When she was young, Jo trained horses for different aspects of Equestrian riding. She started riding when she was eight years old and broke-in her first horse, Banjo, when she was 16, who went on to be a talented showjumper. As she moved from rural Australia into the city, she had to part ways with her horses, but her love for animals led her down a new four-legged path: Dogs.
Since then, Jo has gone on to train dogs in various aspects. With her understanding of dogs and dog psychology she has a knack for training that is astonishing to witness. After moving to Vancouver, however, Jo realized the need for a new kind of training, one that would adapt the main teachings of obedience with the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the city.
And so, Urban Situation Training was born. A method which includes using high distraction environments to gain the best focus and control in any situation. With her new partner-in-crime, her dog Bellatrix, Jo has been successful in helping people of Vancouver reconnect with their dogs, developing that lifelong relationship between Man and his Best Friend.