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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 partner 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 dogs are Zoey, a border collie cross who was found in an abandoned Buick as a puppy, and Kevin, a speedy Border Collie x Whippet.

 

 

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 

2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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To Everyone at Cowichan Canine: Cyrus & I have just finished the Foundation program and passed with Honours - phew! Along the way we were fortunate to sample several of the other courses that you offer, including private lessons for my other dog, Ricco. It was a real treat to be able to do that . I learned soooo much about my dogs; from how they react to each other, how to understand their body language, to be more patient and even what treats to provide for success. I was very impressed from the start with your on-line registration, the class sizes, the ability to work at our own pace, and even the individual water bowls. And on top of all that, each instructor offers a unique view of training so that you can get different perspectives. And of course, Andrea keeps the ship running smoothly. The time the three of us have spent with you has definitely been a worthwhile Thank you from Sherie, Ricco & Cyrus.

Sherie Robb
Maple Bay

Karen is an awesome teacher. She is caring, gentle and patient. She gave me a little extra time tohelp me because I am hard of hearing and have great difficulty hearing in class. Because of her, Monkey flourished under her care. Thank you, Karen, for all your help!

Cindy & Monkey
Mill Bay, BC

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