Our Instructors

Diane Livoti

The Metro Dog Training Academy is directed by Diane Livoti, owner and co-founder of Metro Dog. Diane is a lifelong animal lover, guardian to two dogs, a horse, snake and tarantula. Prior to opening Metro Dog in 2006, Diane ran the successful DogTired! pet-care company, which provided dog-walking, pet-sitting and training services throughout the East Bay. Diane has nearly two decades of experience in the family-dog industry.

Diane first trained in positive reinforcement dog behavior management and modification under Trish King at the Marin Humane Society’s Canine Behavior Consultant Program in 2001. She has continued to study and attend classes and workshops since, and specializes in puppies and off-leash recall. Diane is a local activist, working with groups supporting the continued availability of off-leash open spaces for dogs. She developed a pioneering off-leash recall safety class for the East Bay Regional Park District, is a newly minted board member of Pido (Point Isabel Dog Owners  group), and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She currently manages a team of 20-plus employees delivering Metro Dog’s innovative programs to its day care, boarding, and training clients.




3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) • info@metrodog.com