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“Sharing life with a stable dog is achieved by understanding and correct practice. A harmonious life with all dogs is not acquired through ignorance or by a simple training session. It is only attainable if it is to be a way of life.” -- Joni

Joni is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals

1985- 1995: Trained two dogs for the American Kennel Club obedience show ring.
* 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 Club
(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 conformation Championship.

2000-2007: 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.

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