My name is Jo and I live in Bognor Regis. I am a fully qualified Dog Trainer, accredited by The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). Animals, especially dogs, have been my lifelong passion. I am lucky enough to share my home with three gorgeous Labradors called Porscha, Bonnie and Layla. Porscha and Bonnie didn't have particularly nice starts in life, but they are both very happy girls now, although they do still have their quirks and I wouldn't have them any other way.
In 2012 I started studying and have since completed my Canine Behaviour Diploma, Canine Aggression & Rehabilition course, Canine Body Language course, Canine Nutrition Diploma, Canine First Aid Certificate, Puppy Foundation Course, TTouch workshop and a Canine Anatomy & Physiology course and Dog Law Certificate. I have undergone a rigorous assessment to become a full member of The Institute of Modern Dog Training and am a full member. The IMDT provide training, education and membership to all Dog Trainers, with an emphasis on proven, ethical and science based teaching methods. I actively promote force-free training methods and reject any methods or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort.
I volunteer for a number of dog rescue charities and enjoy meeting potential new families for their dogs whilst carrying out homechecks in Bognor and surrounding areas.
As you will know if you are local to this area, we are blessed with some great walking areas and my girls love nothing more than exploring the countryside and the beach. Over the period of a lot of years, I've had various dogs, whether they were from puppyhood or from a rescue, they have always been treated as part of our family. Our holiday's consist of dog friendly cottages, long dog walks and generally searching for anywhere that is 'dog friendly.
My passion for animals doesn't stop at dogs. I have owned a fair few cats over the years too, my favourite being the very vocal, and somewhat bossy Siamese. Of course, I have loved every animal I have ever shared my life with but there are some animals who will always hold a special place in your heart and my Siamese, Gemma (who is sadly no longer with us) has that space that is reserved especially for cats.
My special place for dogs is definitely reserved by my gorgeous old girl, Jessie (who is no longer with us either), I brought Jessie home at 8 weeks old and she was the cheekiest and most loving dog I have ever had the pleasure to know. We lost her at the ripe old age of 13 and I adored every grey hair on her head.
I know how important your family pets are to you and you have my guarantee that I will care for them as if you're there. No detail is too small to be shared with me at our initial free consultation (for Dog Walking/Pet Visits). A charge will apply for training consultations.
I am fully insured and have an up-to-date CRB check that you can see during our initial free consultation.