Frantic to Focused Dog Training

Welcome to FLOPPS Frantic to Focused Training Program: Transforming Lives, One Paw at a Time! 

From Frantic to Focused: Specialized Training for Aggressive, Reactive, Fearful Dog and Dogs that suffer from Separation Anxiety

Embark on a journey of transformation with our Frantic to Focused Training Program at For the Love of Paws Pet Service (FLOPPS). We understand the unique challenges posed by aggressive, reactive, fearful, and separation anxiety dogs because we’ve been their with our own dog, Bear. We’re thrilled to share that Bear transformed into a delightful companion, eagerly joining us in various activities and becoming an integral part of our family’s adventures! We’ve helped other families in the past and we’d love to help you too! Our certified professional dog trainers are here to offer a lasting solution for regaining control.

Force-Free, Positive Reinforcement Training: A Decade of Expertise

At FLOPPS, we’ve spent over 10 years perfecting our force-free, positive reinforcement training approach. Our passion stems from personal experience – we’ve faced the stress of having a reactive and fearful dog ourselves. Now, we’re dedicated to helping families like yours by offering a proven method that prioritizes the well-being of both the dog and the family.

Fill out the Private Dog Training Consult Form now and we’ll contact you to book your consultation!

Having a dog that lunges, growls or barks at other dogs or people can be difficult to deal with and scary. This program is designed exclusively for dogs who act up when they see other dogs or people, or are fearful, anxious or can’t be left alone.

In-Person, Virtual, or a Combination: Tailored Options for Your Unique Journey

Choose from our private in-person, virtual, or a combination of both training options to suit your schedule and your dog’s needs. Our goal is to guide you and your dog from a state of chaos to a focused, harmonious partnership.


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainers: Trust our experts to understand and address your dog’s unique challenges.
  • Proven Positive Reinforcement: A decade of expertise in force-free, positive reinforcement training.
  • Tailored Private Training Options: In-person, virtual, or a blend of both for maximum flexibility.

Ready for a Focused, Harmonious Relationship? Contact FLOPPS Today!

Join FLOPPS in turning frantic moments into focused progress. Start now by filling out the Behavioural Questionnaire Form to schedule your private training sessions and witness the transformative power of our specialized training program.

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Not sure if this class is right for your dog?

Every dog is an individual with their own specific, individual needs. We’ll work with you to build a dog training plan that really works. Get in touch by phone or inquire online, today →

What people say

“We had an extremely fearful dog. Joanna, 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 (1 Year after Training) 

“Zuri has been doing amazing!… She has completely come out of her shell. She is such a happy dog now. 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.”


We found Joanna/FLOPPS by googling our dog’s issues, and after reading her personal story with Bear and her client testimonials, we felt that Joanna was the best fit for our dog and his situation. Joanna went over our questionnaire thoroughly to best understand Gus’ issues. She was very friendly and relaxed, and made us feel comfortable from the initial assessment.  Joanna is certified and she brings a lot of experience to support her training methods. She always responded to messages promptly, and followed up with us to see how our training was going.  We learned valuable tools to help us get Gus to where he needs to be, and we feel so much more confident in our training now that Joanna has walked us through her methods. We’re so happy that we chose her as our private trainer, and we saw results after each training session with her! We would highly recommend Joanna for any personal or group training needs that you have with your dogs!

Lauren M

“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 minefield. She would lunge and bark at everything: passing cars, bikes, people, rabbits, squirrels, and especially children and other dogs. Now I look forward to seeing other dogs, as Sharan gets better each day with not reacting. Joanna was consistently positive with compassion and understanding for our very anxious dog. Everything she taught us has, and will continue to be, very helpful. Thanks Joanna

Chis C


Q: What is a “Reactive dog”?

A reactive dog is a term used to describe a dog that overreacts or tends to show strong and often aggressive behaviors in response to certain stimuli. Reactivity in dogs is a common behavior problem and can manifest in various situations. Reactive response can include barking, growling, lunging, and/or even aggressive behaviors such as snapping or biting. For the Love of Paws Pet Service (FLOPPS) wants to remind you that a reactive dog can turn aggressive very quickly, so no matter what level you are at dog handling, you should always approach an unknown dog with caution.

Q: Can a fearful dog become a “Reactive dog”?

The short answer is yes, a fearful dog may become reactive. This is on a case by case basis and would require an assessment by our certified professional trainer to get a definitive answer on this.

Q: What is a Fearful Dog?

A fearful dog is one that experiences excessive apprehension or anxiety in response to various stimuli, such as people, other animals, objects, or specific situations. Fearful behavior in dogs can manifest through trembling, cowering, hiding, barking, growling, or even aggressive reactions if left unchecked. It’s essential to address fear in dogs through appropriate training and positive reinforcement to help them build confidence and reduce anxiety. Understanding the specific triggers and employing patience and gentle techniques can contribute to the overall well-being of a fearful dog.

For more comprehensive assistance with aggressive, reactive, fearful, or separation anxiety issues in dogs, turn to our dedicated Q&A section. Our expert advice and insights are tailored to address these specific concerns, providing valuable guidance for dog training in Edmonton.


Explore our selection of podcasts designed to assist you, particularly for addressing issues such as aggression, reactivity, fearfulness, and separation anxiety in dogs. These podcasts offer valuable insights and practical tips to help you better understand your dog’s behavior effectively.

🎙 Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Dogs & 🎙 Noise Phobia in Dogs by Dr. Karen Overall, American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB), Certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist and The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

🎙 Podcast – The Bitey End of the Dog by Micheal Shikashio, CDBC. A podcast, dedicated to helping dogs with aggression issues. Micheal Shikashio, CDBC chats with experts from around the world on topics of aggression and dogs.

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