All about me! ; )

Hi, I’m Jo, owner of Paw & Order Noosa.

I have always been a huge animal lover, especially dogs.

My interest in Canine Communication began 15 years ago when I took on a puppy for Guide Dogs. Since then I have looked into various styles of dog training.

For three years, I was a Foster Mum for an Assistance Dogs organisation and take great pride in the successful placement of four of these pups.

During this time I have been studying with the English company Canine Principles. I have an Advanced Certificate in Canine Reactive Behaviour and a Diploma in Canine Communication. I also have attained certificates in Animal Health and Animal Behaviour from ACS Distance Education.

As a Canine Behaviour professional it is important to be constantly keeping up with the latest in scientific research and studies. To date, I have amassed hundreds of continued education hours. 

Recently I have been recruited as a trainer for Assistance Dog organisations MindDog and Assistance Paws. It gives me great pleasure to be able practice force and fear free training methods alongside giving dogs more choice in their training.

I do not want to train your dog! My goal is to educate dog owners in canine communication and learn what your dog is saying by using his body language and signals. My methods are no force, positive reinforcement and scientific research-based. At Paw & Order Noosa we do not use any aversive methods or equipment.

As I always say, happy hound, happy home.

Qualifications and Awards

Pet Professional
Guild Australia
Sunshine Coast Trainer
Pet Professional Network
HeartDog Canine
Reactivity Specialist
(one of only 3 to hold this)
Canine Principles
Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia
Professional Member
Professional Member

Certificates and Achievements

Successful Completion
– Therapy Dog Awareness
Canine Reactive Behaviour Accredited Advanced Certificate
Successful Completion
– Understanding Reactive Dogs
Settling Through Scentwork for Highly Aroused Dogs
Inspiring Resilience In Fearful and Reactive Dogs – 30-Day Program
Successful Completion
– Help My Dog Is Scared Of The Vet
Successful Completion
– Dog Tired – Canine Sleep Webinar
Successful Completion
– Canine Resource Guarding
Successful Completion
– Canine Functional Characters
Successful Completion
– Canine Compulsive Disorder
Successful Completion
– Canine Communication – The Language Of A Species
Successful Completion
– Canine Calmness
Successful Completion
– Canine Bonding and Play
Successful Completion
– Good Guardianship
Successful Completion
– Tellington TTouch For Calming
Successful Completion
– Loose Lead Walking
Successful Completion
– Predation Substitute Training
Successful Completion
– Desensitisation and Counter Conditioning
Successful Completion
– Puppy Socialisation
Successful Completion
– New Puppy Consultation
Successful Completion
– Solving Separation Related Problems
ACE Dog Detective Certificate
Canine Communication Diploma Course with Distinction
Inspiring Resilience In Fearful & Reactive Dogs – 30-Day Program
Successful Completion
– Wolf Awareness
Working With Anxious Dogs – Mini Course
Successful Completion –
The Dog Rescuers Guide
CPD Certificate –
Help My Dog Is Scared Of The Vet
Successful Completion –
Rock Solid Recall
Successful Completion –
Canine Bonding & Play

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