joanne ometz

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • under 20 lbs
  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

10% off initial assessment or first class

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas of NC

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

I have taken two courses; the year long Turid Rugaas certification course, and the Karen Pryor Professional course. I also take as many continuing education courses as I can, and have the CPDT-KA certification. This involves a minimum of 300 hours of direct dog training and an exam to ensure the applicants have a comprehensive understanding of Operant and Classical Conditioning, dog husbandry, and dog develpmental stages.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

It is like any relationship. The more you give, the more you get.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I have three dogs if my own. My motto is, "Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole!"