Diane Culpepper

Certified Professional Canine Behavior and Training Master Instructor

Diane CulpepperDiane Culpepper is a United States Air Force Veteran who served just under 20 years. Her military service provided her the opportunity to travel the world and live in various cities across the United States. She taught survival techniques and inspected survival equipment. She learned how to track animals, animal behavior and how animals think. It was having this training that led her to fulfill a career that she had dreamed of as a child. Dogs have always been a part of her life and when she was young she wanted to be a Veterinarian. As she grew older the urge to be a veterinarian was replaced by the desire to work with dogs as a trainer or as a behavior specialist.

Diane is originally from the middle Georgia area and moved to Atlanta in 2010.  In 2011 she found a job working at Atlanta Dog Trainer as a daycare associate.   This led her to wanting learn even more about dog behavior and truly work on her dream of becoming a dog behaviorist and trainer.  Diane successfully reached her dreams upon her completion of her studies in the Atlanta Dog Trainer Academy in 2012. She is certified by the State of Georgia as a Certified Professional Canine Behavior and Training Master Instructor.

Diane Culpepper has successfully worked with aggression management cases, puppy development issues, basic through advanced behavior modification and obedience, breed selection, breed knowledge as well as severe trauma based behavioral rehabilitation. She is a therapy dog trainer, companion dog instructor, a specialized instructor for training for humans with special needs and or impairments, as well as dogs with special needs and or physical impairments. Diane’s specialty is working with high bred herding dogs. She is also a rescue dog behavioral rehabilitator. She teaches kennel management, daycare management, and is a group class instructor, private and in-home trainer and also one of the Boarding  and Training trainers.  She is one of the instructors at the Atlanta Dog Trainer Academy and works with Veterans through Elijsha’s Dream.  She is also Susie Aga’s assistant.

Diane currently lives with her 5 1/2 year old Australian Cattle dog, Aussie, who is one of the joys of her life.  Aussie is a “foster failure” and came to Diane when she was a little over a year old.


Best Obedience Training and Boarding in Georgia!
Words cannot describe the joy my two dogs express when they see Diane at Atlanta Dog Trainer. Diane trained my Boston Terrier, Otis and he absolutely goes nuts over her. We board our dogs very frequently, and I can honestly say that I trust Diane and the rest of the staff 100%. It feels so great not having to worry about our precious pups while we are traveling. I have used other trainers in the past, and was no where near as satisfied as I am with Diane. You will not be disappointed with the quality, professionalism, and care that is provided at this facility! Diane is absolutely the best. I really can’t say that enough!

Heather Gaston, Woodstock


Great training experience!

We selected Atlanta Dog Trainer after reading their reviews online and after meeting with Diane, the in home trainer on their farm in Alpharetta. Diane’s enthusiasm over working with dogs and her love for teaching them is evident the first time you meet her. She made our 4lb Yorkie, Killer, feel right at home at that first meeting and throughout his two week stay during board and train. She remained in touch while our little man was away – helping my separation anxiety tremendously – and definitely was effective in laying a great foundation for his obedience training. Diane even checked on him two days after he was back home! I would recommend Atlanta Dog Trainer and Diane to anyone, but especially those with little dogs needing extra special care during training.

.J. T