Joy/Gleeful Dog Training
Joy/Gleeful Dog Training

Joy/Gleeful Dog Training

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Introduction: Known as "JOY/GLEEFUL TRAINING"-NO BOARD/TRAIN,NO SERVICE DOG TRAINING,NO PROTECTION TRAINING, NO EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TRAINING (ESA) OR PTSD,NO CGC TESTS,ONER MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL SESSIONS. All Sessions conducted @yr HOME-Will Run 90 minutes Expert w rescue/adopted pup-Use POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT w Praise,as well Benefical APPROACH:PATIENCE that is The basis,linchpin,gluefor training- NO shock collars/cans w coins/attack dog training,etc used/Nutrition(food/edible chews,Toys:Estab/Build Trust- Confidence-help u/pup enjoy training/ Both edibles/toys especially important for taking things out of his/her mouth (w/out fear)/act as excess energy release while pup learns commands/vocab/boundaries,plus edibles/toys beneficial for Crate Training,as well as Pup/You learn Impulse Control that gets integrated into all learning new vocab,commands,boundaries *Praise:Glue/Cement for building confidence/trust/bond/develop best friend.Sounds:Directs attn 2 commands-Expand Puppy's/Dog's Vocabulary-Very important-Pet's trust:helps 2 establish the melding/bonding btwn owner & puppy/dog.Important:Patience/Gentle Calm Peaceful Firmness-sets:tone/approach 2 pup/dog learning commands Always check in btwn training sessions for any add'l concerns/questions.Vocab:Friends(address:socialization w people/other dogs) Down,sit,stay,wait(address:boundaries/part of leash training)Show pet owners how to relate to their pets. Nutrition:Advise on proper food(incl how to do change over from old -to new food)for puppies/adult dogs.(vegetables/fruits/vitamins) When training-I,gain owner/pet's confidence & trust. Show owner(s) that they have to be part of the whole training process:from start to finish-that means the entire family needs 2 be on same page at all times What I enjoy most , is that training is not a vocation but a passion which I get to share. Both owners/dogs/pups learn how to trust/bond with each other by the time I am finished. When u see that owners/pup become the desired family unit Show different approach to building trust/bond(i.e. One approach is call Time Out: which shows owners how 2 calm pup/helps pup to learn how 2 trust owner:The Gentle Touch used during Time Out is neither Scary/Harmful to owner/puppy.

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Joan R.

Dog Training

She was easy to work with. My dog liked her. I felt we had the same basic ideas about dog training. We’re going to meet again.
May 9, 2021
Kate L.

Dog Training

Joan was amazing. She had my puppy doing her commands and under her control in minutes. She has a true connection with animals and showed me some great execution and strategies on training my dog. She answers questions anytime as well! Highly recommended!
May 8, 2021
Melverton B.

Dog Training

Joan was super knowledgeable about dogs. She helped get our Dog Nala consistent with potty training, commands, and focusing. Will be booking her at least 1-2 times per month ! Thanks Joan!
Mar 9, 2021
Dawnette V.

Dog Training

It is not often that I post reviews, and I'll be honest, most times if I post a review it is because I am so displeased with the product or service. Joan on the other hand has blown my mind. I am lost for words. I was nervous even purchasing the services because my dog barks at everyone, but not Joan. Even before beginning, she had such an approachable demeanor that my pup simply sniffed her and carried on as if she weren't a stranger. A few moments later she had my nala sitting; a command that is her favorite to ignore. I was so blown away I got the whole family involved. Joan not only trains the dog, but she also taught us how our mannerisms affect her behavior. Even as we were walking, she would catch the attention of other dogs and people would be astonished by her approach. Multiple people asked if she works with animals before she even introduced herself. After only one session, nala is noticeably calmer and follows more commands. I intend to be a repeat customer for sure. My family is convinced she is a dog whisperer, and I am inclined to agree with them. 5 stars!!! Thanks Dawnette
Oct 28, 2020
Cheryl W.

Dog Training

Joan has become a member of the family and Sandy , the Cattle dog, just loves her and looks forward to her visits. She has a calm and professional manner and not only instructed Sandy, but also instructed my husband and myself also.
Jul 20, 2021
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Joan Friedlander


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing very simple: Ea Session conducted @ owner's home runs 90 MINUTES Will help with the necessary purchase of proper food for each puppy/dog

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Talking on the phone-explaining what I do- Then going out to owners/puppy's home and introducing myself- Showing owners/puppy that I am "Safe"-that no harm will come to them on my watch(during training)Bring a bag of toys, treats, talk about the right food for the puppy, for older dog(s) talk about the right food(depending upon age) as well as the right vitamins that will help depending upon needs

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    My love of Dogs got me started-as well as my desire to impart the best all I know and can share

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