I’ve been pursuing a future with dogs since age 6, reading science books on dog behavior, genetics and even starting my first dog walking business at age 7 here in Bloomington. My professional journey started at K9 Ponderosa, owned by Scott McConachie as a kennel tech in Delaware, Ohio, eventually working my way up to be the head trainer. I’ve expanded my passion for learning dogs attending the following workshops and shadow programs.
The on-leash training process teaches the command “calm” and is a great skill to build your relationship and personal confidence in your dog in all situations!
I use the E-Collar to take you and your dog’s relationship to the next level so you are able to enjoy your dog off-leash and your dog is able to enjoy himself in a safe way!
“We’re so thankful we found Joey and Hoosier Canine. It is such a relief to fully trust that our dog is being well taken care of and having fun! We’ve done the on-leash training, overnight boarding, and weekly daycare and it has done a world of good for our pup and for us. Joey is passionate about what he does and really cares about giving you and your dog the tools to create the best partnership! We highly recommend Hoosier Canine.”
““Georgie, my dog, loves Joey! He has completely changed the relationship between my dog and I for the better. I highly recommend him to anyone who has a dog!” ”
“Thanks to Joey our reactive dog Bear, went from getting kicked out of a group training class/being told he needed to be “medicated” to sitting and walking next to other dogs with no reaction during his FIRST session. Joey helped us achieve what we thought was impossible because we had honestly started to wonder if we would ever be able to have our dog around other dogs again. Joey is extremely qualified and he is great at sharing his knowledge with you in a way that’s easy to understand. He has helped us learn so much about both of our dogs Bear and Kai, after only two sessions we have already started to see some major changes. I would literally recommend Joey to anyone, regardless of the specific circumstance, because he is up for the challenge and he genuinely cares about helping his clients as much as he possibly can. Whether it’s boarding, daycare, or training this is the place to go!!!””
“ Joey has to be the most caring and hardworking trainer I’ve ever met! He puts 110% into working with the dogs and their owners. I met Joey after looking up trainers/doggie daycares online. My dog Mav had been written up time and time again at his last daycare. Needless to say, I was at my wits end on what to do and where to turn. I’m so beyond happy to call Hoosier Canine’s family to Mav and me. So if your looking for a trainer or daycare for your dog …your search is over cause you’ve found the BEST!! ”
“Joey has worked with my stubborn Rottweiler, Leo, on and off since he was a puppy. I’ve been back and forth to Bloomington between moves, and he is always our go-to for boarding and training when I am in town. Leo can be very insecure around new people and unfamiliar surroundings so finding somewhere to board him while I’m away can be a bit of a struggle. Hoosier Canine is the ONLY place I will leave him and can feel confident that he is in the best hands. When Leo is in one of his “weird” timid moods while boarding, Joey will spend one on one time with him working on commands, etc. to get him back to feeling secure and happy. You definitely won’t find that level of care and attention anywhere else! Even after living in a big city and trying out several different places for boarding and training, I can confidently say Hoosier Canine is the only place I truly trust with Leo!”
“Joey has a great understanding not just of dogs but of dogs’ owners as well, making him able to bridge the relationship between the two. He is caring and loving with dogs but also knows how to establish assertion and get them to listen. We did a multiple-week training program with him and both our dogs and us made huge, instant improvements we didn’t think were possible. He was very clear in explaining things and getting us to do the exercises right. He’s fun to be with during training sessions and it’s amazing how quickly and easily dogs take to him. Plus, his Instagram Stories are the best — we could watch him train dogs and see them play in his backyard all day long. — Armin & Bryony + Frida (black lab) & Mamut (pittie), Bloomington, IN”
“Joey has to be the most caring and hardworking trainer I’ve ever met! He puts 110% into working with the dogs and their owners. I met Joey after looking up trainers/doggie daycares online. My dog Mav had been written up time and time again at his last daycare. Needless to say, I was at my wits end on what to do and where to turn. I’m so beyond happy to call Hoosier Canine’s family to Mav and me. So if your looking for a trainer or daycare for your dog …your search is over cause you’ve found the BEST!!”