Hi, My name is Norma Jeanne. I began studying dog training and behaviour in 1987 while touring North America as a professional rock musician. I began private training in 1989 and opened Puppy Power, the first positive dog training school in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge/Guelph area in 1992 and have since taught over 7000 classes. I've consulted with clients as far away as China, and students have come from as far as Italy to take my Canine Correspondence Studies professional certification career courses.
With hundreds of students and graduates in twelve countries, CCS graduates are now running successful businesses internationally as a result of successful completion of Canine Correspondence Studies courses.
I founded IPDTA - International Positive Dog Training Association in 2002 because I was tired of dog guardians and trainers making excuses for abusing dogs in the name of dog training. I am former Editor in Chief of the CAPPDT Forum (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers). I've contributed to many publications including; IPDTA PawPrint, CAPPDT Forum, Pets & Animals, Animal Wellness and Grand Magazines. I've lectured at the CAPPDT and IPDTA Annual Conferences, Montreal's Chienposium, Camp Dog Wood in Barrie and Ottawa and numerous other venues and been featured on radio and television. I hosted Puppy Power’s Annual Dog Show for ten years as a fund-raising event, with proceeds donated to the Kitchener/Waterloo Humane Society and IPDTA Dogs In Need Fund.