Leta Diethelm

Daycare Manager; Assistant Trainer

A North Carolina native, Leta is a 2020 graduate of the College of Atlantic in Maine where she studied a mix of agriculture and art. Her introduction to animal care came during her work-study program at the college’s livestock farm, tending to sheep, cows, and chickens.

Since starting with the Grateful Dog in January, 2021, Leta has taken to dog training like a Labrador takes to the water. Training is her favorite part of being the Day Care Manager and she loves learning how to read a dog’s body language to learn about each animal’s personality. Leta is a problem solver by nature. Using the clicker and positive reinforcement to shape a dog’s behavior and lead them to do something fun and novel, like riding on a kayak, is what makes the job dynamic and interesting to her.

Leta looks forward to expanding her knowledge and skills to someday foster rescue dogs and master sheepdog training.

Leta Diethelm