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.