Here at Diamond Bird Dogs we believe that there is no substitute for hard work. We do whatever it takes to reach your goals in development, in the field or at home.
We specialize in developing family sporting dogs. Commands that keep your dog in control are emphasized. Working with owners is a big part of the program so that they have the right mindset to be successful with their dog when it returns home.
Dylan Thomas is the head trainer and founder of Diamond Bird Dogs. Graduating from Auburn University, Dylan achieved a degree in Wildlife Enterprise Management. He went on to be an Upland and Waterfowl Guide, Clays and Upland Coordinator, and Dog Trainer for The Orvis Company at Pursell Farms. Bringing unmatched energy and passion for this lifestyle, Dylan aims to share it with anyone in search.
"Dylan is the closest thing to a dog whisperer I know. His dogs are happy, affectionate hunting machines. Their points look like something out of a painting; they hold like they were made of granite; and they are steady to wing and shot. You do not see that combination very often anymore. His patient, consistent training style is fool proof with a well bred dog. I am trusting him with my prized possession, my small munsterlander, Rufus."
"Dylan Thomas started training my English Setter “Annie” when she was nine weeks old. First with initial obedience suggestions, guidance and tips, ultimately evolving to comprehensive field training. He uses sequential steps and builds a dog’s capability through consistency and repetition. He is also a wonderful coach for the dog owner, documents his training process and provides additional training activities to augment the dog and owner’s development. We are just finishing our first hunting season and Annie is now 9 months. She is steady through wing and shot, becomes more consistent with the retrieve with every training secession, is easily directed with whistle commands and is an incredibly enthusiastic hunter due to Dylan’s positive reinforcement. This summer we’ll move into hand signals and develop a consistent retrieve knowing Dylan will be with us every step of the way. We couldn’t be more thankful to be working with Dylan. Not only is he an experienced dog trainer and breeder, his education in Wildlife Management, hunts in multiple habitats for multiple species, completes his profile as an authentic upland sportsman."
"As I have told Dylan many times, I have bird hunted all my life, and in those 50 years I have never seen bird dogs like Dylan's. They are beautiful, never break on a point, and can find birds anywhere. Without a doubt the best dogs I have ever had the pleasure to hunt with."
"Good people and amazing dogs. I have had the pleasure of hunting wild quail over Dylan's dogs on my private plantation in Southwest Georgia. I thought my dogs were good until I met his. It is the reason why I only trust Dylan with my dogs from here on out."