- Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
- Fear Free Certified® Professional
- Certificate from University of Washington in Applied Animal Behavior (UW-AAB)
Joelle has been training professionally since 2017, and has worked with dogs for far longer as a dog walker, assistant veterinary technician, shelter volunteer and as a foster home for rescued dogs. Like many trainers, Joelle originally became interested in behavior and training while helping her mixed breed dog Geronimo with his reactivity. Joelle enjoys teaching humans as much as teaching dogs, and was a former college swim coach.