DogWorks

force-free dog training in Jersey

About DogWorks

DogWorks was established in 2013, when Jo sold her previous dog training business in Brighton, and moved back home to Jersey.

Having run School for Dogs in Brighton since 2006, Jo was sure there was a niche for DogWorks in Jersey - and she was right!

Jo clearly knows her stuff, which instills confidence.
Gavin & Julia, with Roxy
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Experience
Jo has over twenty years of experience in the field of canine behaviour and training.

She has a particular interest in gundog training, and is passionate about introducing 'pet' owners to gundog work and seeing them discover a deeper bond with their dog.

Jo is a Full Accredited Assessor for the Gundog Club and has successfully competed in UK tests and trials with her own dogs.

In 2019, Jo's book about force-free gundog training was published - Force-Free Gundog Training: The Fundamentals for Success. This has been hugely popular, as the reviews on Amazon show!

Jo also hosts the highly successful force-free gundog training podcast called Hold the Line and she offers many online gundog training courses from her other website, forcefreegundog.com

As a qualified behaviourist, Jo regularly works with dog-aggression and reactivity. As a Fear-Free Certified Professional Trainer, she runs cooperative care classes which equip dogs and owners with the skills needed for stress-free vet and groomer visits.

Jo is on the Kennel Club's A1 list as a Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen examiner.

Jo has run seminars for other dog trainers and dog-related organisations. If you’d like Jo to talk at your event, please get in touch.
Jo provides a huge amount of support, alongside the actual classes.
Paul & Cooper
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Qualifications
Brilliantly informative.
Lauren & Rosie
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Ethics
  • Abides by the APDT Code of Practice and PPG’s Professional Ethics
  • Committed to force-free training methods
  • Opposed to the use of positive punishment
  • Opposed to the use of pain, fear or intimidation - verbal or physical
  • Opposed to dominance-based approaches
Jo has an encyclopaedic knowledge of dogs and an unrivalled understanding of how to train them.
Bea & Phoebe
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