For the Love of Paws Pet Service

Helping you with your dog, for the Love of Paws

Dog Training Philosophy

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 and teaches you how to get the best out of your dog by giving you the tools to help achieve your goals. 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. Joanna uses force free dog training techniques along with scientifically proven dog training methods, employing reward, praise and play to let a dog know when he’s doing something right and redirect him when he get’s it wrong to guide and teach him how to do it right.  Helping people with their dogs is Joanna's passion. She keeps her skills sharp staying abreast of the latest in dog training by studying leaders in the dog training world. Joanna has first hand experience training reactive dogs. Her dog Bear started out as a dog that was reactive towards people. She has helped him work through his issues and fears building his confidence so he could pass his Canine Good Neighbour CKC test!


FLOPPS believes that no two dogs are alike and customizes dog training programs specific to your dogs needs so he can reach his greatest potential.


FLOPPS offers the following private and group classes;

- Puppy Training 

- Basic Obedience 

- Canine Good Neighbour Test Preparation

- Therapy Dog Test Preparation

- Problem Solving 

- Helping a Fearful Dog 

- Helping a Reactive Dog 


Call us for more information or click here to view a class calendar.

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)

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

Click below for Class Information 

Group Class