Joni is a member of the International
Association of Canine Professionals
1985- 1995: Trained two dogs for the American Kennel Club obedience
* Highlights include: Highest Scoring Dog in
Trial, Obedience Trial Championship points on
each dog titled, Novice through Utility level
titles on two different breeds, numerous scores
of 197 and above (out of 200 total points), several “Dog
World Awards”, Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club’s annual “Perpetual
Award” and “Challenge Award” winners. Greater Kansas City
Shetland Sheepdog Club’s “Hummel Award” winner
1986-1994: Obedience instructor for Greater Kansas City Dog Training
(Beginner, Novice and Open levels)
1989-1990: Training Director-- Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club
1990- 1993: Trained dogs of two different breeds to successfully
earn American Kennel Club tracking titles.
1990-1993: Taught AKC tracking classes
* Highlights include multiple students’ dogs earning American Kennel
Club tracking titles.
1993: Taught private and semi-private competition obedience lessons
in own facility (Open and Utility levels)
Taught semi-private lessons for therapy dog puppies.
* Highlights include students earning numerous American Kennel Club obedience
titles in advanced levels with respectable and often high scores.
1999-2000: Trained and owner-handled a dog to American Kennel Club
Worked on behavior problems on an assortment
of dogs which include biting, marking
in the home, off leash control, barking, obsessive
shadow chasing, ceiling fan chasing, charging
the front door, excessive shyness, dominance
issues, excitement urination, etc …
1999- 2007: Embarked in intensive study of wolf behavior with several
captive wolf packs which includes close contact with the wolves and
pack hierarchy observation.
2004-2007: Rehabilitated own dominant aggressive Border collie acquired
through rescue and others also acquired through rescue.
2004-2007: Trained own dog for on set photography shoots for an assortment
of commercial advertising companies.