Jane with Hattie
We sought Jo's advice when our 11 month granddaughter came to stay with us over the Christmas holiday. Our extremely friendly, gentle 6 year old Schnoodle Hattie, who had had little experience of living with a toddler, was not happy in the company of our granddaughter.
We found Jo's advice informative and reassuring. She suggested various practical approaches we could use, as well as basic safety advice, so that we could build positive associations between our toddler and pet. It was, after all, about training the owner as well as the pet!
Jo used Hattie's natural motivation towards food, and introduced us to strategies using positive association activities. We used these exercises over a number of weeks to achieve happy associations between Hattie and our granddaughter.
We we're so grateful to have Jo's expertise to call on. Her knowledge of animal psychology was outstanding and we were impressed with her obvious skills and patience.
Hattie is now very happy to have our granddaughter around her: she is now quite comfortable when she visits. We also have Jo's strategies and suggestions to fall back on, should Hattie need more reassurance in the future.
We would not hesitate to recommend Jo as a competent, caring, professional with extensive skills interpreting and understanding animal behaviour.