Ellis Dog Training & Sandwynn Kennel

Diane Ellis Manocchia, Owner/Operator

Private & Group Lessons / Behavior Consultations

10 Main St. Suite 2A
Gonic Mill

Gonic, NH 03839



Class Schedule
June 2015

Download class
Registration Form.

Spring Tracking Clinic Sunday, May 24th with Mary Thompson. Click here for the registration form.

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EDT congratulates
our winners

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Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Our December 2013 Litter

Sandwynn In The Ring

Sandwynn's Pixie Dust
(CH Spock Tsunami x Sandwynn's Storm Treasure NA NAJ RA "Iris")

Pixie tore through Novice Agility and Rally Novice, and is now competing in Open Agility and Advanced Rally and preparing for her tracking title this fall! Way to go, Fran!

Diane competing in Agility
with Bel-Rose Bridgette of
Sandwynn CD, RE, NAJ, OA



Sandwynn's Potter

Ellis Dog Training works with all breeds, sizes, mixed breeds,and types of dogs—from Pomeranians and Papillons to Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, and German Shepherds, from Airedales and Mastiffs to Akitas and Newfoundlands. Here are just a few photos of our graduates.

Diane Ellis Manocchia has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. A founding member and Training Director for Piscataqua Obedience Club, and a certified member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), she has titled her own dogs in Obedience through Utility Dog, Herding to PreTrial level, plus Tracking and Agility.

Training Classes

We offer a full range of training instruction, including:

  • Two Levels of Puppy Kindergarten (AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy)
  • Basic Obedience
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Rally Obedience
  • Competitive Obedience from Companion Dog (CD) to Utility Dog (UD)
  • Agility: Beginner, Intermediate, and Competition Agility. (Basic obedience and the ability to "play well" with other dogs is required!)
  • Tricks
  • Obedience and RallyO weekly run-throughs
  • Tracking: A four-week weekend course is offered each Fall.
  • Breed Handling
  • Scentwork Classes
  • Mock Trials

Bel-Rose Bridgette of Sandwynn CD, RE, OAJ, AX ("Bri")
navigates the Agility tunnel at Mayflower 2009.

Sandwynn's Dream Catcher RE, NA ("Storm")
takes an Agility jump at Mayflower 2009.

Diane and Storm in Agility competition.

All group classes meet in our Gonic Mill training center. To sign up by phone, call (603) 335-1191. Or, download and mail the application form. Complete and mail the form with $30 deposit to Ellis Dog Training. Indicate on your check the class you desire. Include copy of proof of vaccinations. If the class you want is not available, we will phone you to discuss an alternative.

Note: The application form is in PDF format. To view and print it, you'll need Acrobat Reader, version 3.0 or higher, available for free from Adobe Systems.

Behavior Consultations

Private behavior consultations are available by appointment at Ellis Dog Training or In-Home. Private lessons may include work on fear/dominance aggression, housetraining, separation anxiety, or one-on-one for Canine Good Citizen or other AKC titling events. Call (603) 834-0113 for an appointment.