Among the many ranches and farms that adorn the rolling hills of Petaluma is a place called Dairydell Canine; it’s what some might consider heaven on earth for dogs.
Owner Camilla Gray-Nelson, otherwise known as the “Dog Talk Diva,” is a professional dog trainer, born and raised on a dairy farm in Petaluma, who’s been working with animals her whole life.
Gray-Nelson, who began training dogs and owners in 1989, started as a dog breeder, exhibitor and competitor in AKC competitions. “Dairydell” was her breeding kennel name. Gray-Nelson never planned on being a dog trainer. Rather, it was a hobby while she worked for the government and then in the wine industry. Gray-Nelson says, “I was planning a traditional career, but sometimes life takes us to some unexpected places.” When she branched out from hobby to charging others for her services, she started with house calls on the weekends. Gray-Nelson laughs, “Have truck, will train — you know?”
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PuppyLove – Camilla in Northbay Biz Magazine