Bird Dog Development

“We found Diamond Bird Dogs by pure happenstance.  After a ton of research, we strongly believed that a German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was the breed we were looking for.  After speaking with several “breeders,” we happened upon Dylan Thomas and Diamond Bird Dogs.  The whole experience was a “cut above,” from our very first email correspondence.  Dylan was responsive and answered all of our questions honestly and completely.  He helped to confirm that a GSP would be a good fit for our active lifestyle.  We were so enamored by him that we offered to wait a full year until he had a pup available, and we gladly made the 8 hour drive to Auburn Oaks so that he could meet us and make sure we would be a good match with one of his dogs.  Thankfully we passed his examination!

Our sweet Verona, now 11 months old, has brought so much joy into our lives.  She has the prototypical energy and curiosity of a GSP and is sweet-natured and loving at the same time.  At 6 months of age, we gladly returned to Auburn Oaks and left Verona in Dylan’s care for two full months of obedience training.  It was the best investment we could have made.  While still full of energy and spunk, Verona is highly obedient!  The other dog owners we meet with every morning at our local dog park can’t believe the change in her.  One recently said to her own dog, “it’s our goal to be like Verona.”

We have loved every moment of working with Dylan and his team at Diamond Bird Dogs!  We reach out to Dylan anytime a question arises with Verona’s behavior or healthcare, and he responds immediately.  We trust him completely and can’t say enough about his level of commitment to his dogs.  If you’re looking for a new family dog, look no further.  If you’re looking for training that will make your dog the envy of the dog park, look no further.  If you want the very best in breeding and training, you can trust Diamond Bird Dogs!”

Bonnie Peirano

Verona – German Shorthaired Pointer, Obedience Development

“Holli was purchased as a pup from Dylan Thomas, Owner of ‘Diamond Bird Dogs’. Dylan also methodically trained our quail hunting partner. We were so pleased with Dylan’s training, we purchased another pup “Clisti May” from him. Clisti is in training now and will joining Holli soon. We can’t wait to have another “Diamond Dog” performing for us. Thanks Dylan!”

The Kiper Family

Holli and Clisti – German Shorthaired Pointers, Bird Dog Development

Learn anywhere, anytime with our mobile friendly lessons.

Become a member today and unlock access to a wealth of training resources designed specifically for your lifestyle. 

Learn anywhere, anytime with our mobile friendly lessons.

Become a member today and unlock access to a wealth of training resources designed specifically for your lifestyle. 

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Training that fits your schedule.

Unlimited access to courses that let you revisit lessons and progress at your own pace, whenever it suits you best.

On-demand video training sessions.

Unlock learning on the move with our on-demand training courses, available on any device, for seamless access wherever you are.

Still not sure which course is right for you?

Our training staff would be happy to hop on a call and walk you through the decision process and answer any other questions you may have. We want you to feel confident in your membership.

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Still not sure which course is right for you?

Our training staff would be happy to hop on a call and walk you through the decision process and answer any other questions you may have. We want you to feel confident in your membership.

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We’re out training every day, rain or shine, honing the skills that make our dogs exceptional companions and unbeatable athletes.

Join us, share your stories, ask for advice and connect with those who live this extraordinary life; from the focused energy of the hunt to the joyful chaos of home life.

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