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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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What Clients Are Saying:

Lisbeth -I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that Lexy is doing great. We are so proud of her. In the last month it seems like she has realized that life is ok here and she doesn’t have to worry anymore. Resource guarding gone. No more worried looks. Even the door is ok now. When familiar people come she doesn’t even bother getting off the couch anymore and minimal barking with any other comings and goings. I have had her off leash a fair bit and she listens when I call her. And she regularly turns around to see where I am. Best of all, she loves to swim and she loves the sailboat. Thanks for all your help – Warm regards from us and Lexy !!

Carmen Hildebrand, Shibui Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Maple Bay

I have taken my Pembroke Welsh Corgi through Puppy Classes, The Foundation Programme, Starters Agility and we are now in Advanced Agility. The overall results have been excellent. Reba is now competing at Agility Trials and will soon move from Starters there to Advanced. Lisbeth, Bev, and Karen helped immensely along the way, but Reba's Agility success is solely due to Jody. She is amazing in so many ways - knowledgeable, patient, able to adapt her communication to different clients at different levels beautifully, and so much more. She is encouraging and Reba runs to see her when we attend class. A big Paws Up to Jody and CC.

Brenda Burch
Duncan, BC

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