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Meet Doug Ricks and Diana Harris

Isaac and Diana  Hannah and Doug

Diana and Doug share their home and four acres with four dogs. Boomer, and Strider the aussies, Reuben and Oberon the Rotties, and Tilly Bean the terrier mix adopted in July 2015.

Tilly  Tilly
Tilly

Reuben  Boomer
Reuben (left) Baby Boomer (right)

Diana and Doug have an extensive professional background in training and education that enables them to work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds. They began teaching Dog Obedience and Therapy Dog classes in 1995 and in 1997 added agility to their curriculum. In 1998 they opened Seattle Agility Center and began providing agility classes 7 days a week to the Seattle area. In January of 2003 Seattle Agility Center moved to the beautiful new agility arena in Maple Valley, currently serving 230 + students at any given time. In 2010, the full time indoor obedience studio was added providing a complete 7 day a week obedience schedule. In 2011 K9 Nose Work classes were added to Seattle Agility Center curriculum. Now 65 Sniffers have joined Seattle Agility Center's active group.

Doug and Bommer at RAT
Doug and Boomer at 2009 RAT Trial

Doug and Diana are very involved with their 9 grandchildren, all dog owners and lovers too, of course! (Check out the great grandkid photos scattered throughout our website). Both Doug and Diana LOVE gardening. Diana completed her Master Gardener program in 2008, and Doug completed his in 2009. When you come to the facility you can enjoy all the fruits of their labors! Diana holds down the "fort" and weeds the veggies while Doug travels as a NADAC judge 10-12 weekends a year across the US and Canada. Life is Good!

Reuben  Strider
Baby Reuben (left) and Strider (right)

Oberon Boomer
Oberon (left) and Boomer (right)

And Finally Doug and Diana's First Buddies...

Doug and Diana's Buddies  Hannah Mazzie  Rainy
...Gone from our lives, but never from our hearts.


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