Meet Jo Carford

Jo Carford – Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, The IMDT provide membership to dog trainers, with an emphasis on proven ethical and science based teaching methods. She actively promotes force free training and rejects any method or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort.

Jo has three Labradors of her own, Porscha and Breeze who are rescues, and Layla who she has had since puppyhood. She loves training her own dogs and enjoys agility with Layla and Flyball with Breeze. Jo recently lost her old girl, Bonnie who was also a rescue. Bonnie was beautiful but a very troubled soul, Jo therefore understands what it’s like to own a reactive dog.
Jo started her journey in the dog world by setting up and running At Home Pet Services. Jo has been studying since 2012 and is now a full member of the Pet Professional Guild and has also undergone a rigorous assessment by The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) to become a full member.

Jo’s knowledge and methods are being kept up to date and topped up all the time – here’s just a few of the courses she’s booked on for the remainder of 2017 and beginning of 2018:

  • Consultation & follow up course
  • Craig Ogilvie Interactive Play Workshop
  • Resource Guarding course
  • World of the Detection Dog Course
  • Separation Anxiety course

Jo has completed the following courses:

  • Holistic Behaviour & Understanding your dog
  • Canine Anatomy & Physiology
  • Career as a Dog Trainer
  • Practical Instructor Course
  • Accredited Dog Law Certificate
  • Open College Network Level III - Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour
  • Teach your Dog Workshop
  • Dog to Human Aggression Course
  • Canine Behaviour Diploma
  • Full IMDT membership
  • Canine Aggression & Rehabilition
  • Canine Body Language
  • Canine Nutrition Diploma
  • Canine First Aid Certificate
  • Puppy Foundation Course
  • TTouch

Since going to see Jo, my pug's behaviour has improved so much. She's not as nervous and is a lot calmer around other dogs. I highly recommend Applause for Paws!

- Sarah Clarke