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imageJoanne is Dog Trainer APDT UK and Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist DipCABT (QCF Level 4) who uses modern, positive, science based training methods and she does not use or condone any aversive techniques, which include the use of choke chains, any other devices or handling methods that cause discomfort or distress in cats and dogs. She takes pride in making her training sessions fun and educational putting you as an owner and your pets needs first. She is here to help you develop the relationship you have with your canine and feline companions and help you understand why they do what they do. Read More…

We got Alfie as a 1 year old. He had previously lived with his breeders with many other dogs and had not really lived as a pet. When he first arrived, out of the house he was desperate to be with other dogs and had no recall training which meant that walking him near other dogs was a real problem, he also didn’t really care whether I was there. Jo was fantastic, she taught me more than I could possibly imagine about dog behaviour. Her method of getting me to feed Alfie from toys has been a revolution and he is so much calmer in the house. She helped me to understand the reasoning behind Alfie’s behaviour outside the house and how to change it. His recall is massively improved and he is now happy to walk pass other dogs without loosing his mind. Jo has your dogs best interests at heart and I honestly cannot recommend her highly enough.

Laura Goswell

“Having brought our rescue dog home, a Beagle cross, it was evident that he needed training, not just the usual house training and ‘sit’ commands, but behavioural too. Whatever had happened to him in his past has shaped his behaviour and we wanted the best for him and for us, otherwise we probably would have found it hard to cope. Having looked at other dog training schools, where our dog would be one amongst many, and feeling this was not really appropriate, I found Jo’s website and knew that she was the trainer we and he needed. Jo was so knowledgeable, and so obviously interested in our dog and in us that we knew we had made the right choice. She has an individual approach to training dogs, which means that she adapts her techniques and skills to meet the dog’s needs. Her obvious passion and heart for dogs is so evident that her training is fun, informative and successful. She helped us turn our shy scared rescue dog, into a wonderful family friend. She goes beyond the command words and gets in deep in to the behavioural aspect of the dog and therefore his training needs. We cannot recommend Jo highly enough.”

Steve Buxton