Joanna, Owner and Operator of FLOPPS is an experienced Dog Trainer who has her CPDT-KA, ABCDT credentials and is Pet First Aid & CPR Certified. To have the CPDT-KA designation from the CCPDT is a mark of high professionalism. In order to achieve her CPDT-KA credentials she needed to pass an intense and lengthy exam and show that she's mastered humane, science-based dog training practices. In order to keep this designation she keeps her dog training skills sharp completing continuing education class units.
Working with dogs and their people gives me great happiness. My goal is to give back the joy that dogs give me by fulfilling their physical, psychological and emotional needs and to be the best dog care provider I can be. I keep my skills sharp staying abreast of the latest in dog training by studying leaders in the dog training world. I have enjoyed rescuing several different delightful dogs of various breeds each with their own personality traits. Each dog has challenged me to understand dog behaviour, learn new training methods by taking Puppy, Basic Level 1, Manners Unleashed, Tricks, Growl for Reactive and Fearful Dogs, Scent Detections and Agility training class to better my leadership skills and communicate by using body language. My dog Bear started out as a dog that was reactive to people and I'm proud to say that he has passed his Canine Good Neighbour CKC test! I'm a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPTD-KA) which is the highest level of recognition in dog training. This certification is given by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and has world wide recognition. This means I have completed many hours as an instructor, volunteered training dogs and passed a rigorous dog training exam. In order to keep this designation I must attend continuing education courses taught by leaders in the field. I have chosen to pursue the CPTD-KA designation because of it’s code of ethics, scientifically proven dog training techniques and level of professionalism that comes with continuing my education, keeping my skills cutting edge. Please visit http://www.ccpdt.org for more information. I also hold my Dog Trainer Certification (ABCDT) from Animal Behaviour College (www.animalbehaviourcollege.ca) and have completed the Dog Trainer Apprentihip Program at Dogspaw (www.dogspaw.ca). I look forward to meeting you and your canine companion to facilitate fulfilling your dogs needs.
About our Dog Walks
We love taking care of dogs and are diligent in safety by providing your dog with a knowledgeable experienced Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) from CCPDT (Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers) ABCDT (Animal Behaviour College). Our dog walker is committed to learning the latest on canine behaviour and training techniques, attending seminars by the nations top dog obedience professionals. Working as a Dog Obedience Instructor at Dogspaw, a Bather at Hollywoof Grooming Parlour, being Pet First Aid and CPR Certified, Security Cleared and volunteering at P.A.W.S. for Life Foundation has given our dog walker invaluable experience to provide superlative dog care.
We create a happy stress free environment for your pet on our walks, by eliminating situations that might trigger problems between dogs. We keep dogs separated while in transit to and from the park and walk dogs in small groups to assure every dog receives the attention they deserve. We have a Business Permit, License and Commercial Insurance.
You can relax knowing that your dog is out of the house, having fun, getting out and exercised with a knowledgeable dog walker instead of being cooped up in the house all day. Polite behaviors are positively reinforced and unwanted behaviour is redirected during all of our services. You will come home to a happier, healthier, calmer dog, which can only enrich your lives together.
Certification, Education, Community Partnerships and Accompishments
Sept 2017 - A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog Seminar by Debbie Jacobs , CPDT-KA
Aug 2017 - Assessing Aggression Thresholds Seminar by Sue Sternberg
July 2017 - Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid Participant and course completer
June 2017 - recommended trainer for Heart Prints Dog Rescue Society
May 2017 - Member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA)
December 2016 - recommended trainer for Soi Dog Rescue
November 2015 - Head Dog Trainer at Hollywoof Grooming Parlor
September 2015 - Certified Professional Dog Trainer designation CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed Testing)
May 2015 - CPDT Candidate (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)
January 2015 - Dog Trainer at Dogspaw
June 2014 -BBB Accredited Business
May 2014 - "Dogs Everywhere!" by Trish King, CPDT-KA
February 2014 -Introductory Sporting Scent Detection Seminar by Roseanna Gullekson BFA, CPDT-KA at Dogspaw
December 2013 -Manners Unleashed Graduate by Kris Rooney, CPDT-KA at Dogspaw
November 2013 - Trick Class Gradate by Savanna Garries and Kathy Belec (ABCDT) at Dogspaw
October 2013 - Growl Class Graduate by Kris Rooney (CPDT-KA) at Dogspaw
July 2013 - ABC Certified Dog Trainer at Animal Behaviour College