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Jody

Jody Danielson B.Sc. KPACTP grew up in Vancouver and discovered clicker training while trying to teach her childhood dogs Sam (an independent northern breed mix) and Zoe (a feisty terrier) to open the fridge, turn on the tv and mostly, come back when called. She was soon training her cat, hamsters, sister and parents.

Jody has always had a passion for animal behaviour; her idols were James Herriot and Konrad Lorenz. With that interest at heart, Jody otained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from UBC in 2008. She concentrated her studies on animal behaviour, psychology, and animal welfare courses; she finished her five years with an undergraduate thesis project involving trained mice with the animal welfare department. On weekends and during co-op work terms, Jody worked as a veterinary assistant with a busy small animal practice, at the UBC animal care centre and as a research assistant for Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. 

 Because working towards her degree wasn't enough of a time commitment, she also fostered dogs for Border Collie Rescue and adopted reactive, wonderful muttly-dog Abby and BC puppy Ryan. She then took up agility, flyball, herding and Rally-O. 

After graduating, she worked for four years as a research technician at the Vancouver Aquarium with the trained Steller sea lions and fur seals. It was there that the art and science of training really came together for her as she worked with species that absolutely can't be physically forced or intimidated. 

Jody now owns a hobby farm in Glenora with her fiancé, Nathan, and their 30 chickens, 7 ducks, 4 sheep and 1 goat. Abby and Ryan are retired from their competitive agility careers, the highlights of which were earning Abby's Agility Trial Champion of Canada and placing 3rd with Ryan at the 2013 AAC Regionals. Jody's current agility dog is Zoey, a border collie cross who was found in an abandoned Buick as a puppy.

If you're looking for a dog walker or a pet sitter, Jody also runs Colliewood Pet Care (www.colliewoodpetcare.com).

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCES

Karen Pryor ClickerExpo

Various speakers, 2014 and 2015

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior – Dog Trainer Professional

Helix Fairweather BSc MSc KPA CTP

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour - Puppy Start Right for Instructors

Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP and Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

DOGSAFE - Canine First Aid Level 1

Michelle Sevigny

DOGSAFE - Canine First Aid Level 2

Michelle Sevigny

Fenzi Academy - Nosework 101

Julie Symons

WORKSHOPS

Essential Foundation for All Dog Sports

Shade Whitesel

Chicken Camp - Advanced

Terry Ryan CPDT-KA CDBC KPACTP

Chicken Camp - Beginner

Terry Ryan CPDT-KA CDBC KPACTP

Scent Detection

Lucy Newton

Agility - Motivational Handling

Jessica Patterson

Disc Dogs

Angela Ewtushik

Agility Jumping & Gamblers

Diane Mapes

Agility Handling

Richard Ford

                                                                   MAJOR COMPETITIONS

Agility Association of Canada Nationals 

2015, 2012, 2010 

Agility Association of Canada Regionals 

2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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Hi Lizbeth, Stephanie and Glenda: Thought you would like to know, we took Dalli to the Duncan market on Saturday morning. She was a perfect lady, walked around with her tail wagging and held high all the time. She was friendly and outgoing to other people, and sniffed other people’s hands and let them pet her when we stopped to talk or purchase things from the different stalls. We then walked over to the Garage for coffee, sat outside and again, she was well behaved, let people pet her and she was actually licking their hands. This was her first outing in a busy people environment as we usually just leave her in the car or at home when we go out shopping. What a difference from a year ago when you first met her. Thank you, thank you! We’ll see you in the fall when we come for the agility courses. (Dalli was adopted a year ago from Mexico, and was fear-aggressive to people coming to the house.)

Greg & Terri Askham
Duncan

We just wanted you let you know that we bought 2 of the tractive GPS trackers for our Siberian Huskies as they are a breed known to not come back if let off a leash. We purchased the premium plan and we are truly amazed at what this can do. We have tested it even driving in our vehicle. It was very easy to set up on an app on our phones and each tracker has the capability of having a photo of your dog and shows the picture while tracking. We have a perimeter alarm set on it that texts us as soon as either dog breaches it and no matter where we are in the world we can switch to live tracking and track exactly where they’ve run off to. We are very pleased with how simple everything was and how sturdy the trackers are themselves. We would recommend this to anyone. January 20, 2018

Dee & Terry Durant
Duncan, BC

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