Welcome to Fur Better Fur Worse; where each relationship is unique. Owning a dog is not an easy task and just like a marriage, it requires a lifetime commitment, communication, understanding, and a little compromise that will ultimately result in a wonderful friend and partner.
After years of taking and teaching classes, there was clearly a need for a new style of training based on communication and mutual respect between dog and owner. Fur Better Fur Worse believes in positive reinforcement techniques with the end goal of creating a better relationship between you and your dog. Whether you’re simply wanting to teach household manners or if you want to compete; Fur Better Fur Worse can help you and your dog with all your needs.
Joanne currently competes in Agility, K9 Nosework, Rally and Obedience. All of Joanne’s dogs have achieved their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certificates through AKC as well as many other titles. Joanne has gained a great deal of canine knowledge while fostering various breeds through different rescue organizations. She actively volunteers with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus and also works with local shelters to evaluate and move dogs into rescue groups and foster homes. Joanne is a huge advocate for rescues and shelters everywhere and spends much of her time offering assistance or serving on the board of directors.
Fur Better Fur Worse strongly believes that the learning never stops. Joanne will be found attending many seminars each year and adding new training techniques and approaches to her classes. She is always amazed at how frequently scientists and trainers are discovering new things about our canine companions and loves to share that knowledge with her students. Our bond with our dogs is truly a never ending cycle, and here at Fur Better Fur Worse we want you to experience the full potential of that bond.