For the Love of Paws Pet Service

Helping you with your dog, for the Love of Paws

Dog Training

Joanna, Owner and Operator of FLOPPS is an experienced dog trainer who is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer CPDT-KA, ABCDT and has her CPR and Pet First Aid. To have the CPDT-KA designation from the CCPDT is a mark of high professionalism with worldwide recognition.  In order to achieve her CPDT-KA credentials she needed to complete hundreds of dog training hours, pass an intense and lengthy exam and show that she's mastered humane, science-based dog training practices. Hiring a dog trainer with such high level of credentials gives you peace of mind that you'll be in the capable hands of an experience, educated, trained professional who is able to give you cutting edge dog training services that's safe and enjoyable for you and your four legged friend. She offers Private and Group Classes. From Puppy Training to helping your Fearful or Reactive Dog, Joanna can help!


It can be hard to understand why our dogs act the way they do. 


If you've been asking yourself; 

  • "Why doesn't my dog listened to me?" 
  • "Why does my dog act nervous sometimes?" 
  • "Why does my dog bark like crazy when people come over?"                          
  • "I wonder where I can polish up my dogs off leash manners?"


FLOPPS is here to help!

Certification,  Education, Community Partnerships and Accompishments

Currently - Studying to become a CBCC-KA Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed (only 2 dog trainers in Edmonton with this designation as of Sept 2017)

Nov 2017 - recommended dog trainer for Zoe's Animal Rescue

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 dog trainer for Heart Prints Dog Rescue Society (one of only two recommended dog trainers as of Oct 2017)

May 2017 - Member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA)

December 2016 - recommended dog 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 one out of only seven trainers in the Edmonton with this designation as of Sept 2017)

June 2015 - Nicole Wilde Seminar at Dogspaw

May 2015 - CPDT Candidate (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)

May 2015 - Canine Good Neighbour obtained for Bear from CKC (Canadian Kennel Club)

January 2015 - Dog Trainer at Dogspaw

December 2014 - Dog Trainer Apprenticeship Program 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 

February 2012 - Pet First Aid & CPR Certification at the Edmonton Humane Society

Group and Private Dog Training taught by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA, ABCDT) in Edmonton.

Puppy Group Class

  • For puppies up to 4 months of age
  • Addressing common puppy problem behaviour

Good Manners Group Class

  • Basic commands 
  • For dogs 5 months and older
  • Addressing common dog problem behaviour

Private Dog Training

  • For those who need a little one on one time
  • Puppy Training
  • Basic Manners
  • Problem Solving
  • Fearful Dog Problems
  • Reactive Dog Problems