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Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Co-Founder of Cyber Scent Work, Dianna is passionate about all things Scent Work and her goal is to promote ALL dogs to play the sniffing game!


President, Cyber Scent Work, Inc.
Owner and Lead Instructor, Scent Work University
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Certified Nose Work Instructor
Former AKC Scent Work Judge
Former USCSS Judge and CSD
Associate Trick Dog Instructor

A professional dog trainer since 2011, Dianna has focused on helping dogs who were reactive, fearful and aggressive. As she worked to improve her canine clients’ quality of life, she stumbled upon Scent Work and was immediately hooked!

Jumping in with both feet, Dianna became a Certified Nose Work Instructor through NACSW™ and taught group Scent Work classes on both coasts of the United States. Dianna was privileged to be a staff member of United States Canine Scent Sports when it first launched and was also an approved USCSS CSD and Judge and AKC Scent Work Judge. She enjoyed officiating until she was forced to resign due to a serious neck and back injury.

Determine to not give up on her passion, Dianna worked to launch an online dog training platform. Scent Work University has grown significantly since it's launch in 2017, and currently offers a catalog of over 40 online Scent Work courses, 50+ webinars, several eBooks, a regularly updated blog and the ever-popular All About Scent Work Podcast.

Witnessing firsthand the value of online training, Dianna sought to award the same convenience and benefits as an intermediary between training and formal Scent Work competition.

Thus she reached out to her mentor, Sean McMurray and they worked for over a year to develop the Cyber Scent Work program and site.

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