Meet Jo Carford - Vet recommended 

Does your dog pull on the lead? Fail to come back when called? Bark and lunge at other dogs or people? Jump up? Struggle to focus on you when out and about on walks and in cafe's? If you dream of stress free walks, look no further! 

Jo  – (Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) can help. With a solution to fit in with your busy life, Jo offers  tailored 121 sessions that suit you. Whether that be home visits, walks with you and your dog or a session at her secure training paddock. Weekend sessions are available 

Jo uses proven ethical and science based teaching methods. She works on building the bond between you and your dog and understands that every dog is an invidual. Jo specialises in Dog to Dog reactivity but does cover all areas of training. 

About Jo -

Jo has three rescue dogs of her own, Breeze (Labrador) Slate (Labrador x Beagle) and Bracken (French Pointer) .  She loves training her own dogs and enjoys Scent Detection, Tracking and Hoopers with all her dogs and Gundog work with Bracken.  

Jo is an Accredited Instructor with Canine Hoopers UK and a UKCSD Tracking Instructor. Jo often uses scent detection & tracking as part of her holistic behaviour modification plans for the dogs she works with. 

Jo’s knowledge and methods are being kept up to date and topped up all the time and she recently completed a course in  Functional Behavioural Analysis 

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
  • Consultation & follow up course
  • Craig Ogilvie Interactive Play Workshop
  • Separation Anxiety course
  • Canine Behaviour Diploma
  • Full IMDT membership
  • Canine Aggression & Rehabilition
  • Canine Body Language
  • Canine Nutrition Diploma
  • Canine First Aid Certificate
  • Puppy Foundation Course
  • Resource Guarding course
  • World of the Detection Dog Course
  • Tracking Instructor Course
  • Functional Behavioural Analysis 

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

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