About Jo

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Jo Pay is the creator and owner of Standish Dog Trainer.  Having been a dog training professional for over 20 years, Jo is the European Manager for Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, the European Coordinator for Victoria Stilwell Academy, and a mentor for Victoria Stilwell Academy. 

“My trainer Jo Pay was wonderful! She explained everything I needed to know about my puppy’s behaviour, she was very friendly and extremely helpful…our home life is a much calmer and happier place since we started using the positively training. Many thanks!!”

Jo has completed the  Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with Compass Educationachieving a Distinction.
Jo is a KC Rally judge,and is a qualified and accredited Instructor for Agility and Hoopers.

Being hand picked by Victoria Stilwell to be part of the network of Positively trainers is a great achievement for Jo and means that you can be sure that she will use positive reinforcement during training and will advise against outdated forceful training. You can be confident that you will receive the highest level of courtesy and that you and your pet will be respected at all times.

IndieJo and her dog Indie have worked together achieving Indie’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club awards. Indie has also qualified as “Excellent” at Kennel Club Rally Obedience at Levels 1, 2, 3, 4,5 and 6.

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