Meet our trainers

Diane Livoti

Metro Dog’s learning center is directed by Diane Livoti, owner and co-founder of Metro Dog. Diane is a lifelong animal lover. She is a parent to two children and shares her home and life with a menagerie of critters. 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 sees private clients in the center and in their homes. She can be seen regularly in the East Bay Regional Parks with a pack of off-leash dogs taking part in Metro Dog’s adventure outings program. She is a local activist, working with different advocacy groups supporting the continued availability of off-leash open spaces for dogs. She pioneered an off-leash recall safety class for the East Bay Regional Park District’s recreation department. She 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.

Keyon Gray

Keyon has worked professionally with dogs for a decade. He has delivered every program Metro Dog offers with aplomb. He became Metro Dog’s operations manager in 2018 and is instrumental in the training of new dog handlers in the center. Keyon is a savant with dogs. His knowledge runs deep and his intuition is honed. Keyon continues to deepen his education through attendance at positive-reinforcement workshops on dog behavior and is a certified dog walker. Dogs and people gravitate to him. Working with him to address behavior challenges is a joy for our clients.





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