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Jo Dyer

Puppy School Devizes and West Wilts

Jo Dyer
Puppy School
Animal Behaviour and Training Council Natures Menu Raw Advisor
About Jo

My passion for giving dogs a positive start in life led me to qualify as a Puppy School Instructor. I run small groups of Puppy School classes to enable each puppy to get the best out of the classes and can offer 121 sessions for puppies needing extra support. Having rescue dogs myself, two of which were traumatised when I took them on, it has given me a real passion for educating guardians on how to give their puppies a positive start. Working in a proactive rather than reactive way to help the puppies and dogs guardians to understand how situations can trigger behaviours so they can support their dogs and puppies.
Working with fearful dogs led me into Scentwork as the benefits were incredible, both to help confidence but to give the more excitable dogs a way of mental stimulation that was also proven to help calm and relax.
I run Scentwork classes for dogs of all ages and breeds (over 20 weeks old) under the business name Positive Connections.
Scentwork can range from teaching you how to give your puppy a mentally stimulating activity that you can do at home, to working to competition standard and training your dog to work like a detection dog. I am a qualified Detection Dog Trial Instructor and Scentwork UK Instructor.
I absolutely love doing scentwork with my own dogs, my lurcher has competed to a high standard, my two Collie rescues absolutely love it and I use it to help their confidence, and I now have a Lab who is being trained to do conservation work.

Class Information

Puppy School Classes are positive reward based classes and are run at Rowde Village Hall, SN10 2PS on Thursday evenings. Extra classes are run at times of high demand and may be at a different Hall on a different day.
Classes are small with a maximum of 4 or 5 puppies per group to allow for more individual attention.

Classes Available
  • Puppy School
    Rowde Village Hall
    Cock Lane, Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2PP
    27/06/2024 @ 18:00
    Cost for a 6 week course £110.00