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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…

“When we asked Jo to call and look at Molly I was really worried that we would have huge problems socialising her and due to her strength we were naturally concerned this would lead to defensive/aggressive behaviour.  Having owned dogs for over 30 years this was the first time we had consulted a dog trainer and behaviour specialist but recognised we had to take steps as soon as possible to develop good behaviour in Molly.  Jo’s techniques have been key to improving her responses to situations and people she considered frightening and threatening.  Molly, I believe, distrusted humans and without Jo’s professional help we would have struggled.  Three months on Molly is one of the happiest dogs I have ever known.  She loves life, us and other dogs.  The training is ongoing.  Her knowledge of recall commands is excellent – however she still chooses to ignore me if the alternative option is to play with another dog or puppy I am working on this with Molly and we will get there she is still young.  Molly is much more confident with visitors to the house Jo’s tips were invaluable with this as was her advice as to how Molly looked at certain situations and how we should respond.   Molly is now fully house trained, again this has been quicker due to us following Jo’s techniques. I can confidently say training Molly has been easy, training me much more difficult.  I believe there is no such thing as a bad dog if trained properly early enough – Molly is testament to this.”

Judy and Bill Shannon

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“Just a short note to say how happy we are with all you have done for Frankie, especially when he is being walked. He is so much calmer with other dogs and is still improving and when left alone for a couple of hours he is no longer as stressed, we can tell by the lack of drool when we get home! Also the treat ball is great it keeps him busy at meal times and he does not lose interest in it. If anyone I know ever needs a behaviourist I will recommend you straight away! Thanks once again.”

Kathy and Brian Spender