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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…

Joanne Hinds was recommended to me by another APBT trainer. She has been extremely helpful to us, and definitely deserves a 5***** review. We live too far away for visits, but her email advice has been really useful. We have a 14 year-old African Grey parrot who suddenly started plucking her feathers, and chewing her feet – really badly, until bleeding. Vets have been involved, and it’s still not clear what the exact cause has been. The bird has had to wear a large collar for some months to prevent her plucking, and allow her feathers to grow back. Joanne took a very detailed history, and has had some very good suggestions as to how to entertain the bird while less mobile than usual because of the collar. She also suggested behavioural changes which might help in general, with regard to: cage position, how to keep her occupied with effective use of, and ideas for new, toys, food-foraging rather than just offering food in bowls, and teaching her useful new commands. We are not out of the woods yet, but the bird’s collar comes off in about 10 days, and we have great hopes. We have been very impressed with Joanne’s broad knowledge of animal psychology.

S Vaughan

Black labrador x poodle sitting on brown wooden floor

“Jo is just ‘Amazing’… We are sad to think that our sessions have come to an end but are now looking forward to carrying on developing the skills we learned in order to bring up our adorable puppy. We have gained a vast amount of knowledge about doggy behaviour and their likes and dislikes. It wasn’t just myself and my husband that was learning, Jo also taught the children how to not only love your puppy, but how to be safe around your puppy too. Jo has an amazing talent and is a lovely person to deal with, she was always very positive, natural and was always at the end of the phone if we needed her. I would recommend her to anyone… Thank you Jo. xxxx”

Helen Dowling