Owner // Trainer

I founded Follow Me K9 Training in 2017, and since then it has developed a great reputation in the Eastern Nebraska's animal-owner community. I provide obedience training and rehabilitation for family pets.

In late 2021, my husband received a job transfer to Minnesota so Follow Me K9 moved to Shakopee in May 2022!  I'm looking forward to serving the Twin Cities area and beyond! I went to college in Mankato (Bethany Lutheran College) so it's good to be back!  

I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them guidance that is tailored to their needs. Dog training is not only about training the dogs, but the people too.  So finding what works for the human is just as important as finding what works for the dog.  I love coming up with creative solutions and helping you achieve your training goals!  I will help you build a strong relationship with your dog using whatever your dog loves to do!

I have been training dogs since I was a little girl. I have always had an instinct for it. My first job out of college was with a major pet retail store as a trainer. But I soon found "Pure Positive" training was lacking something. After adopting my first dog, Jasper, he had some behaviors that we could not work through with only treats. After searching, I discovered other ways to train dogs! These methods (centering around establishing communication and building relationships,) saved Jasper's life and launched my career as an independent dog trainer.  I am always looking to learn more and attend seminars and workshops regularly. I have also dabbled in various things such as bite work,  nose work, and tracking.

My family owns three dogs, Jasper, a 9 year old Mini Aussie and Aria, a 6 year old mostly deaf Australian Shepherd Blue Heeler mix. These two are a vital part of Follow Me K9. They help me train and rehabilitate dogs and they absolutely love their job! Then we have a 13 year old Lab mix named Moose. She is the old lady of the house and loves to take naps. 

In 2019, Johanna joined the IACP

(International Association for Canine Professionals.) 

Follow Me K9 is proud to have been voted the Sarpy County Nebraska People's Choice for Pet Trainer

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021! 

Now Serving the Shakopee, MN area!