VICKY, M., DELRAY BEACH, FL (Chihuahua)
After doing some research on the internet I found, www.topknotdogtraining.com The trainer, Joan Willner shares a love of all breeds and is an expert in obedience. After meeting with Joan I was quickly impressed with her knowledge and confidence. After speaking to her and spending some time with her during consultation, I immediately wanted to start a ten week training session with her. Minne thrived under Joan's tutelage and in only 4 sessions, we have learned what I would consider advanced obedience commands. The growling stopped when she came near anyone strange when holding her and now she behaves like a lady.
Minnie can now, on COMMAND, SIT, LAY DOWN, STAY, WAIT, LEAVE IT, GO TO PLACE, and walk with me in different paces in the "heel" position. Joan's commanding presence is amazing and in turn she has gently taught us to be the dominant person in our dog's life. This has made us and our dog so much more comfortable. Joan has provided invaluable advice in aspects of owning a dog. Our experience as being the proud owners has been enriched by having Auntie Joan as our trainer. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYONE CONSIDERING LIVING WITH A WELL-TRAINED DOG AND LOOKING INTO OBEDIENCE TRAINING TO CONTACT JOAN WILLNER.
CAROLYN S., OAKLAND PARK, FL (3 Papillions)
YOU'RE A WONDERFUL TRAINER AND I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TO ANYONE IN A NEW YORK MINUTE!
KATY AND GERRY P. BOCA RATON, FL (Maltese)
WE CAN RECOMMEND JOAN WILLNER AS A DOG TRAINER AS WE HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE WORK SHE HAS DONE ON OUR MALTESE PUPPY, BONNIE. SHE IS RELIABLE AND GENTLE AND MOST HELPFUL IN ALL ASPECTS OF TRAINING AND IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR ADVICE.
KAREN, M., NORTH FT. LAURDERDALE, FL (Yorkshire Terrier)
From the first phone call with Joan, I knew I had found someone very, very special. Joan, an experienced dog-owner with an uncommon compassion for animals, along with exemplary training skills, guided me through a marvelous training experience with my Yorkshire Terrier.
The follow-up I got from my trainer as to the welfare of my new puppy was truly above and beyond what I had heard of before. What makes him very special are the results of the training that I did with Joan. She taught me about obedience training, as was there every step of the way. She is a wealth of knowledge about grooming, health care of dogs, socialization of puppies and works with dogs that have problem behaviors. I am still working with my dog and will continue to do so all of his life to keep reinforcing the training that was so valuable which made my dog a joy to have in my home and to live with. Thanks to Joan Willner I know now how to do it and can call her anytime with any new questions I have.
I have only the highest regard for Joan and the work she does with training. Her dedication and love for animals is pervasive in her personality and is truly contagious. One you have read about her on the website, go no further-you have a doggie coach and friend for a lifetime.
SUSAN, F., BOCA RATON, FL (Yorkshire Terrier)
I WAS RESEARCHING ON THE INTERNET AND CAME ACROSS THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE, www.topknotdogtraining.com After reading and looking at the gallery I contacted Joan Willner and had a consultation about the problems I was having with my yorkie. He was growling and nipping anyone that wanted to hold him. Joan Willner started a 10 week training program with me and gently taught me how to avoid having this aggressive behavior. We have overcome this very bad behavior and then have gone on to basic obedience which is such a valuable tool to learn when you own a dog. My dog is now a pleasure to have in my home and is a loving, well-adjusted member of our family.\par
JERRY H., POMPANO BEACH, FL (Standard Poodle)
After I contacted Joan Willner we agreed to start obedience training and much to my delight my Standard Poodle has really come around to be a pleasure to have in my home. He understands what is expected of him and I have become the dominant figure in my home much to his surprise! I highly recommend www.topknotdogtraining.com to any dog owner.
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