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About Jo​Anna

JoAnna Sidote earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Ohio University with a biology major and psychology minor for animal behavior.  She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Mentor Trainer in the Animal Behavior College training program. JoAnna has trained and shown dogs since 1992, including a Miniature Poodle and a Doberman Pinscher. Since 1997 she has used clicker training, a positive-based training method. Using clicker training, she has had the honor of working with many species including dogs, horses, cats, alpacas, pigs and goats.


Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals 
​JoAnna and her MACH CH Belgian Sheepdog Jedi CD CGC RA NF have earned a championship in conformation and agility. While achieving the title of Master Agility Champion, they were ranked in the Top 5 of the breed and competed at the national level. JoAnna currently works with her Belgian Tervuren Echo AX AXJ RA NF CGC and Border Collie Holly RN.  JoAnna’s passion is to help others achieve that special connection with the animals in their lives.
JoAnna has furthered her clicker training skills by attending the 2012 APDT Conference in Cincinnati, OH, 2011 Clicker Expo in Chicago, IL, 2010 in Lexington, KY, 2007 in Cleveland, OH and 2004 in Philadelphia, PA. JoAnna also furthers her training at the annual Equine Affaire and Mid-West Vet Conference in Columbus, OH and attends local seminars throughout the region including those by Deborah Jones & Ian Dunbar.