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Joanne is fully qualified Dog Trainer APDT UK and Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist DipCABT (QCF Level 4) who uses modern, positive, science based training methods 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

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