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A Canine Academy International Dog Training

Arizona, AZ

Tel:    (480) 802-5393

Dog Training in your home - Valleywide. Certified, Insured, Master Trainers. Gentle effective methods, no shock collars. Any Dog, any age, from puppies to problems...Arizona's Dogs Best Friends Since 1976 !!

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  1. Though he excelled in puppy class, three years later our high energy Siberian Husky/German Shepard, Milo, was showing some insecure behaviors that we feared could potentially turn aggressive if left unattended. In an effort to be proactive, we did some research and quickly concluded the culprit of these undesirable new behaviors was most likely us. We adore Milo and often treated him like a human family member. We needed an expert in dog behavior to help train us as much as Milo so we could better understand how he thinks and how to be the best pet parents possible. Thus, a search for the best dog trainer in Phoenix led us to JoAnn! In the 4 sessions we had with her, we learned an incredible amount, were provided with specific,individual feedback, and saw immediate results. We are very grateful for JoAnn’s guidance and instruction, and highly recommend her for her expertise in dog training!

  2. JoAnn is an incredible trainer. She helped our 4-year-old little Lilly immensely. We were initially reluctant to bring new habits and structure to her daily routine because we love her so much we were afraid any change would cause stress and make her unhappy. JoAnn was patient and thorough in explaining how a dog's mind works and how they perceive their owner. She taught us things in our very first session that Lilly not only acclimated to quickly but seemed to really enjoy. The training became like a game for her--something to look forward to.. She is a much happier and friendlier dog now, far removed from the separation anxiety and stress riddled behaviors that plagued her, JoAnn is a skilled and knowledgeable trainer but what sets her apart is the genuine love and passion she shows for dogs. Highly recommend!

  3. We consulted with Joanne for a behavioral problem we were having with our dog. Joanne was extremely professional and not only had many suggestions for the specific problem, but after analyzing our dog for a short time, gave us other suggestions on how to make her a happier pooch and an overall happier household! Our dog is excelling so far, a little too soon to tell, but hopefully our behavioral issue will be solved for good!Thank you Joanne!

  4. We hired Joann 12 years ago when she trained our first dog Harvey. So when we got a puppy a few months ago, there was no doubt who we were going to call to train him. Professional, efficient, and just an all around good person - Joann is awesome and gets the job done! Highly recommend!

  5. Joann is awesome. We have used trainers for our dogs in the past but were never very impressed. Joann blew our socks off with her knowledge and ability to connect with our dog. She was able to get Eli to do everything she asked of him with little effort. Eli is an 11 month old golden retriever. Joann honestly but kindly brought to our attention all of the things we were allowing Eli to do which were undermining our ability to lead the pack. We followed ALL of Joann's suggestions from where he should sleep to what types of food and treats are best, as well as, the best toys and chews to entertain him. Eli loves all the toys, treats and chews Joann suggested that we buy for Eli. Eli was not as wild about Joann's suggestion that he not sleep in our bed anymore, but he has accepted it. With Joann's great coaching we are now able to handle Eli confidently. We want to have Eli become a therapy dog in the future and with Joann's help, I now believe it is possible. Joann does not use a cookie cutter approach to training your dog. She thoughtfully evaluated Eli and used the tools that were best suited to Eli and she is always positive in her approach. At our age we probably won't be getting another dog, but if we did I wouldn't use anyone else but Joann. She is one in a million. Thank you sooooo much Joann.

  6. I am so delighted to be able to write a review to praise Joann. I was at my wits end and as much as I loved my dog, I was ready to surrender him. I have a 6 lb Toy Poodle who was making my life miserable. He would run to the top of my couch and bark continually whenever people would walk by. He was aggressive to people and other dogs when I would walk him. He made it impossible for me to have my family or friends over, because he would bark the entire time. The times I took him in my truck, he would whine and bark the whole trip. He was taking over my life!!!!! I wrote Joann and she replied by saying. she could help me and she could do it in 2 sessions. I must admit, I had no idea how that could be done. She came to my home and spent the first hour just taking with me and teaching me how I had allowed him to become the leader in my home, because I didn't have the experience to know how dog's minds worked. She taught me so many things that I needed to change in order to show him, he could relax and let me take care of him versus his attempt to protect me. She worked with Wyatt and me and by the time she left,it was amazing. He responded well to her, when in the beginning he was barking at her. She even spent time explaining how to feed him and what type of nutrition dogs need. I had been feeding him food that really wasn't good for him and I was allowing him to graze all day,once again giving him power he shouldn't have had. I must tell you, my little dog has learned who is the leader now and the changes WE have made together have not only improved my life, but his aggressive/fear attitude has gone away. We are still working on things, but for the most part, I now have a calmer dog who responds to my leadership. He no longer barks like he did nor does he jump in my lap without me inviting him. Joann had me Google "small dog" syndrome. Wow what an eye opener for me. Joann has the experience and the knowledge to know how to think like a dog and she taught me what I must do to be the leader. Joann is a miracle worker and I will continue to stay in touch. I truly believe she can help anyone who has a problem dog. Thank you Joan.

  7. Belobu Belobu says:

    Subject: Your terrific dog training Hi JoAnn, We've never met but I've referred three customers to you! I originally saw your name mentioned many times in Scott Craven's column in the AZ Republic. Based on that, I recommended you to my brother Mark. You've trained his two dogs, Leona & Murphy.he was very happy with your work! Recently, I gave your name and highly recommended you to two friends: Beth (dog: Beckett, standard poodle puppy) and Andra (goldendoodle puppy,Mac). Just wanted to let you to know in case you're wondering how these clients found you :) So funny that we've never met (and I have 3 rowdy dogs!), but I was pleased at how encouraged my brother was with your training of his rescue dogs. Anyway, someday when we expand our dog family, I will definitely call you for training. Thanks! Carla S.

  8. Duka says:

    JoAnn is awesome! Our dog which is a sheepadoodle puppie, now 8 months old is now so well trained. JoAnn started with "Alonzo" when he was 4 months old and has worked wonders with not only Alonzo but also with my husband and I on methods to work on to continue learning the different commands and signals. We highly recommend JoAnn for dog training services. She is a gem.

  9. Our fear aggressive dog Zoe was making it almost impossible to have friends and family over and feel comfortable. After working with Joann for several weeks our dog is more confident and friendly. The training was so beneficial, Joann was patient and explained everything in detail.

  10. Steve says:

    We have a high-energy Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Finley that we got at 8 weeks. JoAnn started working with us very early. Although I was expecting JoAnn to do all the heavy lifting, I think the best aspect of working with JoAnn is that she trained us to train our puppy which has been very valuable and has enhanced our enjoyment of Finley. Her ability to access a dog, understand it's development and, based on that, initiate the next best steps is invaluable. It's like she knows what the dog is thinking. We learned a ton and it's been great for Finley. We'd recommend JoAnn to anyone who needs training help with their dog.

  11. I met JoAnn almost 10 years ago when she trained our Labradoodle puppy Annie. To this day, Annie remembers all her commands and executes them perfectly. With that said, when we lost our older Labradoodle Harley, we were heartbroken. Decided to get another Labradoodle. Enter Charley. Even before picking Charley up, it was decided that JoAnn would also train this puppy. Only one BIG problem stood in our way. We now live in North Carolina!! We decided to send Charley to JoAnn in Chandler, AZ. Only problem was is that none of the airlines had a temperature controlled cargo hold for him. Next step...bring JoAnn to us! And that's exactly what we did! Boot camp at our house! Within minutes of her arrival she had 4 1/2 month old Charley listening and waiting for his next command. During the week that she was here she not only taught Charley, but also taught US how to continue on with Charley's training. JoAnn teaches these dogs all the basic commands needed so that your dog becomes an actual member of your family and never a bother. Basic commands are taught right away with more complicated ones later in her training. The dogs love and respect her as their "pack leader" almost immediately. She has a very gentle and friendly method of training. Need I say more? If you're looking for a wonderful, caring, and loving dog trainer, then don't hesitate to contact JoAnn! You won't be sorry!

  12. Lauren P. says:

    I will be forever grateful for the training and lessons that Joann taught me. We rescued a puppy who was sick for the first 6 months of her life and by the time she was able to be socialized, she was too big too handle her "puppy" antics (she is an american bulldog/great dane mix and has two brothers, who have aren't perfect angels either). Joann showed me so many tips and tricks that my home is a happier home with a better behaved puppy and happier puppy parents :) Her approach changed a lot of my outlooks on training.

  13. We have a Cane Corso puppy, wanted to make sure he was well trained before he was to big to handle. We called Joanne and she was amazing!! Our puppy is very well behaved, great manners and easy to walk. Joanne not only trains the dog but the owners as well. I am so thankful we found her while out puppy was young! We would highly recommend her and will always be grateful for what she has shown us!

  14. AGhosh says:

    We are first time dog owners and one of our friends referred us to Joann. She is amazing and knows exactly how to train our puppy and us (:)) Thank you Joann!

  15. Wonderful dog trainer. She is the best in the business. Trained two dogs for me over the last 14 years. Great job and loves what she does.