Jo lives in Surrey with her husband, two teenage children and her much loved dogs; Wicket (the Cockapoo) and Fleur (the Papillon). When not working with clients and their dogs, Jo loves walks with her dogs and family and regularly attends training courses with her own dogs, most recently a one to one Scentwork course in Devon (March 2020).
In her one to one training sessions and training packages Jo helps you train your dog everything you will need to ensure you can enjoy your dog as a much loved, well behaved member of your family. Her one to one training sessions can alleviate the pressure of a class environment or compliment any class training you may decide to attend. All methods used by Jo will help you build a strong relationship with your dog through a positive, force free, science based approach.
Jo's qualifications, experience and memberships:
Jo is proud to be a founder CDC Method Licensed Trainer. This licence has been awarded to her by renowned pet behaviour counsellor Sarah Whitehead BA (Hons) Msc.
Jo has attended several of Sarah Whiteheads’ Clever Dog Company courses, including the Practical Dog Handling course and the Think Dog! Training Mastery Course in Advanced Practical Training, under the expert tuition of Sarah Whitehead and Stella Bagshaw.
As part of her continuous efforts to update training knowledge Jo is a member of Sarah Whiteheads Inner Circle: The UK’s only online mentoring and CPD platform bringing together and supporting trainers, behaviourists and canine professionals.
Jo has attended training in the States with Dr Susan Friedman and world renowned trainer Steve Martin where she gained a Certificate of Excellence in Training and Management in Contemporary Animal Behaviour. Jo trained Macaws, Corvids and Goats!
Jo has completed the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) Practical Instructor course and the 2 day Assessment and as a result is a qualified and assessed FULL member of the IMDT. In addition to this she has achieved OCN (Open College Network) Level III in 'The Principals of Dog Training and Behaviour'.
As an assessed and qualified member of the IMDT, Jo is proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter symbol.
Jo is an approved trainer for DogAID, training pet dogs to become qualified assistance dogs, in order to change the lives of people with disabilities. https://dogaid.org.uk/
Jo has worked locally as part of a mentorship program assisting in classes, gaining and receiving valuable advice and mentorship from a highly experienced, positive reinforcement, force free dog trainer and behaviourist. This hands on experience has been vital in really helping her experience different breeds of dog and how both owners and their dogs respond to training.
Jo runs training sessions each weekday, Monday to Friday and evenings Monday to Thursday. She is DBS checked and has full insurance.