Dog World Sarasota's Trainers

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About The Trainers

Diane Coles — Instructor / Trainer

Diane and German Shepherd Emma


Diane started training obedience in the mid 80's and then went on to raise German Shepherds for pet and Police K9. Since then Diane has owned and trained many dogs and taught individual and group obedience classes over the past 15 years. She has traveled to many seminars expanding her training techniques with world renowned trainers. She has worked with and rehabilitated many aggressive dogs to become great companion dogs for their families.

About 9 yrs ago Diane rescued a Golden Retriever puppy and began training the golden puppy for AKC competition obedience. The puppy went on to earn her CGC, Therapy Dog, Companion Dog/Companion Dog Excellent, Rally Novice, Rally Advanced, and Rally Excellent titles all with many 1st place finishes.

Diane served as Chief of Police in Michigan for 15 yrs and was also a police K9 handler/trainer with her German Shepherd Emma. Emma earned her National Certification in Narcotics Detection just over 12 months old. Emma tracks and also competes in obedience trials. Emma has many 1st place awards earning Companion Dog/Companion Dog Excellent, Rally Novice, Advanced and Excellent titles. Emma’s suspect tracking skills have lead to multiple apprehensions of fugitives attempting to elude the police while on active duty in Michigan.

Diane and Emma retired from police work in July 2012 and have since become part of the growing team at Dog World Sarasota to train dogs, teach private and group classes as well as rehabilitate dogs with fear or aggression problems.



James Allen Parker — Instructor / Trainer

James Allen Parker k9 Cop


James Allen Parker has served the civilian and law enforcement community tirelessly over his vast career. Besides working as an inner agency police K-9 unit training specialist, he has hosted numerous law enforcement seminars, instructed numerous police departments, military and special forces units, served as K-9 Perfections Northern training director and is currently the national training director for World Class Canine.

James Allen Parker k9 Cop James Allen Parker also serves the entire military and police community as K9 Cop Magazine's bite-work columnist. James has trained hundreds of military, law enforcement and personal protection dogs and is in constant demand around the country. James will be working with both decoys and Law Enforcement K9 handlers to increase the effectiveness and interaction between both.


We are currently working on dates for James's seminars and class schedule check back soon!



Michael Breton — Instructor / Trainer

Michael Breton dog trainer


Michael began training dogs in 1976 and has trained dogs for obedience, agility, tracking, narcotics, tricks, law enforcement and personal protection. One of his dogs, "Starski", a Doberman Pincher, was able to perform over a hundred tricks. He is a graduate of The Tom Rose School of Professional Dog Trainer course as well as numerous other courses on detection, protection and working dogs in drive.

He is the lead trainer for People United for Pets (PUP) a rescue in Washington State that specializes in rehabilitating and rehoming small dogs. In addition he is the consulting trainer for law enforcement throughout the Northwest and performs seminars in the US and internationally for law enforcement, the military and private clients. Michael is the not so secret weapon of King County Sheriff’s office K9 unit and is sought after throughout law enforcement for his training methods for working dogs. He has developed and delivered seminars for rescues, law enforcement, and the 275th Ranger Battalion

Michael is the past owner of Cascade K9 in Preston, WA, a 15,000sf indoor facility where thousands of dogs cycled through his obedience, agility, puppy and protection classes. In the past his specialty was rehabilitating dogs with aggression problems or extreme behaviors. Michael now specializes in operant conditioning, motivational and drive training, where he continues to try to highlight and update training methods for working dogs and helping people enjoy their pets.