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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, to turn on the tv and mostly, to 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 obtained 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 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 cannot be physically forced or intimidated. 

 

Jody now owns a small farm in Glenora with her young family and their chickens, ducks, sheep and a 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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Hello Cowichan Canine Team! My Kooikerhondje, Buddy, and I have just completed the beginner Foundation training course. The whole process has been fantastic. Buddy is a very smart (of course) and overenthusiastic pup. My goal with him was to nip problems in the bud (pardon the pun:) to start on a path to a positive and calm relationship. We had the privilege of learning under Jody, Karen and Lisbeth in Prep school. All had different styles but their methods were consistent, positive, sound and they work! Buddy and I then moved on to Beginner Foundation under Stephanie's tutelage. Her guidance was patient, kind and empathetic. I was the slower learner, but Stephanie showed me what Buddy was capable of and gave me the knowledge,tools and insight to meet my goals. The facility is top-class, well-equipped, spotless and safe. Learning at Cowichan Canine was the most enriching investment I could have made and I hope to continue in various activities in the future. Thank you all!

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Duncan, BC

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