Q. Just checking in to see how you’re enjoying the class so far?
A. we love it!!
Q. What are some of the things you like about the class?
A. learning with others and a small group.
Q. What are some of the things you’d change about the class?
Q. Were you hesitant to do a live online class? If so, what made you hesitant about joining the line online class?
A. No not at all. – Janelle
“We enjoy the classes, your genuine enthusiasm really helps. And we like your relaxed approach, especially with rescue animals that may have difficulties. Our little guy seems to be getting past most of his, and a gentle hand seems to be what he needs. [The classes are] well paced, group size is about right and they move along well. Your video supplemental lessons were excellent and made it easy to duplicate the results at home. And we appreciate your mindfulness about start and stop times. You made the transition to online classes look easy, and we’re sure that there was more to it than we saw. So well done. We were concerned that the direct evaluation and feedback would be less than it would be in a live setting but that didn’t prove to be the case.” – Ray van der Woning
“We are enjoying the class so far. Would prefer the regular in person class of course but in the Covid era this is a great alternative. Was a bit hesitant about an online class as hadn’t used Zoom before but it is working well I think. It is good to be able see the other participants and their dogs . I like that you add hints in as we go and things arise during the class. It helps to have the private Facebook page for the class as a base too. I also like the posting of the class so we can watch again and the training videos you provide. Training notes in the homework are helpful as well. Can’t think of any changes so far. You have my permission to share video.
This could be a great addition to your regular classes I when we eventually return to a more normal life.”- Allison & Oliver
“Our rescue dog Sharan has made great progress since Joanna worked with us to help her keep calm. Taking her on a walk used to be like walking through a mine field. She would lunge and bark at everything: passing cars, bikes, people
“We had an extremely fearful dog and Joanna gave us so much information on how to deal with Zuri. She went over many different strategies that Zuri was easily able to pick up on. In one month, the growth we saw in her was incredible. We are so thankful that we took the time to invest in our dog- the quality of life Zuri will have for the rest of her life has been well worth it!!”
*Update One Year after Private Training Sessions
“Zuri has been doing amazing!… She has completely come out of her shell. She is such a happy dog now. She can even do a few tricks! She lets strangers pet her head….We have been taking her to off-leash walking paths and her recall is great. We have introduced her to lots of dogs and never had any issue with her….She loves to receive affection and cuddles up to us all the time…She has become such an easy and amazing dog. The strategies you gave us helped build her confidence so much, we appreciate it so much! Thank you for everything, Joanna! We will continue to recommend your services to anyone who has any dog training needs.” – Lily
“Bud and I attended good manners class, prior to that Bud was almost uncontrollable when distracted by dogs or new people. He spent the first two weeks segregated from the class because he could not focus with another dog in site. Joanna was great for us, she focused on what Bud needed rather than just what the rest of the class was working on. The homework and suggestions she gave worked amazingly. On graduation day Bud won doggy Olympics so he must be Flopps greatest success story, plus worlds cutest dog. The success of this course is because of what I learned, the more you work with your dog between lessons the more success you will have. Joanna gave me all the tools and help I needed and Bud can now spend time with my 4-year-old niece!!” – Charlie P.
The 6 weeks class very helpful for me and my dog. He doesn’t pull me and calm down when the doorbell ring and see other dogs on the street. Thanks, Joanna
*Update – One Year after Private Dog Training
“You [FLOPPS Dog Trainer, Joanna] were so right about the positive reinforcement. Rue is doing amazing!!! We haven’t had an accident in months!!! So thank you. If we ever have more issues or need advice we will definitely be getting in contact with you” – Shawn U.
“FLOPPS has been walking Molly for quite some time now … I think about 1.5yrs … we have a VERY energetic Portuguese Water Dog…The training Molly receives while on the off-leash walks has been so incredibly helpful in managing her energy! We have also used FLOPPS for some in-home training for some of Molly’s poor puppy habits (jumping, greeting people at the door, etc). Joanna was very gentle and consistent…with us, and Molly! We were able to include the grandchildren and other family members in the training to make it customizable to our needs! Joanna is always willing to help reinforce these techniques every time she comes to pick Molly up which has been very helpful in us developing a consistent routine with her. I would recommend Joanna and her team to anyone looking for services for their dogs.” – Kimberly B.
“Joanna has been working with Amber since mid-summer (2014). Amber is our yellow lab – just over a year old, very enthusiastic, fearless, sometimes silly, sometimes mischievous. Joanna takes Amber on a weekly ‘Walk & Train’, and then shares her techniques with me so that we can practice with Amber. Just this past week at the vet, the vet commented on how much calmer and better behaved Amber was. As well, instead of snatching the cookie & wolfing it down – Amber waited for permission to ‘take it’. Thank you, Joanna! Both Amber & I wholeheartedly recommend your service.” – Leslie L.
“My dog Alfie and I just finished Obedience Level 1 and it was an excellent experience. Joanna is a great teacher and it’s obvious that she loves what she does. Classes were very helpful not only for learning basic commands but also for learning how to get my dog’s attention and motivate him to learn more at home. I really like that Joanna’s training style is based on praise/reward and not punishment.” – Ageliki B.
“We are so glad we found Joanna! She has a true gift and she got us and our pup off to such a good start with let outs, nail clipping, training classes, on
“FLOPPS has been a great help with training my fur baby. I am so impressed with how fast he responded to the training methods. I would definitely recommend Joanna’s training services. Thanks so much!” – Paige Griffith
“We hired Joanna for private lessons with our new puppy after someone recommended her to us. Joanna came to our house twice and we did a 3rd lesson at
Our puppy felt very comfortable with her right away and we really appreciate the way Joanna interact with our dog. She taught us a lot and we found the way she trained is simple, to the point and very easy for us to remember. We highly recommend Joanna and we looking forward to working with her again soon!” – Caroline P.
“We just finished obedience training classes with our dog, Atticus, and we learned so much. Joanna is awesome at what she does, and I appreciated her willingness to answer questions and help with behaviours beyond what was covered in class. Atticus loved her, and I hope to work with Joanna again in the future! I highly recommend her services!” – Alexa M.
“I was a new fur baby mom. Joanna was very helpful and knowledgeable with my Yorkie. We took her puppy class. Thor loved going to class and was very excited to see Joanna. Don’t know what we’re going to do now that class is over, he will miss classes!” – Kristelle S.
“Loved these classes. We did the puppy class which was great socialization and skills learning. Then we’ve done a private leash walking class when my dog was older, and another class for fun at Lucky Donkey. I’m really looking forward to taking more classes with
“Joanna was amazing and very knowledgeable in helping us make the transition with our new
“We had such a good experience in this class! My puppy Moose learnt a lot and the instructor was awesome! It was easy to learn from her and she made it a fun environment for the puppies to learn! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to teach your puppy commands and learn how to work with them!” – Courtney B.
“We just finished our 6 week Level One Obedience Training. Joanna was great; she is very knowledgeable and made our training both educational and fun. I highly recommend her classes. We will be signing up for more in the future.” – Lynne L.
“We’ve had private lessons for our dog Casey (who we learned is fearful of other dogs not aggressive) and I have many valuable tools to go forward with and wouldn’t hesitate to call Joanna again.” – Donna L.
“If For the Love of Paws Pet Service can handle my brother’s crazy dog Kona, guaranteed they can handle your dog too :)” – Michelle P.
“I reached out to Joanna because I was struggling with Jacks leash reaction. Joanna gave us new tools to implement and taught me why Jack was reacting in the first place. This new knowledge gave me the understanding that I needed to provide happy and safe walks for Jack. Since our training, our walks have been improving. We are more confident and approach our walks with awareness and calmness. I learned that the most important part of being a good leader for Jack was keeping my cool. Thank you, Joanna, for imparting your wisdom.” – Kamila and Jack